21 Skilled Left-Handed Players in the NBA

Approximately 10% of the population is left-handed, which extends to the NBA. Here are 21 talented left-handed players who have thrived in the league:

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1. LeBron James

Arguably one of the greatest ever, LeBron James dominates with his left-handed drives and monster dunks.

2. James Harden

With a devastating left-handed EuroStep, James Harden is one of the NBA’s top scorers.

3. Chris Paul

An elite point guard, Chris Paul utilizes his left hand for no-look passes and pristine handles.

4. Kyrie Irving

Magic with the ball in his left hand, Kyrie Irving is known for his insane dribble moves and crafty layups.

5. Manu Ginobili

Recently retired Spurs legend Manu Ginobili could thread gorgeous left-handed passes like no other.

6. Zach LaVine

High-flyer Zach LaVine throws down acrobatic left-handed finishes and soaring jams.

7. Brandon Ingram

A skilled scorer, Brandon Ingram uses his left hand well to drive, shoot and finish at the rim.

8. Goran Dragic

An elite left-handed finisher, Goran Dragic contorts his body for acrobatic layups through contact.

9. Ja Morant

Explosive Grizzlies star Ja Morant is a phenomenal left-handed dunker and playmaker.

10. Julius Randle

Bullish lefty Julius Randle plows through the paint for boards and baskets using his strong left hand.

11. Anthony Davis

Lanky big man Anthony Davis can shoot, handle and deny shots with ease using his dominant left hand.

12. Jordan Poole

Sharpshooter Jordan Poole uses his left hand well to finish floaters, handle the rock, and drive to the rack.

13. RJ Barrett

Rising talent RJ Barrett relies on his left hand to sink smooth mid-range fades and hard dunks.

14. Larry Nance Jr.

High-flying Cavs big Larry Nance Jr. hammers down left-handed slams whenever possible.

15. Brandon Roy

Before injuries derailed his career, Brandon Roy was a three-level left-handed scoring ace.

16. Rajon Rondo

Wily veteran Rajon Rondo manipulates defenses with his dominant left hand.

17. Nerlens Noel

Shot-blocking big Nerlens Noel denies opponents using his left hand.

18. Jermaine O’Neal

Retired six-time All-Star Jermaine O’Neal could score smoothly with his left hand.

19. Corey Brewer

Journeyman Corey Brewer has remained in the league with scrappy left-handed defense.

20. Rodney Hood

Scoring southpaw Rodney Hood uses crafty left finishes through contact.

21. Hassan Whiteside

Center Hassan Whiteside throws down jams and blocks shots lefty.

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