We’re in the midst of a historic NBA season.
Every night, the most talented players in the NBA showcase everything that makes them special to the story of this season, setting personal milestones and breaking franchise records.
At NBA Top Shot, we’re proud to help the NBA and NBPA capture the story behind every iconic performance as it happens. Today, the first 10 of 50 players in the inaugural class of the Top Shot 50 are being recognized for their greatness by their peers in the NBPA voting body.
The #NBATopShot50 First Wave has arrived!
The Top Shot 50 is a new Legendary collection in Series 4 designed to encapsulate the 50 players that define the 2022-23 NBA season and the Moments that highlight their greatness.
NBA players from the NBPA’s executive committee and team reps are voting for their peers, bestowing upon them a level of respect and recognition that’s unparalleled in NBA history.
The First Wave of Top Shot 50 inductees specifically features the players that captured the hearts, minds, attention and respect of their peers from the start of the NBA season on October 18 through Thanksgiving.
- Anthony Davis
- Devin Booker
- Ja Morant
- Jaylen Brown
- Jayson Tatum
- Joel Embiid
- Kevin Durant
- Luka Dončić
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
- Steph Curry
They’re not ranked in any particular order — greatness recognizes greatness, no matter when it happens — and in the coming weeks and months, the remaining 40 players recognized as the most impactful on the court this season will be unveiled as our inaugural NBA Top Shot 50.
Starting now and for the rest of the NBA’s regular season, collectors will have the opportunity to vote on the top plays of the year to help determine which star’s highlights are worthy of being celebrated as Legendary tier collectibles.
To see what makes these 10 players so special in the eyes of their peers and begin voting for which Moment will be their most Legendary of the year, head to our new Top Shot 50 Voting Experience and nominate your favorite play of the season from Ja Morant, Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luka Dončić.
By casting your vote, you’ll also be entered for a chance to win 1 of 100 NBA jerseys, and after you vote, go rip new packs featuring the stars of the NBA’s present and future.
Collect NBA Stars and Rookies in new $10 Top Shot 50 Reveal Hot Packs and $25 Rookie Debut Packs
As we celebrate the 10 players who have earned their place in Top Shot’s flagship Legendary Set during the 2022-23 NBA season, we’ve got a new NBA Top Shot 50 Reveal Hot Pack available now to celebrate their greatness. So what’s in the packs?
- The story of the Top Shot 50’s first 10 players will be told through the lens of their Common, Fandom, Rare and Legendary Moments, hand-picked by our team, purchased from the Marketplace and inserted into these packs as special surprises for a select lucky few. In total, 50 Greatest Hits Moments from NBA Top Shot history for each of the 10 players celebrated in this round of the Top Shot 50 can be found in packs.
- Each $10 pack includes 3 Moments — two of which are guaranteed to be a Series 4 Base Set or Parallel, and one that can be a Base Set, Parallel, Common LE, Rare or Legendary.
- In the Legendary tier, Ja Morant’s block, Luka Dončić’s game-winning three, Jaylen Brown’s dunk, Joel Embiid’s block and Devin Booker’s NBA Finals handles.
- In the Rare tier, 30 incredible Moments from Series 1, 2, 3 and 4 from Anthony Davis, Devin Booker, Ja Morant, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Luka Dončić, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Steph Curry.
- In the Fandom and Common tier, Steph Curry’s record-breaking and history-making MSG performance headlines 15 Moments, joined by the Top Shot Debuts of Devin Booker, Ja Morant, Jaylen Brown, Joel Embiid and Luka Dončić, and other signature performances.
Beyond these classic Moments from the careers of our Top Shot 50’s first 10 players, in these packs, you’ll also find:
- Rare Throwdowns Moments from Victor Oladipo and Daniel Gafford, celebrating two of the best dunks of the NBA season, plus an upcoming Throwdowns Challenge Reward from RJ Barrett.
- Rare For The Win Moments from Ayo Dosunmu, Brook Lopez, Malik Beasley and Kevon Looney, celebrating four of the best game-winning plays of the NBA season, plus an upcoming For The Win Challenge Reward from rookie AJ Griffin.
- Spotlight Series Moments from Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Gary Trent Jr., De’Aaron Fox, Jusuf Nurkić, Quentin Grimes, Jrue Holiday, Steven Adams, Kevin Porter Jr., Mason Plumlee, and Dorian Finney-Smith, plus an upcoming Spotlight Series Challenge Reward from Franz Wagner.
- Base Set Moments from 25 NBA favorites, including Kawhi Leonard, Jaren Jackson Jr., Donovan Mitchell, James Harden, and Dejounte Murray, among others.
You can rip open these $10 Top Shot 50 Reveal Hot Packs and collect the Moments inside of them right now — and if you don’t love what you pull, you’ll be able to exchange them for Trade Tickets in a new Locker Pack drop featuring more Series 1 Moments than ever towards the end of January. More interested in celebrating and collecting the future of NBA greatness, who may play their way into the Top Shot 50 in future years?
Grab Top Shot’s new $25 Rookie Debut packs
Featuring limited edition Moments from the first NBA games of Keegan Murray, Jalen Duren, AJ Griffin, Tari Eason, Max Christie, Dyson Daniels, Caleb Houstan, Malaki Branham, Kennedy Chandler, and Jake LaRavia. These packs are guaranteed to have one Rookie Debut Moment inside, plus three Series 4 Parallels, and are available now for $25. Rip a Rookie Debut today.
Brand new to NBA Top Shot? Top Shot’s new Starter Packs are available now, exclusively to new collectors, and each contains a guaranteed limited edition collectible from 1 of the 10 players inducted into the Top Shot 50 so far.
NBA Top Shot Goes Global with the NBA Paris Game 2023
In a new promotion with our partners at the NBA, we’re delighted to share that everyone attending the Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls game at Accor Arena in Paris, France today will be presented with the opportunity to redeem a free limited edition collectible from the NBA and NBA Top Shot while they’re at the game.
Accessible to everyone in attendance, this milestone in experiential fandom marks the first time that everyone at a basketball game will be able to leave with a digital souvenir, courtesy of Top Shot.
If you’re not in Paris with us, we’ve got a series of Top Shot activations that anyone can participate in starting today, which you can learn about here.
The Paris NBA Game features one of the most historic NBA rivalries for everyone who remembers the NBA’s 80s and 90s — and the spirit of that historic rivalry leads us to our next exciting announcement.
NBA Top Shot is supporting the NBA to commemorate the first Rivals Week
Spanning Tuesday, January 24 to Saturday, January 28, 11 classic and budding NBA rivalries will take center stage across TNT, ESPN, ABC, and NBA TV — and alongside each of these nationally televised matchups of basketball excellence, NBA Top Shot will play a role in capturing and celebrating the intensity that happens on the court.
Rivals Week games will feature new limited edition Moments.
When Rivals Week kicks off on January 24, we’re celebrating the occasion with the Series 4 introduction of our flagship Rare Set, Metallic Gold LE, featuring many of the players who will be lacing it up to rep their squad and their city during this heated series of head-to-head matchups.
Rare Metallic Gold LE Packs are coming on January 26, 2023
Since the beginning, Metallic Gold LE has been Top Shot’s flagship Rare Set.
This year, that tradition will continue with an even higher bar for players to earn their spots in the Set and for collectors to land a pack.
Only 3 players per team will receive a Metallic Gold LE Moment, the fewest ever, and the edition size of each Moment will be the lowest since our 2019-2020 NBA season, at just 399 per player.
Included in the first Metallic Gold LE drop of Series 4, you’ll find a breathtaking Luka Dončić assist, a Russell Westbrook block on KD that will be talked about for years to come, a gravity-defying Giannis dunk, a Joel Embiid block on Giannis and new Moments from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murray, Bol Bol, Trae Young, Jalen Brunson and other stars from around the league.
This drop also features the debut of Metallic Gold LE Reels, featuring unbelievable performances from Ivica Zubac, Anfernee Simons, D’Angelo Russell, and Jimmy Butler.
Upcoming Metallic Gold LE Challenge Rewards will feature Tyrese Haliburton, Evan Mobley, and Tyler Herro.
These Rare packs will become available on January 26 in a convenient drop format that allows collectors to choose to join up until January 30, at which point all collectors who joined will have a chance to receive the available packs.
As NBA history unfolds, NBA Top Shot will be there to celebrate it, this year and for years to come.