Here is the complete list of player ids in NBA 2K16. I put them altogether, combining thousands of names to make it easier for everyone to find. The list includes IDs for current players, legends as well as special characters and celebrities that are in the game. This is intended mainly for modding purposes. I recommend to press Ctrl + F on your keyboard to easily search through player names.
Face CF id list by Dee4Three and PortlandBlazer. Thanks to TBM for organizing the spacing and numbers.
Cyberface ID List from Veryan's Cheat Table for NBA 2K16. Most of it came from the CE forums put up together by several people who made the same table for NBA 2K15.