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The Best NBA Players from Alabama 

Ranker NBA
Updated July 2, 2020 2.1k votes 319 voters 7.7k views 76 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Alabama.

Here are the best NBA players from Alabama. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Alabama includes Charles Barkley, DeMarcus Cousins, Robert Horry, and Eric Bledsoe. Who is the greatest NBA player from Alabama?

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Small forward and Power forward from USA, Leeds, Alabama

Age: 56

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets

Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on Inside the NBA. Nicknamed Chuck, Sir Charles, Street Beef, and ...more
2
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Center from Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Age: 29

Number: 15

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "Boogie", ...more
3
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Power forward and Center from White Hall, Alabama

Age: 45

Teams: Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

Benjamin Cameron Wallace (born September 10, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player. A native of Alabama, Wallace attended Cuyahoga Community College and Virginia Union ...more
4
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Point guard from Birmingham, Alabama

Age: 30

Number: 6

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position, but ...more
5
Gerald Wallace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Small forward and Power forward from Sylacauga, Alabama

Age: 37

Number: 45

Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Sacramento Kings

Gerald Jermaine Wallace (born July 23, 1982) is an American retired professional basketball player. He was named an NBA All-Star and voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team while with the ...more
6
George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Power forward and Center from Indianapolis, Indiana

Age: 69

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

George F. McGinnis (born August 12, 1950) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 11 seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball ...more
7
Chuck Person is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Small forward from Brantley, Alabama

Age: 55

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Minnesota Timberwolves

Chuck Connors Person (born June 28, 1964) is an American former basketball player and coach. Person played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was the 1987 NBA Rookie of ...more
8
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Small forward and Power forward from Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Age: 52

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons

Derrick D. Coleman (born June 21, 1967) is an American retired basketball player. Coleman was born in Mobile, Alabama, but grew up and attended high school in Detroit, and attended college at ...more
9
DeMarre Carroll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Small forward from Birmingham, Alabama

Age: 33

Number: 77

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

DeMarre LaEdrick Carroll (born July 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Carroll was selected 27th ...more
10
JaMychal Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Power forward from Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America

Age: 29

Number: 4

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

JaMychal Green (born June 21, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for
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Theo Ratliff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Power forward and Center from Demopolis, Alabama

Age: 46

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, + more

Theophalus Curtis Ratliff (born April 17, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player who last played with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers. Primarily a center, he was an excellent ...more
12
Buck Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Small forward and Power forward from Birmingham, Alabama

Age: 55

Teams: Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets

Alphonso "Buck" Johnson Jr. (born January 3, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player. Johnson, a 6'7" small forward, was selected by the Houston Rockets in the ...more
13
Michael Curry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama

Age: 51

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, + more

Michael Curry may refer to: Michael Curry (basketball) (born 1968), retired player and coach Michael Curry (bishop) (born 1953), Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry (puppet ...more
14
Wesley Person is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Shooting guard and Small forward from Brantley, Alabama

Age: 48

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, + more

Wesley Lavon Person (born March 28, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. After his playing career, Person became a women's basketball assistant coach ...more
15
Leon Douglas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Leon Douglas Center from Leighton, Alabama

Age: 65

Teams: Kansas City Kings, Detroit Pistons

Leon Douglas (born August 26, 1954) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. A 6–10 ft, 230 lb center at the University of Alabama, he was a ...more
16
T. R. Dunn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama

Age: 64

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets

Theodore Roosevelt Dunn (born February 1, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player who used to be an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball ...more
17
Jeff Malone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Jeff Malone Shooting guard from Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Age: 58

Teams: Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat

Jeffrey Nigel Malone (born June 28, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Mississippi State University, and is mostly known for his time ...more
18
Jason Caffey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Jason Caffey Power forward from Mobile, Alabama

Age: 46

Teams: Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls

Jason Andre Caffey (born June 12, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who won two championship rings with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s. He later became the head ...more
19
Keith Askins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Shooting guard and Small forward from Athens, Alabama

Age: 52

Teams: Miami Heat

Keith Bernard Askins (born December 15, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player.
20
Nate Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Nate Johnston

Age: 53

Teams: Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers

Nate Johnston (born December 18, 1966) is an American professional basketball player. He played briefly in the NBA for the Utah Jazz and the Portland Trail Blazers during the 1989-90 season. ...more
21
Reggie King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Shooting guard and Small forward from Birmingham, Alabama

Age: 62

Teams: Kansas City Kings, Seattle Supersonics

Reginald Biddings "Reggie" King (born February 14, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he was a 6'6" and 225 lb forward and ...more
22
Andrew Toney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Andrew Toney

Age: 62

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Andrew Toney (born November 23, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers from 1980 to 1988. He was ...more
23
Jamario Moon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Small forward from Goodwater, Alabama

Age: 39

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Jamario Raman Moon (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for one season at Meridian Community College and began his professional career ...more
24
Ennis Whatley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama

Age: 57

Teams: Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, + more

Ennis Whatley (born August 11, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Kansas City Kings in the first round (13th overall) of the 1983 NBA draft. ...more
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Bobby Cattage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Alabama
Bobby Cattage

Age: 61

Teams: Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets

Robert Lewis Cattage (born August 17, 1958) is a retired American basketball player.