The Best NBA Players from Alabama

Over 700 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best NBA Players from Alabama
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Only NBA players born or raised in Alabama.

Who 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 best NBA player from Alabama?

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  • Charles Barkley
    Leeds, Alabama
    393 votes
    • Teams: Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers

    An iconic figure with a larger-than-life personality, Sir Charles Barkley hailing from Leeds, Alabama, revolutionized the power forward position in the NBA with his relentless tenacity and fierce competitiveness. Known for his physical play and incredible rebounding ability despite being undersized for his position, Barkley's fearless attitude and never-back-down demeanor was a force to be reckoned with throughout his illustrious career. A trailblazer on and off the court, Charles became an influential sports commentator post-retirement, making his presence felt in the basketball world for generations to come.

  • Ben Wallace
    White Hall, Alabama
    276 votes
    • Teams: Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

    Fear the Fro! Big Ben Wallace, born in White Hall, Alabama, embodied the spirit of grit and grind throughout his storied career, becoming one of the league's premier defensive anchors. Anchoring the paint with his imposing presence and shot-blocking prowess, Wallace's tenacious rebounding and fearless defense were instrumental in leading the Detroit Pistons to an NBA championship, solidifying his place as one of Alabama's finest exports to the basketball world.

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    Mobile, Alabama
    330 votes
    • Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

    DeMarcus Cousins, a Mobile, Alabama native, has carved out a reputation as one of the most skilled big men in the NBA today, showcasing a rare combination of toughness, agility, and finesse around the basket. Boogie, as he is affectionately known, is a dominant presence on both ends of the floor, with an uncanny ability to stretch the floor with his outside shooting, while also terrifying opponents with his sheer power inside. Cousins' versatility and adaptability have made him an invaluable asset to any team he's played for, constantly pushing the boundaries of what a traditional center can do on the court.

  • Gerald Wallace
    Sylacauga, Alabama
    173 votes
    • Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Sacramento Kings

    Blessed with exceptional athleticism and a tireless motor, Gerald "Crash" Wallace, from Childersburg, Alabama, was a versatile and relentless contributor, capable of locking down opponents on the defensive end while also being a threat on the offensive side. Wallace's distinctive ability to make plays on both ends of the floor was a testament to his versatility and overall basketball IQ, earning him a reputation as one of the toughest competitors to ever lace up from the Yellowhammer State.

  • Eric Bledsoe
    Birmingham, Alabama
    219 votes
    • Teams: Portland Trailblazers

    From the heart of Birmingham, Alabama, Eric Bledsoe has become a staple in the NBA when it comes to elite point guard play, bringing with him explosive athleticism, gritty defense, and a knack for making crucial plays in clutch moments. With a compact, muscular frame and a lightning-quick first step, Bledsoe poses a challenge for any defender, getting to the rim with ease or dishing out assists to his teammates. His strong defensive instincts and aggressive playstyle have allowed him to be a valuable two-way player, proving that big things can indeed come in small packages.

  • Chuck Person
    Brantley, Alabama
    120 votes
    • Teams: Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Known as "The Rifleman," Chuck Person from Brantley, Alabama, was a scoring machine from beyond the arc; his sweet shooting stroke and quick release made him a constant threat to light up the scoreboard. Standing 6'8" with an uncanny ability to drain threes, Person helped pave the way for the modern-day stretch four in the league. His impact on the game was undeniable, as he provided a blueprint for future generations of versatile forwards who could space the floor and knock down shots from long range.