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The Best NBA Players from California 

Ranker NBA
Updated February 20, 2020 13.6k votes 1.2k voters 26.8k views 200 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in California.

Here are the best NBA players from California. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in California includes Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Reggie Miller, Damian Lillard, and many more NBA players from Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, and San Francisco. Who is the greatest NBA player from the state California?

Vote up the top California players on NBA teams, and add your favorite players if they're missing from the list. 

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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
Oakland, California, United States of America

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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
Merced, California, United States of America

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Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
Oakland, California, United States of America

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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
La Mesa, California, United States of America

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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
San Jose, California
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Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

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Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
Spencer Dinwiddie
Los Angeles, California

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Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from California
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Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from California