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The Best NBA Players from Florida 

Ranker NBA
Updated June 23, 2019 2.6k votes 353 voters 9.7k views 94 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Florida.

Here are the best NBA players from Florida. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Florida includes David Robinson, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, and Gilbert Arenas. Who is the greatest NBA player from Florida?

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

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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Shooting guard and Small forward from Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

Age: 42

Number: 25

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall ...more

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#40 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,929 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #8 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Shooting guard and Small forward from Bartow, Florida, United States of America

Age: 40

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. (born May 24, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. He is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he played as ...more

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#35 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #2,055 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #6 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Center from Key West, Florida, United States of America

Age: 54

David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965) is an American former professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for ...more

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#20 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,027 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #7 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Power forward and Center from Lake Wales, Florida, United States of America

Age: 37

Number: 1

Teams: Phoenix Suns

Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (Hebrew: אמארה סטודמאייר‎; ; born November 16, 1982) is an American-Israeli professional basketball player who last played for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier ...more

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#97 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #45 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #19 of 72 The Greatest Jewish Athletes Of All Time

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Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Point guard and Shooting guard from Florida, United States of America

Age: 37

Teams: Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors

Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. (; born January 6, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. Arenas attended Grant High School in the Valley Glen district of Los Angeles, and accepted a ...more

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#144 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #36 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History #42 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Center from Chipley, Florida

Age: 70

Teams: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls

Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1949) is an American retired basketball player who played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Gilmore was ...more

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#75 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #2,086 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #14 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Center from Orlando, Florida

Age: 62

Teams: Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons

Darryl Dawkins (January 11, 1957 – August 27, 2015) was an American professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers and New ...more

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#134 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #38 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #10 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time

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Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Shooting guard and Small forward from Miami, Florida

Age: 34

Number: 0

Teams: Sacramento Kings

Trevor Anthony Ariza (born June 30, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won an NBA championship with the ...more

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#469 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #53 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time #34 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

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Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Shooting guard from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

Age: 54

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors

Mitchell James Richmond (born June 30, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the St. John's Red Storm. He played collegiately at Moberly Area ...more

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#101 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #83 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History #22 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Power forward from Miami, Florida

Age: 39

Number: 40

Teams: Miami Heat

Udonis Johneal Haslem ( born June 9, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Mitchell Robinson (born April 1, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 36th overall ...more

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#645 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #100 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #63 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Guard from San Antonio, Texas

Age: 27

Number: 8

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

Jordan Taylor Clarkson (born June 7, 1992) is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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#614 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #133 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History #44 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

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Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Shooting guard from Pompano Beach, Florida

Age: 48

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

Eddie Charles Jones (born October 20, 1971) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 5 teams in his 14-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career. Jones played ...more

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#718 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #22 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time #56 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Small forward and Power forward from Casselberry, Florida

Age: 31

Number: 31

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Chandler Parsons (born October 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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#705 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #93 of 243 The Best White Players in NBA History #113 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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James Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Shooting guard and Small forward from Miami, Florida

Age: 39

Number: 22

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers

James Andrew Jones (born October 4, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player and current NBA executive. He is currently the General Manager for the Phoenix Suns. A former ...more
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Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Point guard from Miami, Florida, United States of America

Age: 28

Number: 2

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

Brandon Emmanuel Knight (born December 2, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A two-time Gatorade ...more

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#28 of 148 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time #94 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #115 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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Grayson Allen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Shooting guard from Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Number: 3

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Grayson James Allen is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Duke University. During Allen's ...more
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Dwayne Bacon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Shooting guard and Small forward from Lakeland, Florida, USA

Number: 7

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

Dwayne Lee Bacon Jr. (born August 30, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Anfernee Simons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Anfernee Simons (born June 8, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played prep basketball for IMG ...more
20
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Power forward and Center from Boynton Beach, Florida

Age: 57

Teams: Washington Wizards, Kansas City Kings, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, + more

Otis Henry Thorpe (born August 5, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for several teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an NBA All-Star in ...more
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Vernon Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Shooting guard from Gainesville, Florida

Age: 54

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, + more

Vernon Maxwell (born September 12, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player who was a shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for thirteen seasons during ...more

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Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Center from Winter Haven, Florida

Age: 64

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

Wayne Monte "Tree" Rollins (born June 16, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Atlanta ...more

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#521 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #77 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #142 of 151 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

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Steve Blake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Point guard from Hollywood, Florida

Age: 39

Number: 5

Teams: Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

Steven Hanson Blake (born February 26, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player and currently an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns. After winning the 2002 NCAA Championship ...more

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#130 of 243 The Best White Players in NBA History #71 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time #39 of 53 The Best NBA Players Who Played Overseas

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Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Small forward from Chicago, Illinois

Age: 60

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, + more

Edward Arnet Johnson (born May 1, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who spent 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association and a year in the Greek Basket League ...more

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#349 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #47 of 71 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked #108 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

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Vin Baker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
Vin Baker Power forward and Center from Lake Wales, Florida, United States of America

Age: 48

Teams: Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, + more

} Vincent Lamont Baker (born November 23, 1971) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He appeared in four consecutive ...more