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The Best NBA Players from Florida

Updated June 23, 2019 3.9k votes 381 voters 11.0k views94 items

List RulesOnly 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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    David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    David Robinson

    Key West, Florida

    PositionCenter

    Age54

    David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Vince Carter

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    Number25

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Tracy McGrady

    USA, Florida

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age40

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

    Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. (born May 24, 1979) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Amar'e Stoudemire

    Lake Wales, Florida

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age37

    Number1

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (Hebrew: אמארה סטודמאייר‎; ; born November 16, 1982) is an ... more on Wikipedia
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    Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Gilbert Arenas

    Florida, United States of America

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age37

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Golden State Warriors

    Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. (; born January 6, 1982) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Darryl Dawkins

    Orlando, Florida

    PositionCenter

    Age62

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons

    Darryl Dawkins (January 11, 1957 – August 27, 2015) was an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Artis Gilmore

    Chipley, Florida

    PositionCenter

    Age70

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Chicago Bulls

    Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1949) is an American retired basketball player who played in... more on Wikipedia

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    Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Mitch Richmond

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    PositionShooting guard

    Age54

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors

    Mitchell James Richmond (born June 30, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Udonis Haslem

    Miami, Florida

    PositionPower forward

    Age39

    Number40

    TeamsMiami Heat

    Udonis Johneal Haslem ( born June 9, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Trevor Ariza

    Miami, Florida

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age34

    Number0

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    Trevor Anthony Ariza (born June 30, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Eddie Jones

    Pompano Beach, Florida

    PositionShooting guard

    Age48

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

    Eddie Charles Jones (born October 20, 1971) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    James Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    James Jones

    Miami, Florida

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age39

    Number22

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers

    James Andrew Jones (born October 4, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Chandler Parsons

    Casselberry, Florida

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward, Point forward

    Age31

    Number31

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Chandler Parsons (born October 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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    Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Jordan Clarkson

    San Antonio, Texas

    PositionGuard

    Age27

    Number8

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

    Jordan Taylor Clarkson (born June 7, 1992) is a Filipino-American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Dwayne Bacon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Dwayne Bacon

    Lakeland, Florida

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Number7

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Lee Bacon Jr. (born August 30, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Brandon Knight

    Miami, Florida

    PositionPoint guard

    Age28

    Number2

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

    Brandon Emmanuel Knight (born December 2, 1991) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    Grayson Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
    Grayson James Allen is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Otis Birdsong

    Winter Haven, Florida

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age64

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics

    Otis Lee Birdsong (born December 9, 1955) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Anfernee Simons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
    Anfernee Simons (born June 8, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Vernon Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Vernon Maxwell

    Gainesville, Florida

    PositionShooting guard

    Age54

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic

    Vernon Maxwell (born September 12, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    Vin Baker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Vin Baker

    Lake Wales, Florida

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age48

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers

    } Vincent Lamont Baker (born November 23, 1971) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia

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    Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Otis Thorpe

    Boynton Beach, Florida

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age57

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Kansas City Kings, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

    Otis Henry Thorpe (born August 5, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Steve Blake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Steve Blake

    Hollywood, Florida

    PositionPoint guard

    Age39

    Number5

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

    Steven Hanson Blake (born February 26, 1980) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    Marreese Speights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Florida
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    Marreese Speights

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age32

    Marreese Akeem Speights (born August 4, 1987) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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