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The Best NBA Players from Kentucky

Updated June 10, 2021 4.0k votes 319 voters 6.4k views112 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born or raised in Kentucky.

Here are the best NBA players from Kentucky. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Kentucky includes Rajon Rondo, D'Angelo Russell, Allan Houston, and Wes Unseld. Who is the greatest NBA player from Kentucky?

Vote up the top Kentucky NBA players, and help decide who is the best basketball player from Kentucky. 

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    39

    Wes Unseld

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionCenter

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets

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    90
    30

    Allan Houston

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsDetroit Pistons, New York Knicks

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    145
    74

    Rajon Rondo

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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    89
    31

    Dave Cowens

    Newport, Kentucky

    PositionPower forward, Center

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks

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    142
    74

    D'Angelo Russell

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsMinnesota Timberwolves

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    77
    31

    Rex Chapman

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

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    74
    28

    Darrell Griffith

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsUtah Jazz

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    58
    21

    Derek Anderson

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

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    50
    22

    Cliff Hagan

    Owensboro, Kentucky

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsSt. Louis Hawks

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    40
    19

    Frank Ramsey

    Corydon, Kentucky

    PositionGuard

    TeamsBoston Celtics

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    33
    13

    Larry Johnson

    Morganfield, Kentucky

    TeamsBuffalo Braves

  • 12
    37
    17

    Jack Givens

    Lexington, Kentucky

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

  • 13
    29
    13

    Greg Buckner

    Hopkinsville, Kentucky

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets

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    47
    35

    Darius Miller

    Maysville, Kentucky

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

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    28
    14

    Melvin Turpin

    Lexington, Kentucky

    PositionCenter

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers

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    26
    13

    Bob Warren

    Murray, Kentucky
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    26
    14

    Clem Haskins

    Campbellsville, Kentucky

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

  • 18
    25
    13

    Greg Smith

    Princeton, Kentucky

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks

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    25
    13

    Dallas Thornton

    Louisville, Kentucky
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    23
    11

    Bubba Wells

    Russellville, Kentucky

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

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    23
    11

    Dirk Minniefield

    Lexington, Kentucky

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

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    23
    12

    Ron King

    Louisville, Kentucky
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    35
    27

    Shelvin Mack

    Lexington, Kentucky

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets

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    29
    22

    Ray Spalding

    Louisville, Kentucky
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    18
    9

    Jimmy Conner

    Lawrenceburg, KY