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The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts 

Ranker NBA
Updated May 31, 2019 644 votes 184 voters 5.7k views 9 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Massachusetts.

Here are the best NBA players from Massachusetts. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Massachusetts includes Bill Laimbeer, Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, and Vinny Del Negro. Who is the greatest NBA player from Massachusetts?

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Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts
Center from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Age: 62

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

William Laimbeer Jr. (born May 19, 1957) is an American former basketball player and current coach of the Las Vegas Aces in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).During his National ...more

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Dana Barros is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts
Point guard from Boston, Massachusetts

Age: 52

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons

Dana Bruce Barros (born April 13, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player from the National Basketball Association (NBA). In college, he played at Boston College, finishing ...more
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Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts
Forward and Power forward from Malden, Massachusetts

Age: 25

Number: 9

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Nerlens Noel (born April 10, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. His collegiate ...more
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Michael Carter-Williams ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts
Guard from Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Age: 28

Number: 7

Teams: Orlando Magic

Michael Carter-Williams (born October 10, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted in the first ...more

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Noah Vonleh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts
fallocca26 added Power forward from Haverhill, Massachusetts

Number: 1

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Noah Vonley is an NBA who plays for the New York Knicks.

Noah Vonleh (born August 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Vinny Del Negro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts
Point guard and Shooting guard from Springfield, Massachusetts

Age: 53

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

Vincent Joseph Del Negro (born August 9, 1966) is an American retired basketball player. He was the head coach of the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls from 2008 to 2010, and the ...more

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Travis Best is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts

Age: 47

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls

Travis Best, (born July 12, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player, who played in the NBA and in Europe.
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Matt Geiger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts
Center from Salem, Massachusetts

Age: 50

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

Matthew Allen Geiger (born September 10, 1969) is a retired National Basketball Association player who played at the center position.

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Bob Carrington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts
Bob Carrington

Age: 66

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, San Diego Clippers

Robert Frederick Carrington (born July 3, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'6" (198 cm) 195 lb (89 kg) guard and played collegiately at Boston College. ...more