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The Best NBA Players from Massachusetts

Updated May 31, 2019 918 votes 209 voters 7.0k views9 items

List RulesOnly 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?

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

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    Bill Laimbeer

    Boston, Massachusetts

    PositionCenter

    Age62

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

    William Laimbeer Jr. (born May 19, 1957) is an American former basketball player and current...  more

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  • Dana Barros2
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    Dana Barros

    Boston, Massachusetts

    PositionPoint guard

    Age52

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons

    Dana Bruce Barros (born April 13, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more
  • Nerlens Noel3
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    Nerlens Noel

    Malden, Massachusetts

    PositionForward, Power forward, Center

    Age25

    Number9

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (born April 10, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently...  more
  • Michael Carter-Williams4
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    Michael Carter-Williams

    Hamilton, Massachusetts

    PositionGuard

    Age29

    Number7

    TeamsOrlando Magic

    Michael Carter-Williams (born October 10, 1991) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    Noah Vonleh

    Haverhill, Massachusetts

    PositionPower forward

    Number1

    TeamsMinnesota 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...  more
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    Vinny Del Negro

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age54

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

    Vincent Joseph Del Negro (born August 9, 1966) is an American retired basketball player. He...  more

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    Travis Best

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    Age47

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls

    Travis Best, (born July 12, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player, who...  more
  • Matt Geiger8
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    Matt Geiger

    Salem, Massachusetts

    PositionCenter

    Age50

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

    Matthew Allen Geiger (born September 10, 1969) is a retired National Basketball Association...  more

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  • Bob Carrington9
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    Bob Carrington

    Brookline, Massachusetts

    Age66

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, San Diego Clippers

    Robert Frederick Carrington (born July 3, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball...  more