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The Best NBA Players from Michigan

Updated September 22, 2020 7.9k votes 725 voters 17.0k views99 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born in Michigan.

Here are the best NBA players from Michigan. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Michigan includes Magic Johnson, Chirs Webber, Devin Booker, and Kyle Kuzma. Who is the greatest NBA player from Michigan?

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

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    Magic Johnson

    Lansing, Michigan
    Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional...  more

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    Chris Webber

    Detroit, Michigan
    Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III (born March 1, 1973) is an American former professional...  more

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    #28 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#1 of 46 The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time

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    George Gervin

    Detroit, Michigan
    George Gervin (born April 27, 1952), nicknamed "The Iceman", is an American retired...  more

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    #116 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time#99 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

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    Jalen Rose

    Detroit, Michigan
    Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    #11 of 92 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time#33 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time

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    Devin Booker

    Whitmire, South Carolina
    Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
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    Steve Smith

    Detroit, Highland Park
    Steven Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969) is an American retired basketball player who is...  more

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    #64 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#26 of 27 The Best NCAA Shooting Guards of the 90s

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    Ricky Berry

    Lansing, Michigan
    Ricky Alan Berry (October 6, 1964 – August 14, 1989) was an American professional basketball...  more

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    #11 of 28 The Greatest Oregon State Basketball Players of All Time#29 of 31 The Best Sacramento Kings Shooting Guards of All Time

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    Draymond Green

    Saginaw, Michigan
    Draymond Jamal Green Sr. (born March 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #2 of 100 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today#13 of 75 The Best Current Wing Players in the NBA

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    Jason Richardson

    Saginaw, Michigan
    Jason Anthoney Richardson (born January 20, 1981) is an American former professional...  more
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    Dave DeBusschere

    Detroit, Michigan
    David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 – May 14, 2003) was an American professional...  more

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    #119 of 269 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#57 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History

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    Miles Bridges

    Flint, Michigan
    Miles Emmanuel Bridges is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets...  more
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    Dan Majerle

    Traverse City, Michigan
    Daniel Lewis Majerle (; born September 9, 1965), also known by the nickname "Thunder Dan", is...  more

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    #75 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#16 of 32 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s

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    Kyle Kuzma

    Flint, Michigan
    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for...  more

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    JaVale McGee

    Flint, Michigan
    JaVale Lindy McGee (born January 19, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #44 of 100 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#80 of 264 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

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    Shane Battier

    Birmingham, Michigan
    Shane Courtney Battier (born September 9, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    #103 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#6 of 76 The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time

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    Rudy Tomjanovich

    Hamtramck, Detroit
    Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr. (born November 24, 1948) is an American retired basketball player and...  more

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    #19 of 76 The All Time Greatest NBA Coaches#17 of 23 The Best Lakers Coaches of All Time, Ranked

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    Kenyon Martin

    Saginaw, Michigan
    Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    Ralph Simpson

    Detroit, Michigan
    Not to be confused with Ralph Sampson, who played in the NBA from 1983 to 1992Ralph Derek...  more
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    Monté Morris is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the...  more
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    B. J. Armstrong

    Detroit, Michigan
    Benjamin Roy "B. J." Armstrong Jr. (born September 9, 1967) is an American retired...  more
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    Morris Peterson

    Flint, Michigan
    Morris Russell Peterson Jr. (born August 26, 1977) is an American retired professional...  more
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    Wilson Chandler

    Benton Harbor, Michigan
    Wilson Chandler (born May 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
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    Chris Kaman

    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Christopher Zane Kaman (born April 28, 1982) is a German - American former professional...  more

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    #20 of 70 The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time#70 of 82 The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

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    Mel Daniels

    Detroit, Michigan
    Melvin Joe Daniels (July 20, 1944 – October 30, 2015) was an American professional basketball...  more

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    #73 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time#95 of 96 The Best Rebounders in NBA History

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    Terry Mills

    Romulus, Michigan
    Terry Mills may refer to: Terry Mills (basketball) (born 1967), American basketball...  more