NBA The Best NBA Players from Michigan  

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List Rules Only 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?

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Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. ...more

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31 6
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Mayce Edward Christopher "Chris" Webber III is a retired American professional basketball player. He is a five-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA Team member, a former NBA Rookie ...more

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26 5
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
George "The Iceman" Gervin is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the ...more

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22 7
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Whitmire, South Carolina, United States of America
Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi ...more

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Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
Jason Richardson is a professional basketball player and an actor.

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Ralph Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Ralph Derek Simpson is a retired American basketball player. He played professionally in the ABA and NBA from 1970 to 1980.

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17 5
Ricky Berry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Ricky Alan Berry was an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings. Ricky Berry was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1964, when his father Bill Berry was a ...more

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18 6
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily at the power forward ...more

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18 7
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Jalen Anthony Rose is a retired American professional basketball player and current sports analyst with ESPN. In college, he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines' "Fab ...more

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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He grew up in the Flint, ...more

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15 7
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Detroit, Highland Park, Michigan
Steven Delano "Steve" Smith is a retired American basketball player. After a collegiate career with Michigan State, he played with several teams in his 14-season National Basketball ...more

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10 3
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
Kenyon Lee Martin is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He previously played for the New Jersey Nets, ...more

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9 4
Morris Peterson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Flint, Michigan, United States of America
Morris Peterson is a professional basketball player and an actor.

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Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Birmingham, Michigan, United States of America
Shane Courtney Battier is a retired American professional basketball player who played for various teams of the National Basketball Association. He has also been a member of the U.S. national ...more

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11 7
Rudy Tomjanovich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Hamtramck, Detroit, Michigan
Rudolph "Rudy" Tomjanovich, Jr. is an American retired basketball player and coach who coached the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. He was an All-Star forward for ...more

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9 5
Mel Daniels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Melvin Joe Daniels is a retired American professional basketball player. Daniels attended Detroit Pershing High School, which also produced players like Spencer Haywood, Ralph Simpson, Kevin ...more

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8 4
B. J. Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Benjamin Roy "B. J." Armstrong, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player. Armstrong won three NBA championships during his career as a point guard for the Chicago

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7 3
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Flint, Michigan, United States of America
JaVale Lindy McGee is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He was selected 18th overall by the Washington Wizards in the ...more

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10 7
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America
Daniel Lewis Majerle is a retired American professional basketball player and current coach of the Grand Canyon Antelopes. He played 14 years in the NBA, primarily with the Phoenix Suns, also ...more

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10 7
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
David Albert DeBusschere was an American professional National Basketball Association player and coach and Major League baseball player. In 1996, DeBusschere was named as one of the 50 greatest ...more

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9 6
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
Christopher Zane Kaman is an American-German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Kaman stands 7'0" and weighs 265 pounds. He was ...more

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7 4
Robert Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
Robert Hawkins nicknamed "Bubbles" was an NBA basketball player. He was drafted with the fifteenth pick in the third round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Hawkins ...more

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Tyler Ulis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Southfield, Michigan
Tyler Ulis is an American professional basketball player.

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Jay Vincent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America
Jay Fletcher Vincent is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward, Vincent played at Michigan State University under coach, Jud Heathcote, where he teamed with Magic ...more

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7 5
Denzel Valentine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Michigan
Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Denzel Robert Valentine is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Michigan State. As a senior, ...more