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The Best NBA Players from Michigan

Updated September 22, 2020 7.5k votes 675 voters 15.9k 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 Johnson1
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    Magic Johnson

    Lansing, Michigan

    PositionPoint guard, Power forward

    Age61

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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

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    #3 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked#1 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • Chris Webber2
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    Chris Webber

    Detroit, Michigan

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age46

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

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

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    #27 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#21 of 69 All NBA Rookie Of The Year Award Winners, Ranked

  • George Gervin3
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    George Gervin

    Detroit, Michigan

    PositionShooting guard

    Age67

    TeamsChicago Bulls

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

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    #456 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#35 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time

  • Jalen Rose4
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    Jalen Rose

    Detroit, Michigan

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age46

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

    Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Ricky Berry5
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    Ricky Berry

    Lansing, Michigan

    PositionSmall forward

    AgeDec. at 25 (1964-1989)

    TeamsSacramento Kings

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

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    #567 of 874 Big Grid relations#10 of 28 The Greatest Oregon State Basketball Players of All Time

  • Devin Booker6
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    Devin Booker

    Whitmire, South Carolina

    PositionShooting guard

    Age29

    Number1

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Steve Smith7
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    Steve Smith

    Detroit, Highland Park

    PositionShooting guard

    Age50

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat

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

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    #26 of 27 The Best NCAA Shooting Guards of the 90s#16 of 25 The Best NCAA Shooting Guards of the 80s

  • Draymond Green8
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    Draymond Green

    Saginaw, Michigan

    PositionPower forward

    Age29

    Number23

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

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

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    #15 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#89 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

  • Jason Richardson9
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    Jason Richardson

    Saginaw, Michigan

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age38

    Number23

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors

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

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    #81 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#383 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

  • Dave DeBusschere10
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    Dave DeBusschere

    Detroit, Michigan

    PositionPower forward

    AgeDec. at 63 (1940-2003)

    TeamsDetroit Pistons, New York Knicks

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

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    #60 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#58 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

  • Kyle Kuzma11
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    Kyle Kuzma

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

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  • Miles Bridges12
    Miles Emmanuel Bridges is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets...  more
  • Shane Battier13
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    Shane Battier

    Birmingham, Michigan

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    Number31

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies

    Shane Courtney Battier (born September 9, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • JaVale McGee14
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    JaVale McGee

    Flint, Michigan

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    Number7

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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

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  • Dan Majerle15
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    Dan Majerle

    Michigan, USA

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age54

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

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

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    #27 of 32 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s#25 of 26 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 80s

  • Rudy Tomjanovich16
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    Rudy Tomjanovich

    Hamtramck, Detroit

    PositionPower forward

    Age71

    TeamsHouston Rockets, San Diego Rockets

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

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    #9 of 46 The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time#104 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

  • Kenyon Martin17
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    Kenyon Martin

    Saginaw, Michigan

    PositionPower forward

    Age43

    Number3

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets

    Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Ralph Simpson18
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    Ralph Simpson

    Detroit, Michigan

    PositionSwingman

    Age70

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

    Not to be confused with Ralph Sampson, who played in the NBA from 1983 to 1992Ralph Derek...  more
  • B. J. Armstrong19
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    B. J. Armstrong

    Detroit, Michigan

    PositionPoint guard

    Age53

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls

    Benjamin Roy "B. J." Armstrong Jr. (born September 9, 1967) is an American retired...  more
  • Monté Morris20
    Monté Morris is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the...  more
  • Wilson Chandler21
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    Wilson Chandler

    Benton Harbor, Michigan

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward, Swingman, Power forward

    Age32

    Number21

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

    Wilson Chandler (born May 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Morris Peterson22
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    Morris Peterson

    Flint, Michigan

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    TeamsToronto Raptors, New Orleans Pelicans

    Morris Russell Peterson Jr. (born August 26, 1977) is an American retired professional...  more
  • Mel Daniels23
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    Mel Daniels

    Detroit, Michigan

    PositionCenter

    Age75

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, New York Nets

    Melvin Joe Daniels (July 20, 1944 – October 30, 2015) was an American professional basketball...  more
  • Terry Mills24
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    Terry Mills

    Romulus, Michigan

    PositionPower forward

    Age52

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

    Terry Mills may refer to: Terry Mills (basketball) (born 1967), American basketball...  more
  • Denzel Valentine25
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    Denzel Valentine

    Lansing, Michigan

    PositionGuard

    Age26

    Number45

    TeamsChicago Bulls

    Denzel Robert Valentine (born November 16, 1993) is an American professional basketball player...  more