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The Best NBA Players from Nebraska

Updated July 30, 2021 413 votes 92 voters 2.4k views16 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born or raised in Nebraska.

Here are the best NBA players from Nebraska. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Nebraska includes Bob Boozer, Fred Hoiberg, Rich King, and Tom Kropp. Who is the greatest NBA player from Nebraska?

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  • 1
    Omaha, Nebraska
    50
    20

    PositionPower forward

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsCincinnati Royals, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks

  • 2
    Omaha, Nebraska
    28
    15

    PositionCenter

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

  • 3
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    29
    19

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls

    #42 of 96 The Best Minnesota Timberwolves of All Time#6 of 28 The Best NBA Players from Iowa#4 of 45 The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time

  • 4
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    19
    9

    PositionCenter

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics

  • 5
    Bushnell, Nebraska
    21
    16

    PositionPoint guard

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsDenver Nuggets, Cleveland Rebels, Baltimore Bullets, Chicago Stags, Providence Steamrollers

  • 6
    Grand Island, Nebraska
    17
    12

    PositionPoint guard

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

  • 7
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    15
    15

    PositionForward

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

  • 8
    Omaha, Nebraska
    10
    9

    Position Shooting Guard

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat

  • 9
    Riverdale, Georgia
    4
    1

    PositionCenter

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Raised in Omaha, Nebraska

  • 10
    Omaha, Nebraska
    3
    0

    PositionPower forward

    NationalityAmerican

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets

  • 11
    Omaha, Nebraska
    3
    2

    PositionShooting Guard

    TeamsDetroit Pistons, Houston Rockets

  • 12
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    11
    16

    PositionGuard

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers

  • 13
    Hastings, Nebraska
    1
    1

    PositionForward

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsCleveland Rebels

  • 14
    Grand Island, Nebraska
    8
    12

    PositionPower forward

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets

  • 15
    Newport, United Kingdom
    8
    16

    PositionPower forward

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

  • 16
    Omaha, Nebraska
    8
    16

    PositionShooting guard

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors

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List Rules: Only NBA players born or raised in Nebraska.