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The Best NBA Players from Nebraska

Updated June 2, 2019 351 votes 72 voters 1.6k views12 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born 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?

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

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    Bob Boozer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Bob Boozer

    Omaha, Nebraska

    PositionPower forward

    AgeDec. at 75 (1937-2012)

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

    Robert Louis Boozer (April 26, 1937 – May 19, 2012) was an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Dave Hoppen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Dave Hoppen

    Omaha, Nebraska

    PositionCenter

    Age55

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

    David Dirk Hoppen (born March 13, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Fred Hoiberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Fred Hoiberg

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age47

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls

    Fredrick Kristian Hoiberg (born October 15, 1972) is an America college basketball coach and... more on Wikipedia

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    Rich King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Rich King

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    PositionCenter

    Age50

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics

    Thomas Richard "Rich" King (born April 4, 1969) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Kenny Sailors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Kenny Sailors

    Bushnell, Nebraska

    PositionPoint guard

    Age98

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

    Kenneth Lloyd Sailors (January 14, 1921 – January 30, 2016) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Chuck Gardner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Chuck Gardner

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    Age71

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Charles Rutland "Chuck" Gardner is a retired professional basketball power forward who played... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Kropp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Tom Kropp

    Grand Island, Nebraska

    PositionPoint guard

    Age66

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

    Thomas Carl Kropp (born February 12, 1953) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Rex Walters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Rex Walters

    Omaha, Nebraska

    Age49

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat

    Rex Andrew Walters (born March 12, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
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    Mark Pope is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Mark Pope

    Newport, United Kingdom

    PositionPower forward

    Age47

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

    Mark Edward Pope (born September 11, 1972) is an American basketball coach and is the head... more on Wikipedia
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    Bart Kofoed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Bart Kofoed

    Omaha, Nebraska

    Age55

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

    Bart Kofoed (born March 24, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player. At... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex Stivrins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Alex Stivrins

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    Age57

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

    Alex Frank Stivrins (born November 29, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Higgins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
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    Mike Higgins

    Grand Island, Nebraska

    PositionPower forward

    Age52

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets

    Michael S. Higgins (born February 17, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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