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The Best NBA Players from Nebraska

Updated July 30, 2021 405 votes 91 voters 2.3k 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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    Bob Boozer

    Omaha, Nebraska

    PositionPower forward

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

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    Dave Hoppen

    Omaha, Nebraska

    PositionCenter

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

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    Fred Hoiberg

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls

    More Fred Hoiberg 

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    Rich King

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    PositionCenter

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics

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    Tom Kropp

    Grand Island, Nebraska

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

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    Kenny Sailors

    Bushnell, Nebraska

    PositionPoint guard

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

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    Chuck Gardner

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    PositionForward

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

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    Rex Walters

    Omaha, Nebraska

    Position Shooting Guard

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat

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    Justin Patton

    Riverdale, Georgia

    PositionCenter

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Raised in Omaha, Nebraska

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    JT Thor

    Omaha, Nebraska

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets

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    Khyri Thomas

    Omaha, Nebraska

    PositionShooting Guard

    TeamsDetroit Pistons, Houston Rockets

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    Leon Brown

    Hastings, Nebraska

    PositionForward

    TeamsCleveland Rebels

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    Alex Stivrins

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    PositionGuard

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

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    Mike Higgins

    Grand Island, Nebraska

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets

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    Mark Pope

    Newport, United Kingdom

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

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    Bart Kofoed

    Omaha, Nebraska

    PositionShooting guard

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

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