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The Best NBA Players From New Jersey

Updated February 18, 2021 3.3k votes 282 voters 8.0k views142 items

List RulesVote up the best players born in New Jersey.

Here are the best NBA players from New Jersey. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in NJ includes Shaquille O'Neal, Rick Barry, and Dennis Rodman, as well as current players like Karl-Anthony Towns and Kenneth Faried, and many more NBA players from Union City, Jersey City, and Newark. Who is the greatest NBA player from New Jersey?

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

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    Shaquille O'Neal

    Newark, New Jersey
    Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal ( shə-KEEL; SHAK; born March 6, 1972) is a retired...  more
  • 2
    136
    31

    Dennis Rodman

    Trenton, New Jersey
    Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more
  • 3
    116
    34

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Edison, New Jersey
    Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional...  more
  • 4
    101
    27

    Rick Barry

    Elizabeth, New Jersey
    Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is an American retired professional...  more
  • 5
    93
    28

    Bam Adebayo

    Newark, New Jersey
    Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo (born July 18, 1997) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • 6
    95
    41

    J. R. Smith

    Freehold Borough, New Jersey
    Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III (born September 9, 1985) is an American professional basketball...  more
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    41
    1

    Kyrie Irving

    Melbourne, Australia
    Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • 8
    71
    32

    Mike Bibby

    Cherry Hill, New Jersey
    Michael Bibby (born May 13, 1978) is an American basketball coach and former player. He played...  more
  • 9
    70
    32

    Jaren Jackson Jr.

    Plainfield, New Jersey
    Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of...  more
  • 10
    46
    18

    David West

    Teaneck, New Jersey
    David Moorer West (born August 29, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more
  • 11
    44
    19

    Andrew Bynum

    Plainsboro, New Jersey
    Andrew Bynum (born October 27, 1987) is an American former professional basketball player. He...  more
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    37
    18

    Kenneth Faried

    Newark, New Jersey
    Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis (born November 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball...  more
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    38
    20

    Al Harrington

    Orange, New Jersey
    Albert Harrington (born February 17, 1980) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • 14
    39
    25

    Jalen Brunson

    New Brunswick, New Jersey
    Jalen Marquis Brunson (born August 31, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • 15
    28
    14

    Dajuan Wagner

    Camden, New Jersey
    Dajuan Marquett Wagner (born February 4, 1983) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    32
    18

    Tom Heinsohn

    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    29
    16

    Kyle Anderson

    Fairview, New Jersey
    Kyle F. Anderson (born September 20, 1993)[1] is an American professional basketball player...  more
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    22
    9

    Warren Davis

    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Warren Lee Davis (born June 30, 1943 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) was a Forward/Center for...  more
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    24
    13

    Bobby Hurley

    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Robert Matthew Hurley (born June 28, 1971) is an American basketball coach, and a former...  more
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    20
    9

    Gerald Govan

    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Gerald Govan (born January 2, 1942) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born...  more
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    20
    9

    Al Attles

    Newark, New Jersey
    Alvin Austin Attles Jr. (born November 7, 1936) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    29
    20

    Tim Thomas

    Paterson, New Jersey
    Timothy Mark Thomas (born February 26, 1977) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
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    18
    9

    Tony Campbell

    Teaneck, New Jersey
    Anthony "Tony" Campbell (born May 7, 1962) is a retired American National Basketball...  more
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    19
    10

    Jason Thompson

    Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey
    Jason Carlton Thompson (born July 21, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
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    16
    8

    Bob Verga

    Neptune Township, New Jersey
    Robert Bruce "Bob" Verga (born September 7, 1945) is an American retired professional...  more