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The Best NBA Players From New Jersey

Updated February 18, 2021 2.9k votes 220 voters 6.3k 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'Neal1
    156
    11

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Newark, New Jersey
    Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal ( shə-KEEL; SHAK; born March 6, 1972) is a retired...  more
  • Dennis Rodman2
    126
    32

    Dennis Rodman

    Trenton, New Jersey
    Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more
  • Karl-Anthony Towns3
    107
    31

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Edison, New Jersey
    Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional...  more
  • Rick Barry4
    98
    25

    Rick Barry

    Elizabeth, New Jersey
    Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is an American retired professional...  more
  • Bam Adebayo5
    85
    25

    Bam Adebayo

    Newark, New Jersey
    Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo (born July 18, 1997) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • J. R. Smith6
    83
    35

    J. R. Smith

    Freehold Borough, New Jersey
    Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III (born September 9, 1985) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.7
    68
    25

    Jaren Jackson Jr.

    Plainfield, New Jersey
    Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of...  more
  • Mike Bibby8
    65
    31

    Mike Bibby

    Cherry Hill, New Jersey
    Michael Bibby (born May 13, 1978) is an American basketball coach and former player. He played...  more
  • David West9
    44
    14

    David West

    Teaneck, New Jersey
    David Moorer West (born August 29, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more
  • Andrew Bynum10
    41
    18

    Andrew Bynum

    Plainsboro, New Jersey
    Andrew Bynum (born October 27, 1987) is an American former professional basketball player. He...  more
  • Al Harrington11
    36
    18

    Al Harrington

    Orange, New Jersey
    Albert Harrington (born February 17, 1980) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Tom Heinsohn12
    32
    14

    Tom Heinsohn

    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Kenneth Faried13
    34
    17

    Kenneth Faried

    Newark, New Jersey
    Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis (born November 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Jalen Brunson14
    39
    24

    Jalen Brunson

    New Brunswick, New Jersey
    Jalen Marquis Brunson (born August 31, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Kyle Anderson15
    28
    15

    Kyle Anderson

    Fairview, New Jersey
    Kyle F. Anderson (born September 20, 1993)[1] is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Dajuan Wagner16
    26
    14

    Dajuan Wagner

    Camden, New Jersey
    Dajuan Marquett Wagner (born February 4, 1983) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Tim Thomas17
    29
    19

    Tim Thomas

    Paterson, New Jersey
    Timothy Mark Thomas (born February 26, 1977) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Al Attles18
    19
    8

    Al Attles

    Newark, New Jersey
    Alvin Austin Attles Jr. (born November 7, 1936) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Randy Foye19
    18
    9

    Randy Foye

    Newark, New Jersey
    Randy Foye (born September 24, 1983) is a color analyst of the YES Network and a former...  more
  • Bob Verga20
    16
    8

    Bob Verga

    Neptune Township, New Jersey
    Robert Bruce "Bob" Verga (born September 7, 1945) is an American retired professional...  more
  • Bobby Hurley21
    21
    13

    Bobby Hurley

    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Robert Matthew Hurley (born June 28, 1971) is an American basketball coach, and a former...  more
  • Brevin Knight22
    21
    15

    Brevin Knight

    Livingston, New Jersey
    Brevin Adon Knight (born November 8, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Tony Campbell23
    17
    9

    Tony Campbell

    Teaneck, New Jersey
    Anthony "Tony" Campbell (born May 7, 1962) is a retired American National Basketball...  more
  • Jason Thompson24
    18
    11

    Jason Thompson

    Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey
    Jason Carlton Thompson (born July 21, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Eric Murdock25
    15
    8

    Eric Murdock

    Somerville, New Jersey
    Eric Lloyd Murdock (born June 14, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player...  more