NBA The Best NBA Players from North Carolina  

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List Rules Only NBA players born in North Carolina.

Here are the best NBA players from North Carolina. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in North Carolina includes Chris Paul, John Wall, Brandon Ingram, and James Worthy. Who is the greatest NBA player from North Carolina?

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

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the ...more

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24 6
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States of America
James Ager Worthy is a retired American professional basketball player and current basketball commentator, television host, and analyst. Named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, ...more

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more

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24 9
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ranked among the top ...more

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24 9
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Shelby, North Carolina
David O'Neil Thompson is a former American professional basketball star with the Denver Nuggets of both the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, as well as the ...more

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P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Anthony Leon "P. J." Tucker, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA.

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Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Kinston, North Carolina, United States of America
Jerry Darnell Stackhouse is a retired American professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He has also worked as an NBA TV analyst.

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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Brandon Xavier Ingram (born September 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the ...more

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Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Tarboro, North Carolina, United States of America
Montrezl Dashay Harrell (born January 26, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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21 9
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States of America
Hassan Niam Whiteside is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Marshall ...more

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Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Seth Adham Curry is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for one year with the Liberty ...more

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15 4
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America
Robert Allen "Bob" McAdoo is a retired American professional basketball player who spent a 14-year career playing the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball ...more

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16 6
Kent Bazemore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Kelford, North Carolina, United States of America
Kenneth Lamont "Kent" Bazemore, Jr. is an American professional basketball shooting guard who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. As a junior ...more

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13 4
John Henson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America
John Allen Henson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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14 5
Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
New Bern, North Carolina, United States of America
Walter Jones Bellamy was an American professional basketball player.

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John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
John Harding Lucas II is a retired American professional basketball player and coach.

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15 6
Lou Hudson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America
Louis Clyde Hudson ("Sweet Lou") was an American National Basketball Association (NBA) player, who was an All-American at the University of Minnesota and a six-time NBA All-Star, ...more

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Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States of America
Bradley Lee Daugherty is an ESPN NBA analyst, former NASCAR analyst, co-owner of Sprint Cup Series team JTG Daugherty Racing, and retired American basketball player. He played college basketball ...more

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Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States of America
Eric Augustus "Sleepy" Floyd is a retired American professional basketball player.

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T. J. Warren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Anthony "T. J." Warren, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association. Originally from Durham, North ...more

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George Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
George Adams Kings Mountain, North Carolina, United States of America
George Adams is a retired American basketball player. Born in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, he played collegiately for Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Adams was ...more

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Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States of America
Michael Leeroyall "Mike" Evans is a retired American National Basketball Association player and present coach. He played collegiately at Kansas State University where he is Kansas ...more

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Gary Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Gary Clark Smithfield, North Carolina
Gary Clark is a Guard for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team.

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Hubert Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Hubert Ira Davis, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. He is the nephew of Walter Davis, also a former NBA player, and was known for his accurate ...more

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Reggie Hanson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Reggie Hanson is an American former professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He is also an assistant coach for the University of ...more