Basketball The Best NBA Players from Ohio  

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List Rules Only NBA players born in Ohio.

Here are the best NBA players from Ohio. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Ohio includes John Havlicek, C. J. McCollum, and Akron basketball players LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Who is the greatest NBA player from Ohio?

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Akron, Ohio, United States of America
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Akron, Ohio, United States of America
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more
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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Canton, Ohio, United States of America
Christian James "C. J." McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more
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John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States of America
John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them ...more
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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The point guard played college ...more
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Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Charles Oakley is a retired American professional basketball player. Oakley, a former power forward, was a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and ...more
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Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Akron, Ohio, United States of America
Larry Donnell Nance Jr. (born January 1, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Caris Coleman LeVert (born August 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Trey Burke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III (born November 12, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ...more
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Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Akron, Ohio, United States of America
Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond is a retired American basketball player. Dominant at both center and power forward, he was a seven-time All-Star and the first player in NBA history to record ...more
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Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
Ronald "Ron" Harper is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6-foot-6-inches, his position was ...more
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Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Middletown, Ohio, United States of America
Jerry Ray Lucas is an American former basketball player, who is now a memory education expert. In 1996, the NBA's 50th anniversary, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in National ...more
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Michael Redd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Michael Wesley Redd is an American former professional basketball player. He was drafted 43rd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2000 NBA Draft. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he ...more
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Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Tyrone Hill is a retired American basketball player and, since 2008–09, assistant coach for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Hill spent four years playing collegiately at Xavier University, in his last ...more
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Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Zanesville, Ohio, United States of America
Kevin Dallas Martin, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Martin played high school ...more
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Eric Snow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Canton, Ohio, United States of America
Eric Snow is a retired American professional basketball player and businessman. He is currently the Assistant Coach for the Florida Atlantic Owls men's basketball team.
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Gary Trent Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Gary Dajaun Trent Jr. (born January 18, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Jim Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
Jimmy Jackson is the father of Traevon Jackson.
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John Paxson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
John MacBeth Paxson is an American basketball administrator and former player who has been Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association ...more
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Gus Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Akron, Ohio
Gus Johnson was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. A 6 ft 6 in, 235-pound forward-center, he spent nine seasons with the Baltimore Bullets, and ...more
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R.J. Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Oxford, Ohio, United States of America
Ronald Jordan "R.J." Hunter is an American college basketball player for the Georgia State Panthers. He is the son of Georgia State coach Ron Hunter.
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Calvin Booth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States of America
Calvin Lawrence Booth is an American former professional basketball player.
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Rick Calloway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Rick Calloway Cincinnati, Ohio
Richard Marlon Calloway is an American professional basketball player. He played one season in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings during the 1990-91 season. He attended Indiana University and ...more
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James Posey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
James Mikely Mantell Posey, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. He played as a small forward for several teams in the National Basketball Association. He is currently an ...more
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Neil Johnston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Ohio
Chillicothe, Ohio, United States of America
Donald Neil Johnston was an American Hall of Fame basketball player at the center position who played eight years in the National Basketball Association, from 1951 to 1959.