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The Best NBA Players from Ohio

Updated July 18, 2019 12.3k votes 1.3k voters 23.9k views169 items

List RulesOnly 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?

Vote up the top Ohio NBA players, and add your favorite players if they're missing from the list. Then head over and check out some more top athletes from Ohio with a list of the best NFL players from Ohio.

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    LeBron James

    Akron, Ohio
    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    Stephen Curry

    Akron, Ohio
    Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional...  more

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    #84 of 200 The Hottest Men Of 2021, Ranked#425 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time

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    John Havlicek

    Martins Ferry, Ohio
    John Joseph Havlicek ( HAV-li-chek; April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019) was an American...  more

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    #108 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#31 of 269 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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    C. J. McCollum

    Canton, Ohio
    Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    #27 of 265 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today#32 of 103 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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    Jerry Lucas

    Middletown, Ohio
    Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) is an American former basketball player. He was a...  more

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    #55 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time#71 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History

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    Nate Thurmond

    Akron, Ohio
    Nathaniel Thurmond (July 25, 1941 – July 16, 2016) was an American basketball player who spent...  more

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    #19 of 23 The Best Power Forwards of the '70s#3 of 22 The Best NBA Centers of the 1960s

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    Caris LeVert

    Columbus, Ohio
    Caris Coleman LeVert (born August 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    Ron Harper

    Dayton, Ohio
    Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more

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    Michael Redd

    Columbus, Ohio
    Michael Wesley Redd (born August 24, 1979) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    #30 of 126 The Best NBA Buys for the Money#9 of 122 The Best Milwaukee Bucks of All Time

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    Larry Nance Jr.

    Akron, Ohio
    Larry Donnell Nance Jr. (born January 1, 1993) is an American professional basketball player...  more
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    Charles Oakley

    Cleveland, Ohio
    Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player....  more

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    #22 of 96 The Best Rebounders in NBA History#10 of 31 The Best Power Forwards of the 1990s

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    Clark Kellogg

    Cleveland, Ohio
    Clark Clifton Kellogg, Jr. (born July 2, 1961) is the former VP of player relations for the...  more
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    John Paxson

    Dayton, Ohio
    John MacBeth Paxson (born September 29, 1960) is an American basketball administrator and...  more
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    Kevin Martin

    Zanesville, Ohio
    Kevin Dallas Martin Jr. (born February 1, 1983) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    Luke Douglas Kennard (born June 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    Jim Jackson

    Toledo, Ohio
    James Jackson (born October 14, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball player....  more

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    #3 of 33 The Greatest Ohio State Basketball Players of All Time#32 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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    Terry Rozier

    Youngstown, Ohio
    Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    Gary Dajaun Trent Jr. (born January 18, 1999) is an American professional basketball player...  more
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    Alvin Robertson

    Barberton, Ohio
    Alvin Cyrrale Robertson (born July 22, 1962) is an American retired basketball player who...  more

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    #5 of 33 The Greatest Arkansas Basketball Players of All Time#14 of 20 The Best 80s NBA Point Guards

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    Trey Burke

    Columbus, Ohio
    Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III (born November 12, 1992) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    #5 of 46 The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time#68 of 71 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

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    Jared Sullinger

    Columbus, Ohio
    Jared Sullinger (born March 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
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    Gary Trent

    Columbus, Ohio
    Gary Dajaun Trent Sr. (born September 22, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    James Posey

    Cleveland, Ohio
    James Mikely Mantell Posey Jr. (born January 13, 1977) is an American former professional...  more
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    Gus Johnson

    Akron, Ohio
    Gus Johnson Jr. (December 13, 1938 – April 29, 1987) was an American professional basketball...  more
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    Norris Cole

    Dayton, Ohio
    Norris Gene Cole II is an American professional basketball point guard who currently plays for...  more