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The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma 

Ranker NBA
Updated July 18, 2019 1.2k votes 224 voters 5.9k views 39 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Oklahoma.

Here are the best NBA players from Oklahoma. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Oklahoma includes Blake Griffin, John Starks, Mark Price, and Josh Richardson. Who is the greatest NBA player from Oklahoma?

Vote up the top Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma with a list of the best NFL players from Oklahoma.

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Power forward from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Age: 30

Number: 32

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Point guard from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States of America

Age: 55

Teams: Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

William Mark Price (born February 15, 1964) is an American former basketball player and coach. He was most recently the head coach of the UNC Charlotte 49ers. As a player, he played for 12 ...more

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Josh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Guard from Edmond, Oklahoma

Age: 26

Number: 0

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Joshua Michael Richardson (born September 15, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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John Starks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Shooting guard from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Age: 54

Teams: Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

John Levell Starks (born August 10, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball shooting guard. Starks was listed at 6'3" and 190 pounds during his NBA playing career. Although he ...more

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Terrance Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Shooting guard from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Number: 23

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Terrance Eugene Ferguson Jr. (born May 17, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He completed high ...more
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Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Power forward and Center from Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Age: Dec. at 45 (1964-2009)

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings

Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and a smooth jazz bass guitarist. A three-time ...more

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Anthony Bowie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma

Age: 56

Teams: Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

Anthony Lee Bowie (born November 9, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player. He is a former NBA shooting guard, most renowned for his stint with the Orlando Magic. With the ...more
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Shake Milton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Malik "Shake" Milton is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Delaware Blue ...more
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Antoine Carr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Power forward and Center from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Age: 58

Teams: Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies

Antoine Labotte Carr (born July 23, 1961) is an American retired basketball player. Nicknamed "Big Dawg", he played for six teams in sixteen NBA seasons.

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Ekpe Udoh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Power forward and Center from Edmond, Oklahoma

Age: 32

Number: 13

Ekpedeme Friday "Ekpe" Udoh ( eh-PAY YOO-doh; born May 20, 1987) is an American– Nigerian professional basketball player for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association ...more

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Richard Dumas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Small forward from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Age: 50

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers

Richard Wayne Dumas (born May 19, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he is the son of former American Basketball Association player Rich Dumas.
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Brent Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Point guard from Shawnee, Oklahoma

Age: 51

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies

Hartley Brent Price (born December 9, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for four teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the brother of ...more

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Stacey King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Center from Lawton, Oklahoma

Age: 52

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls

Ronald Stacey King (born January 29, 1967) is an American sports announcer and retired National Basketball Association (NBA) center who won three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls ...more

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J. R. Giddens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Shooting guard and Guard from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Age: 34

Justin Ray "J. R." Giddens (born February 13, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for Ferro Carril Oeste of the Argentine LNB. He was selected with the 30th overall ...more
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Shea Seals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Shea Seals

Age: 44

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Shea Brandon Seals (born August 26, 1975) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played in four games with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1997–98 NBA season. Born in Tulsa, ...more
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Carl Henry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Carl Henry

Age: 59

Teams: Sacramento Kings

Carl J. Henry (born August 16, 1960) is an American former professional basketball player. He was a 6'6", 205 lb shooting guard. Born in Hollis, Oklahoma, Henry attended and played ...more
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Jim King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma

Age: 78

Teams: Cincinnati Royals, Los Angeles Lakers, San Francisco Warriors, Chicago Bulls

James Staton "Country" King (born February 7, 1941) is an American retired professional basketball player and former college coach. A 6'2" guard from the University of Tulsa, King ...more
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Darnell Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Forward and Power forward from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Age: 34

Darnell Edred Jackson (born November 7, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for Eisbären Bremerhaven of the German Basketball Bundesliga. He played college basketball for ...more
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Taylor Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Forward and Power forward from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Age: 33

Taylor Griffin (born April 18, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Pallacanestro Trapani of the Italian Serie A2. He played college basketball at the ...more
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Charlie Beasley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma

Age: 74

Charles P. Beasley (September 23, 1945 – April 11, 2015) was an American basketball player. He played collegiately for Southern Methodist University. He was selected by the Cincinnati Royals in ...more
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Ron Boone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma

Age: 73

Teams: Utah Jazz, Kansas City Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Hawks

Ronald Bruce Boone (born September 6, 1946) is a retired American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Boone played the most consecutive games played in ...more
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Byron Houston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Small forward and Power forward from Watonga, Oklahoma

Age: 50

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors

Byron Dwight Houston (born November 22, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'5", 250-pound power forward, he played collegiately for Oklahoma State University and ...more
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Tracy Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Tracy Moore

Age: 54

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons

Tracy Lamont Moore (born December 28, 1965, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. A 6'5" (1.96 m), 200 lb (91 kg) shooting ...more
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Clint McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Clint McDaniel

Age: 47

Teams: Sacramento Kings

Clinton Eugene McDaniel (born February 26, 1972) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'4" (1.93 m) guard from the University of Arkansas, McDaniel was a key member of ...more
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Ryan Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Oklahoma
Forward from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Age: 40

Number: 44

Teams: Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies

Ryan Ashley Humphrey (born July 24, 1979) is a former American professional basketball player, at the power forward position. Humphrey is currently an assistant basketball coach at Notre Dame. ...more