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The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania

Updated June 10, 2021 12.1k votes 1.2k voters 21.2k views198 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born or raised in Pennsylvania.

Here are the best NBA players from Pennsylvania. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Pennsylvania includes NBA players from Philadelphia, like favorite Philly sons Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, and Kyle Lowry. Other Pennsylvania players on an NBA team, from places like Pittsburgh and elsewhere, are Pistol Pete Maravich and Stu Lantz. Who is the greatest NBA player from Pennsylvania?

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    Kobe Bryant

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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    Wilt Chamberlain

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionCenter

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Warriors, San Francisco Warriors

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    18 Unbelievable But True Stories from the Buckwild Life of Wilt Chamberlain#138 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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    Pete Maravich

    Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Jazz

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    #13 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#24 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

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    Kyle Lowry

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsToronto Raptors

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    #28 of 100 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#80 of 100 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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    Earl Monroe

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsNew York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets

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    #32 of 72 All NBA Rookie Of The Year Award Winners, Ranked#105 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

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    Richard Hamilton

    Coatesville, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Small forward, Swingman

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

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    #25 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#3 of 41 The Greatest UConn Basketball Players of All Time

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    Rasheed Wallace

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward, Center, Forward-center

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons

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    #69 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time#275 of 325 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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    Paul Arizin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    TeamsPhiladelphia Warriors

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    #15 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time#4 of 22 The Best NBA Point Guards of the 60s

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    Steven Smith

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

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    Markieff Morris

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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    #181 of 268 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today#24 of 49 The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time

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    Dion Waiters

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    TeamsMiami Heat

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    Marcus Morris

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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    Jameer Nelson

    Chester, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsOrlando Magic

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    Mikal Bridges

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

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    Wayne Ellington

    Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

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    #31 of 57 NBA Players Who Played For 8 Or More Teams#37 of 66 The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

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    Lonnie Walker

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    Tyreke Evans

    Chester, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

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    T. J. McConnell

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

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    #119 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#35 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time

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    Cuttino Mobley

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers

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    Tom Gola

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    TeamsPhiladelphia Warriors, New York Knicks

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    Sam Bowie

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    PositionCenter

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers

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    Aaron McKie

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons

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    Lionel Simmons

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsSacramento Kings

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    Billy Owens

    Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat