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The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania

Updated February 26, 2020 12.0k votes 1.2k voters 20.8k views198 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born 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?

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

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    Billy Owens

    Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    Billy Eugene Owens (born May 1, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player who...  more
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    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Michael Anthony Edward Kidd-Gilchrist (born September 26, 1993) is an American professional...  more

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    Marc Jackson

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Marc Anthony Jackson (born January 16, 1975) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    Rasual Butler

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Rasual Butler (May 23, 1979 – January 31, 2018) was an American professional basketball...  more
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    Maurice Stokes

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Maurice Stokes (June 17, 1933 – April 6, 1970) was an American professional basketball player...  more

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    Joe Bryant

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Joseph Washington "Jellybean" Bryant (born October 19, 1954) is an American retired...  more
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    Bo Kimble

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Gregory Kevin "Bo" Kimble (born April 9, 1966) is a retired American college basketball player...  more
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    Walter Szczerbiak

    Hamburg, Germany
    Walter Szczerbiak Sr. (born August 21, 1949) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    Donyell Marshall

    Reading, Pennsylvania
    Donyell Lamar Marshall (born May 18, 1973) is an American college basketball coach and former...  more
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    Pooh Richardson

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Jerome "Pooh" Richardson (born May 14, 1966) is an American former basketball player who...  more
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    Lavoy Allen

    Trenton, New Jersey
    Lavoy Allen (born February 4, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
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    Malik Rose

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Malik Jabari Rose (born November 23, 1974) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    Amile Jefferson

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Amile O. Jefferson (born May 7, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
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    Ernie Beck

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Ernest Joseph Beck (born December 11, 1931) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
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    Maurice Lucas

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Maurice Lucas (February 18, 1952 – October 31, 2010) was an American professional basketball...  more
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    Wali Jones

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Walter Jones (born February 14, 1942) is a retired American professional basketball player. He...  more
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    Hakim Warrick

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Hakim Hanif Warrick (born July 8, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who...  more
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    Lynn Greer

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Lynn Terence Greer Jr. (born October 23, 1979) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    Geoff Petrie

    Darby, Pennsylvania
    Geoffrey Michael Petrie (born April 17, 1948) is an American retired basketball player. A...  more

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    Dick Groat

    Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
    Richard Morrow Groat (born November 4, 1930) is a former two-sport athlete best known as a...  more
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    Hal Lear

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Not to be confused with Hal Greer, another basketball player.Harold C. "Hal" Lear, Jr....  more
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    Alvin Williams

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Alvin Leon Williams (born August 6, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    Tom Ingelsby

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Tom Ingelsby (born February 12, 1951) is a former American basketball player. He spent his...  more
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    Billy Knight

    Braddock, Pennsylvania
    William R. Knight (born June 9, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player and...  more
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    Brad Wanamaker

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Bradley Daniel Wanamaker (born July 25, 1989) is an American professional basketball player...  more