Basketball The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania  

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List Rules Only 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 Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, and Kyle Lowry. Other Pennsylvania NBA players are Pistol Pete Maravich and Stu Lantz. Who is the greatest NBA player from Pennsylvania?

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for ...more

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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; ...more

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Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Peter Press "Pistol Pete" Maravich was an American professional basketball player. He was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Maravich ...more

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Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Vernon Earl Monroe is an American retired professional basketball player. He played for two teams, the Baltimore Bullets and the New York Knicks, during his career in the National Basketball ...more

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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more

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Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Dion Waiters is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Waiters is a 6 ft 4 in shooting guard and played college ...more

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Jack Twyman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
John Kennedy "Jack" Twyman was an American professional basketball player and sports broadcaster.

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Del Beshore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Del Beshore Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Delmer "Del" Beshore is a retired American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. Born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, he played college basketball with California ...more

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Jerry Baskerville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Jerry Baskerville Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jerry W. Baskerville is a retired American basketball player. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he played collegiately for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Temple University. He played ...more

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Herschel Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Herschel Baltimore
Herschel David "Herk" Baltimore was an American basketball player, and WWII veteran. During WWII, he served as tank commander, and received the Bronze Star. He played collegiately for ...more

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Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Tyreke Jamir Evans (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Rasheed Abdul "Sheed" Wallace is a retired American professional basketball forward who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association. A native of Philadelphia, ...more

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Rasual Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Rasual Butler is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the NBA. He has previously played for the Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, Los ...more

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Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Richard Clay "Rip" Hamilton is a retired American professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Playing for the Detroit Pistons for most ...more

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12 3
Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Samuel Paul "Sam" Bowie is a retired American basketball player. A national sensation in high school and outstanding collegian, Bowie's professional promise was undermined by repeated ...more

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Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Cuttino Rashawn Mobley is an American retired professional basketball player who played from 1998 to 2008 in the National Basketball Association.

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DeJuan Blair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
DeJuan Lamont Blair (born April 22, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an All-American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball ...more

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Marc Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Marc Anthony Jackson is an American former professional basketball player.

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Don Asmonga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Don Asmonga
Donald A. "Don" Asmonga was an American basketball player. He played for the NBA's Baltimore Bullets. A guard, Asmonga played collegiately for the California University of Pennsylvania ...more

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Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Mikal Bridges is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats, winning ...more

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Pooh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jerome "Pooh" Richardson is an American former National Basketball Association player. he was selected in the first round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, the first ...more

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Frank Card is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Frank Card Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Frank Howard Card is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately for the South Carolina State University. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 7th round of the 1967 ...more

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Jerome Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Jerome Allen Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jerome Byron Allen is an American college basketball coach who formerly played in the NBA and overseas. He was head coach for the University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team until resigning ...more

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Lavoy Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
Lavoy Allen is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. He was selected in the 2nd Round, 50th overall pick ...more

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Jimmie Baker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Jimmie Baker Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jimmie Baker is a former basketball forward who played collegiately for the University of Nevada - Las Vegas and University of Hawaii. He played for Olney High School in Philadelphia. Baker was ...more