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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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 1 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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37 11
Paul Arizin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Paul Joseph Arizin, nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul," was an American basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to ...more

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42 15
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 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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25 9
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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32 15
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 6 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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20 7
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 7 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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22 10
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 8 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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14 4
Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Jack Twyman is listed (or ranked) 10 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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16 7
Rasual Butler is listed (or ranked) 11 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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17 8
Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 12 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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9 1
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jameer Nelson is an American professional basketball point guard who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Saint ...more

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12 4
Wayne Ellington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Wayne Robert Ellington, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. A 6'4" tall and 200 lb shooting ...more

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16 8
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 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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10 3
Matt Carroll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Matthew John "Matt" Carroll is a former American professional basketball player. Carroll is 6 ft 6 in tall and weighs 212 lb. He played high school basketball at Hatboro-Horsham High ...more

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10 3
Pooh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 17 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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10 3
Jerome Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 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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11 4
Jack George is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Swissvale, Pennsylvania, United States of America
John Edwin George, Jr. was an American professional basketball player. He was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of Swissvale, Pennsylvania. George attended St. John's College High School in ...more

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12 5
Maurice Stokes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Maurice Stokes was an American professional basketball player in the 1950s for the Cincinnati/Rochester Royals of the National Basketball Association until his career — and later his life — was ...more

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16 9
T. J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Timothy John "T. J." McConnell Jr. is an American professional basketball player.

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Jimmie Baker is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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9 3
Dionte Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Dionte Lamont Christmas is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Paris-Levallois of the LNB Pro A.

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9 3
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Markieff Morris is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the University of Kansas before ...more

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9 3
Ernie Beck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Ernie Beck Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Ernest Joseph Beck is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Beck played seven years in the National Basketball Association for the Philadelphia ...more