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The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania 

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Updated February 14, 2020 5.8k votes 675 voters 10.8k views 198 items

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, 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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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 (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the ...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 Chamberlain (; August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player who played as a center and is considered one of the greatest players in history. He played for ...more

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Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was an American professional basketball player. Maravich was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, part of ...more

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Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vernon Earl Monroe (born November 21, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played for two teams, the Baltimore Bullets and the New York Knicks, during his career in ...more

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Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rasheed Abdul Wallace (born September 17, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Philadelphia, ...more

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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the Raptors, he has been a ...more

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Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Richard Clay "Rip" Hamilton (born February 14, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hamilton ...more

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Paul Arizin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paul Joseph Arizin (April 9, 1928 – December 12, 2006), nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul", was an American basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association (NBA) career ...more

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Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marcus Thomas Morris Sr. (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) ...more
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Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Markieff Morris (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at the ...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. After playing college basketball for the Memphis Tigers, he was selected with the fourth overall pick ...more

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Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Chester, Pennsylvania
Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who is a free agent. He played college basketball for the Saint Joseph's Hawks, where he was named national ...more

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Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dion Waiters (born December 10, 1991) 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 ...more

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Steven Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Steven Smith
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Steven Alexander Smith (born April 12, 1983) is an American professional basketball player. He is a 6'9" (2.06 m) tall power forward. He played college basketball for the La Salle
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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Rondae Jaquan Hollis-Jefferson is an American professional basketball player.
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T. J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
T.J. McConnell Jr. (born March 25, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mikal Bridges (born August 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Lionel Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lionel James "L-Train" Simmons (born November 14, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player.
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Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cuttino Rashawn Mobley (born September 1, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player who played from 1998 to 2008 in the NBA.
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Lonnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Lonnie Walker
Lonnie Walker IV (born December 14, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball ...more
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Wayne Ellington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. (born November 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the ...more

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Tom Gola is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Thomas Joseph Gola (January 13, 1933 – January 26, 2014) was an American basketball player and politician. He is widely considered one of the greatest NCAA basketball players of all-time. Gola ...more

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Aaron McKie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aaron Fitzgerald McKie (born October 2, 1972) is an American basketball coach and former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently ...more

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michael Gilchrist (born 9 August 1960) is New Zealand former athlete who competed mainly in middle-distance running. He competed at the 1982 Commonwealth Games and the 1986 Commonwealth Games.

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Marc Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marc Anthony Jackson (born January 16, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player.