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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Paul Arizin is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Marcus Thomas Morris Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. The 6'9" forward played college basketball at Kansas ...more
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Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 10 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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T. J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 12 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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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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Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Wayne Ellington is listed (or ranked) 15 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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DeJuan Blair is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Pooh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Michael Anthony Edward Kidd-Gilchrist is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.
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Steven Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Steven Smith Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Steven Alexander Smith is an American professional basketball player who plays for Bourg-en-Bresse of the LNB Pro A. He is a 6'9" 250 lb. power forward.
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Ryan Arcidiacono is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Ryan Arcidiacono is a basketball player at Villanova Wildcats.
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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Rondae Jaquan Hollis-Jefferson is an American professional basketball player.
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Jack Twyman is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Guy Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Guy William Rodgers was an American professional basketball player born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He spent twelve years in the NBA, and was one of the league's best playmakers in the early ...more