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The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania

Updated February 26, 2020 11.7k votes 1.2k voters 20.3k 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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    Kobe Bryant

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball...  more

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    Wilt Chamberlain

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Wilton Norman Chamberlain (; August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball...  more

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    Pete Maravich

    Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
    Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was...  more

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    Earl Monroe

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Vernon Earl Monroe (born November 21, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    Kyle Lowry

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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    Paul Arizin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Paul Joseph Arizin (April 9, 1928 – December 12, 2006), nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul", was an...  more

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    Richard Hamilton

    Coatesville, Pennsylvania
    Richard Clay "Rip" Hamilton (born February 14, 1978) is an American retired professional...  more

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    Rasheed Wallace

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Rasheed Abdul Wallace (born September 17, 1974) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    Steven Smith

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Steven Alexander Smith (born April 12, 1983) is an American professional basketball player. He...  more
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    Dion Waiters

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Dion Waiters (born December 10, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who...  more
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    Marcus Morris

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Marcus Thomas Morris Sr. (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball...  more
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    Markieff Morris

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Markieff Morris (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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    Lonnie Walker

    Reading, Pennsylvania
    Lonnie Walker IV (born December 14, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
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    Jameer Nelson

    Chester, Pennsylvania
    Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who is a...  more
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    Wayne Ellington

    Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
    Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. (born November 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    Mikal Bridges

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Mikal Bridges (born August 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
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    Tyreke Evans

    Chester, Pennsylvania
    Tyreke Jamir Evans (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player....  more
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    T. J. McConnell

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    T.J. McConnell Jr. (born March 25, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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    Cuttino Mobley

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Cuttino Rashawn Mobley (born September 1, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    Tom Gola

    Pennsylvania, Area code 215
    Thomas Joseph Gola (January 13, 1933 – January 26, 2014) was an American basketball player and...  more
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    Sam Bowie

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania
    Samuel Paul Bowie (born March 17, 1961) is a former American professional basketball player. A...  more
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    Aaron McKie

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Aaron Fitzgerald McKie (born October 2, 1972) is an American basketball coach and former...  more
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    Lionel Simmons

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Lionel James "L-Train" Simmons (born November 14, 1968) is an American former professional...  more
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    Billy Owens

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