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The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania

Updated February 26, 2020 11.1k votes 1.0k voters 17.3k 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?

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    Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Wilt Chamberlain

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionCenter

    AgeDec. at 63 (1936-1999)

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Warriors, San Francisco Warriors

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

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    Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Kobe Bryant

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

    Age41

    Number24

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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

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    Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Pete Maravich

    Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard

    AgeDec. at 41 (1947-1988)

    Number44

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Jazz

    Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was... more on Wikipedia
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    Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Earl Monroe

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Age75

    TeamsBaltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

    Vernon Earl Monroe (born November 21, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Kyle Lowry

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    Age33

    Number3

    TeamsToronto Raptors

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

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    Paul Arizin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Paul Arizin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    AgeDec. at 78 (1928-2006)

    TeamsPhiladelphia Warriors

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

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    Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Rasheed Wallace

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward, Center, Forward-center

    Age45

    Number36

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons

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    Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Richard Hamilton

    Coatesville, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Small forward, Swingman

    Age41

    Number32

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

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    Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Dion Waiters

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age28

    Number11

    TeamsMiami Heat

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    Steven Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Steven Smith

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age36

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

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    Lonnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Lonnie Walker

    Lonnie Walker IV (born December 14, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Marcus Morris

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPower forward

    Age30

    Number15

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    Marcus Thomas Morris Sr. (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Jameer Nelson

    Chester, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    Age37

    Number14

    TeamsOrlando Magic

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    Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Markieff Morris

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPower forward

    Age30

    Number5

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

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    Wayne Ellington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Wayne Ellington

    Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard

    Age32

    Number2

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. (born November 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Tyreke Evans

    Chester, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age30

    Number13

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    Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Cuttino Mobley

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard

    Age44

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers

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    Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    T. J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    T. J. McConnell

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    Number9

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

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    Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Sam Bowie

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    PositionCenter

    Age58

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers

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    Lionel Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Lionel Simmons

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionSmall forward

    Age51

    TeamsSacramento Kings

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    Tom Gola is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Tom Gola

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    AgeDec. at 81 (1933-2014)

    TeamsPhiladelphia Warriors, New York Knicks

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    Aaron McKie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Aaron McKie

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age47

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons

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    Rasual Butler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
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    Rasual Butler

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age40

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat

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