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The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania

Updated February 26, 2020 11.5k votes 1.1k voters 18.5k 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 Chamberlain1
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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 Bryant2
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    Kobe Bryant

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

    Age42

    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 Maravich3
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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
  • Earl Monroe4
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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
  • Kyle Lowry5
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    Kyle Lowry

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    Age34

    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 Arizin6
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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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  • Richard Hamilton7
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    Richard Hamilton

    Coatesville, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard, Small forward, Swingman

    Age41

    Number32

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Detroit Pistons

    Richard Clay "Rip" Hamilton (born February 14, 1978) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Rasheed Wallace8
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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

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

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  • Steven Smith9
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    Steven Smith

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age36

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    Steven Alexander Smith (born April 12, 1983) is an American professional basketball player. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Dion Waiters10
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    Dion Waiters

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age28

    Number11

    TeamsMiami Heat

    Dion Waiters (born December 10, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
  • Lonnie Walker11
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    Lonnie Walker

    Lonnie Walker IV (born December 14, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Jameer Nelson12
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    Jameer Nelson

    Chester, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    Age37

    Number14

    TeamsOrlando Magic

    Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Marcus Morris13
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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
  • Markieff Morris14
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    Markieff Morris

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPower forward

    Age30

    Number5

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

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

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  • Wayne Ellington15
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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
  • Tyreke Evans16
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    Tyreke Evans

    Chester, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age30

    Number13

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  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson17
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  • Mikal Bridges18
    Mikal Bridges (born August 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • T. J. McConnell19
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    T. J. McConnell

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    Number9

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    T.J. McConnell Jr. (born March 25, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Cuttino Mobley20
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    Cuttino Mobley

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionShooting guard

    Age45

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

    Cuttino Rashawn Mobley (born September 1, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Tom Gola21
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    Tom Gola

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    AgeDec. at 81 (1933-2014)

    TeamsPhiladelphia Warriors, New York Knicks

    Thomas Joseph Gola (January 13, 1933 – January 26, 2014) was an American basketball player and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Bowie22
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    Sam Bowie

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    PositionCenter

    Age58

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers

    Samuel Paul Bowie (born March 17, 1961) is a former American professional basketball player. A... more on Wikipedia
  • Aaron McKie23
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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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  • Lionel Simmons24
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    Lionel Simmons

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionSmall forward

    Age51

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    Lionel James "L-Train" Simmons (born November 14, 1968) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Ryan Arcidiacono25
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    Ryan Arcidiacono

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    PositionPoint guard

    Age25

    Number51

    TeamsChicago Bulls

    Ryan Curran Arcidiacono (born March 26, 1994) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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