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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
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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Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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) 5 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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Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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Paul Arizin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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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Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from 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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Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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 for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Rondae Jaquan Hollis-Jefferson is an American professional basketball player.
15
T. J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Wayne Ellington is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michael Anthony Edward Kidd-Gilchrist is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. In June 2019, ...more
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Aaron McKie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aaron Fitzgerald McKie is an American basketball coach and former player who is currently an assistant coach for Temple University. Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers 17th overall in the ...more
20
Steven Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Steven Smith Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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Tom Gola is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Thomas Joseph "Tom" Gola was an American basketball player and politician. He is widely considered one of the greatest NCAA basketball players of all-time.
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Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cuttino Rashawn Mobley is an American retired professional basketball player who played from 1998 to 2008 in the National Basketball Association.
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Marc Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marc Anthony Jackson is an American former professional basketball player.
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Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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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Walter Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Pennsylvania
Walter Szczerbiak Hamburg, Germany
Walter Szczerbiak Sr. is a former American professional basketball player. At 6'6", Szczerbiak played at the small forward position. On February 3, 2008, Szczerbiak was chosen as one of the ...more