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The Best NBA Players from Texas 

Ranker NBA
Updated July 18, 2019 5k votes 527 voters 13.2k views 161 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Texas.

Here are the best NBA players from Texas. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Texas includes players from Dallas, like LaMarcus Aldridge and Grant Hill, as well as players from Houston, like Jimmy Butler and Gerald Green. Who is the greatest NBA player from Texas?

Vote up the top Texas 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 Texas with a list of the best NFL players from Texas.

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Small forward from Houston, Texas

Age: 30

Number: 21

Teams: Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college ...more

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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Power forward from Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Age: 35

Number: 1

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Christopher Wesson Bosh (born March 24, 1984) is an American former professional basketball player. A high school "Mr. Basketball" in Texas, Bosh left Georgia Tech after one season to ...more

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#85 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #40 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #85 of 343 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Power forward and Center from Dallas, Texas

Age: 34

Number: 12

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge (born July 19, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The power forward played ...more

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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Trae Young

Number: 11

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Small forward from Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Age: 47

Number: 33

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons

Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972) is a former American professional basketball player and current Hudl videographer for Orlando City SC. He is also currently a host of NBA TV's NBA Inside ...more

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Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Point guard from Dallas, Texas

Age: 56

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves

Anthony Jerome "Spud" Webb (born July 13, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball point guard. Webb, who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), is known for ...more

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Center from Houston, Texas

Age: 31

Number: 6

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more

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Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Power forward from Tyler, Texas, United States of America

Age: 50

Teams: Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks

Lawrence Demetric Johnson (born March 14, 1969) is an American retired basketball player who spent his professional career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Charlotte Hornets ...more

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas

Age: 25

Number: 36

Teams: Boston Celtics

Marcus Osmond Smart (born March 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more

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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Myles Turner

Number: 33

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Myles Christian Turner (born March 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season for the Texas ...more

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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Power forward from Dallas, Texas

Age: 25

Number: 30

Teams: New York Knicks

Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his only season of college ...more

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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas

Number: 31

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Jarrett Allen (born April 21, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets for the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas ...more

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Alex Caruso is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Guard from College Station, Texas

Age: 25

Number: 4

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Alex Caruso (born February 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Shooting guard and Small forward from Houston, Texas

Age: 33

Number: 25

Teams: Houston Rockets

Gerald Green (born January 26, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Boston Celtics with ...more

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Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Shooting guard from San Antonio, Texas

Age: 33

Number: 23

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. (born October 14, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Small forward / Point guard from Houston

Number: 20

Teams: Miami Heat

Justise Jon Winslow (born March 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke ...more

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Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Shooting guard and Small forward from Port Arthur, Texas

Age: 41

Number: 3

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors

Stephen Jesse Jackson (born April 5, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the New Jersey Nets, ...more

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Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Point guard from Garland, Texas

Age: 52

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors

Daron Oshay "Mookie" Blaylock (born March 20, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent 13 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the New ...more

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Taurean Prince is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Taurean Prince Small forward and Power forward from San Marcos, Texas

Age: 25

Number: 2

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Taurean Waller-Prince (born March 22, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
20
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Power forward and Center from Houston, Texas, United States of America

Age: 37

Number: 50

Teams: Charlotte Bobcats

Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi "Emeka" Okafor (born September 28, 1982) is an American professional basketball player. Okafor attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and the University ...more

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T. J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Point guard from Houston, Texas

Age: 36

Teams: Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks

Terrance Jerod Ford (born March 24, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. Having been awarded numerous top basketball accolades in high school and college, Ford entered the ...more

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Justin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Small forward from Houston

Number: 44

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Justin Aaron Jackson (born March 28, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jackson played basketball in the ...more
23
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Center from Nederland, Texas

Age: 35

Number: 5

Teams: Boston Celtics

Kendrick Le'Dale Perkins (born November 10, 1984) is an American former professional basketball player. He entered the NBA straight out of high school and played for the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma ...more
24
Danuel House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Danuel House Forward from Houston, Texas

Age: 26

Danuel House is a basketball player.

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Jonathon Simmons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Shooting guard and Small forward from Houston

Number: 14

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Jonathon Calvin Simmons (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of ...more