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The Best NBA Players from Texas  

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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?

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler Junior ...more
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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Christopher Wesson "Chris" Bosh is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. A high school "Mr. ...more
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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas
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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Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Grant Henry Hill is a retired American basketball player. Hill played for four teams in his professional career in the National Basketball Association; the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, ...more
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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Trae Young
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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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas
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) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Tyler, Texas, United States of America
Larry Demetric Johnson is a retired American basketball player who spent his professional career in the National Basketball Association with the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks. He was ...more
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Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas
Anthony Jerome "Spud" Webb is a retired American NBA professional basketball point guard. Webb is notable for winning a slam dunk contest despite being one of the shortest players in ...more
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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas
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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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Myles Turner
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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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
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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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
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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Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas
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) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
San Antonio, Texas
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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Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Port Arthur, Texas
Stephen Jesse Jackson is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Jackson won ...more
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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
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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Taurean Prince is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Taurean Prince San Marcos, Texas
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
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Alex Caruso is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
College Station, Texas
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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Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Garland, Texas
Daron Oshay "Mookie" Blaylock is a retired American professional basketball player. He spent 13 years in the NBA with three teams.
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C. J. Miles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Calvin Andre Miles Jr. (born March 18, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Dallas, Miles was ...more
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Craig Ehlo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Joel Craig Ehlo is a retired American National Basketball Association player. A 6 ft 8 in guard/forward from Odessa Junior College and Washington State University, Ehlo was selected in the third ...more
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Justin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Justin Aaron Jackson is an American basketball player.
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Jonathon Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas
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
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T. J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas
Terrance Jerod "T. J." Ford is an American retired professional basketball player. Having been awarded numerous top basketball accolades in high school and college, Ford entered the ...more
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Danuel House is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Danuel House Houston, Texas
Danuel House is a basketball player.