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The Best NBA Players from Texas

Updated August 20, 2020 7.9k votes 650 voters 17.1k views162 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    Jimmy Butler
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    Jimmy Butler

    Houston, Texas

    PositionSmall forward

    Age30

    Number21

    TeamsMiami Heat

    Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Bosh
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    Chris Bosh

    Dallas, Texas

    PositionPower forward

    Age35

    Number1

    TeamsToronto Raptors

    Christopher Wesson Bosh (born March 24, 1984) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #78 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#40 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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    Trae Young
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    Trae Young

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    LaMarcus Aldridge
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    LaMarcus Aldridge

    Dallas, Texas

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age34

    Number12

    TeamsSan Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge (born July 19, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Spud Webb
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    Spud Webb

    Dallas, Texas

    PositionPoint guard

    Age57

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Anthony Jerome "Spud" Webb (born July 13, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #27 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#24 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

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    Grant Hill
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    Grant Hill

    Dallas, Texas

    PositionSmall forward

    Age47

    Number33

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons

    Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972) is a former American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Marcus Smart
    Marcus Osmond Smart (born March 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia

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    #828 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#29 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

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    DeAndre Jordan
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    DeAndre Jordan

    Houston, Texas

    PositionCenter

    Age31

    Number6

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

    Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    #26 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#29 of 50 The Best NBA Centers Right Now

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    Larry Johnson
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    56

    Larry Johnson

    Tyler, Texas

    PositionPower forward

    Age50

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets, New York Knicks

    Lawrence Demetric Johnson (born March 14, 1969) is an American retired basketball player who... more on Wikipedia

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    #27 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked#44 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

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    Myles Turner
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    Myles Turner

    Myles Christian Turner (born March 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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    #293 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#73 of 96 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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    Jarrett Allen
    Jarrett Allen (born April 21, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex Caruso
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    Alex Caruso

    College Station, Texas

    PositionGuard

    Age25

    Number4

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (born February 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Julius Randle
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    57

    Julius Randle

    Dallas, Texas

    PositionPower forward

    Age25

    Number30

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Gerald Green
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    Gerald Green

    Houston, Texas

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age33

    Number25

    TeamsHouston Rockets

    Gerald Green (born January 26, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Justise Winslow
    Justise Jon Winslow (born March 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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    #17 of 76 The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time#18 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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    Stephen Jackson
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    Stephen Jackson

    Port Arthur, Texas

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age41

    Number3

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Jesse Jackson (born April 5, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #18 of 66 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked#47 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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    Wesley Matthews
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    Wesley Matthews

    San Antonio, Texas

    PositionShooting guard

    Age33

    Number23

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. (born October 14, 1986) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    #133 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#236 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

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    Mookie Blaylock
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    Mookie Blaylock

    Garland, Texas

    PositionPoint guard

    Age52

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors

    Daron Oshay "Mookie" Blaylock (born March 20, 1967) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Taurean Prince
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    Taurean Prince

    San Marcos, Texas

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age25

    Number2

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

    Taurean Waller-Prince (born March 22, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    T. J. Ford
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    T. J. Ford

    Houston, Texas

    PositionPoint guard

    Age36

    TeamsToronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks

    Terrance Jerod Ford (born March 24, 1983) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    K. C. Jones
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    K. C. Jones

    Taylor, Texas

    Age87

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    K. C. Jones (born May 25, 1932) is an American retired professional basketball player and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Danuel House
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    Danuel House

    Houston, Texas

    PositionForward

    Age26

    Danuel House is a basketball player.

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    #61 of 73 The Best Houston Rockets of All Time#5 of 44 The Greatest Texas A&M Basketball Players of All Time

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    C. J. Miles
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    C. J. Miles

    Dallas, Texas

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age32

    Number34

    TeamsWashington Wizards

    Calvin Andre Miles Jr. (born March 18, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
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    Emeka Okafor
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    Emeka Okafor

    Houston, Texas

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age37

    Number50

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats

    Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi "Emeka" Okafor (born September 28, 1982) is an American professional... more on Wikipedia

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    #5 of 41 The Greatest UConn Basketball Players of All Time#14 of 38 The Greatest African NBA Players of All Time

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    Kendrick Perkins
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    Kendrick Perkins

    Nederland, Texas

    PositionCenter

    Age35

    Number5

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    Kendrick Le'Dale Perkins (born November 10, 1984) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia