NBA 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, United States of America
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more
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47 15
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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47 15
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Aldridge, a 6 ft 11 in, 240-pound ...more
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41 15
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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Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
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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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas, United States of America
Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for Texas ...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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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Rayford Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. On ...more
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27 9
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
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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30 13
Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Marcus Osmond Smart is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Oklahoma ...more
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29 13
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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30 15
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his only season of ...more
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Jonathon Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 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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25 13
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
Wesley Matthews, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
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Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America
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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Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Garland, Texas, United States of America
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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Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas, United States of America
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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Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas, United States of America
Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi "Emeka" Okafor is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. Prior to the National Basketball Association, Okafor attended Bellaire ...more
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C. J. Miles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Calvin Andre "C. J." Miles, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. A native of Dallas, ...more
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Taurean Prince is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
San Marcos, Texas, United States of America
Taurean Waller-Prince is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Baylor Bears.
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Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Nederland, Texas, United States of America
Kendrick La'Dale Perkins is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Perkins has also previously played ...more
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T. J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas, United States of America
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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Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Abilene, Texas, United States of America
William Walton "Bill" Sharman was an American professional basketball player and coach. He is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy ...more
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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Justise Jon Winslow is an American professional basketball player.
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Kurt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Kurt Vincent Thomas is a retired American professional basketball player. Thomas is a 6'9", 230 lb. power forward-center known for his hard-nosed playing style and tough defense. Drafted by ...more