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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?

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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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
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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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas
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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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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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
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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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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Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas
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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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Tyler, Texas, United States of America
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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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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Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Port Arthur, Texas
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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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Alex Caruso is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Taurean Prince is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Garland, Texas
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
20
Danuel House is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Danuel House Houston, Texas
Danuel House is a basketball player.
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C. J. Miles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Dallas, Texas
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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T. J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas
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) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Justin Aaron Jackson is an American basketball player.
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Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Houston, Texas, United States of America
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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Mike Dunleavy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Michael Joseph Dunleavy Jr. (born September 15, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player who is a pro scout for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association ...more