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The Best NBA Players from Texas

Updated August 20, 2020 8.3k votes 743 voters 19.8k 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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  • Jimmy Butler1
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    Jimmy Butler

    Houston, Texas

    PositionSmall forward

    Age31

    Number21

    TeamsMiami Heat

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

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    #18 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#79 of 177 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

  • Chris Bosh2
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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

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    #123 of 126 The All-Time Best Voice Actors#4 of 27 The Greatest Georgia Tech Basketball Players of All Time

  • Trae Young3
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    Trae Young

    Lubbock, Texas

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #27 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#51 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • LaMarcus Aldridge4
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    LaMarcus Aldridge

    Dallas, Texas

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age35

    Number12

    TeamsSan Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge (born July 19, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #92 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History#57 of 96 The Best Rebounders in NBA History

  • Grant Hill5
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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

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    #43 of 71 Mormon Politicians#28 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • Spud Webb6
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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

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    #4 of 31 The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever#20 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

  • Marcus Smart7
    Marcus Osmond Smart (born March 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who...  more
  • DeAndre Jordan8
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    DeAndre Jordan

    Houston, Texas

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    Number6

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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

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    #122 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#30 of 50 The Best NBA Centers Right Now

  • Myles Turner9
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    Myles Turner

    Bedford, Texas

    PositionCenter

    Number33

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

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

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    #333 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#67 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

  • Julius Randle10
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    Julius Randle

    Dallas, Texas

    PositionPower forward

    Age26

    Number30

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #16 of 141 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time#41 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

  • Larry Johnson11
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    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

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

  • Alex Caruso12
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    Alex Caruso

    College Station, Texas

    PositionGuard

    Age26

    Number4

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (born February 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los...  more
  • Jarrett Allen13
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    Jarrett Allen

    San Diego, California

    PositionCenter

    Number31

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

    Jarrett Allen (born April 21, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Gerald Green14
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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
  • Justise Winslow15
    Justise Jon Winslow (born March 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #18 of 76 The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time#22 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

  • Wesley Matthews16
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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

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    #125 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#230 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

  • Stephen Jackson17
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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

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    #18 of 66 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked#14 of 21 The Best NBA Players Who Rap, Ranked

  • Taurean Prince18
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    Taurean Prince

    San Marcos, Texas

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age26

    Number2

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

    Taurean Waller-Prince (born March 22, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Mookie Blaylock19
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    Mookie Blaylock

    Garland, Texas

    PositionPoint guard

    Age53

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors

    Daron Oshay "Mookie" Blaylock (born March 20, 1967) is an American retired professional...  more
  • K. C. Jones20
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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
  • Danuel House21
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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#6 of 44 The Greatest Texas A&M Basketball Players of All Time

  • T. J. Ford22
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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
  • Emeka Okafor23
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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

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    #13 of 50 The Greatest African NBA Players of All Time#5 of 41 The Greatest UConn Basketball Players of All Time

  • C. J. Miles24
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    C. J. Miles

    Dallas, Texas

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age33

    Number34

    TeamsWashington Wizards

    Calvin Andre Miles Jr. (born March 18, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Justin Jackson25
    Justin Aaron Jackson (born March 28, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for...  more