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The Best NBA Players from Texas

Updated August 20, 2020 8.7k votes 783 voters 21.1k 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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    Jimmy Butler

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

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    Chris Bosh

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

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    #124 of 127 The All-Time Best Voice Actors#3 of 27 The Greatest Georgia Tech Basketball Players of All Time

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    Trae Young

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

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    #52 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#24 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players

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    LaMarcus Aldridge

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

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    #99 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History#196 of 199 The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

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    Grant Hill

    Dallas, Texas
    Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972) is a former American professional basketball player...  more

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    #43 of 71 Mormon Politicians#2 of 76 The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time

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    Spud Webb

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

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    #3 of 31 The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever#19 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

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    DeAndre Jordan

    Houston, Texas
    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#36 of 67 The Best NBA Centers Right Now

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    Marcus Smart

    Flower Mound, Texas
    Marcus Osmond Smart (born March 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who...  more

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    #26 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time#30 of 71 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

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    Alex Caruso

    College Station, Texas
    Alex Caruso (born February 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los...  more
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    Julius Randle

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

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

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    Myles Turner

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

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    #68 of 103 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#55 of 265 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

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    Larry Johnson

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

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    #45 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#113 of 269 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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    Jarrett Allen (born April 21, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
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    Gerald Green

    Houston, Texas
    Gerald Green (born January 26, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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    #20 of 27 All The Craziest NBA Dunk Contest Championship Performances#50 of 89 The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

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    Justise Winslow

    Houston, Texas
    Justise Jon Winslow (born March 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
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    Wesley Matthews

    San Antonio, Texas
    Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. (born October 14, 1986) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #131 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#21 of 92 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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    Stephen Jackson

    Port Arthur, Texas
    Stephen Jesse Jackson (born April 5, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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

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    Taurean Prince

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

    Garland, Texas
    Daron Oshay "Mookie" Blaylock (born March 20, 1967) is an American retired professional...  more

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    #15 of 27 The Best '90s Point Guards#5 of 26 The Greatest Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Players of All Time

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    K. C. Jones

    Taylor, Texas
    K. C. Jones (born May 25, 1932) is an American retired professional basketball player and...  more
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    Danuel House

    Houston, Texas
    Danuel Kennedy House Jr. (born June 7, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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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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    Jeff Foster

    San Antonio, Texas
    Jeff Foster may refer to: Jeff Foster (basketball) Jeff Foster (spiritual teacher)...  more

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    #66 of 96 The Best Rebounders in NBA History#30 of 54 The Best Indiana Pacers of All Time

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    T. J. Ford

    Houston, Texas
    Terrance Jerod Ford (born March 24, 1983) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    Kendrick Perkins

    Nederland, Texas
    Kendrick Le'Dale Perkins (born November 10, 1984) is an American former professional...  more
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    Justin Jackson

    Houston, Texas
    Justin Aaron Jackson (born March 28, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for...  more