Basketball The Best NBA Players from Virginia  

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List Rules Only NBA players born in Virginia.

Here are the best NBA players from Virginia. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Virginia includes Allen Iverson, Moses Malone, Alonzo Mourning, and Ralph Sampson. Who is the greatest NBA player from Virginia?

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Hampton, Virginia, United States of America
Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for four different teams during 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He played both the point ...more
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25 5
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia, United States of America
Moses Eugene Malone is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball player who starred in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. A three-time NBA MVP ...more
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21 8
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States of America
Ralph Lee Sampson, Jr. is a retired American basketball player. A 7-foot-4 phenom, three-time College Player of the Year, and No. 1 pick in the 1983 NBA draft, Sampson brought heavy expectations ...more
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22 9
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States of America
Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player, who played most of his 15-year NBA career for the Miami Heat. Nicknamed "Zo", Mourning played at ...more
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17 7
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States of America
Wardell Stephen "Dell" Curry I is a retired American professional basketball player who received his education from Fort Defiance High School and Virginia Tech. Curry played in the ...more
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14 6
Jerome Kersey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Clarksville, Virginia, United States of America
Jerome Kersey was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle ...more
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14 6
Bob Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
Robert L. "Bob" Dandridge is an American former professional basketball player. In 1992, Dandridge was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
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Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia, United States of America
John Sylvester Newman, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6' 7" and 210 lb guard/forward, Newman starred at the University of Richmond, before going on to play in ...more
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11 6
Gerald Henderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
Jerome McKinley "Gerald" Henderson, Sr. is a retired American basketball player. He was a combo guard who had a 13-year career in the National Basketball Association from 1979 until ...more
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7 2
Bimbo Coles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia, United States of America
Vernell Eufaye "Bimbo" Coles is a retired American basketball player. Coles was a standout at Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He played his college basketball ...more
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14 10
Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Norcross, Georgia, United States of America
Jeremy Emmanuel Lamb is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. As a freshman, he was the second-leading ...more
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10 6
Andre Ingram is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Andre Ingram
Andre Ingram is a basketball player for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team.
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7 3
George Lynch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia, United States of America
George DeWitt Lynch III is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1993 to 2005. He holds the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill basketball record ...more
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4 0
Monty Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia, United States of America
Tavares Montgomery "Monty" Williams, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player and the head coach for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association and ...more
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7 4
Skeeter Swift is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Skeeter Swift
Harley E. "Skeeter" Swift was an American professional basketball player. A 6'3" guard from East Tennessee State University, Swift was selected in the third round (31st pick ...more
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7 4
Bernie Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Bernie Harris
C. Bernard Harris was a professional basketball power forward who played one season season in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Buffalo Braves during the 1974–75 season. He ...more
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6 3
Joe Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia, United States of America
Joseph Leynard Smith is an American former professional basketball player who last played at power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Smith was ...more
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5 2
Isaiah Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Isaiah Morris Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
Isaiah Butch Morris is a retired American professional basketball player. Morris played two season with the University of Arkansas before being selected by the Miami Heat in the 2nd round of the ...more
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10 8
Tony Massenburg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Sussex, Virginia, United States of America
Tony Arnel Massenburg is an American former professional basketball player. He shares an NBA record with Chucky Brown, Joe Smith, and Jim Jackson for having played with twelve different teams ...more
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7 5
Jimmy Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Amherst, Virginia, United States of America
James "Jimmy" Walker was an American professional basketball player. A 6'3" guard, he played nine seasons in the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, and ...more
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7 5
Cory Alexander is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Waynesboro city, Virginia, United States of America
Cory Lynn Alexander is an American former professional basketball player. After a career at the University of Virginia, Alexander was the 29th overall selection of the 1995 NBA Draft, chosen by ...more
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7 5
Troy Daniels is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia, United States of America
Troy Daniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. Daniels played college basketball at Virginia ...more
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6 4
Paul Pressey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
Paul Matthew Pressey is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Pressey is ...more
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6 4
Terry Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia, United States of America
Terry Raymond Davis is a retired American professional basketball player who, at 6'10" and 225 lb, played as a power forward and center for the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Washington ...more
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5 3
Vernon Macklin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America
Vernon Leon Macklin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Al Jaysh of the Qatari Basketball League. He played college basketball for the University of Florida ...more