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The Best NBA Players from Virginia

Updated July 18, 2019 3.0k votes 391 voters 10.8k views70 items

List RulesOnly 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?

Vote up the top Virginia 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 Virginia with a list of the best NFL players from Virginia.

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  • Allen Iverson1
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    Allen Iverson

    Hampton, Virginia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age45

    Number1

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

    Allen Ezail Iverson (; born June 7, 1975), nicknamed "the Answer", is an American former...  more

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    #1 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#4 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • Moses Malone2
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    Moses Malone

    Virginia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age64

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets

    Moses Eugene Malone (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player...  more

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    #12 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History#5 of 25 The Best Power Forwards of the 80s

  • Alonzo Mourning3
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    Alonzo Mourning

    Chesapeake, Virginia

    PositionCenter

    Age49

    Number33

    TeamsMiami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets

    Alonzo Harding Mourning Jr. (born February 8, 1970) is an American former professional...  more

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    #3 of 22 The Greatest Georgetown Basketball Players of All Time#5 of 30 The Best NBA Centers of the '90s

  • Dell Curry4
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    Dell Curry

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age55

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks

    Wardell Stephen "Dell" Curry I (born June 25, 1964) is an American former professional...  more

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    #159 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#67 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • Ralph Sampson5
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    Ralph Sampson

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    PositionCenter

    Age59

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors

    Ralph Lee Sampson Jr. (born July 7, 1960) is an American retired basketball player. He is a...  more

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    #83 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#53 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

  • Bob Dandridge6
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    Bob Dandridge

    Richmond, Virginia

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age72

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks

    Robert L. Dandridge (born November 15, 1947) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    #934 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#195 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

  • Jerome Kersey7
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    Jerome Kersey

    Clarksville, Virginia

    PositionSmall forward

    Age57

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

    Jerome Kersey (June 26, 1962 – February 18, 2015) was an American professional basketball...  more
  • Joe Smith8
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    Joe Smith

    Virginia, United States of America

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age44

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

    Joseph Leynard Smith (born July 26, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player...  more
  • Mike Scott9
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    Mike Scott

    Chesapeake, Virginia

    PositionForward, Power forward

    Age31

    Number32

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    James Michael "Mike" Scott is an American professional basketball player who currently plays...  more
  • Johnny Newman10
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    Johnny Newman

    Virginia, United States of America

    Age56

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks

    John Sylvester Newman, Jr. (born November 28, 1963) is an American retired professional...  more
  • Frank Mason III11
    Frank Leo Mason III (born April 3, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Gerald Henderson12
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    Gerald Henderson

    Richmond, Virginia

    Age63

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

    Jerome McKinley "Gerald" Henderson Sr. (born January 16, 1956) is an American retired...  more
  • Jeremy Lamb13
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    Jeremy Lamb

    Norcross, Georgia

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    Number26

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    Jeremy Emmanuel Lamb (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Paul Pressey14
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    Paul Pressey

    Richmond, Virginia

    PositionSmall forward

    Age61

    TeamsGolden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

    Paul Matthew Pressey (born December 24, 1958) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Justin Anderson15
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    Justin Anderson

    Montross, Virginia

    PositionGuard

    Justin Anderson is a basketball player....  more
  • Bryant Stith16
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    Bryant Stith

    Virginia

    PositionShooting guard

    Age49

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets

    Bryant Lamonica Stith (born December 10, 1970) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Bernie Harris17
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    Bernie Harris

    C. Bernard Harris was a professional basketball power forward who played one season season in...  more
  • Andre Ingram18
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    Andre Ingram

    Area code 218, Minneapolis

    PositionForward

    Age28

    Andre Ingram is a basketball player for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team....
  • Mark West19
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    Mark West

    Virginia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age59

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Mark Andre West (born November 5, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player....  more
  • Troy Daniels20
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    Troy Daniels

    Roanoke, Virginia

    PositionGuard

    Age29

    Number30

    Troy Daniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the...  more
  • George Lynch21
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    George Lynch

    Roanoke, Virginia

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age49

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans

    George DeWitt Lynch III (born September 3, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • J.R. Reid22
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    J.R. Reid

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    PositionPower forward

    Age51

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks

    Herman "J. R." Reid Jr. (born March 31, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Briante Weber23
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    Briante Weber

    Chesapeake, Virginia

    PositionGuard

    Age27

    Number2

    Briante Weber is a basketball player....  more
  • Monty Williams24
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    PositionSmall forward

    Age49

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

    Montgomery Eli Williams (born October 8, 1971) is an American professional basketball coach...  more
  • Bimbo Coles25
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    Bimbo Coles

    Virginia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age51

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat

    Vernell Eufaye "Bimbo" Coles (born April 22, 1968) is a retired American basketball player....  more