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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
USA, Virginia, Hampton
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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Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia
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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Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
USA, Virginia, Harrisonburg
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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Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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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Bob Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
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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Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Chesapeake, Virginia
James Michael "Mike" Scott is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball ...more
8
Andre Ingram is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
Joe Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
USA, Virginia, Norfolk
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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Gerald Henderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
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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Bimbo Coles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia
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
13
George Lynch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Roanoke, USA, Virginia
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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Jerome Kersey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Clarksville, Virginia
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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Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Norcross, Georgia
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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Mark West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia
Mark Andre West is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'10" center from Old Dominion University, West was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1983 ...more
17
Briante Weber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Chesapeake, Virginia
Briante Weber is a basketball player.
18
Monty Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia
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
19
Cory Alexander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Waynesboro city, Virginia
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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Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Frank Leo Mason III is an American basketball player.
21
Troy Daniels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia
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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Paul Pressey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
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
23
J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States of America
Herman "J. R." Reid, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player for several NBA teams. He is currently an assistant coach at Patrick Henry Community College in ...more
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Vernon Macklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Portsmouth, Virginia
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
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Tony Massenburg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Virginia
Sussex, Virginia
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