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The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C. 

Ranker NBA
Updated July 24, 2019 869 votes 108 voters 3k views 67 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Washington, D.C.

Here are the best NBA players from Washington D.C.. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Washington D.C. includes Kevin Durant, Elgin Baylor, Adrian Dantley, and Austin Carr. Who is the greatest NBA player from Washington D.C.?

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more

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Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles Lakers
Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934) is an American former basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 14 seasons as a small forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for ...more

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Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz
Adrian Delano Dantley (born February 28, 1956) is an American retired basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A forward and six-time NBA All-Star, ...more

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Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons
David Bing (born November 24, 1943) is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball player, former mayor of Detroit, Michigan, and businessman. After starring at Syracuse University, Bing played ...more

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Sherman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Sherman Douglas
Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat
Sherman Douglas (born September 15, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player from Syracuse University who played for the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey ...more

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Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers
Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Washington Bullets of the National ...more

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Charles Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Charles Edward Smith IV (born November 29, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who played with the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA.
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Walt Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers
Walter Ander "The Wizard" Williams (born April 16, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player. A sharpshooting 6'8" forward/guard, Williams attended school at the ...more
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Tim Bassett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
New York Nets, Brooklyn Nets
Eugene Timothy Bassett (April 1, 1951 – December 9, 2018) was an American basketball player. He was a staff member for the charitable group Heroes and Cool Kids.
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Johnny Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons
Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr. (born September 28, 1963) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the UCF men's basketball team. From 2008 to 2016, he was the head ...more

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John Battle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers
John Sidney Battle (born November 9, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6' 2" (1.88 m) guard from Rutgers University, Battle was selected in the fourth round of ...more
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Roger Mason, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls
Roger Philip Mason Jr. (born September 10, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the ...more
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Dominic Pressley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Dominic Pressley
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls
Dominic Ivan Pressley is a retired professional basketball point guard who played one season in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Washington Bullets and the Chicago Bulls. ...more
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John Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
John Turner
Houston Rockets
John L. Turner (born November 30, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player.
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Quinn Cook is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Alexander Cook (born March 23, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Ed Davis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Utah Jazz
Edward Adam Davis (born June 5, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball at ...more

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Craig Shelton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Atlanta Hawks
Craig Anthony Shelton is a retired American basketball player. He played in parts of two seasons in the National Basketball Association. Shelton, a 6'7" forward from Dunbar High School in ...more
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Tom Hoover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Tom Hoover
New York Nets, St. Louis Hawks, Denver Nuggets
Thomas Lee Hoover, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'9" forward/center from Villanova University, Hoover played in the National Basketball Association from 1963 ...more
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Jerry Chambers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves
Jerome Purcell "Jerry" Chambers (born July 18, 1943) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'5" and 185 pounds, he played as a forward.
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Kermit Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers
Kermit Alan Washington (born September 17, 1951) is an American former professional basketball player. Washington is best remembered for punching opposing player Rudy Tomjanovich during an ...more

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DerMarr Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks
DerMarr Miles Johnson (born May 5, 1980) is an American professional basketball player. Johnson was a consensus McDonald's, Parade Magazine and USA Today high school All-American as well as ...more
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Eddie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers
Edward Montgomery Jordan (born January 29, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player and the assistant coach of the Charlotte Hornets. He formerly served as head coach of the ...more
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Jerome Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks
Jerome Williams may refer to: Jerome Williams (basketball) (born 1973), basketball player Jerome Williams (baseball) (born 1981), Major League Baseball player
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Moochie Norris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics
Martyn Bernard "Moochie" Norris (born July 27, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who played several seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as ...more
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Delonte West is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics
Delonte Maurice West (born July 26, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Boston Celtics, Seattle ...more