Basketball The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.  

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List Rules Only NBA players born in Washington.

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.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of ...more
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Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Elgin Gay Baylor is a retired American basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 13 seasons as a forward in the National Basketball Association for the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers, ...more
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Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Adrian Delano Dantley is a retired American basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association. A forward/guard and six-time NBA All-Star, he was inducted into the ...more
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Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
David "Dave" Bing is an American businessman, retired Hall of Fame basketball player, and former mayor of Detroit, Michigan. After starring at Syracuse University, Bing played 12 ...more
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Kenny Carr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Kenneth Alan Carr is a retired American basketball player. A 6'7" forward from North Carolina State University, Carr won a gold medal with the United States national basketball team at the ...more
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John Battle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
John Sidney Battle is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6' 2" guard from Rutgers University, Battle was selected in the fourth round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Atlanta ...more
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Johnny Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Johnny Earl Dawkins, Jr. is an American basketball coach and former player who is the current head coach of the Stanford Cardinal men's basketball team, a position he assumed in 2008. He was a ...more
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Thurl Bailey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Thurl Lee Bailey is an American retired professional basketball player whose NBA career spanned from 1983 to 1999 with the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Tim Bassett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Eugene Timothy "Tim" Bassett is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately for the University of Georgia. He was selected by the Buffalo Braves in the 7th round of ...more
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Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Austin George Carr is a retired American professional basketball player who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Washington Bullets of the National Basketball Association. ...more
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Sherman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Sherman Douglas is a retired American professional basketball player from Syracuse University who played for the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and the Los Angeles ...more
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James White is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
James William White IV is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. Standing at a height of 6'7", and weighing 215 lbs, he ...more
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Charles Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Charles Edward Smith IV is a retired American professional basketball player who played with the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA.
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John Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
John Turner Washington, D.C., United States of America
John L. Turner is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 1st round of the 1991 NBA Draft. A 6'8" power forward from Allegany ...more
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Ed Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Edward Adam Davis is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by ...more
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Adrian Branch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Adrian Francis Branch is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'7" guard/forward out of DeMatha high school, Branch starred at the University of Maryland from 1981 to 1985. ...more
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John Austin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Johnny Austin Washington, D.C., United States of America
John W. "Johnny" Austin is a retired American basketball player. Born in Washington, D.C., he played collegiately for the Boston College. He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the ...more
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Sharrod Ford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Sharrod Ford is an American professional basketball player who plays for Paris-Levallois Basket of the LNB Pro A.
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Randolph Childress is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Randolph Childress is an American former professional basketball player. He is currently an assistant coach for his alma mater, Wake Forest University.
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Fred Hetzel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Fred W. Hetzel is a retired American basketball player.
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Blue Edwards is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Theodore "Blue" Edwards is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. Edwards played ten years in the league.
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Quinn Cook is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Quinn Alexander Cook (born March 23, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Anthony Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Anthony Hamilton Jones is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'6" 195 lb guard and played collegiately at Georgetown University from 1981 to 1983, and at University ...more
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DerMarr Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
DerMarr Miles Johnson is an American professional basketball player. Johnson was a consensus McDonald's, Parade Magazine and USA Today high school All-American as well as Parade's National High ...more
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Donald Hodge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Donald Jerome Hodge is a retired American professional basketball player.