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The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.

Updated July 13, 2020 1.7k votes 190 voters 6.3k views67 items

List RulesOnly 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.?

Vote up the top Washington D.C. NBA players, and add your favorite players if they're missing from the list. 

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    Kevin Durant
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    Kevin Durant

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

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  • 2
    Elgin Baylor
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    Elgin Baylor

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward

    Age85

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934) is an American former basketball player, coach, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Adrian Dantley
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    Adrian Dantley

    Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age64

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Adrian Delano Dantley (born February 28, 1956) is an American retired basketball player who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Dave Bing
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    Dave Bing

    Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age76

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    David Bing (born November 24, 1943) is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball player,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Austin Carr
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    Austin Carr

    Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards

    PositionGuard

    Age71

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number22, 34

    Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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    Johnny Dawkins
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    Johnny Dawkins

    Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    Age56

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr. (born September 28, 1963) is an American basketball coach and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Walt Williams
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    Walt Williams

    Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age49

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Walter Ander "The Wizard" Williams (born April 16, 1970) is a retired American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Sherman Douglas
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    Sherman Douglas

    Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age53

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Sherman Douglas (born September 15, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Thurl Bailey
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    Thurl Bailey

    Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age58

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Thurl Lee Bailey (born April 7, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Blue Edwards
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    Blue Edwards

    Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics

    Age54

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Theodore "Blue" Edwards (born October 31, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    John Lucas III
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    John Lucas III

    John Harding Lucas III (born November 21, 1982) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    John Battle
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    John Battle

    Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age57

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    John Sidney Battle (born November 9, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Donald Hodge
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    Donald Hodge

    Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age50

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Donald Jerome Hodge (born February 25, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Quinn Cook
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    Quinn Cook

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number2

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  • 15
    Tim Bassett
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    Tim Bassett

    New York Nets, Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age68

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Eugene Timothy Bassett (April 1, 1951 – December 9, 2018) was an American basketball player.... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Kenny Carr
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    Kenny Carr

    Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age64

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Kenneth Alan Carr (born August 15, 1955) is a retired American basketball player. Carr won a... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Delonte West
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    Delonte West

    Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age36

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Delonte Maurice West (born July 26, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Adrian Branch
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    Adrian Branch

    Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

    Age56

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Adrian Francis Branch (born November 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Sidney Lowe
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    Sidney Lowe

    Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks

    Age59

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Sidney Rochell Lowe (born January 21, 1960) is an American basketball former player and coach.... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Claude Gregory
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    Claude Gregory

    Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers

    Age61

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Claude Andre Gregory (born December 26, 1958) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Ed Davis
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    Ed Davis

    Utah Jazz

    PositionPower forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number17

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  • 22
    DerMarr Johnson
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    DerMarr Johnson

    Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    DerMarr Miles Johnson (born May 5, 1980) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Charles Smith
    Charles Edward Smith IV (born November 29, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Fred Hetzel
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    Fred Hetzel

    Philadelphia 76ers, Cincinnati Royals

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age77

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Fred W. Hetzel (born July 21, 1942) is a retired American basketball player who played six... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Johnny Austin
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    Johnny Austin

    Baltimore Bullets

    Age75

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    John W. Austin (born August 31, 1944) is a retired American basketball player. Born in... more on Wikipedia