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The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.  

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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 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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John Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
John Turner Houston Rockets
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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Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz
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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Roland Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Fatty Taylor Denver Nuggets
Roland Morris “Fatty” Taylor is an American former professional basketball player. A 6’0” guard born in Washington, D.C. and an alum of La Salle University, Taylor joined the American Basketball ...more
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Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons
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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Cedric Lewis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Cedric Lewis Washington Wizards
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Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Bernie Williams San Diego Rockets
Bernie Williams is a retired American basketball player who played at La Salle University for four years. In the 1969 NBA Draft, Williams was selected by the San Diego Rockets. He played with ...more
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Curtis Perry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Curtis Perry Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, San Diego Rockets
Curtis R. Perry is a retired American basketball player. Born in Washington, D.C., he attended Southwest Missouri State University and played at forward. Perry was selected by the San Diego ...more
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Don Reid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons
Don Reid is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round of the 1995 NBA Draft. In his career, Reid played for the Pistons, ...more
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Johnny Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Johnny Jones
John "Johnny" Jones is a retired American basketball player. A 6'7" forward from California State University, Los Angeles, Jones played one season in the National Basketball ...more
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Walt Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers
Walter Ander "The Wizard" Williams is a retired American professional basketball player. A sharpshooting 6'8" forward/guard, Williams attended school at the University of Maryland ...more
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Tom Sluby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Tom Sluby Dallas Mavericks
Tom Griffin Sluby is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'4" and 200 lb shooting guard and played collegiately at the University of Notre Dame from 1980–1984. Sluby ...more
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John Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Boston Celtics
John Robert Thompson, Jr. is an American former college basketball coach for the Georgetown Hoyas. He is now a professional radio and TV sports commentator. In 1984, he became the first ...more
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Dominic Pressley is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Quinn Cook is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers
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) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Sherman Douglas Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat
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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Patrick Patterson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Davell Patterson (born March 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He played ...more
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John Battle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers
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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Thurl Bailey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves
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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Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics
Michael John Smith is a retired American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The Animal," he played in seven seasons from 1994–2001 in the NBA. A 6'8" power forward from ...more
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Tim Bassett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
New York Nets, Brooklyn Nets
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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Roger Mason, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls
Roger Philip Mason, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
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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 is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Saint Joseph's