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The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.  

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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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John Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Boston Celtics
John Robert Thompson Jr. (born September 2, 1941) is a former American college basketball coach for the Georgetown Hoyas. He is now a professional radio and TV sports commentator. In 1984, he ...more
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Roland Taylor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Fatty Taylor Denver Nuggets
Roland Morris "Fatty" Taylor (March 13, 1946 – December 7, 2017) was an American professional basketball player. A 6’0" guard born in Washington, D.C. and an alum of La Salle ...more
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Johnny Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Johnny Jones
John Jones (born March 12, 1943) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'7" forward from California State University, Los Angeles, Jones played one season (1967-68) in the National ...more
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Dominic Pressley is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 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) 10 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) 11 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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Sherman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Patrick Patterson is listed (or ranked) 13 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 for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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John Battle is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Thurl Bailey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves
Thurl Lee Bailey (born April 7, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player whose NBA career spanned from 1983 to 1999 with the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bailey ...more
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Johnny Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Bernie Williams San Diego Rockets
Bernard Williams (December 30, 1945 – 2002) was an American basketball player who attended DeMatha Catholic High School, a college preparatory high school in Hyattsville, Maryland near ...more
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Curtis Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Curtis Perry Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, San Diego Rockets
Curtis R. Perry (born September 13, 1948) is a retired American basketball player. Born in Washington, D.C., he attended Southwest Missouri State University and played at forward. Perry was ...more
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Don Reid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons
Don Reid (born December 30, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round (58th pick overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft. In ...more
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Bernard Robinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Bernard Robinson Charlotte Bobcats, Brooklyn Nets
Bernard Gregory Robinson, Jr. (born December 26, 1980) is an American professional basketball player.
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Tom Sluby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.
Tom Sluby Dallas Mavericks
Tom Griffin Sluby (born February 18, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'4" (1.93 m) and 200 lb (91 kg) shooting guard and played collegiately at the ...more
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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 (born March 28, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The Animal", he played in seven seasons from 1994–2001 in the National ...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 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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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. (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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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