Basketball Players From California

California has produced a number of Basketball Players who have made it big. These include Russell Westbrook, Klay Thompson, LaMelo Ball, Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard
22
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer

A four-time All-Star and six-time All-Defensive Team member, Kawhi Leonard has helped two teams win NBA championships while earning the Finals Most Valuable Player award on both THE occasions. In 2015 and 2016, he was named Defensive Player of the Year. Nicknamed the Claw for his amazing ball-hawking skills, Leonard is known for his quiet demeanor off-court.

 2 James Harden

James Harden
18
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo

James Harden is a basketball player, widely regarded as the best shooting guard in the history of the NBA. His prolific ability to score from difficult situations and positions has helped his team win many games. He was part of the United States national team that won the gold medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

 3 Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: November 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Russell Westbrook is a professional basketball player. A nine-time NBA All-Star, Russell is only one of two players in the history of the NBA to average a triple-double for an entire season. An eight-time All-NBA Team member, Russell is one of the most athletic NBA players of all time. He also frequently appears in commercials for brands like Air Jordan.

 4 Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard
7
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: July 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer

Stunning his fans with his precise shooting abilities, 33 points per game average and five NBA All-Star selections, Damian Lillard has only kept rising in his career as a professional basketball player. In addition to playing for Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA, Lillard is devoted to music and has been creating life-inspired songs under his rap persona, Dame D.O.L.L.A.

 5 Ray Allen

Ray Allen
6
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

 6 Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd
5
Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: March 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

 7 Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce
4
Famous As: NBA small forward
Birthdate: October 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra

Former Boston Celtics basketball player Paul Pierce led his team to two NBA Finals and won one NBA championship. He later also played for teams such as the Los Angeles Clippers. The 10-time NBA All-Star was also named the NBA Finals MVP in 2008. Shaquille O'Neal named him “The Truth.”

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 8 Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller
4
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo

 9 William Theodore Walton III

William Theodore Walton III
4
Famous As: American basketball player
Birthdate: November 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio

William Theodore Walton III, popularly known as Bill Walton, is a former basketball player. In 1977, he helped the Portland Trail Blazers win an NBA championship and won another NBA championship in 1986 while playing for the Boston Celtics. In 1993, Walton was made an inductee to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

 10 Gary Payton

Gary Payton
12
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo

 11 Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson
6
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: February 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has won three NBA championships with the team. The five-time NBA All-Star is the son of former basketball player Mychal Thompson. He and Stephen Curry were known as “the Splash Brothers” for setting an NBA record of combined three-pointers, in 2014.

 12 Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball
4
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: October 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
After earning multiple Player of the Year awards in high school, point guard Lonzo Ball also broke the UCLA Bruins record for the most assists in a season. He was the top U.S. freshman, and was eventually drafted by the L.A. Lakers and then traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

 13 Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin
5
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo

Taiwanese-American professional basketball player Jeremy Lin is famous for being the first Asian American to win an NBA championship. He has played for numerous teams in his career, the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) being the latest. He loves music and has collaborated with the rapper MC Jin on the single "The First Opponent."

 14 Paul George

Paul George
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: May 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus

A six-time NBA All-Star, Paul George has been an important player in the NBA for the last decade or so. Apart from making his presence felt in the NBA, Paul George also played a key role in helping the United States men's national basketball team win Olympic gold in the 2016 Summer Olympics held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 15 Kevin Love

Kevin Love
6
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo

 16 Nick Young

Nick Young
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nick Young, also known as "Swaggy P,” is an NBA player who has represented teams such as the Washington Wizards, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He inspired the documentary Second Chance Season and was turned into a meme known as “Confused Nick Young.”

 17 DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

DeMar DeRozan is an American basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. A four-time NBA All-Star, DeRozan has also been an important member of the United States national team, helping the team win gold medals at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 18 Shareef O'Neal

Shareef O'Neal
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Famous As: Shaquille O'Neal's Son
Birthdate: January 11, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Shareef O'Neal, son of legendary basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, plays college basketball for the Southeastern Conference team LSU Tigers. He was redshirted in his first season with the UCLA Bruins. He had a heart condition and later underwent surgery and also wore a monitoring device during practice.

 19 Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday
8
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini

 20 Chris Andersen

Chris Andersen
4
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

 21 Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings
4
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

 22 Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler
4
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: October 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra

 23 Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers
4
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo

 24 Baron Davis

Baron Davis
4
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries

 25 Sabrina Ionescu

Sabrina Ionescu
3
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 26 Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole
5
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo

 27 Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon
4
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo

 28 Jason Collins

Jason Collins
3
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 29 Jalen Green

Jalen Green
2
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 9, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 30 Jeff Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy
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Famous As: Basketball Coach
Birthdate: January 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Jeff Van Gundy is a former basketball coach who now serves as an ESPN commentator. He has been the head coach of the NBA teams the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets. He also led the American national basketball team to win the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup gold medal.

 31 Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams
3
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini

 32 Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer

 33 LaMelo Ball

LaMelo Ball
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 22, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo

Basketball player LaMelo Ball currently represents the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. Born into a family of basketball players, Ball has attracted the attention of sports outlets since his playing career in high school. In 2017, his family's sports apparel company Big Baller Brand released a signature shoe for Ball, making him the youngest sportsperson to own a signature shoe.

 34 Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces

 35 David Lee

David Lee
2
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus

 36 Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez
2
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

 37 Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards
2
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo

 38 Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller
3
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: January 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 39 Tim Hardaway Jr.

Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces

 40 Brian Scalabrine

Brian Scalabrine
2
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces

 41 LiAngelo Ball

LiAngelo Ball
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: November 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
LiAngelo Robert Ball, son of former football player LaVar Ball, was a three-star recruit and played for UCLA, before being suspended for shoplifting at a mall in China. He later played for Prienai and in the JBA League, which was established by LaVar. He is now a free agent.

 42 Luke Walton

Luke Walton
4
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

 43 Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez
5
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

 44 Richard Jefferson

Richard Jefferson
4
Birthdate: June 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini

 45 Jordan Bell

Jordan Bell
2
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 46 Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson
2
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 47 Jared Dudley

Jared Dudley
2
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer

 48 Kenyon Martin Jr.

Kenyon Martin Jr.
2
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 49 Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces

 50 Kelsey Plum

Kelsey Plum
3
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo