Basketball Players From California

California has produced a number of Basketball Players who have made it big. These include James Harden, Klay Thompson, Russell Westbrook, LaMelo Ball, Kawhi Leonard 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
(Basketball Player)

Kawhi Leonard
32
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
(Basketball player)

James Harden
25
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
(Basketball Player)

Russell Westbrook
29
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
(Basketball Player)

Damian Lillard
8
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
(Basketball player)

Ray Allen
9
Birthdate: July 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

 6 
Reggie Miller
(Basketball player)

Reggie Miller
5
Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo

 7 
Paul Pierce
(Basketball player)

Paul Pierce
6
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 
Jason Kidd
(Former Basketball player at point guard position)

Jason Kidd
8
Birthdate: March 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

 9 
Gary Payton
(Former Basketball player who played the point guard position)

Gary Payton
13
Birthdate: July 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo

 10 
William Theodore Walton III
(Basketball player)

William Theodore Walton III
6
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.

 11 
Klay Thompson
(Basketball Player)

Klay Thompson
8
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
(Basketball Player)

Lonzo Ball
10
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 
Paul George
(Basketball player)

Paul George
8
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.

 14 
Jeremy Lin
(Actor)

Jeremy Lin
9
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."

 15 
DeMar DeRozan
(Basketball player)

DeMar DeRozan
8
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.

 16 
Kevin Love
(Basketball player)

Kevin Love
7
Birthdate: September 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo

 17 
Nick Young
(Basketball player)

Nick Young
7
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.”

 18 
Shareef O'Neal
(Basketball player)

Shareef O'Neal
9
Birthdate: January 9, 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
(Basketball player)

Jrue Holiday
8
Birthdate: June 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini

 20 
Luke Walton
(Basketball player)

Luke Walton
4
Birthdate: March 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

 21 
Brook Lopez
(Basketball player)

Brook Lopez
6
Birthdate: April 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

 22 
Jalen Green
(Basketball player)

Jalen Green
2
Birthdate: February 9, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 23 
Tyson Chandler
(Basketball Player)

Tyson Chandler
5
Birthdate: October 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra

 24 
Baron Davis
(Basketball player Point guard)

Baron Davis
4
Birthdate: April 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries

 25 
Brandon Jennings
(Basketball player)

Brandon Jennings
6
Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

 26 
Aaron Gordon
(Basketball Player)

Aaron Gordon
4
Birthdate: September 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo

 27 
Richard Jefferson
(Basketball player)

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

 28 
Austin Rivers
(Basketball player)

Austin Rivers
4
Birthdate: August 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo

 29 
LaMelo Ball
(Basketball Player)

LaMelo Ball
20
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.

 30 
Diana Taurasi
(Basketball player - Point guard / Shooting guard)

Diana Taurasi
5
Birthdate: June 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini

 31 
Jason Collins
(Basketball player)

Jason Collins
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 32 
Matt Barnes
(Basketball Player)

Matt Barnes
13
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces

 33 
Jeff Van Gundy
(Basketball Coach)

Jeff Van Gundy
3
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.

 34 
Lisa Leslie
(Basketball player)

Lisa Leslie
7
Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer

 35 
Gerrit Cole
(Baseball player)

Gerrit Cole
6
Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo

 36 
Sabrina Ionescu
(Basketball player)

Sabrina Ionescu
3
Birthdate: December 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 37 
Kevin Johnson
(Politician)

Kevin Johnson
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces

 38 
Robin Lopez
(Basketball player)

Robin Lopez
2
Birthdate: April 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

 39 
Tim Hardaway Jr.
(Basketball player)

Tim Hardaway Jr.
11
Birthdate: March 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces

 40 
Cheryl Miller
(Basketball coach)

Cheryl Miller
4
Birthdate: January 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 41 
Josh Jackson
(Basketball player)

Josh Jackson
3
Birthdate: February 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 42 
LiAngelo Ball
(Basketball Player)

LiAngelo Ball
10
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.

 43 
Chris Andersen
(Basketball player)

Chris Andersen
4
Birthdate: July 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer

 44 
Evan Mobley
(Basketball player)

Evan Mobley
2
Birthdate: June 18, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini

 45 
Brian Scalabrine
(Basketball player)

Brian Scalabrine
2
Birthdate: March 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces

 46 
Jordan Bell
(Basketball player)

Jordan Bell
2
Birthdate: January 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 47 
Dennis Johnson
(Basketball player)

Dennis Johnson
3
Birthdate: September 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 22, 2007

 48 
David Fizdale
(Basketball Coach)

David Fizdale
3
Birthdate: June 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini

 49 
Justin Holiday
(Basketball Player)

Justin Holiday
3
Birthdate: April 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries

 50 
Tayshaun Prince
(Former Basketball player at small forward position)

Tayshaun Prince
3
Birthdate: February 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces