Basketball Players From New Jersey

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Shaquille O’ Neal
(Basketball player)
Shaquille O’ Neal
43
Birthdate: March 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces

Shaquille O'Neal is an American former basketball player who currently works as a sports analyst. Considered one of the greatest basketballers ever, O'Neal was also one of the heaviest and tallest players of all time. One of the most important players in the history of LA Lakers, O'Neal helped the team win three consecutive NBA championships between 2000 and 2002.

 2 
Dennis Rodman
(Former Professional Basketball Player Who was Arguably the Best Rebounding Forward in NBA History)
Dennis Rodman
33
Birthdate: May 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus

Former professional basketball player, Dennis Rodman came to prominence in the 1980s as a power forward known for his defensive and rebounding abilities. Hailed as "arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history," he earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times. He has a media presence as well and has appeared in many TV shows.

 3 
Rick Barry
(Basketball Player and Radio Personalities)
Rick Barry
9
Birthdate: March 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 4 
Karl-Anthony Towns
(Basketball player)
Karl-Anthony Towns
11
Birthdate: November 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 5 
J. R. Smith
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played as the Shooting Guard)
J. R. Smith
12
Birthdate: September 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Shooting guard J. R. Smith was initially drafted by the New Orleans Hornets and later played with the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks, too. He won one NBA Championship each with the Cavaliers and the LA Lakers. He has also been part of controversies related to reckless driving.
 6 
Tamika Catchings
(Basketball player)
Tamika Catchings
5
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Bam Adebayo
(Basketball player)
Bam Adebayo
2
Birthdate: July 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 8 
Jalen Brunson
(Basketball player)
Jalen Brunson
3
Birthdate: August 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 9 
Andrew Bynum
(Basketball player)
Andrew Bynum
6
Birthdate: October 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 10 
Mike Bibby
(Basketball player)
Mike Bibby
3
Birthdate: May 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Te'a Cooper
(Basketball player)
Te'a Cooper
12
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Jaren Jackson Jr.
(Basketball player)
Jaren Jackson Jr.
3
Birthdate: September 15, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 13 
David West
(Basketball player)
David West
2
Birthdate: August 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
 14 
Dan Hurley
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Dan Hurley
3
Birthdate: January 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Kenneth Faried
(Basketball player)
Kenneth Faried
4
Birthdate: November 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 16 
Jay Williams
(Basketball player)
Jay Williams
8
Birthdate: September 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 17 
Tom Heinsohn
(Basketball Player and Coach)
Tom Heinsohn
3
Birthdate: August 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 9, 2020
Tom Heinsohn is remembered for his 6-decade-long association with the NBA team Boston Celtics, first as a forward/center player, and then as a coach and a broadcaster. He was instrumental in forming the NBA Players Association. Heinsohn was part of the 17 NBA Championship wins of the Celtics.
 18 
Bobby Hurley
(Basketball coach, Basketball player,)
Bobby Hurley
3
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Rakeem Christmas
(Basketball player)
Rakeem Christmas
4
Birthdate: December 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 20 
Al Harrington
(Basketball Player)
Al Harrington
1
Birthdate: February 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 21 
Gary Garland
(Basketball player)
Gary Garland
2
Birthdate: October 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 22 
Paul Tagliabue
(Former Commissioner of the National Football League)
Paul Tagliabue
5
Birthdate: November 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was initially a lawyer who had worked with Covington & Burling. He is also part of the board of directors of Georgetown University and the Latin American retailer Netshoes. Apart from investing in business and higher education, he also participates in global public policy discussions.

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Ron Harper Jr.
(Basketball player)
Ron Harper Jr.
3
Birthdate: April 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 24 
Sharife Cooper
(Basketball player)
Sharife Cooper
2
Birthdate: June 11, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Lenny Cooke
(Basketball player)
Lenny Cooke
1
Birthdate: April 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 26 
Dajuan Wagner
(Basketball player)
Dajuan Wagner
1
Birthdate: February 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 27 
Jason Thompson
(Basketball player)
Jason Thompson
3
Birthdate: July 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 28 
Bill Raftery
(Basketball coach)
Bill Raftery
4
Birthdate: April 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
 29 
Dahntay Jones
(Basketball player)
Dahntay Jones
1
Birthdate: December 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 30 
MarShon Brooks
(Basketball player)
MarShon Brooks
1
Birthdate: January 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 31 
Randy Foye
(Basketball player)
Randy Foye
3
Birthdate: September 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 32 
Isaiah Briscoe
(Basketball player)
Isaiah Briscoe
1
Birthdate: April 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 33 
Naz Reid
(Basketball player)
Naz Reid
1
Birthdate: August 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 34 
Nikos Galis
(Basketball player)
Nikos Galis
6
Birthdate: July 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo

Legendary Greek basketball player Nikos Galis, or The Basketball Gangster, led Greece to the 1987 Eurobasket Championship victory. Galis also made it to FIBA’s 50 Greatest Players list in 1991. He was one of the rare players to be named to the Basketball Hall of Fame without representing the NBA.

 35 
Myles Powell
(Basketball player)
Myles Powell
1
Birthdate: July 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Markus Howard
(Basketball player)
Markus Howard
2
Birthdate: March 3, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 37 
Rollie Massimino
(Basketball coach)
Rollie Massimino
2
Birthdate: November 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 30, 2017
 38 
Wade Baldwin IV
(Basketball Player)
Wade Baldwin IV
2
Birthdate: March 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Al Attles
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Al Attles
1
Birthdate: November 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 40 
Malachi Richardson
(Basketball player)
Malachi Richardson
2
Birthdate: January 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 41 
Tim Thomas
(Basketball Player)
Tim Thomas
1
Birthdate: February 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 42 
Kelly Tripucka
(Basketball Player)
Kelly Tripucka
1
Birthdate: February 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 43 
Earl Clark
(Basketball player)
Earl Clark
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 44 
Nick Piantanida
(Parachute Jumper)
Nick Piantanida
1
Birthdate: August 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 29, 1966

Nick Piantanida was an American parachute jumper. In 1966, he created a record by reaching 123,500 feet with his Strato Jump II balloon, a record that stood until 2012, when it was broken by Felix Baumgartner. Nick Piantanida's life and career inspired the 2015 film Angry Sky, which was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Chris Ford
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Chris Ford
1
Birthdate: January 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 46 
Anne Donovan
(Basketball Player)
Anne Donovan
3
Birthdate: November 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 13, 2018
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 47 
Gerald Henderson Jr.
(Basketball player)
Gerald Henderson Jr.
2
Birthdate: December 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 48 
Luis Da Silva
(Actor)
Luis Da Silva
0
Birthdate: August 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
 49 
Troy Murphy
(Basketball Player)
Troy Murphy
1
Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 50 
Gary Williams
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Gary Williams
1
Birthdate: March 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces