Basketball Players From New Jersey

New Jersey has produced a number of Basketball Players who have made it big. These include Shaquille O’ Neal, Dennis Rodman, J. R. Smith, Tom Heinsohn, Karl-Anthony Towns and others.

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 1 
Shaquille O’ Neal
(Basketball player)

Shaquille O’ Neal
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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
(Arguably the Best Rebounding Forward in NBA History)

Dennis Rodman
16
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)

Rick Barry
5
Birthdate: March 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries

 4 
Karl-Anthony Towns
(Basketball player)

Karl-Anthony Towns
8
Birthdate: November 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 5 
J. R. Smith
(Basketball Player)

J. R. Smith
11
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 
Jay Williams
(Basketball player)

Jay Williams
6
Birthdate: September 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

 7 
Mike Bibby
(Basketball player)

Mike Bibby
3
Birthdate: May 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 8 
Bam Adebayo
(Basketball player)

Bam Adebayo
2
Birthdate: July 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer

 9 
Andrew Bynum
(Basketball player)

Andrew Bynum
5
Birthdate: October 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 10 
Te'a Cooper
(Basketball player)

Te'a Cooper
12
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries

 11 
Bobby Hurley
(Basketball coach, Basketball player,)

Bobby Hurley
2
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

 12 
Kenneth Faried
(Basketball player)

Kenneth Faried
3
Birthdate: November 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 13 
Jaren Jackson Jr.
(Basketball player)

Jaren Jackson Jr.
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo

 14 
Jalen Brunson
(Basketball player)

Jalen Brunson
3
Birthdate: August 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

 15 
David West
(Basketball player)

David West
1
Birthdate: August 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo

 16 
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.

 17 
Tamika Catchings
(Basketball player)

Tamika Catchings
5
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer

 18 
Rakeem Christmas
(Basketball player)

Rakeem Christmas
3
Birthdate: December 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 19 
Al Harrington
(Basketball Player)

Al Harrington
1
Birthdate: February 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 20 
Dan Hurley
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

Dan Hurley
2
Birthdate: January 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 21 
Sharife Cooper
(Basketball player)

Sharife Cooper
1
Birthdate: June 11, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini

 22 
Lenny Cooke
(Basketball player)

Lenny Cooke
1
Birthdate: April 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus

 23 
Gary Garland
(Basketball player)

Gary Garland
2
Birthdate: October 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra

 24 
Ron Harper Jr.
(Basketball player)

Ron Harper Jr.
1
Birthdate: April 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries

 25 
Dajuan Wagner
(Basketball player)

Dajuan Wagner
1
Birthdate: February 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 26 
Dahntay Jones
(Basketball player)

Dahntay Jones
1
Birthdate: December 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 27 
Paul Tagliabue
(Basketball player)

Paul Tagliabue
4
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.

 28 
Jason Thompson
(Basketball player)

Jason Thompson
3
Birthdate: July 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer

 29 
MarShon Brooks
(Basketball player)

MarShon Brooks
1
Birthdate: January 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 30 
Isaiah Briscoe
(Basketball player)

Isaiah Briscoe
1
Birthdate: April 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries

 31 
Markus Howard
(Basketball player)

Markus Howard
2
Birthdate: March 3, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces

 32 
Randy Foye
(Basketball player)

Randy Foye
3
Birthdate: September 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

 33 
Rollie Massimino
(Basketball coach)

Rollie Massimino
1
Birthdate: November 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 30, 2017

 34 
Nikos Galis
(Basketball player)

Nikos Galis
4
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

 36 
Bill Raftery
(Basketball coach)

Bill Raftery
4
Birthdate: April 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries

 37 
Wade Baldwin IV
(Basketball Player)

Wade Baldwin IV
1
Birthdate: March 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries

 38 
Malachi Richardson
(Basketball player)

Malachi Richardson
1
Birthdate: January 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 39 
Naz Reid
(Basketball player)

Naz Reid
1
Birthdate: August 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo

 40 
Al Attles
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

Al Attles
1
Birthdate: November 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 41 
Gerald Henderson Jr.
(Basketball player)

Gerald Henderson Jr.
1
Birthdate: December 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 42 
Nick Piantanida
(Basketball player, Skydiver)

Nick Piantanida
0
Birthdate: August 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 29, 1966

 43 
Tim Thomas
(Basketball Player)

Tim Thomas
1
Birthdate: February 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces

 44 
Earl Clark
(Basketball player)

Earl Clark
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 45 
Anne Donovan
(Basketball Player)

Anne Donovan
3
Birthdate: November 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 13, 2018

 46 
Kelly Tripucka
(Basketball Player)

Kelly Tripucka
1
Birthdate: February 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 47 
Gary Williams
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

Gary Williams
1
Birthdate: March 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces

 48 
Troy Murphy
(Basketball Player)

Troy Murphy
1
Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus

 49 
Louis King
(Basketball player)

Louis King
1
Birthdate: April 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries

 50 
Brian Lynch
(Retired Basketball player as shooting guard, small forward position)

Brian Lynch
2
Birthdate: June 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini