Basketball Players From New York

New York has produced a number of Basketball Players who have made it big. These include Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sue Bird, Lamar Odom, Carmelo Anthony 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 
Michael Jordan
(Basketball player)

Michael Jordan
47
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius

A superstar, a legend and the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan is all this and much more. Very few athletes can match up with his level of popularity and impact. And if that is not enough, he is also the richest former professional athlete in the world.

 2 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(One of the Best Players in NBA History)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Birthdate: April 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries

Retired basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a legendary NBA champion and its all-time leading scorer. Known for his trademark skyhook shot, he achieved remarkable feats during his career. Later, he pursued a successful writing and acting career and was even selected U.S. global cultural ambassador. The NBA star is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 3 
Julius Erving
(Basketball player)

Julius Erving
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces

 4 
Carmelo Anthony
(Basketball player)

Carmelo Anthony
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Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini

A star basketball player currently with Los Angeles Lakers, Carmelo Anthony was first drafted by Denver Nuggets and played eight seasons with them. Amongst the most prolific scorers in the NBA history, he played another seven season with New York Knicks. At the Olympics, Anthony was part of the teams that won  a bronze medal in 2004 and a goldmedal in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

 5 
Sue Bird
(Basketball player)

Sue Bird
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Birthdate: October 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Sue Bird has won four WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm, four Olympic gold medals, two NCAA Championships with UConn, and four FIBA World Cups, thus becoming one of 11 women to win all four honors. Sue was voted one of the Top 15 Players of All Time by WNBA.

 6 
Bob Cousy
(Basketball Player)

Bob Cousy
3
Birthdate: August 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo

 7 
Pat Riley
(Basketball player)

Pat Riley
5
Birthdate: March 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces

Pat Riley is a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Currently, he is a professional basketball executive and has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995. He is considered one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time and is a recipient of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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 8 
Donovan Mitchell
(Basketball player)

Donovan Mitchell
4
Birthdate: September 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

 9 
Greg Oden
(Basketball player)

Greg Oden
9
Birthdate: January 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 10 
Lamar Odom
(Basketball Player)

Lamar Odom
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Birthdate: November 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Lamar Odom is an American basketball player who helped Los Angeles Lakers win two NBA championships. He also played an important role in helping the US national team win a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Lamar Odom is also a music enthusiast and owns a film and music production company called Rich Soil Entertainment

 11 
Stephon Marbury
(Basketball player)

Stephon Marbury
4
Birthdate: February 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces

 12 
Kenny Smith
(Basketball Players)

Kenny Smith
4
Birthdate: March 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces

 13 
Kemba Walker
(Basketball player)

Kemba Walker
12
Birthdate: May 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus

 14 
Andre Drummond
(Basketball player)

Andre Drummond
4
Birthdate: August 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

Basketball player Andre Drummond currently plays for the NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers. He has competed for the Detroit Pistons earlier. He is a two-time NBA All-Star and a four-time NBA rebounding leader. He was also part of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

 15 
Joakim Noah
(Basketball player)

Joakim Noah
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Birthdate: February 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces

Joakim Noah is a French-American basketball player. A two-time NBA All-Star, Noah has played for popular teams like the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, and Memphis Grizzlies. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Joakim Noah is credited with founding the Noah's Arc Foundation, which aims at helping children through arts and sports.

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Bernard King
(Basketball player)

Bernard King
3
Birthdate: December 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 17 
Sheck Wes
(Rapper)

Sheck Wes
4
Birthdate: September 10, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Rapper Sheck Wes is best known for his hit Mo Bamba. He has signed with the labels of Kanye West and Travis Scott and also modeled for Birkenstock. In late 2020, he joined the French basketball club Paris Basketball, which competes in the LNB Pro B.

 18 
Jim Valvano
(Basketball player)

Jim Valvano
4
Birthdate: March 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 28, 1993

 19 
Larry Brown
(Basketball coach)

Larry Brown
3
Birthdate: September 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo

 20 
John Salley
(Basketball player)

John Salley
8
Birthdate: May 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus

 21 
Lance Stephenson
(Basketball Player)

Lance Stephenson
2
Birthdate: September 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo

 22 
Obi Toppin
(Basketball player)

Obi Toppin
2
Birthdate: March 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces

 23 
Jimmer Fredette
(Basketball player)

Jimmer Fredette
4
Birthdate: February 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces

 24 
Roy Hibbert
(Basketball player)

Roy Hibbert
3
Birthdate: December 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 25 
Red Auerbach
(Basketball coach)

Red Auerbach
4
Birthdate: September 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 28, 2006

 26 
Shad Gaspard
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)

Shad Gaspard
2
Birthdate: January 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 17, 2020

 27 
Billy Donovan
(Basketball player - Point guard, Basketball coach)

Billy Donovan
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini

 28 
Brent Barry
(Basketball player)

Brent Barry
3
Birthdate: December 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 29 
Channing Frye
(Basketball player, Podcaster)

Channing Frye
4
Birthdate: May 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus

 30 
Breanna Stewart
(Basketball player)

Breanna Stewart
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo

 31 
Metta World Peace
(Basketball player - Small forward, Actor)

Metta World Peace
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Birthdate: November 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 32 

John Beilein
3
Birthdate: February 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 33 
Jim Boeheim
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)

Jim Boeheim
2
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 34 
Christian Laettner
(Basketball Player)

Christian Laettner
4
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

 35 
Tobias Harris
(Basketball player)

Tobias Harris
2
Birthdate: July 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer

 36 
Terance Mann
(Basketball player)

Terance Mann
2
Birthdate: October 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra

 37 
Elton Brand
(Basketball Player)

Elton Brand
4
Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces

 38 
Rick Carlisle
(Basketball coach)

Rick Carlisle
3
Birthdate: October 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 39 
Rick Pitino
(Basketball Coach)

Rick Pitino
3
Birthdate: September 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo

Rick Pitino is an American basketball coach, currently serving as the head coach of the Greece national basketball team. Previously, Pitino has served as the head coach of many teams in NCAA Division I. He has the distinction of being the only coach to lead three different schools to a Final Four.

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Danny Green
(Basketball player, Podcaster)

Danny Green
2
Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer

 41 
Jonathan Isaac
(Basketball player)

Jonathan Isaac
2
Birthdate: October 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra

 42 
Kevin Huerter
(Basketball Player)

Kevin Huerter
2
Birthdate: August 27, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo

 43 
Sebastian Telfair
(Basketball player)

Sebastian Telfair
3
Birthdate: June 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini

 44 
Eric Paschall
(Basketball player)

Eric Paschall
1
Birthdate: November 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 45 
Lenny Wilkens
(Basketball coach)

Lenny Wilkens
3
Birthdate: October 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 46 
Jonny Flynn
(Basketball player)

Jonny Flynn
1
Birthdate: February 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 47 
Hamidou Diallo
(Basketball Player)

Hamidou Diallo
2
Birthdate: July 31, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo

 48 
Jose Alvarado
(Basketball player)

Jose Alvarado
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries

 49 
Charlie Villanueva
(Basketball player)

Charlie Villanueva
3
Birthdate: August 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo

 50 
Taj Gibson
(Basketball player)

Taj Gibson
2
Birthdate: June 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer