5 Best NBA Players from Texas of All Time
Apart from cowboys hats and boots, Texas is also famous for producing some of the best sportspeople who play in the professional leagues across the world. Texas is more known for producing footballers rather than basketballers. However, there are various basketball players who hail from Texas and have managed to play at the highest level in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Here is the list of top 5 NBA players from Texas.
5. Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler was born in Texas and was kicked off by his mom in childhood. His teammate took care of him until he became independent. Butler does not score many points but with his strength and athleticism he can hurt any team in the league. He is one of the best wing stoppers in the NBA. Jimmy Butler averaged 16.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals over his career.
4. LaMarcus Aldridge
Aldridge is one the best passers in the NBA. LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets. The power guard is known for his jump shots and dunks. Until now, LaMarcus averaged 19.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1 block per game. Aldridge was selected to five All-NBA teams and is a seven-time NBA All-Star.
3. Bill Sharman
Sharman had a successful career both as a player and as a coach. He won 4 NBA championship titles with the Celtics. After retiring, he took command of the Los Angeles Lakers as the coach. Under his mentorship, the LA Lakers won the 1972 NBA title. Bill Sharman has a professional record of 17.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3 dimes a game. He made it to 8 All-Star games, 1 All-NBA team and even won 1 All-Star MVP.
2. Chris Bosh
Christopher Bosh is an American former professional basketball player. He played one season of college basketball for Georgia Tech before being picked by the Toronto Raptors in the NBA draft. Bosh made his professional debut in 2003 and retired in 2017. During his career, he won two NBA championships in 2012 and 2013 with the Miami Heats. Furthermore, he is an 11 time NBA all-star.
1. Grant Hill
The 48 years old played from 1994-2013. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of the NBA. Grant Hill is a 7 time NBA All-Star. However, he failed to win a single NBA title, but won Olympic gold with the United States of America. He has career averages of 16.7 points, 6 rebounds, 4.1 dimes, 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. Many people considered him the one of the most versatile players the NBA has witnessed.