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72 Wins
05-02-2012, 01:53 PM
Which city (and/or surrounding areas/burbs) churns out the best NBA Talent? Giving a nomination to Chicago/burbs:

(In no particular order)

-Mark Aguirre
-Kevin Garnett*
-Jeff Hornacek
-Isiah Thomas
-Evan Turner
-Derrick Rose
-Nick Anderson
-Dwayne Wade
-Micheal Finley
-Tim Hardaway
-Antoine Walker
-Maurice Cheeks
-George Mikan

Also a nomination in advance to Anthony Davis if he lives up to the hype....
Another nomination to Jabari Parker (in advance)
*IIRC, only moved to Chicago in his Junior/Senior year.

Hawkeye15
05-02-2012, 01:55 PM
I still don't give Chicago KG, but whatever.

Chicago, NY, Los Angeles, Philly, are all great areas for youth basketball and producing top talent.

RC3
05-02-2012, 01:57 PM
NY has micheal Jordan, bob Cousy, Kareem .

NoahH
05-02-2012, 01:58 PM
Basically any of the big city hubs right? I mean higher population equals bigger talent pool

Gram
05-02-2012, 02:01 PM
Guelph, Ontario.

sep11ie
05-02-2012, 02:01 PM
Long Beach California

Cfrey
05-02-2012, 02:03 PM
lol figures a chicago fan man this thread... there are way more better cities than that

DoMeFavors
05-02-2012, 02:33 PM
New Jersey

Shaq
Rodman
Jr Smith
Kyrie Irving
Loul Deng
Al Harrigton
Joakim Noah
Andrew Bynum
Keneth Faried
Randy Foye
Mike Bibby
Charlie Villenuva
Troy Murphy
David West

felixng2012
05-02-2012, 02:35 PM
New York

MJ
Kareem
Erving
Bernard King
Melo
Marbury
Elton Brand
Cousy
Archibald
Cunningham

Not bad.

Baller1
05-02-2012, 02:39 PM
Southern California in general.

While I was in high school, my school played against Khawi Leanord and Demar Derozan...

kubernetes
05-02-2012, 02:41 PM
Basically any of the big city hubs right? I mean higher population equals bigger talent pool

Unless it's a place with long-time basketball culture, like Indiana.

DoMeFavors
05-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Southern California in general.

While I was in high school, my school played against Khawi Leanord and Demar Derozan...

Derozan is overated, and Leanord isnt proven...just cause they came out of your area doesnt make them good.

ChicagoJ
05-02-2012, 02:43 PM
I always wondered about this. I know other cities probably generate a lot of great players as well, but it seems so many great players come out of Chicago for whatever reason.

Showtime Steve
05-02-2012, 02:46 PM
Indiana has some pretty good players out of there.

nycsports2
05-02-2012, 02:48 PM
basically any of the big city hubs right? I mean higher population equals bigger talent pool

its really this... But ill say ny in typical ny'er fashion lolol...

Jordan, kareem, cousy, and i believe dr j????... And of course starbury!!!!!! Lol key words talent right?!?!?!?

nycsports2
05-02-2012, 02:49 PM
new york

mj
kareem
erving
bernard king
melo
marbury
elton brand
cousy
archibald
cunningham

not bad.

you have the greatest sig lmaooooooooooooooo

Pacerlive
05-02-2012, 02:51 PM
Here is a list of the top high school producers..

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/692997-what-high-schools-have-graduated-the-most-eventual-nba-players#/articles/692997-what-high-schools-have-graduated-the-most-eventual-nba-players/page/11

Rain City
05-02-2012, 03:03 PM
Chicago breeds the best basketball talent, the DC and LA area are close behind. You have to throw out those basketball factories like oak hill, and findley prep.

Greater Seattle Area has been a hotbed the last decade
jamal crawford, brandon roy, nate robinson, marvin williams, avery bradley, rodney stuckey, aaron brooks, spencer hawes, luke ridnour, isaiah thomas, johnathan brockman, tony wroten, martell webster, jason terry,
Terrence Williams

Pacerlive
05-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Indiana has some pretty good players out of there.

Indiana is probably more known for its coaches..

Scott Skiles... Mike Woodson, Greg Popovich and John Wooden... I mean how can you beat John freakin Wooden right!

Players would be Zach Randolf, of course Larry Bird, Oscar Robertson, Glen Robertson, Shawn Kemp and from the ABA day George McGinnis.

Baller1
05-02-2012, 03:07 PM
Derozan is overated, and Leanord isnt proven...just cause they came out of your area doesnt make them good.

All I meant was that my irrelevant high school even met with some great players; there are a **** ton of incredible players that come out of Southern California between places like LA, Long Beach, etc.

Also, Leonard has been one of the best rookies this season... He's going to be a solid player for a long time.

Fnom11
05-02-2012, 03:08 PM
Ghetto's with large populations.

Law25
05-02-2012, 03:10 PM
If we just bunch California up (I know its a state) its a few the came out of Cali heres a list

http://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/birthplaces.cgi?country=US&state=CA

chitown815
05-02-2012, 03:11 PM
long Beach, California

*Brian Scalabrine
*Chris Andersen
*Jason Kapono
*Chuck Terry
and even a lower lever b talent
*Russell Westbrook

shep33
05-02-2012, 03:11 PM
Check out all these guys from Cali. Pretty much dominated by SoCal... LA and the surrounding area.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/birthplaces.cgi?country=US&state=CA

Law25
05-02-2012, 03:13 PM
Cali has the most ballers turn pro

Law25
05-02-2012, 03:16 PM
Check out all these guys from Cali. Pretty much dominated by SoCal... LA and the surrounding area.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/birthplaces.cgi?country=US&state=CA

lol got u by one minute :D

PurpleJesus
05-02-2012, 03:25 PM
Minneapolis.

Kris Humphries
Joel Pryzbilla
Some other big white guy

cardinals1226
05-02-2012, 03:30 PM
Indianapolis... Not one mention?

Current: Rodney Carney, Mike Conley, Eric Gordon, Gordon Hayward, George Hill, JaJuan Johnson, Courtney Lee, Jeff McRoberts, Greg Oden, Jeff Teague, Marquis Teague.

Past: Alan Henderson, Billy Keller, George McGinnis, Oscar Robertson, Mike Woodson.

NYMetros
05-02-2012, 03:33 PM
Great thread idea

leftymo
05-02-2012, 03:41 PM
It's funny, despite CA developing some solid NBA players, and as big as basketball is in CA, CA is really known for producing the best baseball players.


Lakers are by far the #1 thing in LA, but I'd say only lately has the city developed some decent players. Paul Pierce, Tyson Chandler, Westbrook, Kevin Love, etc...


Gary Payton & Jason Kidd hail from Nor Cal, if i'm not mistaken.


Don't forget Metta World Peace and Odom for NY...

MJ was born in brooklyn, but did he live there or grow up there? Not sure.

Hawkeye15
05-02-2012, 03:47 PM
Minneapolis.

Kris Humphries
Joel Pryzbilla
Some other big white guy

Khalid-El Ahmin
Sam Jacobsen
John Thomas
Kevin Lynch
soon to be Royce White

look out!

shep33
05-02-2012, 03:50 PM
lol got u by one minute :D

Haha just saw your post, good stuff Law. Totally with you, Cali produces a ton of NBA level talent, really just SoCal even

John Walls Era
05-02-2012, 03:50 PM
New York

MJ
Kareem
Erving
Bernard King
Melo
Marbury
Elton Brand
Cousy
Archibald
Cunningham

Not bad.

way more than that

Sinestro
05-02-2012, 04:05 PM
Chicago, New York and South Cali come to mind

BKLYNpigeon
05-02-2012, 04:06 PM
Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, but moved to North Carolina when he was a toddler. NY cant own him and nobody considers MJ as a New Yorker. Same thing goes for Melo. sorry.

championships
05-02-2012, 04:09 PM
Just about any major city can come up with a list of NBA players that came from there.

shep33
05-02-2012, 04:10 PM
Honestly whenever I think of Melo, I think of him being from Baltimore.

Law25
05-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, but moved to North Carolina when he was a toddler. NY cant own him and nobody considers MJ as a New Yorker. Same thing goes for Melo. sorry.

This

raiderNlakerfan
05-02-2012, 04:21 PM
New york

BKLYNpigeon
05-02-2012, 04:23 PM
This is coming from a New Yorker.

the best player to come from NYC is Bob Cousey. ask anyone in NBA over 40, they would say the same thing.

NY has alot of talented Ballers but they end up in the wrong game... The And 1 Mixtape Tour.

gotoHcarolina52
05-02-2012, 04:48 PM
Miami/Ft Lauderdale:

Trevor Ariza
Carlos Arroyo
Raja Bell
Steve Blake
Keyon Dooling
Udonis Haslem
Eddie Jones
James Jones
Anthony Mason
Mitch Richmond

:pity:

Yeah, this isn't a basketball-breeding town. Much, much better at producing baseball and football players

GoPacers33
05-02-2012, 04:53 PM
Indianapolis area has quite a few current and even more all time. right now we have-

Eric Gordon
Mike Conely
Gere Oden
Mcroberts
Gordon Hayward
Jeff Teague
Curtney Lee
George Hill

I think there is a couple more, not sure

Ray_R
05-02-2012, 07:06 PM
Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, but moved to North Carolina when he was a toddler. NY cant own him and nobody considers MJ as a New Yorker. Same thing goes for Melo. sorry.

Yea I agree but if Melo considers himself a NYer I dont see a problem. But Jordan calls NC home. Same thing with KG, Chicago can't claim him.

KB-Pau-DH2012
05-02-2012, 07:46 PM
Miami/Ft Lauderdale:

Trevor Ariza
Carlos Arroyo
Raja Bell
Steve Blake
Keyon Dooling
Udonis Haslem
Eddie Jones
James Jones
Anthony Mason
Mitch Richmond

:pity:

Yeah, this isn't a basketball-breeding town. Much, much better at producing baseball and football players

6 of the players you listed are current or former Heat players. :laugh2:

theheatles
05-02-2012, 08:43 PM
What's the guidelines? birth? high school hoops? there needs to be 1 or the other

sjbirds
05-02-2012, 08:56 PM
kg is not from chi town...what did he play 1 year of hs bball there?? hes from south carolina...

xbrackattackx
05-02-2012, 09:02 PM
KG is moonville SC. Not Chicago.

Deemerc
05-02-2012, 09:07 PM
Does ray Allen aka Jesus count for Brooklyn, ny, for his role in he got game?

Fnom11
05-02-2012, 10:23 PM
Akron

shep33
05-02-2012, 10:51 PM
Akron

Yeah, Stephen Curry is from Akron.

KnicksR4Real
05-02-2012, 11:11 PM
carolina

72 Wins
05-02-2012, 11:29 PM
lol figures a chicago fan man this thread... there are way more better cities than that

I'm simply nominating Chicago, not saying it's a fact that we have had the best talent. Feel free to nominate another city and cite your players.



What's the guidelines? birth? high school hoops? there needs to be 1 or the other

I would say a majority of their youth (and definitely HS ball for the entire 4 years). And with that said.........



kg is not from chi town...what did he play 1 year of hs bball there?? hes from south carolina...

I recant KG.

72 Wins
05-02-2012, 11:30 PM
KG is moonville SC. Not Chicago.

Word. Hence the reason I added the **IIRC, only moved to Chicago in his Junior/Senior year. Regardless, I remove him from my list. :)

LakersMaster24
05-02-2012, 11:31 PM
New Jersey

Shaq
Rodman
Jr Smith
Kyrie Irving
Loul Deng
Al Harrigton
Joakim Noah
Andrew Bynum
Keneth Faried
Randy Foye
Mike Bibby
Charlie Villenuva
Troy Murphy
David West

He should be on the top of the list.

MrfadeawayJB
05-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Best states/cities imo

California (LA,etc...)
Illinois( Chicago)
New York (Brooklyn, coney island, etc..)
New Jersey (all of it)
Texas(houston, dallas, etc...)
Tennessee (Memphis mainly)
Maryland (B-more)

FreakaNashur
05-03-2012, 11:11 AM
chicago: Dwyane wade.

sep11ie
05-03-2012, 11:26 AM
Do people not realize the difference between a CITY and a STATE?

Gibby23
05-03-2012, 11:34 AM
Sacramento:

KJ
Matt Barnes

Rain City
05-03-2012, 11:40 AM
DC area
melo, durant, beasley- tough to beat that for a trio

also rudy gay, jeff green, greivis vazques, delonte west, ty lawson, sam young

heyman321
05-03-2012, 12:11 PM
Any city with a high black population, that means New York, Chicago, LA, DC, Atlanta, Florida cities. There's no black people in Minnesota.

CubbieBlueprint
05-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Ny can not claim Jordan. jersey can not claim. Luol Deng. Easily Chicago.

Didn't even name downstate players like Iguodala/Shaun Livingston and Jeff Hornacek.
Tim Hardaway Isaiah Thomas/ If Ben Fields was still alive he would be there as well.

Juwan Howard/Will Bynum/Michael Finley/Corey Magette/Jason Maxiell

On and on and on.

Rose
Wade
Iguodala
Shawn Marion/Garnett
Davis

pd7631
05-03-2012, 12:39 PM
No love for Philly and its surrounding areas?

Wilt
Kobe

Paul Arizin
Earl Monroe
Rasheed Wallace

Tyreke Evans
Jameer Nelson
Rip Hamilton
Kyle Lowry

Aaron McKie
Geoff Petrie
Cuttino Mobley
Donyell Marshall
John Salmons
Flip Murray
Hakim Warrick
Malik Rose
Lavoy Allen
the Morris twins

D1JM
05-03-2012, 12:43 PM
Why does NY claim Jordan? He was just born there. He moved right away to NC

BullySixChicago
05-03-2012, 12:57 PM
Which city (and/or surrounding areas/burbs) churns out the best NBA Talent? Giving a nomination to Chicago/burbs:

(In no particular order)

-Mark Aguirre
-Kevin Garnett*
-Jeff Hornacek
-Isiah Thomas
-Evan Turner
-Derrick Rose
-Nick Anderson
-Dwayne Wade
-Micheal Finley
-Tim Hardaway
-Antoine Walker
-Maurice Cheeks
-George Mikan

Also a nomination in advance to Anthony Davis if he lives up to the hype....
Another nomination to Jabari Parker (in advance)
*IIRC, only moved to Chicago in his Junior/Senior year.
You missed several players
Cazzie Russell, terry Cummings, Ricky green, Ron Anderson, Darrell walker, Glenn rivers, and Kevin Garnett is not from Chicago.

Jimi032890
05-03-2012, 01:23 PM
shumpert from chi as well

Robbw241
05-03-2012, 01:31 PM
Insert your favorite city

chipper0412
05-03-2012, 01:51 PM
You missed several players
Cazzie Russell, terry Cummings, Ricky green, Ron Anderson, Darrell walker, Glenn rivers, and Kevin Garnett is not from Chicago.

Cubbieblueprint just threw a few more names out there too, like shawn marion, corey maggette, will bynum,

How about Quinton Richardson, Shannon Brown, Doc Rivers, Johnny Red Kerr, Eddy Curry...

smith&wesson
05-03-2012, 01:52 PM
new york
chicago
philli

PacersForLife
05-03-2012, 02:22 PM
As mentioned before Indiana has:
Eric Gordon
Jeff Teague
Greg Oden
Mike Conley
Josh McRoberts
George Hill
Brad Miller
Jared Jeffries
Jajuan Johnson
E'twaun Moore
Courtney Lee
Gordan Hayward
Zach Randolph
And Retired players such as:
Oscar Robertson
Larry Bird
Glenn Robinson
Coaches such as:
Mike Woodson
Greg Popovich

NY007
05-03-2012, 02:37 PM
Ny, Chicago, NJ

I'm from jersey ps

72 Wins
05-03-2012, 02:42 PM
Ny can not claim Jordan. jersey can not claim. Luol Deng. Easily Chicago.

Didn't even name downstate players like Iguodala/Shaun Livingston and Jeff Hornacek.

Tim Hardaway Isaiah Thomas/ If Ben Fields was still alive he would be there as well.

Juwan Howard/Will Bynum/Michael Finley/Corey Magette/Jason Maxiell

On and on and on.

Rose
Wade
Iguodala
Shawn Marion/Garnett
Davis


FYI, Feff Hornacek isn't from downstate IL. I thought about Iguodala, but he's from Springfield which may as well be another state.

2-ONE-5
05-03-2012, 02:45 PM
According to basketballreference.com 295 players in the NBA have been born in NY followed by 171 in PA.

Philly has a pretty strong list on good players highlighted by Kobe and Wilt of course. Got some good young players in the league now with Evans, Ellington, Henderson, Lowry, Morris twins and Lavoy Allen

meloman1592
05-03-2012, 02:48 PM
new york

Rain City
05-03-2012, 03:06 PM
MJ is from NC and KG is from SC

mike44
05-03-2012, 03:10 PM
Atlanta's got some talent

Dwight Howard
Josh Smith
Lou Williams
JJ Hickson
Derrick Favors
Marshon Brooks
Jodie Meeks
Crittenton

Probably forgetting some.

lamzoka
05-03-2012, 03:27 PM
[QUOTE=DoMeFavors;22034315]New Jersey

Shaq
Rodman
Jr Smith
Kyrie Irving
Loul Deng
Al Harrigton
Joakim Noah
Andrew Bynum
Keneth Faried
Randy Foye
Mike Bibby
Charlie Villenuva
Troy Murphy
David West

was born in Africa, raised in London

b@llhog24
05-04-2012, 04:09 AM
Chi-town.

MonroeFAN
05-04-2012, 06:43 AM
Michigan, definitely isn't the best but we've had some good players born here.

George Gervin
Chet Walker
Glen Rice
Magic Johnson
Chris Webber
Jason Richardson
Dave DeBusschere
Steve Smith
Rudy T
Jalen Rose
John Long
Ralph Simpson
Dan Majerle
Don Nelson
Kenyon Martin
Shane Battier
Morris Peterson
Chris Kaman
Wilson Chandler
Jordan Crawford


Some important names in there.

SeoulBeatz
05-04-2012, 06:53 AM
NYC, L.A, Chi-Town, Philly, B-More all come to mind.

MonroeFAN
05-04-2012, 09:42 AM
Ah sorry for my michigan post, didn't realize it was city. (Kind of pointless if you ask me, of course it's going to be the big cities NY, LA & CHI).

sp1derm00
05-04-2012, 12:05 PM
Philly produced Kobe, Wilt, and Rasheed.

A lot of other mid-tier ballers came from there like Lowry and Jameer.