The Best Basketball Player From Every State

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New Mexico: Bill Bridges
> Attended high school in: Hobbs
> Team(s): St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, 2 others
> Position: Power forward
> Career: 1963-1975
> Accolades: 3x All-Star, 1x Champion
> Also considered: Kenny Thomas

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New York: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
> Attended high school in: New York
> Team(s): Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks
> Position: Center
> Career: 1969-1989
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 6x MVP, 6x Champion, 19x All-Star
> Also considered: Julius Erving, Chris Mullin

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North Carolina: Michael Jordan
> Attended high school in: Wilmington
> Team(s): Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards
> Position: Shooting guard
> Career: 1984-2003
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 5x MVP, 6x Champion, 14x All-Star
> Also considered: Tracy McGrady

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North Dakota: Phil Jackson
> Attended high school in: Williston
> Team(s): New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets
> Position: Power forward
> Career: 1967-1980
> Accolades: 1x Champion
> Also considered: Les Jepsen

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Ohio: LeBron James
> Attended high school in: Akron
> Team(s): Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers
> Position: Small forward
> Career: 2003-present
> Accolades: 15x All-Star, 4x MVP, 3x Champion
> Also considered: John Havlicek, Charles Oakley

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