The Five Days of List-Mas: NBA Players from Greater D.C.


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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: The five best NBA players ever to come out of Greater D.C.

Nate Britt II, James Robinson and Justin Anderson are all standout basketball recruits who are headed to D-I colleges — and possibly beyond. The Greater D.C. area has a long history of sending top high school players to the NBA. But who’s been the best? Here’s our list of the five best players from the region to play in the NBA.

5. Kevin Durant

Credentials: A relentless scorer while at Montrose Christian, Durant has continued to get buckets in the League as its two-time reigning scoring champ. He was selected to the past two All-Star games and has helped Oklahoma City emerge as a title contender in the Western Conference.

4. Adrian Dantley

Credentials: The DeMatha alum was a six-time All-Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008. Dantley was the sixth overall pick in the 1976 draft (Rookie of the Year) and averaged 24.3 points a contest during his 14-year career.

3. Dave Bing

Credentials: The Springarn alum was the No. 2 pick in the 1966 Draft and a seven-time All-Star. Bing, a Hall of Fame inductee, poured in 20.3 points a contest with 6.0 dimes playing for Detroit, Washington and Boston. He was named one of the top 50 players in the league in 1997.

2. David Robinson

Credentials: The Admiral starred at Osbourn Park before leading the San Antonio Spurs to a pair of NBA titles in 1999 and 2003. He was league MVP in 1995 and a two-time gold medalist with the Dream Team. For his career, he averaged 21.1 points and 10.6 boards.

1. Elgin Baylor

Credentials: Former Springarn star was the top pick in the 1958 draft after winning Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. He was an 11-time All-Star and 10-time All-NBA first-teamer scored an NBA Finals' record 61 points in 1962 and was named one of the 50 greatest players in league history.

Tomorrow: Wild Card! Check back tomorrow to find out what our list is.