Texas has been home to some of the most exhilarating sports talent United States has produced, and basketball is no different. In this list we will take a look at some of the most prominent hoopsters this land has produced and also highlight those who are slated to make it big in the years to come;
One of the greatest and most dominant big men ever to grace the league, Shaquille O’Neal is a 4 time NBA champion, who earned a spot in the All Star 15 times in his illustrious career that spanned for nearly 20 years. The man, who ranks 6th all-time in points scored, 5th in field goals, 13th in rebounds, and 7th in blocks, redefined how the centres are perceived in NBA. He might not have been the best post player of all times, but such was his stature, that no one dared get in way once on the ball was in his hands.
Shaq was known as power house all through his career, and now serves as a TV analyst on TNT’s Inside the NBA. Over the years, the big man has also ventured in rap music arena and acting.
One of the best point guards of the present era, Deron Williams is a three time All-Star who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets. Williams was the most prized property in this years’ free agency with 2011 champions Dallas Mavericks and Nets both offering lucrative deals. The swingman chose to stay at Brooklyn though and is now considered as the face of the franchise. Williams is a master ball handler and possesses tremendous court vision. He was also part of recent US team which won the basketball gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
Branded as the most important player in Miami Heat by head coach Erik Spoelstra, Chris Bosh is a seven time All Star who won his first NBA championship last season. Bosh was the face of Toronto Raptors for seven years before he made a move to the Miami. Down south, he has developed into a multipurpose big, who can switch between 4 and 5 and is also ‘the’ most athletic big on the NBA scene.