Odds of Becoming an NBA Player

To make it to the NBA, one must first be committed and determined. It takes years of hard work – or even just one bad season-to fall short in this industry’s eyes; however, there is hope for those who continue chasing their dream despite all odds! The draft itself has only two rounds which makes the competition tough as many players will never get picked at all because they were not evaluated highly enough during initial assessments when compared with other sports leagues across America – but don’t let that stop you from trying your luck tomorrow night (or later)?

The journey to the top can feel like an uphill battle. You’ve got to put in years of hard work and dedication just for one chance at stardom, but where do all these amazing NBA players come from? We take a look at their backgrounds with this list – which cities have contributed most toward developing today’s hoops stars?!

Hometown Heroes

North, East, South, and West

Chicago, Illinois took the top spot for contributing more NBA players than any other city. With 29% of all active league-playing talent coming from this area alone it’s no wonder why they’re consistently ranked among America’s favourite places to live! Brooklyn New York City came in second with 119 total contributors while Washington DC boasts 101 produced so far including civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who observationally had an incredible impact not only on American culture but also internationally through his writings which campaigns led him into fame worldwide. Output: These are rankings based on how many NBA players each state has contributed over a time period.

The city of Chicago has an iconic NBA team for hopeful players to look up to (the Bulls). Also, there’s much that can be said about the vibrant park system and abundance of gyms – basketball is truly a way of life on this side!

Los Angeles is a city that thrives on basketball. Home to two NBA teams, high school kids have an endless supply of inspirational athletes they can look up to and compete within their schools’ programs across town at Westchester High or Fairfax Iconic tough competition between them makes for great games played hard by both sides no matter how old you get!

North, East, South, and West

With an average of 5 NBA players per 10,000 residents in the U.S., some regions stand out as being more hoops-savvy than others when it comes to nurturing their own talent and producing pros like Jimmy Chamberlain ( rebounds ) or Michael Jordan ́s former college roommate Phil Cartellopez who both went onto have successful careers playing pro ball after graduation from UNC Chapel Hill.

The South is a hotbed for football, with the most players from Gang Green coming out of this region. But it’s not just about gridiron success – there are plenty of NBA cities in which to grow up and play ball too! Dallas has been home base operations Charlotte Hornets since the ’80s while Atlanta Hawks call Peoplestown their own; Miami Heat stadium opened last year after being renovated by Danny Greens architect-and New Orleans Pelicans have called themselves “The City That Never sleeps” because they’re always ready to come game time or maybe even early thanksgiving morning.

The Midwest region of America’s crappy former slave-owning hating heartland came in second with only 0.09 players per 10,000 residents! This is clearly due to Chicago – home not just for Michael Jordan but also the most NBA talent ever (and maybe some other stuff too).

State-by-State Sports Stars

The most NBA-productive states are Mississippi and Louisiana, which has a surprising number of players from this region that produce football. It’s no surprise then to see so many prospects coming out for their local schools like Louisville or UK since they have long been traditional powers in college basketball as well with programs such a storied tradition going back decades ago when coaches would recruit against other colleges just try win games rather than focus on winning recruits which is what everybody does nowadays.

The state of New York has an abundance to offer in terms of indoor gyms and outdoor courts. With the sixth highest number among all states, it’s no wonder there are so many opportunities for playing ball!

From L.A. to the NBA

The odds are not in your favour if you want to make it all the way to NBA. The 30 teams across America have a representative from every state, but Chicago seems like where players hail most often; however Mississippi and Southern states still provide opportunities for aspiring pros too!


The population data was based on information from the U.S and Canadian census programs to ensure accuracy in calculations, but it did not include any other sources such as birth certificates or driver’s license numbers for privacy reasons.

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