Top 10 Chicago-born basketball players to play in NBA

Dan Vega
NBC Sports Chicago

Anyone who is from Chicago knows that the city's basketball tradition runs deeper than the Bulls.

From modern mavens Dwyane Wade and Anthony Davis, to old-school greats such as Isiah Thomas and Tim Hardaway, and beyond, Chicago pedigree dots the NBA historical landscape - and that's without mentioning Derrick Rose, who, in only a brief run of dominance, earned the distinction of Bulls great in his hometown. 

Even those who don't make it to the highest level or those that do and don't achieve all-time great status remain revered in the city that raised them.

But for now, we'll focus on those that excelled at the highest level. Here are the top 10 Chicago-born basketball players to play in the NBA:

Top 10 Chicago-born basketball players to play in NBA

NBC Sports Chicago will honor the Bulls great with "Derrick Rose Week presented by Saint Xavier University" starting up Monday, June 8 at 7:00 PM CT with the first of five-straight nights of "Classic" game performances. See full schedule here.

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