TEXAS Tale of THE Tape: Houston vs Dallas Which Texas city is the home to the best athletes in TEXAS?

Throughout Texas history, there has always been a strong connection between the cities of Dallas and Houston that is beyond I-45 (the main interstate that connects the two cities). Underneath that connection there has always been a great rivalry between Houston and Dallas about which city is the best city in Texas.

The state of Texas is known for having everything at a massive size which is the fuel that sparks the friendly rivalry. It is about which city can be the biggest and best at everything.

The competition between the two cities goes from as who has the tallest buildings to who has biggest T-bone steaks, but nothing can compare to the massive athletic competition between the two. Athletics has always been the heart of Texas from the little league level to professional level.

In the Dallas and Houston rivalry, it is about who produces the best athletes. VYPE Media put together a list of twenty profound athletes from each city to compare to each other.

Who do you think should hold the crown as the city that produces the best athletes in the Lone Star State? Dallas or Houston?


1. Jimmy Butler

Philadelphia 76er's guard, Jimmy Butler, is a four time NBA All-Star, two time All-NBA Third team, and a product of Tomball High School.

2. De'Aaron Fox

Sacramento Kings' point guard, De'Aaron Fox, is a 2019 NBA Most Improved Player Nominee and a graduate from Cypress Lakes High School.

3. Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck is a four time NFL Pro Bowl quarterback for the Indianapolis Colt and an alumnus of Stratford High School.

4. Nolan Ryan

Baseball Hall of Famer and MLB World Series Champion pitcher, Nolan Ryan, attended Alvin High School.

5. Mike Singletary

Mike Singletary is a two time NFL Defense Player of the Year, a Super Bowl champion, and a product of Worthing High School.

6. Roger Clemens (Spring Woods High School) - Former MLB Pitcher

7. Andy Dalton (Katy High School) - Current NFL Quarterback for Cincinnati Bengals

8. Clyde Drexler (Sterling High School) - NBA Hall of Famer

9. Vince Young (Madison High School) - Former NFL Quarterback

10. Chiney Ogwumike (Cypress Fair High School) - Current WNBA Player for LA Sparks

11. Brittney Griner (Nimitz High School) - Current WNBA Player for Phoenix Mercury

12. Andy Pettitte (Deer Park High School) - Former MLB Pitcher

13. TJ Ford (Willowridge High School) - Former NBA Player

14. Rashard Lewis (Elsik High School) - Former NBA Player

15. Xavien Howard (Wheatly High School) - Current NFL Cornerback for Miami Dolphins

16. Mike Evans (Ball High School) - Current NFL Wide-Receiver for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

17. Dave Lattin (Worthing High School) - Former NBA Player & 1966 Texas Western University Center

18. Emeka Okafor (Bellaire High School) - Former NBA Player

19. De'Andre Jordan (Christian Life Center Academy) - Current NBA Player for Brooklyn Nets

20. John Lucas III (Bellaire High School) - Former NBA Player


1. Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions' Pro Bowl quarterback, Matthew Stafford, is a graduate from Highland Park High School.

2. Chris Bosh

Former NBA player and two time NBA Champion, Chris Bosh, attended Lincoln High School.

3. Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman is a five time NBA champion, two time NBA Defensive Player of Year, and a product of South Oak Cliff High School.

4. Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles Dodgers' seven time MLB All-Star pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, is a three time Cy Young Award winner and a alumnus of Highland Park High School.

5. Von Miller

Super Bowl MVP and seven time Pro Bowl defensive end, Von Miller, is a graduate from DeSoto High School.

6. Bobby Layne (Highland Park High School) - NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback

7. Tim Brown (Woodrow Wilson High School) - NFL Hall of Fame Wide-Receiver

8. Jordan Spieth (Dallas Jesuit) - 2015 Masters Tournament Winner

9. Ernie Banks (Booker T. Washington High School) - MLB Hall of Fame Shortstop

10. Doak Walker (Highland Park High School) - NFL Hall of Fame Running-back

11. Micheal Crabtree (Carter High School) - Current NFL Wide-Receiver

12. Cory Coleman (JJ Pearce High School) - Current NFL Wide-Receiver for Buffalo Bills

13. Jamal Adams (Hebron High School) - Current NFL Wide-Receiver for NY Jets

14. LaMarcus Aldridge (Seagoville High School) - Current NBA Player for San Antonio Spurs

15. Spud Webb (Wilmer Hutchins High School) - Former NBA Player, Slam-dunk Champion

16. Micheal Johnson (Skyline High School) - Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist

17. Larry Johnson (Skyline High School) - 2019 NBA Hall of Famer

18. Julius Randle (Prestonwood High School) - Current NBA Player for NY Knicks

19. Jessie Armstead (Carter High School) - Former NFL Linebacker

20. Deron Williams (The Colony) - Former NBA Player

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