Wonder who the best European NBA players of all-time are? While basketball is a pretty popular sport worldwide, in the US it is nothing short of a national symbol. Although the vast majority of NBA players are born and raised in the States, talented sportsmen from other corners of the world, namely Europe, make it to the US. And some of them manage to pull off rather impressive feats. Want to know who’s the best of the best?
We have compiled a list of the 12 greatest European players in the NBA. Only players who were born in Europe, regardless of how long they actually lived there, were included in the slideshow.
Let’s take a look at the countdown.
No. 12: Nenand Krstic
Photo Credit: J.smith
Born in: Kraljevo, Yugoslavia
Drafted by: New Jersey Nets
Other NBA teams: Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics
NBA debut: 2004-2005 season
Best skill: mid-range shooting
Career averages per game: 10 pts, 5.4 rebounds
No. 11: Boris Diaw
Photo Credit: Keith Allison
Born in: Cormeille-En-Parisis, France
Drafted by: Atlanta Hawks
Other NBA teams: Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs
NBA debut: 2003-2004 season
Best skill: three-point jump shot
Career averages per game: 9.1 pts, 4.7 rebounds
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