The Greatest African NBA Players of All Time
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Our list of African NBA players includes a group of famous names including Dikembe Mutombo, Serge Ibaka, Luc Mbah a Moute, and yes, even Steve Nash (born in South Africa). Some of these players are the best blockers in the NBA, while others are part of a select list of impact players off the bench. Each of the players on this list were born in Africa and went on to play basketball in the NBA.
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Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born January 21, 1963) is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played the center position in the National Basketball Association ...more
- Teams: Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors
Joel Hans Embiid (born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college basketball ...more
- Teams: Philadelphia 76ers
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo (born June 25, 1966) is a Congolese American retired professional basketball player. Mutombo played 18 seasons in the National Basketball ...more
- Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets
Stephen John Nash OC OBC (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian professional basketball coach and former player who most recently served as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball ...more
- Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers
Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the New ...more
- Teams: Toronto Raptors
Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila (born 18 September 1989) is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ibaka was drafted by the ...more
- Teams: Milwaukee Bucks