NBA The Best European NBA Players of All Time  

Ranker NBA
Originally by
25k votes 3.3k voters 35.8k views 95 items

List Rules Vote up the greatest Europe-born players ever to play in the NBA

This list of European NBA players includes some of the games biggest basketball stars. From Tony Parker, Paul Gasol, Marc Gasol, and Dirk Nowitzki to Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakavic, and Hedo Turkoglu it is clear that the path to the NBA runs through Europe. Some of the NBA greatest scorers and biggest stars are included in this list of the best NBA players born in Europe.

Many of these European NBA players also played in the NBA playoffs and some have even won NBA championships. Now it's your turn to vote for who you think are the greatest European basketball players of all time. If we missed any other foreign basketball players, feel free to add them to the list so that other basketball fans and Rankers can vote on them.

1
1,018 420
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Dirk Nowitzki Würzburg, Germany

2
731 410
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Pau Gasol Barcelona, Spain

3
829 532
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ArminSamardzic added Dražen Petrović Šibenik, Croatia

4
859 440
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
brianbiancardi added Giannis Antetokounmpo Athens, Greece - Sepolia, Athens, Greece

5
590 315
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Peja Stojaković Požega, Croatia

6
644 374
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Tony Parker Bruges, Belgium

7
549 331
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Toni Kukoč Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

8
619 343
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Arvydas Sabonis Kaunas, Lithuania

9
433 272
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Marc Gasol Barcelona, Spain

10
423 277
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Vlade Divac Prijepolje, Serbia

11
383 213
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Sombor, Serbia

12
425 229
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Goran Dragić Ljubljana, Slovenia

13
131 36
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
CzarinaQuerubin added portzingis Ventspils, Latvia

14
182 115
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Createur Barchido Sept added Rudy Gobert Saint-Quentin, France

49 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences

15
232 235
Šarūnas Marčiulionis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
gerard-ocón added Šarūnas Marčiulionis Kaunas, Lithuania

16
104 50
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Victor Eugene Caccam added Detlef Schrempf Leverkusen, Germany

17
212 249
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Andrei Kirilenko Izhevsk, Russia

18
262 283
Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Hedo Türkoğlu Gaziosmanpaşa, Turkey

19
175 203
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
gerard-ocón added Dino Rađa Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

20
209 206
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Jonas Valančiūnas Utena, Lithuania

21
212 223
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Ricky Rubio El Masnou, Spain

The Top Current NBA Players

22
181 210
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Kaunas, Lithuania

23
172 193
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Dennis Schröder Braunschweig, Germany

24
62 35
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Tero Nousiainen added Lauri Markkanen Jyväskylä, Finland

25
145 181
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Boris Diaw Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France

26
151 195
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Nicolas Batum Lisieux, France

27
152 185
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Bojan Bogdanović Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

28
40 15
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Dario Šarić Šibenik, Croatia

The Best NBA Players of the Decade

29
37 12
Nikola Mirotić is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Nikola Mirotić Podgorica, Yugoslavia

30
133 141
Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Marco Belinelli San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy

31
106 129
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Nikola Peković Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

32
165 185
Mehmet Okur is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Mehmet Okur Yalova, Turkey

33
121 164
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Rik Smits Eindhoven, Netherlands

34
40 21
Milos Teodosic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Milos Teodosic Valjevo, Serbia

35
83 85
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Tomstar123 added Luol Deng Wau, South Sudan

The Best Restaurants at LAX

36
118 170
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
José Calderón Villanueva de la Serena, Spain

37
78 110
Željko Rebrača is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ZA Terorizam added Željko Rebrača Prigrevica, Serbia

38
24 4
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
David Lukič added Bogdan Bogdanović Belgrade, Serbia

39
119 192
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Joakim Noah New York City, New York, United States of America

40
29 11
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Nikola Vučević Morges, Switzerland

41
104 154
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Marcin Gortat Łódź, Poland

42
93 128
Ben Gordon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Ben Gordon London, United Kingdom

The Best Movies for Athletes to Watch

43
38 28
Nikos Galis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Banged_Doldrums added Nikos Galis Union City, New Jersey, United States of America

44
24 11
Jusuf Nurkić is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Jusuf Nurkić Živinice, Bosnia and Herzegovina

45
21 8
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Danilo Gallinari Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

46
42 38
Šarūnas Jasikevičius is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Rytis Liubartas added Šarūnas Jesikevičius Kaunas, Lithuania - Kaunas, Lithuania

47
28 19
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Rimantas Rachlickas added Domantas Sabonis Portland, Oregon, United States of America

48
98 124
Juan Carlos Navarro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Juan Carlos Navarro Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain

49
63 101
Beno Udrih is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Beno Udrih Celje, Slovenia

50
79 108
Omri Casspi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Omri Casspi Holon, Israel