NBA The Best European NBA Players of All Time  

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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.

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1
1,694 569
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Würzburg, Germany

2
1,252 779
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ArminSamardzic added Šibenik, Croatia

3
1,428 618
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
brianbiancardi added Athens, Greece

4
1,105 625
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Barcelona, Spain

5
957 585
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Bruges, Belgium

6
870 498
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Požega, Croatia

7
914 476
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Kaunas, Lithuania

8
771 513
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

9
654 410
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Barcelona, Spain

10
730 325
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ZA Terorizam added Sombor, Serbia

11
626 413
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Prijepolje, Serbia

12
396 132
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
CzarinaQuerubin added Ventspils, Latvia

13
439 47
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ElseñorFuzzo added

14
626 351
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Ljubljana, Slovenia

15
339 337
Šarūnas Marčiulionis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
gerard-ocón added Kaunas, Lithuania

16
320 209
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Createur Barchido Sept added Saint-Quentin, France

17
298 358
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Izhevsk, Russia

18
205 137
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Victor Eugene Caccam added Leverkusen, Germany

19
267 292
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
gerard-ocón added Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

20
334 327
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
El Masnou, Spain

21
391 403
Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Gaziosmanpaşa, Turkey

22
306 291
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Utena, Lithuania

23
271 291
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Kaunas, Lithuania

24
147 66
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
David Lukič added Belgrade, Serbia

25
205 267
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France

26
254 275
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Braunschweig, Germany

27
172 238
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Eindhoven, Netherlands

28
166 99
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Tero Nousiainen added Vantaa, Finland

29
203 272
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Lisieux, France

30
171 315
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
New York City, New York, United States of America

31
223 259
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

32
106 55
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

33
173 245
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Villanueva de la Serena, Spain

34
97 49
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Morges, Switzerland

35
112 66
Nikola Mirotić is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Podgorica, Yugoslavia

36
270 257
Mehmet Okur is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Yalova, Turkey

37
122 80
Nikos Galis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Banged_Doldrums added Union City, New Jersey, United States of America

38
118 174
Željko Rebrača is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ZA Terorizam added Prigrevica, Serbia

39
125 88
Milos Teodosic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Valjevo, Serbia

40
103 68
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Šibenik, Croatia

41
76 38
Ersan İlyasova is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Алпан Балкыш added Eskişehir, Turkey

42
142 227
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Łódź, Poland

43
145 197
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

44
184 188
Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy

45
59 25
Boban Marjanović is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
tanishields07 added Zaječar, Serbia

46
64 33
Cedi Osman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Adam First added Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

47
116 183
Ben Gordon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
London, United Kingdom

48
75 55
Jusuf Nurkić is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Živinice, Bosnia and Herzegovina

49
47 23
Dejan Bodiroga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Andertomic added Zrenjanin, Serbia

50
88 77
Šarūnas Jasikevičius is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Rytis Liubartas added Kaunas, Lithuania