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
1,442 505
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Würzburg, Germany

2
971 551
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Barcelona, Spain

3
843 514
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Bruges, Belgium

4
1,097 693
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ArminSamardzic added Šibenik, Croatia

5
1,207 536
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
brianbiancardi added Athens, Greece

6
773 427
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Požega, Croatia

7
707 434
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

8
810 414
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Kaunas, Lithuania

9
573 355
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Barcelona, Spain

10
557 349
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Prijepolje, Serbia

11
569 289
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ZA Terorizam added Sombor, Serbia

12
285 86
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
CzarinaQuerubin added Ventspils, Latvia

13
551 297
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Ljubljana, Slovenia

14
174 14
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ElseñorFuzzo added

15
292 298
Šarūnas Marčiulionis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
gerard-ocón added Kaunas, Lithuania

16
267 314
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Izhevsk, Russia

17
259 172
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Createur Barchido Sept added Saint-Quentin, France

18
175 96
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
292 280
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
El Masnou, Spain

20
232 254
Dino Rađa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
gerard-ocón added Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia

21
341 356
Hedo Türkoğlu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Gaziosmanpaşa, Turkey

22
236 256
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Kaunas, Lithuania

23
264 260
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Utena, Lithuania

24
183 234
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France

25
157 201
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Eindhoven, Netherlands

26
224 241
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Braunschweig, Germany

27
93 35
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
David Lukič added Belgrade, Serbia

28
182 241
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Lisieux, France

29
122 69
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Tero Nousiainen added Vantaa, Finland

30
196 228
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

31
143 270
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
New York City, New York, United States of America

32
155 215
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Villanueva de la Serena, Spain

33
236 224
Mehmet Okur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Yalova, Turkey

34
82 38
Nikola Mirotić is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Podgorica, Yugoslavia

35
131 195
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Łódź, Poland

36
72 30
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

37
101 146
Željko Rebrača is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
ZA Terorizam added Prigrevica, Serbia

38
85 51
Nikos Galis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Banged_Doldrums added Union City, New Jersey, United States of America

39
88 55
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
127 173
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

41
79 48
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Šibenik, Croatia

42
70 39
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Rimantas Rachlickas added Portland, Oregon, United States of America

43
63 32
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Guest_6341db31-e352-42b2-8645-287ea8f62587 added Morges, Switzerland

44
108 161
Ben Gordon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
London, United Kingdom

45
160 172
Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy

46
107 114
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Tomstar123 added Wau, South Sudan

47
43 20
Ersan İlyasova is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Алпан Балкыш added Eskişehir, Turkey

48
52 33
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
127 144
Juan Carlos Navarro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain

50
68 56
Šarūnas Jasikevičius is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best European NBA Players of All Time
Rytis Liubartas added Kaunas, Lithuania