NBA The Greatest South American NBA Players  

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

Basketball has grown into a global game and this list of South American NBA players includes some of the biggest names in professional basketball. Many teams, especially the San Antonio Spurs, seek out the best South American basketball players to join their team to help win an NBA championship.

This list of South American NBA players inlcudes Latino basketball stars like Manu Ginobili, Andres Nocioni, Luis Scola, Anderson Varajao, Nene, Tiago Splitter, and many others. Now it's your turn to vote on which South American born NBA stars you think are the best in the list below. If we missed anyone, feel free to add them to the list so that other basketball fans can vote on your addition!
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Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Manu Ginóbili Bahía Blanca, Argentina

2
116 55
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Nenê São Carlos, Brazil

3
116 62
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Luis Scola Buenos Aires, Argentina

4
107 56
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Leandro Barbosa São Paulo, Brazil

5
80 58
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Tiago Splitter Blumenau, Brazil

6
78 63
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Anderson Varejão Colatina, Brazil

7
66 51
Andrés Nocioni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Andrés Nocioni Santa Fe, Argentina

8
60 55
Pablo Prigioni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Pablo Prigioni Río Tercero, Argentina

9
27 17
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Deadabber added Steven Adams Rotorua, New Zealand

10
50 46
Greivis Vásquez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Greivis Vásquez Caracas, Venezuela

11
55 53
Carlos Delfino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Carlos Delfino Santa Fe, Argentina

12
44 40
Fabricio Oberto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Fabricio Oberto Córdoba, Argentina

13
43 45
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Lucas Nogueira Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

14
35 44
Walter Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Walter Herrmann Venado Tuerto, Argentina

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15
24 33
Juan Ignacio Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Juan Ignacio Sánchez Bahía Blanca, Argentina

16
5 9
Cristiano Felicio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
1520286248016 added Cristiano Felicio

17
23 38
Bruno Caboclo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
pedro-cunha added Bruno Caboclo Osasco, Brazil

18
20 36
Fab Melo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Fab Melo Juiz de Fora, Brazil

19
18 35
Rubén Wolkowyski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Rubén Wolkowyski Juan José Castelli, Argentina

20
15 39
Alex Garcia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Alex Garcia Orlândia, Brazil

21
15 39
Marcus Vinicius de Souza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Marcus Vinicius de Souza Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

22
9 31
Esteban Batista is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Esteban Batista Montevideo, Uruguay

23
9 31
Rafael Araújo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Rafael Araújo Curitiba, Brazil

24
9 33
Óscar Torres is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Óscar Torres Caracas, Venezuela

25
9 34
Vítor Faverani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Vítor Faverani Porto Alegre, Brazil

26
7 31
João Vianna is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
João Vianna Brazil

27
6 33
Rolando Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Rolando Ferreira Curitiba, Brazil