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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1
303 19
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Bahía Blanca, Argentina

2
131 65
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
São Carlos, Brazil

3
135 69
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Buenos Aires, Argentina

4
121 60
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
São Paulo, Brazil

5
85 65
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Blumenau, Brazil

6
86 70
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Colatina, Brazil

7
71 60
Andrés Nocioni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Santa Fe, Argentina

8
65 62
Pablo Prigioni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Río Tercero, Argentina

9
51 47
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10
55 52
Greivis Vásquez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Caracas, Venezuela

11
60 59
Carlos Delfino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Santa Fe, Argentina

12
48 46
Fabricio Oberto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Córdoba, Argentina

13
12 12
Cristiano Felicio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
1520286248016 added Cristiano Felicio

14
36 51
Walter Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Venado Tuerto, Argentina

15
28 43
Bruno Caboclo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
pedro-cunha added Osasco, Brazil

16
24 42
Juan Ignacio Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Bahía Blanca, Argentina

17
23 43
Fab Melo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Juiz de Fora, Brazil

18
19 41
Rubén Wolkowyski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Juan José Castelli, Argentina

19
17 44
Marcus Vinicius de Souza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Marcus Vinicius de Souza Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

20
17 44
Alex Garcia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Orlândia, Brazil

21
11 35
Rafael Araújo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Curitiba, Brazil

22
9 33
Esteban Batista is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Montevideo, Uruguay

23
10 36
Óscar Torres is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Caracas, Venezuela

24
10 37
Vítor Faverani is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Porto Alegre, Brazil

25
7 34
João Vianna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
João Vianna Brazil

26
6 37
Rolando Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Curitiba, Brazil