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

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2
85 40
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Nenê São Carlos, Brazil

3
83 41
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Leandro Barbosa São Paulo, Brazil

4
87 46
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Luis Scola Buenos Aires, Argentina

5
57 34
Andrés Nocioni is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Andrés Nocioni Santa Fe, Argentina

6
63 42
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Tiago Splitter Blumenau, Brazil

7
50 35
Pablo Prigioni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Pablo Prigioni Río Tercero, Argentina

8
61 49
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Anderson Varejão Colatina, Brazil

9
48 38
Carlos Delfino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Carlos Delfino Santa Fe, Argentina

10
40 32
Greivis Vásquez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Greivis Vásquez Caracas, Venezuela

11
34 29
Fabricio Oberto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Fabricio Oberto Córdoba, Argentina

12
29 33
Walter Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Walter Herrmann Venado Tuerto, Argentina

13
20 22
Juan Ignacio Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Juan Ignacio Sánchez Bahía Blanca, Argentina

14
28 36
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Lucas Nogueira Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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16 25
Fab Melo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Fab Melo Juiz de Fora, Brazil

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18 28
Bruno Caboclo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
pedro-cunha added Bruno Caboclo Osasco, Brazil

17
15 24
Rubén Wolkowyski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Rubén Wolkowyski Juan José Castelli, Argentina

18
13 30
Marcus Vinicius de Souza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Marcus Vinicius de Souza Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

19
12 29
Alex Garcia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Alex Garcia Orlândia, Brazil

20
8 23
Rafael Araújo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Rafael Araújo Curitiba, Brazil

21
8 23
Esteban Batista is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Esteban Batista Montevideo, Uruguay

22
7 23
João Vianna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
João Vianna Brazil

23
8 26
Vítor Faverani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Vítor Faverani Porto Alegre, Brazil

24
7 26
Óscar Torres is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Óscar Torres Caracas, Venezuela

25
5 25
Rolando Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Rolando Ferreira Curitiba, Brazil