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The Greatest South American NBA Players  

Ranker NBA
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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!
list ordered by
1
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
2
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
São Carlos, Brazil
3
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Buenos Aires, Argentina
4
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
São Paulo, Brazil
5
Andrés Nocioni is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Santa Fe, Argentina
6
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Colatina, Brazil
7
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Blumenau, Brazil
8
Pablo Prigioni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Río Tercero, Argentina
9
Carlos Delfino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Santa Fe, Argentina
10
Fabricio Oberto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Córdoba, Argentina
11
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12
Greivis Vásquez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Caracas, Venezuela
13
Cristiano Felicio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
10205 added Cristiano Felicio
14
Bruno Caboclo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
pedro-cunha added Osasco, Brazil
15
Walter Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Venado Tuerto, Argentina
16
Juan Ignacio Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
17
Rubén Wolkowyski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Juan José Castelli, Argentina
18
Fab Melo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
19
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
Alex Garcia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Orlândia, Brazil
21
Esteban Batista is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Montevideo, Uruguay
22
Rafael Araújo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Curitiba, Brazil
23
Óscar Torres is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Caracas, Venezuela
24
Vítor Faverani is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
Porto Alegre, Brazil
25
João Vianna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American NBA Players
João Vianna Brazil