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Top 10 international players to have played in the NBA

  • We look back at some of the great international players who have played in the league. Who comes out on top?
Gautam Varier
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 19 Dec 2019, 11:01 IST

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Over the years, while the NBA has been dominated by American athletes, there have been many international players who have left their mark. Some have cemented themselves as all-time greats while others have had great careers with multiple all-star appearances.

Their success has paved the way for the many international players who play in the NBA today and the number keeps increasing as the seasons go by. Here, I attempt to rank them based on their stats and achievements.

Honorable Mention

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Drazen Petrovic (Croatia)

If it wasn't for his untimely death at the age of 28, Petrovic would have easily made the top 10. One of the best shooters of all time, he shot 43.7% from behind the arc, good enough for 4th all-time in league history.

Averaging over 20 points per game in his final two seasons with the Nets, one can only imagine what he could have gone on to become over the years.

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Published 28 Sep 2017, 21:40 IST
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