Ranking 10 Greatest European Players in NBA History
#1 Dirk Nowitzki
Many thought the Mavs were crazy when they took a chance on a relative unknown from Germany at a time when nobody paid much attention to European basketball talent. Nowitzki was the first of his kind – in the fact that he came directly from overseas without any U.S. high school or college experience and was a 7-footer that mostly played on the perimeter. Nowitzki has stacked up on many NBA accolades, including an NBA championship, All-Star recognition 13 times and a regular season (2007) and Finals MVP (2011) award.