8. Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuania
Absolutely dominated FIBA ball with an almost unparalleled mix of size, quickness and skill. Was a shadow of his old self after all those injuries, but managed to re-invent himself as an even craftier post player with great shooting range. Became an important contributor to great Portland teams, but physical limitations didn’t allow him to become a full-blown NBA star.
NBA stats: 12.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 21.2 PER in seven seasons
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