1. Dirk Nowitzki, Germany
The only European MVP. Also the only Euro who truly belongs in the conversation when discussing the best basketball players of all time. An offensive machine with shooting skills never seen in a seven-footer. Willed the underdog Dallas Mavericks to an NBA title. No. 6 in the list of NBA all-time scoring leaders and rising, with Michael Jordan at No. 4 just 1,100 points away.
NBA stats: 21.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 22.6 PER in 20 seasons
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