Gasol's professional career began with FC Barcelona where he was a superstar. In the NBA, he was 2002 Rookie of the Year with the Grizzlies. Gasol won two NBA championships with the Lakers in 2009-10. He's currently in the hunt for another title with the Spurs.
Yao Ming, China
Ming made basketball big in China. The 7-foot-6 Hall of Famer was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2002 and went on to become an eight-time All-Star. The Houston Rockets retired his No. 11 in 2017.
Manu Ginobili, Argentina
One of the most decorated international basketball players in the world. In addtion to winning four NBA championships with the Spurs, Ginobili has won a EuroLeague title, Italian Cup, and an Olympic Gold Medal.
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Steve Nash, South Africa
Born in South Africa and raised in Canada, Nash played college basketball at Santa Clara University in California. He spent most of his NBA career in Phoenix, where he was a two-time league MVP and an eight-time All-Star.
Tony Parker, Belgium
Parker is known as a Frenchman, but was born in Belgium. He was a big steal for the Spurs, who got him with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. Parker helped lead San Antonio to four championships, and was named Finals MVP in 2007.
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Dominique Wilkins, France
Arguably the greatest dunker in basketball history, Wilkins was born in Paris and raised in North Carolina. He was a nine-time All-Star for the Atlanta Hawks. After short stints with the Clippers and Celtics, Wilkins took a break from the NBA to play in the Greece and the Euroleague.
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Patrick Ewing, Jamaica
The 7-footer from Jamaica was a superstar in college at Georgetown before being the No. 1 overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Knicks. After being named the 1986 Rookie of the Year, Ewing went on to become an 11-time All-Star and a Hall of Famer.
Dirk Nowitzki, Germany
Dallas got Dirk by way of a trade with the Bucks on 1998 draft day. Nowitzki became the greatest player in Mavericks history, leading the franshise to its first title in 2011. The 13-time All-Star was named NBA MVP in 2007.
Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigeria
Olajuwon arrived in Texas from Nigeria to play basketball at the University of Houston. After a stellar college career, he stayed in the Bayou City when he was drafted No. 1 overall in 1984 by the Rockets. The 12-time All-Star won back-to-back championships in 1994-95.
Tim Duncan, U.S. Virgin Islands
The NBA's greatest power forward of all time came from the Virgin Islands. After four years at Wake Forest, Duncan quickly became a dominant force with the Spurs. He won five NBA championships in three different decades.