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Greatest players by nationality?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by omgTHEpotential, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. omgTHEpotential

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    Who do you think are the greatest players by nationality?

    I'd say that:

    USA - Michael Jordan
    Canada - Steve Nash
    Argentina - Manu Ginobili
    Spain - Pau Gasol
    China - Yao Ming
    France - Tony Parker
    Germany - Dirk Nowitzki
    Russia - Andrei Kirilenko
    UK - Luol Deng
    Nigeria -Hakeem Olajuwon
    Congo - Dikembe Mutombo
     
  2. omgTHEpotential

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    Australia - Luc Longley
     
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    Lithuania - Arvydas Sabonis
    Croatia - Dražen Petrović
    Serbia - Vlade Divac
    Taiwan - Jeremy Lin
    Iran - Hamed Haddadi
     
  4. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Virgin Islands - Timothy Theodore Duncan
    Haiti - Samuel The Bear Dalembert
    Dominican Republic - Al Horford
    Puerto Rico - Jose Juan Barea
    India - Satnam Singh
     
  5. Von Rafer

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    Soon to be Buddy Hield.
     
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    Brazil: Oscar Schmidt

    Mexico: Eduardo Najara

    New Zealand: Steven Adams

    Venezuela: Greivis Vasquez(Carl Herrera born in Trinidad)

    Ukraine: Vitaly Potapenko

    Turkey: Hedo Turkoglu

    Switzerland: Vucevic? Kanter? Thabo? Cappela?

    Sweeden: Jerebko

    South Africa: Steve Nash(Raised in Canada)

    Slovenia: Goran Dragic

    Senegal: D.Diop/Gorgui Dieng?

    Russia: AK-47

    Romania: Gheorghe Muresan

    Republic of Congo: Serge Ibaka

    Korea: Ha Seung-Jin

    Poland: Marcin Gortat

    Panama: Rolando Blackman

    Netherlands: Rik Smits

    Montenegro: Nikola Pekovic/Mirotic?

    Lebanon: Rony Seikaly

    Latvia: Kristaps Porzingis

    Japan: Yuta Tabuse

    Jamaica: Patrick Ewing

    Italy: Danilo Gallinari/ Bargnani? Belleneli?

    Israel: Omri Casspi

    Ireland: Pat Burke

    Haiti: Olden Polynice

    Guadeloupe: Mickael Pietrus

    Greece: Giannis Antetokounmpo/ V-Span?

    Georgia: Zaza Pachulia

    Egypt: Alaa Abdelnaby

    Congo: Dikembe Mutombo

    Czech Republic: Jan Vesely

    Cape Verde: Walter Tavares

    Cameroon: Luc Mbah a Moute

    Bosnia and Herzegovina: Vladimir Radmanovic

    Belgium: Tony Parker(raised in France)
     
  7. mig0s

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    ^^
    Russia: Porzingis > AK47

    Haiti: Dalembert > Polynice
     
  8. mig0s

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    Fixed xD
     
  9. AvgJoe

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    Soviet Union: Arvydas Sabonis

    edit: I guess he counts more Lithuania now
     
  10. Os Trigonum

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    seriously, Joe Alexander? I had to look that one up. :rolleyes:
     
  11. mig0s

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    Joe Alexander > Lin all day
    Joe Alexander is the original Taiwanese NBA player. Had lots of AOFs
     
  12. omgTHEpotential

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    Porzingis is aLatvian, not a Russian. Unless you're ignorant, there's a pretty big difference.
     
  13. omgTHEpotential

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    Soviet Union is not a nationality.
     
  14. mig0s

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    I thought he was Russian. Chill dude
     
  15. omgTHEpotential

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    You were baiting...
     
  16. mig0s

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    then you got baited. chill dude
     
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    look, I don't give a sh!t about Lin, honestly I don't. But Alexander has a career 4.2ppg in 67 NBA games. Seriously, you should just leave the Taiwan slot blank if you're gonna stretch it like that. :grin:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Alexander_%28basketball%29#NBA
     
  18. Jontro

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    Alphabetical by country:

    Argentina - Luis Scola
    China - Yao Ming
    Lithuania - Donatas Motiejunas
    Mars - Sam Cassell
    Nigeria - Hakeem Olajuwon
    Slovenia - Boštjan Nachbar
    Switzerland - Clint Capela
    Universe - Jeremy Lin
    USA - James Harden

    If you believe otherwise, then you probably support terrorism too.
     
  19. mig0s

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    Joe Alexander averaged almost 5ppg in just under 12 minutes per game with Maccabi Tel Aviv, which is a good team.

    Alexander > Lin
     
  20. pirc1

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    He was just making fun of putting Lin as the best player from Taiwan. Lin is born and raised in the US and cannot speak fluent Chinese, never lived for extended time in Taiwan. How can anyone say he is from Taiwan?
     

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