The NBA's Top 10 Best International Players

Jonathan WatanabeContributor IJuly 5, 2009

The NBA's Top 10 Best International Players

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    HOUSTON - MAY 14:  Forward Luis Scola #4 of the Houston Rockets drives the hoop against Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 14, 2009 in Houston, Texa

Honorable Mention- Andres Nocioni (Argentina)

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    CHICAGO - DECEMBER 17: Andres Nocioni #5 of the Chicago Bulls drives around Zach Randolph #50 of the Los Angeles Clippers on December 17, 2008 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Clippers 115-109 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: Us

Honorable Mention- Leandro Barbosa (Brazil)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Leandro Barbosa #10 of the Phoenix Suns drives with the ball during the NBA game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.    The Lakers defeated the Suns 132-106.  NO

No.10- Luis Scola (Argentina)

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 26:  Forward Luis Scola #4 of the Houston Rockets reacts during play against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 26, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

No.9- Nene (Brazil)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 27:  Nene #31 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a shot against Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, Calif

No.9- Jose Calderon (Spain)

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    MIAMI - NOVEMBER 19:  Jose Calderon #8 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates after making a basket against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on November 19, 2008 in Miami, Florida. The Raptors defeated the Heat 101-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly ack

No.7- Hedo Turkoglu (Turkey)

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11:  Hedo Turkoglu #15 of the Orlando Magic runs up court in the second half against  the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowl

No.6- Steve Nash (Canada)

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    OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 15:  Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns dribbles the ball against the Golden State Warriors during an NBA game on March 15, 2009 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by down

No.5- Yao Ming (China)

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 30:  Center Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets takes a shot against Joel Przybilla #10 and LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center o

No.4- Manu Ginobili (Argentina)

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    SAN ANTONIO - JANUARY 20:  Guard Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs dribbles the ball past Brandon Rush #25 of the Indiana Pacers on January 20, 2009 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that,

No.3- Tony Parker (France)

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    DALLAS - APRIL 25:  Guard Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs during play against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 25, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. NO

No.2- Pau Gasol (Spain)

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11:  Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in overtime before defeating the Orlando Magic 99-91 in Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledge

No.1- Dirk Nowitzki (Germany)

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    DALLAS - MAY 11:  Forward Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against Linas Kleiza #43 of the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 11, 2009 in D