2. Dirk Nowitzki (26.6 PPG, 9.0 RPG in 2005/06)
The second best international player ever is Germany’s own Dirk Nowitzki. We should mention that Dirk was not the original German NBA All-Star: that would be Detlef Schrempf, someone who almost made our top 10 list. Without Detlef, maybe we never get Dirk. Who knows. Dirk’s done it all. He’s an NBA champion, won MVP, won Finals MVP, a 13-time NBA All-Star, a 12-time All-NBA team member.
He’s probably the greatest shooting big man, and is currently 6th All-Time in scoring, which could increase by the time he hangs up his sneakers. He’s changed the game, both internationally and in the NBA. Nobody can argue that Dirk does not deserve to be in the top 3 of the best international players in NBA history.