Until the 1990s the prospect of playing in the NBA for a European player was mostly a dream.
European basketball players that were playing in the NBA were few and far between.
But now many Europeans have decided to go overseas and try their luck in the best basketball championship in the world - because they're good enough.
Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Jose Calderon, Pau Gasol, Andrea Bargnani are some of the names in questions.
From the mid-nineties, the Europeans started to take more responsibility on the court and key roles in the rotation of the squad.
Here, we will see the top 5 European players in eight of the most important statistics categories...
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