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The NBA has officially announced the results for the All-Time best European Team

Dallas Mavericks have both Luka Doncic and Dirk Nowitzki among all those basketball legends from Europe

The NBA has officially announced the results for the All-Time best European Team as a part of the NBA 75 Euro Vote. This was a campaign whose primary purpose was to celebrate the 75th Anniversary season with all the European fans while also recognizing all the European players who contributed to the growth of the NBA.

First and Second Team 

The voting process involved fans and a blue-ribbon panel of more than 40 European media members, influencers, and various celebrities. The split between the fans and the media was 50/50, and after their votes were counted, the starting lineup of the best European players consists of two well-known names in today's NBA and a few recently retired legends.

The All-Time NBA European First Team consists of two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks; Greece), three-time NBA All-Star Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks; Slovenia), two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol (Spain), NBA champion and MVP Dirk Nowitzki (Germany) and four-time NBA champion Tony Parker (France). Nowitzki, who played for the Mavericks for his entire 21-year career and is currently the NBA's sixth all-time leading scorer, led all vote-getters.

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All-Time NBA European First Team

All-Time NBA European First Team

The All-Time NBA European Second Team consists of reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets; Serbia), Hall of Famers Toni Kukoć (Croatia) and Arvydas Sabonis (Lithuania), NBA champion Peja Stojaković (Serbia), and the late Drazen Petrović (Croatia).

All-Time NBA European Second Team

All-Time NBA European Second Team

Incredible impact on the NBA

George Aivazoglou, who leads the NBA's office for Fan Engagement and Direct-to-Consumer for Europe and the Middle East, said the NBA wouldn't be the same without the European players and their impact on the league.

"European players past and present have made an indelible impact on the NBA and the game of basketball. As we celebrate our landmark 75th Anniversary Season, it is fitting to recognize and honor the best European players of all-time, all of whom have inspired generations of players and fans across the continent and around the world."

In previous NBA 75 Euro Vote categories, the 1995-98 Chicago Bulls were named the All-Time NBA Dynasty, the 1998-99 Toronto Raptors away jersey won the All-Time NBA Jersey, and Nowitzki winning an NBA championship after leading the Mavericks back from a 2-1 game deficit in the 2011 NBA Finals was voted the All-Time European Moment.


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