Almost every fourth player in the NBA right now is an international player. The NBA has become very diversified and it affected the style of the play that is being played right now. In the last decade international players have slowly but surely became the main players for some franchises and this trend will probably continue in the upcoming years.
LeBron James who’s been in the league for 15 years and witnessed the transformation of the league first hand gave his thoughts about the best international players ever to play in the NBA. Surprisingly enough, when asked by reporters who he thinks is the best international player in the history of the LeBron mentioned sometimes forgotten, Drazen Petrovic.
James admires Petrovic’s ability to shot the ball extremely well and with great confidence which he showed during his NBA days. LeBron believes Drazen was athletic enough to get any shot he wants on the floor and this is a quality he had in comparison to other guards in the league. Unfortunately, Drazen Petrovic’s life was cut short by a tragic car accident in 1993.
“The best international player of all-time is Dirk, no wait, it’s Drazen Petrovic. His ability to shot the ball and very athletic. He wasn’t afraid of nothing. He wasn’t afraid of the moment, he wasn’t afraid of anything and you know he was awesome.”