Top 5 Best Hispanic Basketball Players in the World
There are a large number of best quality Hispanic basketball players in the NBA. Many have been first round draft picks and others have won gold medals at the Summer Olympic Games. They come to the NBA from Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico and all points in between.
Carmelo Anthony – Carmelo Anthony was born in New York City to a Hispanic father who died when Carmelo was only two years old. He has gone on to be a two-time NBA All-Star basketball player and won a Gold Medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Gilbert Arenas – Arenas, a Hispanic basketball players -American on his father’s side, began his career at Golden State. When he signed as a free agent with Washington, he became a star. As of 2009-2010, he averaged 22.7 points-per-game as a three-time All-Star.
Manu Ginobili – Manu Ginobili began his career in Argentina and Italy before joining the San Antonio Spurs in 2002. Since coming to the NBA, Ginobili won three NBA Championship rings while averaging 15.0 points-per-game. He is one of only two basketball players as of 2009-2010 to win an NBA Championship, Olympic gold medal and Euroleague Championship
Al Horford – Horford is a Hispanic basketball players and All-Star center for the Atlanta Hawks. He has played in 148 games in two years as of 2009-2010, averaging 10.8 points- and 9.3 rebounds-per-game. He has also averaged 9.4 PPG in sixteen career playoff games.
Eduardo Najera – Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Najera led the Oklahoma Sooners to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances before the Dallas Mavericks drafted him in 2000. He has made a name for himself as a sixth-man basketball player for Dallas, Denver and New Jersey.