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Tony Parker and Goran Dragic (undeservedly) are the only European guards to have ever made an NBA all-star team


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Wow only 2... But I believe

Wow only 2...

But I believe Drazen Petrovic deserved one appearance, in his last season.

I just checked the stats. He averaged 23 2.8 and 3.6 before the AS break shooting 51/47 .

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I'm surprised that there have

I'm surprised that there have been only 19 international players that played in an All Star game. I thought the number would be a little higher.

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did you get that figure of 19

did you get that figure of 19 inters from this site ?

http://www.nba-allstar.com/players/lists/international.htm

That list of 19 is missing Steve Nash, Mutombo and Patrick Ewing. I wonder how many more players are misssing ?

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Unable to access the link,

Unable to access the link, but I take "international player" to mean those who's basketball resume is solely international. The three players you listed all played college ball in the states. So, even though Olajuwon grew up in Nigeria, he played college ball in Houston. Nowitzki, on the other hand stayed in Germany 'til he played in the NBA. Hopefully that makes sense.

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As an "international" player,

As an "international" player, albeit not a European one, I believe Jamal Murray will be an All-Star next year.

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Canadians

I don't like when Canadian players get put into the International player pool. Our culture and game is very similar to the US which is different than the South American and European teams. Majority of Canadian players that make it to the league start playing in the States in high school too.

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I'm Australian, and our

I'm Australian, and our culture is very similar to the US and Canada. Same goes for New Zealand and England.

I think if you're from a different country, by definition alone... you're an international player. 'International' of course meaning (quite literally) from a different nation.

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Giannis could probably get a

Giannis could probably get a mention here, definately Manu!

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Two things .. Giannis: not a

Two things .. Giannis: not a guard .. Manu from Argentina, Argentina not in Europe

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I would argue Giannis plays

I would argue Giannis plays enough point to be classified a guard. Many is most definately South American, my mistake!

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Didnt

Didnt Blackman get 1?

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USA lost the 2002 and 2006

USA lost the 2002 and 2006 world championships and the 2004 olympics with teams full of all stars and neither parker nor dragic were on the teams that beat them.. they didnt even come close in 2002, they came sixth.

highlighting two euro guards have made all star teams doesnt mean everyone except americans are scrubs

Theres plenty of foreign players that have contributed to championships and Parker probably has more rings than every American all star hes played with

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