Foreign NBA Players Quiz

Name the non-American players, past and present, who have scored the most points in the NBA.
American citizens by birth don't count, even if they were born overseas
Through 2020–21. Active players in bold.
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Last updated: May 17, 2021
First submittedApril 28, 2012
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Points
Country
Player
31,560
Germany
Dirk Nowitzki
26,946
Nigeria
Hakeem Olajuwon
24,815
Jamaica
Patrick Ewing
20,894
Spain
Pau Gasol
19,473
France
Tony Parker
17,623
Panama
Rolando Blackman
17,387
Canada
Steve Nash
15,761
Germany
Detlef Schrempf
14,043
Argentina
Manu Ginobili
13,647
Serbia
Peja Stojakovic
13,361
Sudan
Luol Deng
13,398
Serbia
Vlade Divac
12,871
Netherlands
Rik Smits
12,810
Bahamas
Mychal Thompson
12,514
Spain
Marc Gasol
Points
Country
Player
12,319
Greece
Giannis Antetokounmpo
12,288
Dominican Republic
Al Horford
12,046
Slovenia
Goran Dragic
11,729
Congo
Dikembe Mutombo
11,265
Montenegro
Nikola Vučević
11,022
Turkey
Hedo Turkoglu
10,976
Lithuania
Zydrunas Ilgauskas
10,909
Brazil
Nenê
10,597
Rep. of the Congo
Serge Ibaka
10,556
Italy
Danilo Gallinari
10,263
Canada
Andrew Wiggins
9,991
Lebanon
Rony Seikaly
9,810
Croatia
Toni Kukoc
9,431
Russia
Andrei Kirilenko
9,247
China
Yao Ming
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Level 43
Jun 19, 2012
Yeah... Yao's photo was on the quiz, so I assumed I already answered him in the first bit. Turns out I missed him.

FAIL.

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Level 35
Dec 7, 2012
lol same
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Level 30
Nov 29, 2016
same
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Level 66
Nov 17, 2017
same :( and missed only 3 besides him
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Level 48
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 69
Apr 23, 2014
Mutombo doesn't work. Had to put in Dikembe.
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Level ∞
Apr 23, 2014
Fixed!
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Level 43
Apr 23, 2014
Never heard of Blackman, I thought it was Renaldo Balkman by mistake but he's from Puerto Rico and certainly doesn't have 8,500 points.
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Level 58
May 2, 2014
All this time I thought Kirilenko was from Ukraine.
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Level 79
Apr 11, 2019
It's a Ukrainian last name originally, but in centuries there was a lot of movement around there, so it's not 100% reliable.
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2016
Mychal Thompson? He is Bahamian, with 12,810 career points.
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Level 85
Oct 10, 2016
If Ro Blackman is on this list no reason not to include Thompson. Neither born as us citizens and both moved to the US around 10 years of age.
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Level ∞
Apr 13, 2017
Added Mychal Thompson.
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Level 49
Jan 21, 2017
What about Zaza Pachulia ??
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Level 30
Mar 12, 2017
Does he have 9,000 points?
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Level 32
Mar 8, 2017
Dirk just hit 30,005...that definitely deserves an update
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Level 90
Apr 15, 2017
I believe that four of these players were on the Spurs at the same time. Amazing what that organization has done putting together some great teams.
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Level 26
Apr 10, 2020
Diaw, Parker, Ginobili, and Pau Gasol Correct?
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Level 16
May 18, 2020
diaw, parker ginobilli and duncan
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Level 77
Apr 24, 2017
Was surprised there weren't more Canadians on here only to find out there aren't really that many that have played at the professional level at all. Andrew Wiggins and Tristan Thompson will probably be on here at some point.
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Level 82
Nov 17, 2017
no type-ins for Novitsky?
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Level ∞
Aug 19, 2020
Lots and lots of them including "Dirk".
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Level 58
Nov 17, 2017
RIP Manute Bol
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Level 82
May 10, 2019
Did he not get enough points? Probably not. He was less of a scorer and more of a tree.
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Level 53
May 10, 2019
Yup he only had 1,599 points in his career. He had more blocks than points which makes sense
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2017
No Australians--but somehow I think there will be ten years from now.
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Level 74
Apr 13, 2018
AK 47 works :D
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Level 73
Apr 14, 2019
It should be either South Sudan or UK, not Sudan.
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Level 60
Apr 29, 2020
There was no South Sudan when Deng was born.
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Level 62
May 10, 2019
No leeway on "Schrimpf"?
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Level 81
May 10, 2019
Is that a German prawn?
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Level 81
Aug 20, 2020
It was Detlef's shorter cousin.
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Level 48
Aug 6, 2019
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Level 67
Nov 21, 2019
I know Serge Ibaka is born in Congo and is really attached with this country, but he's also spanish and he played for Spain so I think I would write Spain instead of Congo.

Tony Parker is born in Belgium but is french and played for France, so I would do the same for Ibaka, even if this case is a bit harder to solve, and I'm not sure everyone would agree with that ^^

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Level 84
Jan 28, 2020
My old trick of naming common last names didn't serve me so well on this quiz :(
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Level 67
May 19, 2021
Nicolas Batum (France) scored 9658 points so he probably should be in this quiz
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Level ∞
May 19, 2021
I'll put him in next update, thanks.