Rank 'Em: European Imports

Created: July 22, 2009, 3:26 PM

Where does Dirk Nowitzki rank?

As we wait and wonder when Ricky Rubio will arrive, who are the best European imports already here, SportsNation?

The NFL isn't letting the demise of NFL Europe slow its pursuit of an untapped market. Many feel it's only a matter of time until the NBA has at least a team or two hosting games from within the European Union. And the NHL will once again open its season across the Atlantic Ocean. But it's all far from a one-way exchange.

European athletes are flocking to the United States like never before, particularly in the NBA and NHL, and some of the biggest names aren't from around here. From Dirk Nowitzki to David Beckham, how do you rank them?


 
 
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