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Former NBA player Kendrick Perkins, who currently works as an analyst on ESPN, has named his top-5 international NBA players list in last night's show.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis  Antetokounmpo
Giannis  Antetokounmpo
MIN: 32.48
PTS: 27.94 (59.21%)
REB: 11.52
As: 5.94
ST: 1.1
BL: 1.48
TO: 3.26
GM: 31

Coming in at number 5, Perkins named Tony Parker, stating his credentials of 6-time All-Star, 4-time NBA champion, NBA Finals MVP, and Top-10 in points scored during Playoffs, while managing to lead the league in points scored in the paint several times during his career.

Canadian legend Steve Nash was selected at number 4. The guard was a 2-time NBA MVP two seasons in a row playing against peak Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. Known for his spectacular court vision, Nash led the league in assists multiple years during his career.

A 2-time NBA MVP and current league superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is 3rd in Perkins' list. An NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP top the list of impressive Greek Freak's achievements at the age of 27.

Dirk Nowitzki, whose number 41 was recently retired by Dallas Mavericks, comes in at number 2 in the list. A generational player who changed the game. NBA champions, NBA Finals MVP, regarded as one of the best to ever play the game.

Hakeem 'The Dream' Olajuwon sits firmly atop the list. According to Perkins, the NBA Hall-of-Famer is the most skilled big man to ever play the game of basketball. Numerous NBA players go to him each summer to learn various moves from the master himself.

Kendrick Perkins Top-5 International NBA players list:

  1. Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)
  2. Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
  3. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
  4. Steve Nash (Suns, Mavericks, Lakers)
  5. Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs)
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Steve Nash

Steve  Nash
Position: PG
Age: 47
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 81 kg
Birth place: Johannesburg, South Africa