EuroBasket 2022: Luka, Giannis, Jokic, Gobert and the best NBA players in tournament history

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Which players who have starred in EuroBasket have made the biggest contributions in the NBA?

This summer's European men's basketball championships have featured some of the world's biggest talents, with three members of last season's All-NBA First Team (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic) in action, along with three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert.

All told, this year's EuroBasket has boasted more than two dozen current NBA players as well as many more who previously played in the league and have since returned overseas.

Since FIBA allowed NBA players to represent their countries beginning in the 1991 European competition, a year before the Dream Team won gold in the Barcelona Olympics, there has been a long track record of EuroBasket NBA representation.

Starting with Detlef Schrempf, who actually played twice in EuroBasket before debuting in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks, and continuing through the winners of the past four MVPs (Antetokounmpo and Jokic), let's use my championships added career metric to rank the top 10 NBA players who have competed in EuroBasket.

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10. Luka Doncic, Slovenia (0.30 champ. added)

We start with Doncic, a sure bet to move up this list in years to come -- and perhaps eventually top it. After all, Luka is just 23 and has already moved ahead of several All-Stars almost exclusively based on the past three seasons. (Doncic contributed just 0.02 championships added as a rookie.)