Wang Zhizhi was born in Beijing, China. The 7’ 0” tall center became the first-ever Chinese-born player to play in the NBA.
Evan Eschmeyer played in the NBA for a couple of years, unfortunately, injuries cut his career short, but he did achieve a dream that many basketball fans have, he made it into the NBA.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re taking a look back at the four Hispanic players that played for the Dallas Mavericks throughout the team’s history and the mark they left in the league.
Steve Nash had an illustrious Hall of Fame career that spanned almost two decades. He’s continued to grow his legacy, now as an NBA head coach.
Eduardo Nájera was born in Meoqui, Chihuahua, Mexico. He became the second Mexican-born player in NBA history and the first to be drafted into the league.
Greg Buckner didn’t have the most memorable NBA career, but his basketball skills kept him in the league for nearly a decade.
Gary Trent Sr. was a player that is not heavily remembered by many, but he showed year in and year out why he deserved to be part of the NBA.
When you say the name, Dirk Nowitzki, every Dallas Mavericks fan’s ears perk up. Nowitzki’s name is synonymous with the Mavericks franchise and with European basketball.
Cedric Ceballos had a long and distinguished career, during which he achieved singular achievements and helped each of his teams succeed to the best of their ability.
J.J. Barea will be remembered by Mavs fans for all the hard work he put into helping the team succeed, being a great leader to the other players, and his vibrant personality.
Dumas’ best years were in college, but he still did something many wish to achieve, he made the NBA.
Michael Finley was one of the Dallas Mavericks’ big stars of the early 2000s. Finley’s hard work and dedication in a Mavericks uniform is something that Mavs fans always remember. Finley, Steve Nash, and Dirk Nowitzki made up Dallas’ Big 3 in the early 2000s.