While the NBA is definitely the king of the basketball world where the best of the best still play, there are dozens of other pro leagues all over the world. These range everywhere from Europe to Asia and are home to some players you likely remember, but thought stopped playing years ago. Here are three of those men that you likely remember from their time in the NBA.
1. Andres Nocioni
While he got his start as an all-star small forward in the Euroleague, he is without a doubt best known for his 8 seasons in the NBA from 2004-2012. Nocioni is best known for his time with the Chicago bulls where he was a serviceable scorer and three point shooter but also played with a few other teams. Now, Nocioni has gone back to the Euroleague to continue his career, when most likely thought he was done with the sport of basketball.
2. Hakim Warrick
Hakim Warrick is an interesting character. After being taken in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft, he was barely used in his first year and was on his way to being seen as a huge bust. However, in his second year, he tripled his points and doubled his rebounds and became an exciting player for the Grizzlies. After bouncing around to a few more teams, Warrick eventually faded away from the NBA scene. Unbeknownst to some, he actually went over to Greece to play pro ball, where he still plays now.
3. Stephon Marbury
Marbury is without a doubt the most famous player in this article. His time in the NBA was great as he was a multi-time all-star and averaged over 20 points a game in numerous different seasons. However, it is arguable that he has actually had more success in his current home, The Chinese Basketball Association. He is a 6 time all-star in the league and has won the championship with the Bejing Ducks 3 times. He is beloved in China and actually had a statue erected of him outside the arena.