3. Manu Ginobili
When the topic of sports in Argentina is discussed, basketball isn’t the first thing to come to mind. But if you mention Argentine basketball Manu Ginobli is. Perhaps the greatest basketball player to come out of the country. He’s achieved success in the sport’s toughest market the U.S. A 15-year veteran of the NBA, the shooting guard for the San Antonio Spurs is a two time all-star, has won the 6th Man of the Year Award and more importantly four NBA titles. He is one of only two players, along with Bill Bradley, to have won a Euroleague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal. With Ginobili leading the charge, Argentina won its first ever Olympic gold medal in basketball and became the first nation other than the United States to win the gold medal since 1988. Yeah, so he kinda deserves to be on this list.