List of famous basketball players from Germany, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Germany has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best German basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Germany and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from Germany then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.
In 2010, the league promoted the Dohren Wild Farmers and the Neuenburg Atomics .  At the end of the season, the Neuenburg Atomics were relegated with the worst record in the Southern Division (1–27). The Saarlouis Hornets voluntarily relegated themselves for financial reasons, despite posting the best record (19–21) in a ten-year history in the first division, causing the Southern Division to contract from eight to seven teams.  The two teams were replaced by the Bad Homburg Hornets . In the Northern Division, the Cologne Cardinals were relegated at the end the season and replaced by the champions of the second division, the Berlin Sluggers .  
German Americans ( German : Deutschamerikaner ) are citizens of the United States of German ancestry; they form the largest ethnic ancestry group in the United States, accounting for 17% of . population.  The first significant numbers arrived in the 1680s in New York and Pennsylvania . Some eight million German immigrants have entered the United States since that point. Immigration continued in substantial numbers during the 19th century; the largest number of arrivals came 1840–1900, when Germans formed the largest group of immigrants coming to the ., outnumbering the Irish and English .  Some arrived seeking religious or political freedom, others for economic opportunities greater than those in Europe, and others for the chance to start afresh in the New World . California and Pennsylvania have the largest populations of German origin, with more than six million German Americans residing in the two states alone.  More than 50 million people in the United States identify German as their ancestry; it is often mixed with other Northern European ethnicities.