The numbers have proven that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has succeeded in globalization.
With the 2023-24 regular season opening on the 24th (local time), 125 of the players named on the opening game rosters of 30 teams were of non-American nationality.
According to the NBA Secretariat’s announcement today, non-American players this season came from 40 countries and 6 continents, and this is the 10th consecutive season that more than 100 non-American players were on the opening day roster.짱구카지노 도메인
The previous record for non-Americans was 121 in the 2017-18 season, and the same number was seen last season. The number has exceeded 120 for the past three consecutive seasons. All 30 teams have at least one non-American player.
By nationality, Canada had the most with 26 people, followed by France with 14, Australia with 9, Serbia with 7, Germany with 6, and Nigeria and Turkic with 5 each. By continent, the largest number were from Europe (64), and 15 were from Africa.
By team, the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder had the most non-American players, eight each.
The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs each have seven non-American players, and the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns each have six non-American players.
The regular season Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the past five seasons also went to a non-American player.
The MVP was Joel Embiid (Cameroon) in the 2022-2023 season, Nikola Jokic (Serbia) in the 2021-2022 and 2020-2021 seasons, and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece) in the 2019-2020 and 2018-2019 seasons.
Last season’s best 5 ‘first team’ also included 4 non-American players, indicating that ‘foreign’ players are leading the league.