Visualising the NBA’s global spread

Jonathan Raymond forwards along a graphic that goes into detail on the scope of the NBA's international talent pool.

Graphic Courtesy / NBA EMEA
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On Sunday we highlighted what we thought were the NBA's 20 most interesting international players for the new season.

There are 101 foreign players in the league this year, a record, and an even more salient fact coming on the heels of an entertaining 2014 Fiba World Cup that played out over the summer.

Following our story the league passed along the above graphic, which does a pretty nifty job of painting the picture of basketball’s growing popularity worldwide. We figured we, in turn, would pass it along.

Give it a look, wade into it a little bit, if – like us – you get a good kick out of international basketball.

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