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Jack X asked in SportsBasketball · 1 decade ago

Why are most of the white players in the NBA from Europe?

Or for Ginobli, from Argentina.

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  • Vader
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Because most European ethnicity are whites.

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  • acleex
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Europe has FIBA which has the best pro league minus the NBA and many great players are there. A number of other countries also have basketball academies and youth programs which are their version of AAU and NCAA basketball, so that's how the talent has been able to be so good throughout the world. Europe is a rich part of the world, and they have the $ to pay for these programs, and that's why so many ethnic White people are from there.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most white Americans are discouraged from playing basketball because all of the stars are black. If the NBA promoted more white American players, like Kevin Love, David Lee, Steve Nash (Canada is still America), the kids looking up to them would at least feel like they have a chance to make a name for themselves in the league. As for the fact that most of the white star players are from European countries, it has to mostly do with the way the game is played over there. Its more like Olympic basketball with the wider lane and quicker gameplay. Those players come over here more skilled shooters and passers than there American counterparts. Americans are taught to play according to size and position while Europeans are taught according to their skill set. That why Dirk Nowitzki, Zydrunas Illgauskas and Yao Ming are better passers and shooters at their size than say a Luke Walton, Adam Morrison or Wally Szerbiak are at theirs.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because the Europe players are good at basketball

    but many black players in USA are good too

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    i love them so much and both James

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  • 1 decade ago

    The european game is more inclined to a shooting game, a polished european centre/forward can shoot from a range more comfartable to a guard eg. Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Hedo Turkoglu, Pau Gasol.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its not most of em, its just you don't hear much about the white american players cause the Euro boys are so good.

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  • 1 decade ago

    European players coming into the NBA are more skilled fundamentally.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    becuase in europe the have a euroleague and they just are good to play the nba they get elligible for the draft and they get him

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  • 1 decade ago

    most white people in the US don't play basketball. even though im white and play most all white people i know are into other things like skating.. or being emo. lol.

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  • Ron-D
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    because most white americans get into baseball or hockey, basketball is pretty big in europe

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  • 1 decade ago

    They mostly play Baseball and Football

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