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Basketball is more popular, and soccer-like, than ever

14 September 2023

5:29 AM

14 September 2023

5:29 AM

Basketball is one of America’s best exports.

Back in 1992, NBA rosters featured only twenty-three foreign-born players from eighteen nations. That was the year the US Olympic “Dream Team,” starring Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Charles Barkley, posterized its way to the gold medal by an average margin of forty-three points.

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