The National Basketball Association remains one of the most international leagues in U.S. sports. Making the rosters of the 30 NBA teams were 83 players from 35 countries outside the United States. France have the most NBA players with 10 while Europe tops all continents with 52 players.
Here a break down by continent and nation:

Africa (5 Players)
Cameroon (1)
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute – Milwaukee

DR Congo (2)
Serge Ibaka – Oklahoma City
Didier Ilunga-Mbenga – LA Lakers

Senegal (1)
DeSagana Diop – Charlotte

Tanzania (1)
Hasheem Thabeet – Memphis

Asia-Pacific (7 Players)
Australia (4)
David Andersen – Houston
Andrew Bogut – Milwaukee
Nathan Jawai – Minnesota
Patrick Mills – Portland

China (2)
Yao Ming – Houston
Yi Jianlian – New Jersey

Iran (1)
Hamed Haddadi – Memphis

Europe (52 Players)
Croatia (1)
Roko Leni Ukic – Milwaukee

England (4)
Kelenna Azubuike – Golden State
Luol Deng – Chicago
Ben Gordon – Detroit
Pops Mensah-Bonsu – Houston

France (10)
Alexis Ajinca – Charlotte
Nicolas Batum – Portland
Rodrigue Beaubois – Dallas
Boris Diaw – Charlotte
Yakhouba Diawara – Miami
Ian Mahinmi – San Antonio
Tony Parker – San Antonio
Johan Petro – Denver
Mickael Pietrus – Orlando
Ronny Turiaf – Golden State

Georgia (1)
Zaza Pachulia – Atlanta

Germany (1)
Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas

Greece (1)
Kosta Koufos – Utah

Holland (2)
Francisco Elson – Milwaukee
Dan Gadzuric – Milwaukee

Israel (1)
Omri Casspi – Sacramento

Italy (3)
Andrea Bargnani – Toronto
Marco Belinelli – Toronto
Danilo Gallinari – New York,

Latvia (1)
Andris Biedrins – Golden State

Lithuania (2)
Zydrunas Ilgaukas – Cleveland
Darius Songalia – New Orleans

Poland (1)
Marcin Gortat – Orlando

Russia (1)
Andrei Kirilenko – Utah

Serbia (6)
Marko Jaric – Memphis
Nenad Krstic – Oklahoma City
Darko Milicic – New York
Aleksandar Pavlovic – Minnesota
Vladimir Radmanovic – Charlotte
Peja Stojakovic – New Orleans

Slovenia (5)
Primoz Brezec – Philadelphia
Goran Dragic – Phoenix
Rasho Nesterovic – Toronto
Beno Udrih – Sacramento
Sasha Vujacic – LA Lakers

Spain (5)
Jose Calderon – Toronto
Rudy Fernandez – Portland
Marc Gasol – Memphis
Pau Gasol – LA Lakers
Sergio Rodriguez – Sacramento

Sweden (1)
Jonas Jerebko – Detroit

Switzerland (1)
Thabo Sefolosha – Oklahoma City

Turkey (3)
Ersan Ilyasova – Milwaukee
Mehmet Okur – Utah
Hedo Turkoglu – Toronto

Ukraine (2)
Kyrylo Fesenko – Utah
Oleksiy Pecherov – Minnesota

North/Central America/Caribbean (11 Players)
Canada (4)
Joel Anthony Miami
Samuel Dalembert – Philadelphia
Jamaal Magloire – Miami
Steve Nash – Phoenix

Dominican Republic (2)
Francisco Garcia – Sacramento
Al Horford – Miami

Mexico (1)
Eduardo Najera – New Jersey

Puerto Rico (1)
Jose Barea – Dallas

St Vincent and the Grenadines (1)
Adonal Foyle – Orlando

US Virgin Island (2)
Raja Bell – Charlotte
Tim Duncan – San Antonio

South America (8 Players)
Argentina (5)
Carlos Delfino – Milwaukee
Manu Ginobili – San Antonio
Andres Nocioni – Sacramento
Fabricio Oberto – Washington
Luis Scola – Houston

Brazil (3)
Leandro Barbosa – Phoenix
Nene – Denver
Anderson Varejao – Cleveland



1 Comment

  1. John Kibbe says:

    I was wondering where you got the world/basketball picture? Would like to use in my blog title.

    Appreciate the help.


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