Reasons for the Substantial Increase in NBA Overseas Players
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- oversea players; reform; globalization; civil war
In the field of basketball, the NBA is one of the most famous basketball games in the world. NBA games are known for the virtuosity of the players on both sides. Although the NBA is famous all over the world, there are relatively few studies on foreign players who play in the NBA, especially why the number of foreign players in the NBA has increased significantly after the 1990s. This article studies why NBA players began to increase significantly after the 1990s from the perspective of David Stern’s reform of the NBA and the changes in the world pattern. Among them, the reform is divided into the establishment of the dream team and the globalization of the NBA. At the same time, it analyzes the positive impact of these two reforms on the rapid growth of the number of NBA overseas players. In addition, by analyzing the changes in the world pattern, especially the civil war in Yugoslavia, it is analyzed why most of the overseas players are from the former Yugoslavia. Analysis shows that the civil war had a huge negative political and psychological impact on Yugoslav players, causing many skilled Yugoslav players to lose confidence in the local area. In this context, many Yugoslav players went to the NBA to seek opportunities to continue playing. Therefore, from 1990 to 2002, the number of overseas players in the NBA ushered in an era of rapid growth in the number of overseas players. Because of these findings, this paper can serve as a basis for future research on the factors behind it. The rapid development of the NBA.
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TY - CONF AU - Yuan Gao PY - 2023 DA - 2023/09/09 TI - Reasons for the Substantial Increase in NBA Overseas Players BT - Proceedings of the 2023 9th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2023) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 588 EP - 594 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-092-3_71 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-092-3_71 ID - Gao2023 ER -