Bringing people together from different backgrounds in pursuit of one common goal is a significant occasion, one that has inspired professional sports leagues here in America to become more diverse.
For leagues such as the NBA, however, that hasn’t always been the case. As recently as 1980, nearly every NBA player was American-born. Despite a major lack of diversity as early as three decades ago, the NBA has grown immensely with its expansion to players outside of the United States. In 2014, it was recorded that almost 20% of the NBA featured players born outside of America.
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