2023 Basketball Eligibles

Before Tony Parker, The NBA did not see any stars from France, and rarely any players for that matter as the Point Guard would become only the third Frenchman in the league.  Parker would become the first Frenchman to become a star in the Association in a career that was spent predominantly with the San Antonio Spurs where along with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili would be part of a core group that won the…
A two-time All-Star with the Chicago Bulls, Luol Deng was born in Sudan, moved to England as a child, and immigrated to the United States as a teen.  It was the latter move that allowed him to hone in skills in the game of basketball, and become the best player to come out of what is now South Sudan.
With all due respect to the Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers who took their talent to South Beach, Dwyane Wade WAS THE Miami Heat.
There were a lot of people shaking their heads when the Dallas Mavericks engineered a draft day trade that would see them get Dirk Nowitzki, who was chosen ninth overall and as a rookie, the German struggled to make the jump from the Second Tier of the Bundesliga to the NBA in his rookie season, but in his second campaign he was the runner-up for the Most Improved Player of the Year and in his…