View Full Version : How big are international NBA stars/player in their own country?

06-24-2009, 09:21 AM
i've spent about 20 days in Spain and i've realized that Gasol there is as huge as soccer players, Rafa Nadal or Fernando Alonso (I'm sure Hellcrooner can give more details here). So i wondered how big are international NBA stars in their own country? I've read Yao is huge in China, but how big is Dirk in Germany? Or Manu in Argentina? Or Parker in France?

As there're a lot of international posters here, I'd like to know the repercussion of their NBA stars/players (dont want to make here the distinction between stars or mere players, i only care about the fame, popularity or however you wanna call it) in their birth countries.

06-24-2009, 09:40 AM
Yao is huge in China. They have all of the Rockets games on TV. Last year, the #1 selling jersey in China was Tracy McGrady, due largely to the exposure that the Rockets receive.