Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?
Basketball is insanely popular at the street level in the US, and we have a lot of people. We also have the benefit of the African American Athlete, who have demonstrated that their abilities in running and jumping translate well to the sport.
Really though, it comes down to the raw amount of people that play the game here. You can't go a block in most urban/rural areas without seeing a hoop.
Last edited by bdreason : 10-02-2012 at 08:26 AM.