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Old 10-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #47
jalbert009
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

Funding and incentives is the biggest issue for most countries.

In the US, you can be encouraged and motivated to play competitive basketball staring at high school because of these 2 reasons.

1. Its cool to be on the basketball team because its such a popular sport in the US.

2. If you play really well, you have a good shot at getting a scholarship for University.

Once your in University there are 2 incentives again.

1. Its cool to be on the basketball team because its such a popular sport in the US plus imagine all te girls you can get in college just for being on the team.

2. You can have a shot at an NBA career and earn millions of dollars or if your not that good just finish your degree for free that would have cost you thousands and thousands of dollars if not for your scholarship.

In most countries, people don't have these opportunites because of the lack of funding for scholarships because there is no college level competitions. However, there are some countries with the same incentives like the Philippines but the problem then becomes genetics and 99% of Asians that have the skills dont have the height and athleticism to compete at an NBA level.
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