Tim asked in SportsBasketball · 1 month ago

Why aren’t there many Mexican NBA players?

Either in the NBA or Many major basketball teams in Mexico or Latin America. While height is not all there is to it, some are tall. So why not? 

8 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Mexico just doesn't produce basketball players, as kids grow up on different sports. Same reason Mexico doesn't produce good NFL players.

  • bill
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    It's a lot easier to become a pro baseball or soccer player than an NBA player.

  • 1 month ago

    Because kids grow up playing soccer in Mexico rather than basketball.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Soccer is a bigger sport than basketball in Mexico. Even baseball is more popular. Good players need a lot of practice, and if a sport is not popular then kids won't play it. 

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  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Eduardo Nejara had a long successful career.

  • 1 month ago

    First, understand that there are only 450 NBA players on active rosters.  They represent the top professional players in the world.  To get there you need to be very special.  To reach that level you need to be competing at a high level from the time you're in you're early teens.

    To produce a "one in a million" talent, you need a pool of a million players.  Basketball simply is not popular enough across all age groups in Latin America to generate that pool.  The best youth athletes in most of those countries are still being steered towards soccer and baseball.

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    basketball is not a popular down there ............

  • Petter
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They all play soccer instead.

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