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International Players Are Dominating the NBA

Serbian Nikola Jokic is the NBA's Most Valuable Player this season. That makes it three straight international MVPs after Giannis Antetokounmpo, a native of Greece, won it in back-to-back seasons. Drawing on the legacies of Hakeem Olajuwon and Dirk Nowitzki, a new roster of overseas stars leads a deep pool of multinational talent that's been a boon for the NBA's quest for global appeal and growth.

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