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NBA FINALS | SPOTLIGHT

It's the International Basketball Assn.

June 06, 2002|Associated Press

The NBA Finals are being televised in 36 languages, from Arabic to Cantonese, Macedonian to Icelandic, Tagalog to Ukrainian.

The NBA estimates the games will reach about 2.5 billion fans in 205 countries via television, the Internet and digital technology.

A record 52 international players from 30 countries and territories were on league rosters this season, including the Lakers' Fox and Medvedenko and the Nets' Todd MacCulloch, from Canada.

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