Kids of Australian imports from the 90s

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Kids of Australian imports from the 90s

The Mavs Sixers game had a few Australian connections and it made me realise there actually is quite a few Australian league American imports from the 90s who had kids that are now impacting the NBA.

Firstly, the game. The Aussie connections with Philly obviously being Brett Brown, who coached for a number of years, Simmons who had a triple double and Bolden getting 11 & 9 in a start. For the Mavs, Ryan Broekhoff had 15 which must be close to if not a career high, then Jalen Brunson fell just shy of a triple double. Jalen's dad Rick also played in Australia.

Just some of the kids of the Aussie American imports - Kyrie Irving (Drederick Irving), Ben Simmons (Dave Simmons), Jonah Bolden (Bruce Bolden), Jalen Brunson (Rick Brunson), Dante Exum (Cecil Exum), Trevor Ariza (step child of Kenny McClary) and I'm sure there's a few more.. CJ Bruton was drafted in the NBAs second round about 10-15 years ago I think, his dad Cal Bruton also played in Australia.


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I think Tiny Pinder's son

I think Tiny Pinder's son played in the NCAA also - not sure his name...

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It's coming into hopefully a

It's coming into hopefully a very exciting era for Australian basketball.

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PJ Dozier's uncle Terry

PJ Dozier's uncle Terry played in the NBL too. Not that he's an Aussie, but there is that connection.

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We have had some fringe NBA

We have had some fringe NBA guys and guys with very good college careers come down over the years since then actually (Stephen Jackson, Terrence Ferguson, Josh Childress, Hakim Warrick, etc) but it seems that the early 90s period when these guys dad's played, when we'd get drip fed NBA games on channel 10 and MJ and the Bulls were at their most popular was the time that the league was at its strongest.

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