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Top 10 Chinese NBA Nicknames

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Amongst the 1.398 BILLION people that live in China, 625 MILLION of them consider themselves basketball fans. That's TWICE the ENTIRE AMERICAN POPULATION. Of the 625 MILLION, 143 MILLION consider themselves hardcore basketball fans (i.e., regularly watch and play basketball). That's still almost 50% of the American population.