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NBA Commissioner David Stern, when asked about the league's accretion in popularity said: "Our attendance record is further evidence of the extraordinary connection that exists between players and fans, and we are thankful for our fans continued support and passion for the game."
Rated as the most authoritative commissioner of any major American sport, Stern garnered the #1 place on the 2006 Sporting News "The Power 100" survey.
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Reflecting the internationalization of the game, opening night team rosters for the 2006-07 season featured a record 83 international players from 37 countries and territories, narrowly surpassing last season's 82. Twenty-eight of the 30 teams feature at least one international player. With a total league roster of 440, non-U.S. players account for a full 19 percent.
So Cheap Joe Thornton Shirt , it looks like that the NBA is moving smartly in the right direction as the league continues to expand around the world, drawing young future potential players from all corners of the planet. One would hardly be faulted for predicting that the number of foreign-born players will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Along with more players from different locales will naturally come more national interest from supporters in those places.
In answer to the query posed in the article title, as it turns out a multitude of fans all around the planet would indeed say, "I love this game!"
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You do not have to be a strong swimmer to become a SCUBA diver, however you should be able to swim to some degree. If you cannot swim you should definitely consider learning how to do so if you want to become a recreational diver.
Recreational SCUBA is also accessible to most people: most recreational "open-water" dive training courses are open to people from the age of 15 through to seniors (assuming they are fit and healthy). Diving is also open to all sexes, offering no performance advantages to either its male or female participants. Also as diving is not a competitive sport, there is nothing to win or lose making it a much more enjoyable shared experience for everyone.
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