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Asian-American basketball leagues have existed for nearly a century.

They don’t expect to see Asian-American basketball stars.

Education FirstWhen we asked both Asian-American athletes and academics to explain the paucity of Asian-American professional athletes, the first thing they pointed to is the overwhelming emphasis within Asian-American households on education over athletics.

“‘Where’s basketball going to get you?’

In that instance, that’s clearly a stereotype that Asian players can’t compete at that level.”

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