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Brazilian boom in the NBA

With a recent influx of talent in the NBA, 2016 Olympic host Brazil has begun to grab a foothold in the American game. A look at the limited, yet expanding, history Brazilian-born players have in the NBA:

Rolando Ferreira (Curtiba) - On November 4, 1988, the 7-foot-1-inch center became the first of his countrymen to play in the NBA.

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