History of Basketball in Spanish World
by Joseph Woods

Most Spanish speaking countries are known for their love of soccer. However, the popularity of basketball has grown exponentially in recent years. In 1986 Fernando Martin became the first Spanish speaker to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He would be the first of many Spanish speaking basketball players in the NBA. The United States senior basketball has traditionally dominated its opponents in international play. Although in recent years Spain’s and Argentina’s senior basketball teams have dethroned the US. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) currently ranks Argentina first and Spain third in the world.

Spanish Basketball Lexicon
Argentina Basketball
Spain Basketball
- Fernando Martin