Mirotic12 wrote:BoardCrusher wrote:Italy got Hacket that aquired his bball knowledge in US highschool and college.
France has Kahudi and Gelabale, neither were born in France so....
Greece rolled with baby Shaq for years so please...
youre right only on Lithuania which is a powerhouse and has always had a **** of players to choose from
Not a single one of those players is naturalized. None of them are naturalized. And Hackett grew up in Italy. He grew up in Italy and started playing basketball in Italy, not USA. He also has a very heavy Italian accent, so I'm not sure how in any world he could be considered naturalized.
Kahudi and Gelabale were not born in France...so what? Neither is naturalized. They are French citizens by birth, because they come from Belgian/French territories. It's no different than USA claiming people from US Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico as Americans, which they do.
What in the world does Baby Shaq have to do with being naturalized? He's Greek by birth (Greek father), and he lived there from the time he was like 2 weeks old.
So no, none of those players is "naturalized".
well if you consider Republic of Congo and Guadalupe a part of France, theres really not much more to discuss with you.