Inside the NBA Draft:
Updated: April 18, 2003, 10:13 AM ETBy Chad Ford | NBA Insider
In 2002, NBA teams drafted a record 14 international players (including a record three lottery picks, and six overall first-rounders), changing forever the way that we look at the NBA draft. Forget about the international invasion talk. The invasion is over. International players are rolling into the NBA the same way America rolled into Baghdad -- with only token resistance and to the cheers of the masses.
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