Yao-Ming-list-of-Asian-NBA-playersNational Basketball Association, also called NBA, is a professional basketball league in the US. All these best basketball players  in the world are here. It also considered the sport of giants with an average height of players is 6 ft 7 in (2m 01). For those Asian people who known for their small body, to play in the NBA seems to be impossible. However, the Asian players still appear in the NBA. Today, in List of Asian NBA players, we will list out all the Asian players have played in the NBA.

1.Mengke BateerMengke Bateer-NBA-Asian-player

Mengke Bateer born November 20, 1975, 6 ft 10 3/4 in tall (2m 10). He has 3 years playing in the NBA from 2002 to 2004. Most of his career was in the tournament in China. Three NBA teams  he was in are Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors.

2.Sun Yue

Sun Yue-Asian-NBA-playersSun Yue is a talented basketball player. He was born November 6, 1975 with a height of 6 ft 9 in (2m 6). Majority his career was in China, but he has 1 year with Los Angeles Laker in NBA.

3.Wang Zhizhi

Wang-Zhizhi-List-of-Asian-NBA-playersWang Zhizhi is a big center with a height of 7 ft 0 1/4 in (2:14 m). He was born July 8 1977. Wang Zhizhi had four seasons playing in the NBA from 2002 to 2005. The NBA teams he had played for are Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat.

4.Yao Ming

yao-ming-NBA-Asian-playersYao Ming was born December 25, 1980 with a height of 7 ft 6 in (2:29 m). He is a very popular Chinese basketball player. Yao Ming was named the NBA Hall of Fame in 2016 along with Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson.

5.Yi Jianlian


Yi Jianlian was born November 27 1984. He has a height of 7 ft 0 in (2:13 m) and 238 lb heavy (108 kg). Yi Jianlian has a total of four seasons playing in the NBA.

6.Yuta Tabuse

tabuse-NBA-asian-playerYuta Tabuse born October 5 1980. He is a point guard with a height of 1m75 . Although he still not officially played a game in the NBA, but he is a big motivation for the Asian players who want to play in the NBA.

7.Ha Seung-jin

List-of-Asian-NBA-players01Ha Seung-jin was born on August 4, 1985 th in Korea. He has an ideal height for basketball with 7 ft 3 ins (2:21 m). He started his career in the NBA in 2004 and ended in 2007.

8.Jeremy Lin

jeremy-Lin-List-of-Asian-NBA-playerJeremy Lin is an American whose mother is Taiwanese. He was born August 23 1988. He began his career in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors and is currently playing with the Charlotte Hornets.