These Former NBA Stars Are Still Trapped Playing Overseas

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The basketball boom in Europe and Asia has resulted in a huge influx of international players in the NBA.But it has also created legitimate overseas leagues where down-and-out NBA stars can go to jump-start their careers.

These players aren’t all undrafted college players or washed-up 40-year-olds.

There is a new breed of international players who have NBA experience and are still in their primes, but can’t seem to find their way onto an NBA roster.

And you’ve probably heard of many of them.

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content=”NBA experience: 15 years (Raptors, Magic Rockets, Knicks, Pistons, Hawks)

NBA earnings: $162 million

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content=”NBA experience: 3 years (Timberwolves, Rockets)

NBA earnings: $9.5 million

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title=”Sasha Vujacic now plays for Anadolu Efes in Turkey”
content=”NBA experience: 7 years (Lakers, Nets)

NBA earnings: $19.5 million

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title=”Stephon Marbury now plays for the Beijing Ducks in China”
content=”NBA experience: 13 years (Timberwolves, Nets, Suns, Knicks, Celtics)

NBA earnings: $151.1 million

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title=”Jordan Farmar now plays for Anadolu Efes in Turkey”
content=”NBA experience: 6 years (Lakers, Nets)

NBA earnings: $12 million

*Salary figures courtesy of Basketball Reference
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title=”Shelden Williams now plays for Elan Chalon in France”
content=”NBA experience: 6 years (Hawks, Kings, Timberwolves, Celtics, Knicks, Nets)

NBA earnings: $12.2 million

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title=”Acie Law IV now plays for Olympiacos in Greece”
content=”NBA experience: 5 years (Hawks, Bulls, Warriors, Grizzlies)

NBA earnings: $7 million

*Salary figures courtesy of Basketball Reference
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title=”Sean May now plays for Paris-Levallois in France”
content=”NBA experience: 5 years (Bobcats, Kings)

NBA earnings: $8.7 million

*Salary figures courtesy of Basketball Reference
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title=”Ricky Davis last played for Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rico”
content=”NBA experience: 12 years (Hornets, Heat, Cavs, Celtics, Timberwolves, Clippers)

NBA earnings: $42.8 million

*Salary figures courtesy of Basketball Reference
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title=”Sonny Weems now plays for CSKA Moscow in Russia”
content=”NBA experience: 3 years (Nuggets, Raptors)

NBA earnings: $2 million

*Salary figures courtesy of Basketball Reference
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title=”Marcus Williams now plays for Malaga in Spain”
content=”NBA experience: 4 years (Nets, Warriors, Grizzlies)

NBA earnings: $4.3 million

*Salary figures courtesy of Basketball Reference
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title=”Smush Parker now plays for Guaros de Lara in Venezuela”
content=”NBA experience: 6 years (Cavs, Pistons, Lakers, Heat)

NBA earnings: $6.4 million

*Salary figures courtesy of Basketball Reference
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