American NBA player Anderson to represent China at World Cup

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American NBA player Anderson to represent China at World Cup

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson has announced that he will represent China at the FIBA World Cup. This comes after the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) confirmed that Anderson has obtained Chinese citizenship through naturalization. Anderson, a 29-year-old forward from New York, is the first basketball player to gain Chinese nationality through naturalization. The CBA stated that Anderson obtained Chinese nationality and met with Yao Ming, the chairman of the association. Anderson confirmed his participation in the FIBA World Cup, which will begin on August 25 in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. In a video posted on his Weibo account, Anderson expressed his happiness and pride in representing China at the World Cup. This new citizenship may also allow Anderson to compete for China at the Olympic Games in Paris next year. FIBA allows teams to have one naturalized player on their roster, and it has been reported that Anderson’s maternal grandmother was born in Jamaica to a Chinese father and Jamaican mother. China had previously announced an 18-man squad for the World Cup, but the final rosters will be confirmed after a technical meeting before the tournament begins. Other athletes who have been naturalized include several Brazilians who moved to China to pursue international football careers. In 2019, former Arsenal and Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris, who was born in England, became the first overseas-born player to be called up for China’s national team. At that time, the Chinese Super League was a popular destination for football players seeking lucrative contracts. It is unclear whether Anderson and the other naturalized athletes have renounced their original nationality, as China typically does not allow dual citizenship.

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