(Reuters) - The NBA postseason will have a distinct international flair with a record 62 foreign born players from 33 countries chasing a championship ring, the league said on Thursday.
NBA fans in France and Australia will have more reason to follow the postseason than others with seven players from each country on squad lists, followed by Canada and Spain with four.
The NBA playoffs begin on Saturday with the Golden State Warriors opening the defense of their crown against the Spurs.
The league also said it had set all-time records for total attendance (22,124,559), average attendance (17,987) and sellouts (741) during the 2017-18 season.
(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Christian Radnedge)