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Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe Become the First Japanese NBA Players to Play Against Each Other


Yuta Watanabe of the Memphis Grizzlies and Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards made history as the first pair of Japanese players to share an NBA court.

The 25-year-old Grizzlies small forward/shooting guard and the 21-year-old Wizards power forward, who are both members of the Japanese national team, met at a game in Memphis’ FedExForum on Saturday, according to Commercial Appeal.