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Thu February 6, 2014

For D-League Basketball Players, a Chance at a Dream, Minus the Glamor

Moe Baker cheers his teammates on during a game against the Sioux Falls Skyforce
Credit Rowan Moore Gerety

The average NBA player earns over $5 million a season. That’s more than Major League Baseball, and more than the NFL. But there are only 400 jobs in the NBA. And for players just one notch below—in the NBA Development league—the glamor of pro sports fades pretty quickly. 

  

On the court, the Santa Cruz Warriors feel every bit like an NBA team, with towering players sinking dunks and 3-pointers, and cheering fans in face paint who came to support them in a game against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.  

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