Size... okay that's one but there's gotta be more.
"A Strong Professional League is a Breeding Ground for a Strong National Team."
long ago, asia (led by the philippines) was better than most eurpoean teams...
but the development of asian basketball stagnated as philippine basketball regressed.
now, china leads asia in the world stage. however, europeans have already overtaken asians in basketball. china is trying to catch up with positive results.
asian basketball, as represented by china, can beat some european NT on a good night.