More than 32,000 fans jammed Bercy Arena in Paris and the O2 Arena in London last week to watch the Nets battle the Heat, yet another indication of the NBA's rising international influence. As the Miami Herald reports, " foreign fans couldn't get enough of (Dwyane) Wade and Vince Carter". The Nets' "other" Carter, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, was also on hand and said "The influence is spreading.''
- Miami Heat, NBA at home abroad - Michael Wallace - Miami Herald
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