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Yuta Tabuse (田臥勇太 Tabuse Yuta, born October 5, 1980 in Japan) is an NBA basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers. A point guard, Tabuse is 5'9" and 165 pounds (1.75 m, 75 kg). October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Tabuse became the first Japanese born player in history to be signed by an NBA team and participate during a season, when, on November 1, 2004, the Suns decided to sign him as the Suns' twelfth member for the 2004-2005 NBA season. Suns assistant coach Marc Iavaroni described him as a "clever little player". November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marcus John Iavaroni (born September 15, 1956 in Jamaica, New York) is a former pro basketball player. ...


Tabuse is an experienced player: Having played many years in his native country, he is well known by Japanese, especially teenagers. About that, Tabuse commented to writer Jeff Simoneda that "If Japanese kids wear (his) jersey, that would be awesome". A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ...


Tabuse, who lists Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas as his favorite NBA players of all time, graduated from BYU-Hawaii in 2002. That same year, he became the first Japanese to participate in an NBA's summer league camp team, when he played for Dallas during the summer league tournament. Tabuse's first attempt at making it to the NBA made the headlines in Japan, and drew large media attention. He was, however, cut off the team before pre-season began for the 2002-03 NBA season. Magic Johnson Earvin Magic Johnson, Jr. ... Isiah Lord Thomas III (born April 30, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player and coach, and is currently the president of basketball operations for the NBAs New York Knicks. ... Brigham Young University of Hawai‘i is located at the historically Latter-day Saint town of Lā‘ie on the island of O‘ahu. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dallas Mavericks are a National Basketball Association team based in Dallas, Texas. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2003, Tabuse made his second attempt at becoming the first Japanese to make it to the NBA as a regular season player. His attempt was, once again, a large event for the Japanese media to cover. Although he became the first Japanese player to make it to an NBA pre-season roster, the Denver Nuggets cut him off their team before the season began. The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ...


Tabuse then went to play alongside Dennis Rodman on an ABA team during the summer of 2004. Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey) was a professional basketball player mostly known for his controversial antics on and off the court and as a top defender and rebounder. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) refers to two distinct professional basketball leagues. ...


His third try at becoming the first Japanese to play during the NBA's regular season drew increasing Japanese media attention. During the 2004-05 NBA's pre-season, Tabuse averaged only one point per game with the Phoenix Suns. Nevertheless, he was able to reach his goal of being the NBA's first Japanese player when he was signed after the pre-season was over. He scored 7 points in his first NBA game against the Atlanta Hawks on November 3, 2004. He was waived by the Suns on December 16, 2004. He rejoined the NBA for the 2005-06 season when he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phoenix Suns are a National Basketball Association team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


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Yuta Tabuse at AllExperts (467 words)
Yuta Tabuse (田臥勇太 Tabuse Yuta, born October 5 1980 in Japan) is an NBA basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Tabuse became the first Japanese born player in history to be signed by an NBA team and participate during a season, when, on November 1, 2004, the Suns decided to sign him as the Suns' twelfth member for the 2004-2005 NBA season.
Tabuse is an experienced player: Having played many years in his native country, he is well known by Japanese, especially teenagers.
Little Man on a Big Stage | Sports | Trends in Japan | Web Japan (707 words)
Standing just 173 centimeters (5 feet, 8 inches) tall, Tabuse Yuta, 24, became the first-ever Japanese player in the National Basketball Association, said by many to be the most competitive sports league in the world, when he earned a spot on the Phoenix Suns' final roster of 12 players as the NBA season started.
Tabuse first made his attempt to break into the NBA in 2003, when he made the preseason roster of the Denver Nuggets.
Tabuse had watched his father's videos of NBA games since he was young, however, and the dream of playing there continued to burn within him.
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