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Rui Hachimura
Rui Hachimura
Position: F
Born: 02/08/98
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $6,263,188
What does it mean to represent Japan with Rui Hachimura as the only two Japanese NBA players? Yuta Watanabe: I think it’s really important for us to represent our country. When I was growing up, and I said I wanted to be an NBA player, people were like, “Only one Japanese guy made it to the league, so it’s almost impossible. You can’t do that.” I wanted to change those people’s perceptions. I wanted to change how they thought about themselves and the Japanese.