Stern, in China for the Miami heat between exhibition game and the Los Angeles clippers, saying it was just a question of time born in China players in the NBA stadium again.
"Jeremy Lin will make young Chinese players have a unique dream," the 70 - year - old said. "This is a profound opportunity to Chinese basketball and the NBA development.
"Chinese basketball players and their family becomes more complicated highway NBA, whether to high school, university of the summer camp, or through the China system.
"We will see China players and their families in the NBA career."
Stern still, it announced a plan to expand the Chinese market in the next 15 years, in the first use of it in the 1980 s.
"The most important thing is to develop basketball in China," he said. "I don't believe that yao Ming will be the last one of China's great basketball player. I'm sure he will only is the first."