Pronouncing Foreign Rosters: France

July 31st, 2012 | by Spencer Hall

Tony Parker playing for France

As a public service in promotion of better pronunciation of foreign names, here is the proper way to say the names of the players on the French men’s roster, brought to you by the great basketball minds at the French site posterdunk.com, (@posterdunk on Twitter).

This one’s for you, Doug Collins and Bob Fitzgerald.

Kévin SERAPHIN


Nicolas BATUM
Fabien CAUSEUR
Yakhouba DIAWARA
Ali TRAORE
Tony PARKER
Yannick BOKOLO
Florent PIETRUS
Nando DE COLO
Mickael GELABALE
Boris DIAW
Ronny TURIAF

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Founder Spencer Hall has covered the NBA, Team USA and NBA D-League since 2007 and launched Salt City Hoops in 2009. Spencer is now the news director at KSL.com
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One Comment

  1. I speak French and even I did not know those were the proper pronunciations. Thank you for enlightening me.

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