Why did the NBA take off in other countries and not other NA sports?

Why did the NBA take off in other countries and not other NA sports?
Baseball has had a bit of success in Japan and South America. Probably obscene thinking, but lower class people can see a bright future in MLB. Dazzled by the bright lights and big bucks. It is relatively non-violent.
Hockey is popular in Northern Europe, but that is the extent of its popularity. Russian is big on hockey too, but it is pretty limited to cold climates.
Football is said by the media to be very popular in other countries, but I have my doubts. It is violent, moreso than all of the other sports.
The basketball is non-violent and fast paced action. Those aspects make it appealing to the early adopters.

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