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Old 08-20-2007, 02:58 AM   #1
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Default Arvydas Sabonis

Easily one of the best centers ever in his prime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLu2SlE85tg

i always wished he came to the NBA in the mid 80's instead of the 90's.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:32 AM   #2
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I love his game. One of the centers with highest basketball IQ I've ever seen.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:33 PM   #3
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he was definetly one of the top centers to ever play the game. i wish lithuania wasnt under the ****ing russians so he could have destroyed the nba
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:21 AM   #4
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he was definetly one of the top centers to ever play the game. i wish lithuania wasnt under the ****ing russians so he could have destroyed the nba

In the 89 the russians let him leave the country but he came to Spain (Forum Valladolid and then Real Madrid) instead of going to the NBA. Do you know if there was a veto for him going to USA or was it a personal decission?
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:25 AM   #5
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im not sure but he was drafted by atlanta in 86 and they didnt let him leave because nobody was allowed to travel out of the ussr
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:31 PM   #6
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Apparently he has a look-alike ... from the neck down that is.

From an international basketball blog:

http://mediazonebasketball.wordpress...an-richardson/

From the neck down, Mexico center Horacio Llamas could double for Arvydas Sabonis.
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:22 AM   #7
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Apparently he has a look-alike ... from the neck down that is.

From an international basketball blog:

http://mediazonebasketball.wordpress...an-richardson/

From the neck down, Mexico center Horacio Llamas could double for Arvydas Sabonis.

Look-alike? Sabonis is 7,3 while Llamas is 6,11, I see difficult to be a look-alike with 10 cm less. Maybe he is his little brother...

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Old 09-04-2007, 07:31 AM   #8
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well...there's conspiracy theory that the doctors from russia gave him some medicaments that made his achiles break twice. and with those injuries he was still able to show something. yeah
@ berraco: i'll try to found that out. i'm from lith originally...i'm supposed to know myself, lol.

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Old 09-05-2007, 05:09 AM   #9
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@ berraco: i'll try to found that out. i'm from lith originally...i'm supposed to know myself, lol.

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Old 09-05-2007, 04:22 PM   #10
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man i wish he came to play for the blazers when they 1st originaly drafted in in 86. in the early 90's he was a pleasure to watch play with the old school blazer squad, dropping in 3's, behind the back passes, cross court bounce passes it was an art form the way he played. i still consider him one of the best international centers of all time even in the nba
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im not sure but he was drafted by atlanta in 86 and they didnt let him leave because nobody was allowed to travel out of the ussr
That is a lie. Atlanta got Volkov from the USSR before Sabonis. It was a personal recision. After all he stayed in Spain till 95 while the USSR was dissolved in 91.
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