People are drawn to the world of professional sports because of the incredible backstories and amazing performances that athletes display. No more incredible than the unlikely story of Jeremy Lin and his road to the NBA. An Asian-American player, from Harvard University, who was able to carve out a piece of the league for himself despite being undrafted and racially discriminated by coaches, players, and fans.
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Arvydas Sabonis, a Hall of Fame center from Lithuania listing at 7’ 3” 292 lbs, entered the NBA at the ripe ole age of 31. A point in a player’s career when most are thinking about retirement. Despite Father Time’s plan, Sabonis started his rookie year in 1995-96 for the Portland Trailblazer, becoming one of the most dominant what-ifs that changed the NBA’s outlook on international players. His success paved the ways for the likes of Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, and Yao Ming. Big men who were not conventional. Someone that is over 7 feet who can shoot outside four feet, pass, and combined fitness and power in a way that American centers to this day cannot replicate.
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