Big Z. As a boy, Zydrunas Ilgauskas admired Lithuanian Arvydas Sabonis, then a highly-regarded European basketball player.
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Rescue Dawn. Matching the Heat's $82 million contract offer, the Clippers were able to keep Elton Brand in 2002.
Kyrie Irving. Kyrie Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia, but moved to the US at age 2.
1. NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon was picked ahead of Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA draft.
Karl Malone. Karl Malone joined the Utah Jazz in 1985.
Boogie. Coach Rod Strickland at Kentucky gave DeMarcus Cousins the nickname "Boogie".
The Admiral. Basketball's David Robinson attend the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated as a Lieutenant, Junior Grade.