Fandom

ArmchairGM Wiki

Arvydas Sabonis

12,202pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Biography

The 7' 3 Sabonis arrived late to the NBA, but remains an important footnote in the league's overall history. He was the first highly-sought European star for the NBA in the mid-1980s. Sabonis came from Lithuania, where his skills and size were seized upon by the former Soviet Union. He developed his incredible all-around game through exhaustive practices. By age 20, he was 7' 3 and 300 pounds. He could score inside, but also had deadly three-point range, developed for the international game. He could block shots by the bushel, rebound well and was a remarkable passer as well. It can be argued that no center in history, except Wilt Chamberlain, could match his overall skill set, size and strength. In the 1988 Olympics, he matched against USA's David Robinson and led the Soviets to a win and gold medal. But the Berlin Wall would have to come down before he could actually see the NBA. By then, Sabonis was a well-worn 30 years old battling long-term injuries. Sabonis played for Portland and helped lead a contender in the late 1990s and early part of this decade as a fraction of the great center he once had been. He still lives in Portland today but remains the most revered Soviet and Lithuanian player ever.

Statistics

References


Related Articles

Davis with the Warriors


Template:Hall of Fame Voting

Arvydas Sabonis

(insert image)

NBA Debut:

Final Game:

Years in League:

Teams:

Career Statistics

  • Points Per Game:
  • Rebounds Per Game:
  • Assists Per Game:

Career Highlights

  • All-Star Games:
  • NBA Championships:

College:

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth:

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki