1988 Olympics Basketball USA v. USSR part 6 [HQ].mp4
Men's Soviet Union (URS)
Šarūnas Marčiulionis LITHUANIA, VILNIUS
Rimas Kurtinaitis LITHUANIA, KAUNAS
Arvydas Sabonis LITHUANIA, KAUNAS
Arvydas Romas Sabonis (born December 19, 1964) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player and a businessman. He was an eight-time European Player of the Year, winning the Euroscar Award six times, and the Mr. Europa Award twice, as the best European player and played in a variety of leagues, including seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States. Sabonis played the center position and also won a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in South Korea for the Soviet Union, and later earned bronze medals at the 1992 and 1996 games while playing for Lithuania. He retired from professional basketball in 2005.
Sabonis is considered one of the best big man passers as well as one of the best overall centers in the history of the game. Bill Walton once called Sabonis a 7' 3" Larry Bird due to his unique court vision, shooting range, rugged in-game mentality, and versatility.
On August 20, 2010, Sabonis was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in recognition of his great play in international competition. On April 4, 2011, Sabonis was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and he was inducted on August 12, 2011. Sabonis has the distinction of being the tallest player inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Valdemaras Chomičius LITHUANIA, KAUNAS
United States (USA)
Charles Smith IV
Charles D. Smith
J. R. Reid
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