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CENTERS OF THE WORLD
Edited By Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
June 09, 1997
Think the quest to find an NBA center isn't a tall order? Teams have traversed the globe to pick up pivots, and yet another foreign-born big man, Virgin Islands native Tim Duncan of Wake Forest, will be joining the league as the likely No. 1 choice in the June draft.
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June 09, 1997

Centers Of The World

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Think the quest to find an NBA center isn't a tall order? Teams have traversed the globe to pick up pivots, and yet another foreign-born big man, Virgin Islands native Tim Duncan of Wake Forest, will be joining the league as the likely No. 1 choice in the June draft.

Australia
LUC LONGLEY, Bulls
Affable beachcomber suffered in-season body-surfing injury

Canada
BILL WENNINGTON, Bulls
Earned titles with Chicago in NBA and with Knorr Bologna in Italy

Croatia
ZAN TABAK, Raptors
Won championship ring averaging 4.9 minutes as Rocket sub

Czechoslovakia
GEORGE ZIDEK, Nuggets
Father, Jiri, considered greatest Czech hoopster

Haiti
OLDEN POLYNICE, Kings
Traded by Bulls for Scottie Pippen

Jamaica
PATRICK EWING, Knicks
Named All-Star 11 times

Lebanon
RONY SEIKALY, Magic
Averaged 17.3 points and 9.5 boards as Shaq's successor

Lithuania

ARVYDAS SABONIS, Trail Blazers
Runner-up for the NBA's Sixth Man Award in 1995-96

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