Šarūnas Marčiulonis to be nominated for FIBA's hall of fame

Lithuania's basketball legend Šarūnas Marčiulonis, who started his career in BC Statyba in 1981, and managed to leave for the NBA despite the Iron Curtain, will join the FIBA‘s hall of fame, The Denver Post reports.
Šarūnas Marčiulionis ("Lietuvos ryto" televizijos archyvo nuotr.)

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