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Old 02-01-2004, 12:42 AM   #6
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Olowokandi never did much in college or elsewhere. The book "Skywalking" by Jeff Rud gives a detailed account of how the seven-foot-some Olowokandi opened a directory of American universities, fell upon the University of the Pacific, and called them to say, "I'm seven feet tall and I want to play basketball." The only problem was that Olowokandi had never played organized basketball in his life. His time at Pacific, as a basketball player anyway, was spent learning the basics of the game. I wouldn't expect him to be such a great NBA player knowing that.
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