Arvydas Sabonis
Arvydas Sabonis
Sabonis playing for the Trail Blazers in 1996
Personal information
Born December 19, 1964 (1964-12-19) (age 55)
Kaunas, Lithuania, SSR
Nationality Lithuanian
Physical stats
Listed height 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Listed weight 292 lbs (132 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1980–2004 (24 years)
Position Center
Jersey no. 11, 1
Career history
Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards

Arvydas Sabonis (Russian: Арвидас Андреевич Сабонис, born December 19, 1964 in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman.

Sabonis was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1986 NBA Draft. he is the first former player as drafted first overall in the NBA history.

He was the member of the Summer Olympic Games Winner 1980 and 1988 as Soviet Union. He is the father of Domantas Sabonis who is currently playing in the NBA.

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