May 21, 2024

Obinna Ekezie blazes the trail of Nigerian basketball legends.

Drafted the same year and same round with San Antonio Spurs great Manu Ginobili by the  Vancouver Grizzlies, Obinna had a fair share of NBA and European action before a nagging injury in October 2005.

Originally born in Port Harcourt Rivers State, Obinna Ekezie hails from Obor, Orlu in Imo State South Eastern Nigeria.

Before his growth spurt and NBA debut, Obinna played for Worcester Academy, Massachusetts, and  Maryland college before getting drafted.

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Standing at an imposing 6’10, Obinna played at the Power forward and mostly at the centre position.

He was also an active member of D’Tigers squad.

His NBA stint includes Vancouver Grizzlies, Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, and Atlanta Hawks.

His last stint came as a player for now dissolved Russian Side Dynamo Moscow.

Despite his knee injury, Obinna Ekezie went on to play till 2007.

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Away from basketball, Obinna Ekezie is the Ceo of Wakanow (travel agency) and OBN basketball academy-a completely authorized basketball academy that provides young basketball players aged 6 to 18 with the best possible basketball educational training.

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