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NBA International Stars 2004

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NBA International Stars 2004 game quiz
"In 2004, the rest of the basketball world had caught up to the U.S., and the term "Dream Team" has become obsolete. So who's who in international basketball?"

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1. In 1998, this sharpshooter from Serbia Montenegro won MVP of the Greek League. He had been drafted by the Kings in 1996 but didn't join them until 1998. With Chris Webber injured on the sidelines in 2003-04, he stepped up his game and helped keep the Kings competitive. He finished fourth in MVP voting that year. Who is he?
    Peja Stojakovic
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Hedo Turkoglu
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas

2. This popular player is from Serbia-Montenegro. He started his career playing with Magic Johnson on the Lakers in 1989, and has played for the Hornets and Kings. He's known for taking charges in the paint and for his unusual (and effective) offensive game. Who is he?
    Vlade Divac
    Vladamir Radmanovic
    Mehmet Okur
    Arvydas Sabonis

3. This country sent only three players to the NBA in the 20th century. However, two became All-Stars at the forward position, notorious for both offensive brilliance and defensive incompetence. What country did they hail from?

4. Which of these young NBA players was not from South America?
    Manu Ginobili
    Leandro Barbosa
    Nene Hilario
    Eduardo Najera

5. With a fall to Puerto Rico in the 2004 Athens Olympics, the "Dream Team" appeared to be a thing of the past. Puerto Rico had one NBA player. Who was he?
    Vinny Del Negro
    Manu Ginobili
    Carlos Arroyo
    Pau Gasol

6. This Center was the first player ever to be drafted 1st overall in the NBA draft, having never played college or high school basketball in the U.S. He is:
    Hakeem Olajuwon
    Yao Ming
    Patrick Ewing
    Michael Olawokandi

7. It's a common idea that it takes a few years to take European players to develop into the NBA game. In 2001, however, this player was an exception by becoming the first European to ever win rookie of the year. He is:
    Manu Ginobili
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Tony Parker
    Pau Gasol

8. With 'His Airness' retired, Scottie Pippen and this versatile Croatian forward helped keep the Bulls in the playoffs, and he remained a key part of the Bulls second three-peat when MJ returned. His name is:
    Hedo Turkoglu
    Vlade Divac
    Toni Kukoc
    Luc Longley

9. This legendary center earned his U.S. citizenship just before the 1996 Atlanta games, which allowed him to play for the second Dream Team. He is:
    Hakeem Olajuwon
    Dikembe Mutumbo
    Patrick Ewing
    Arvydas Sabonis

10. Out of the six continents with people on them, how many have produced NBA players?

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Compiled Oct 19 14