The Big German: Chris Kaman

I came across an interesting story in the Grand Rapids Press about how Chris Kaman ended up playing for the German Olympic team this summer.

hris Kaman wondered what it would be like to be part of the Olympic Games.

He never thought it might mean being called a traitor when Germany and its greatest player — NBA star Dirk Nowitzki– came looking for help.

“I thought it was about the basketball,” he said. “I would have played for my country if my country needed me.

“It was sort of a joke at first, then Dirk talked to me about my family being from Germany, a German federation guy got involved and it turned into this — I’m going to the Olympics.”

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