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Chris Kaman Bio

Christopher Zane Kaman an American-German basketball player, and was born on April 28, 1982, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Kaman is a dual citizen; he is a citizen of the United States and of Germany. He plays for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers as No. 35 and in center position. Kaman is 7’0″ (2.13 m) and weighs 265 pounds (120 kg).

During his early days Kaman attended Tri-unity Christian School, and in 2000 led his high school varsity to the state Class D quarterfinals.

In 2003 before declaring for the NBA Draft, he was garnered Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors. He was then selected sixth overall by Clippers.

In his NBA career, during 2003–2004: Rookie year Kaman was the only Clipper to play all 82 games and he became only the second rookie in franchise history to play in all 82 games in his rookie season. In the same year Kaman was ranked second among all rookies in blocked shots per game, third in field goal percentage and fourth in rebounds per game.

The year 2004–2006 is generally seen as year of Improvement after his rookie year. 2006-2007 is seen as his decline season one possible reason could be that Kaman had been slowed down by a hamstring injury in training camp, which limited his mobility. 2007-2008 was considered as Breakout season in Kaman’s career. Summer 2008 he played for the first time for the German national basketball team, and was chosen the most valuable player by journalists.

Important career information of Kaman is that, his College tram was Central Michigan University, NBA Draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers and his Pro career 2003 to present. His career achievements and goals includes, he was 1× NBA All-Star winner in 2010 and NBA Rookie All-Star Team in 2003-04.

Kaman revealed in January 2008, he was misdiagnosed with Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But this disorder has been greatly improved by Tim Royer, who is a psychologist. Although Kaman is a dual citizen but he does not speak any German. He acquired German citizenship in July 2008 as his great-grandparents being German, and so he got the chance to play on the Germany national basketball team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

2010-11 Statistics for Kaman shows, his PPG 11.7, RPG 6.50, APG 1.4 and EFF + 13.04. During the off-season he hosts free basketball camps for local kids in his hometown and also participated in the Junior Clippers Fitness programs during the 2009-10 season.



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