Dribbling into Lithuania

  • 1999-04-01
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
Basketball (krepsinis) is as much a religion for Lithuanians as soccer is for Brazilians. It is therefore an understatement to say that 25-year-old Tyus Edney is not short of fans.American-born Edney played for the Boston Celtics in 1997 and 1998 and for the Sacramento Kings from 1995 to 1997. Last year, after the NBA championship was hit by the lockout, he signed an eight-month contract worth $440,000 with Kaunas Zalgiris. Making $55,000 a month, he will earn more this season than many of his colleagues who stayed in the States.This is Edney's first time living abroad."When I was a student...
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