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Obinna Ekezie - C, 6'9, 270
Retired - Retired in 2007
       Date of birth: 08/22/1975
       Country: Nigeria
     Drafted (NBA): 37th pick, 1999
     Out of: Maryland
  NBA Experience: 6 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
8th April, 1999 USBL Drafted 33rd overall in the 1999 USBL Draft by Washington Congressionals.
1999 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 37th overall by Vancouver.
14th September, 1999 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Vancouver.
22nd August, 2000 NBA Traded by Vancouver, along with Dennis Scott, Cherokee Parks and Felipe Lopez, to Washington in exchange for Ike Austin.
28th November, 2000 NBA Traded by Washington, along with Cherokee Parks, to L.A. Clippers in exchange for Tyrone Nesby.
29th November, 2000 NBA Waived by L.A. Clippers.
1st December, 2000 NBA Claimed off waivers by Washington.
22nd February, 2001 NBA Traded by Washington, along with Juwan Howard and Calvin Booth, to Dallas in exchange for Loy Vaught, Christian Laettner, Courtney Alexander, Etan Thomas, Hubert Davis and cash.
26th September, 2001 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year, $1.25 million contract with L.A. Clippers.
19th July, 2002 NBA Waived by L.A. Clippers.
23rd September, 2002 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
23rd October, 2002 NBA Waived by Orlando.
20th December, 2002 Serbia Signed for the remainder of the season with Crvena Zvezda.
26th September, 2003 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
30th November, 2004 NBDL Acquired by Columbus Riverdragons.
10th January, 2005 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Atlanta.
20th January, 2005 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Atlanta.
31st January, 2005 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Atlanta.
5th July, 2005 NBA Waived by Atlanta.
3rd October, 2005 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
27th October, 2005 NBA Waived by Cleveland.
28th December,2005 Italy Signed for the remainder of the season with Lottomatica Roma.
29th November, 2006 Russia Signed for the remainder of the season with Dynamo Moscow.
2nd May, 2007 Russia Left Dynamo Moscow.
When: Where:
1995 - 1999 Maryland (NCAA)
September 1999 - August 2000 Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA)
August 2000 - November 2000 Washington Wizards (NBA)
November 2000 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
December 2000 - February 2001 Washington Wizards (NBA)
February 2001 - June 2001 Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
July 2001 Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
September 2001 - July 2002 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
September 2002 - October 2002 Orlando Magic (NBA)
December 2002 - June 2003 Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
September 2003 - June 2004 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
November 2004 - January 2005 Columbus Riverdragons (NBDL)
January 2005 - July 2005 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
October 2005 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
December 2005 - June 2006 Lottomatica Roma (Italy)
November 2006 - May 2007 Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
From blog:


   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys
2011-04-19

Obinna Ekezie - Ekezie is the founder and CEO of Wakanow.com, a Nigerian travel agency.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 19
2010-02-01

- Obinna Ekezie

Former Maryland and Atlanta Hawks big man Ekezie last played in April 2007. In February 2008 he established a new online venture called ZeepTravel, with the aims of being Nigeria's primary travel portal. Here is Ekezie talking about it.



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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Obinna Ekezie - For the past five years, Ekezie has been running Wakanow.com, the first online travel portal for Nigeria outbound travel.

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