March 19, 2013
Priest Lauderdale - Lauderdale opened the 2011-12 season in the Lebanon with Chalab, but the team withdrew from the league because of financial difficulties very early on. He has not played since, nor can he be traced.
December 19, 2009
Sticking with the Asia theme, in non-Chinese world news, Ekene Ibekwe (of Maryland and Raptors summer league fame) has signed in Iran with a team called Imam Harbour, and former Bulls and Suns camp invitee Jeff Varem has also signed in Iran with Saba Mehr. There, he will replace Priest Lauderdale, as the world's tallest Bulgarian is currently injured.