|15th August, 2000||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.|
|26th July, 2002||NBA||Re-signed by L.A. Lakers to a two year, $2.94 million contract.|
|2nd August, 2004||NBA||Re-signed by L.A. Lakers to a two year, $6 million contract.|
|3rd March, 2006||NBA||Waived by L.A. Lakers.|
|28th December, 2006||NBA||Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Atlanta.|
|1997 - November1998||Budivelnyk (Ukraine)|
|November1998 - June 1999||Ailta (Lithuania)|
|July 1999 - August 2000||BC Kyiv (Ukraine)|
|August 2000 - March 2006||L.A. Lakers (NBA)|
|December 2006 - June 2007||Atlanta Hawks (NBA)|
March 19, 2013
Stanislav Medvedenko - Runs an academy back in the Ukraine.
April 19, 2011
Stanislav Medvedenko - Last time we checked in on Slava, he was performing cameos in Carmen Electra films. This update is slightly less interesting, but far more worthwhile - Slava has set up a youth basketball foundation in his homeland.
April 9, 2010
- Stanislav Medvedenko
Medvedenko played in only 2 games in the 2005-06 season with the L.A. Lakers, and appeared in1 4 more with the Atlanta Hawks down the stretch of the 2006-07 season. But that's it. That was his career. Even though Slava turned 31 only this week, he has not played outside of the NBA at any point, and hasn't played in it for the best part of 5 years.
The internet does not carry much news about the life and times of Slava since then. But what it does carry is rather surprising. Slava had a minor cameo in a film called - and I quote - "Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!", a no doubt classic Carmen Electra comedy for which a trailer can be seen here. If that seems like a mistake, and that IMDB has jumped the gun and assumed that the guy in the film called Slava Medvedenko is THE Slava Medevedenko when it's actually some other dude of the same name, then fear not, because it really is Slava. Here he is in character.
This appears to be not only the start of Slava's acting career, but the end. It is Slava's only listed appearance on IMDB in any show, apart from the 2004 NBA Finals, which were another fine cameo of his but which can't really be called acting. Nevertheless, if this is the start of Slava's new career path, quenching Hollywood's relentless thirst for "Freakishly Tall Men With Foreign Accents", then I'm all for it.