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Obinna Ekezie
C - 6'9, 270lbs - 48 years old - 6 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2007
  • Birthdate: 08/22/1975
  • Drafted (NBA): 37th pick, 1999
  • Pre-draft team: Maryland
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
8th April, 1999USBLDrafted 33rd overall in the 1999 USBL Draft by Washington Congressionals.
1999 NBA DraftNBADrafted 37th overall by Vancouver.
14th September, 1999NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Vancouver.
22nd August, 2000NBATraded by Vancouver, along with Dennis Scott, Cherokee Parks and Felipe Lopez, to Washington in exchange for Ike Austin.
28th November, 2000NBATraded by Washington, along with Cherokee Parks, to L.A. Clippers in exchange for Tyrone Nesby.
29th November, 2000NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
1st December, 2000NBAClaimed off waivers by Washington.
22nd February, 2001NBATraded 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, 2001NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $1.25 million contract with L.A. Clippers.
19th July, 2002NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
23rd September, 2002NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
23rd October, 2002NBAWaived by Orlando.
20th December, 2002SerbiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Crvena Zvezda.
26th September, 2003NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
30th November, 2004NBDLAcquired by Columbus Riverdragons.
10th January, 2005NBASigned a 10 day contract with Atlanta.
20th January, 2005NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Atlanta.
31st January, 2005NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Atlanta.
5th July, 2005NBAWaived by Atlanta.
3rd October, 2005NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
27th October, 2005NBAWaived by Cleveland.
28th December, 2005ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Lottomatica Roma.
29th November, 2006RussiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Dynamo Moscow.
2nd May, 2007RussiaLeft Dynamo Moscow.
Career Moves
1995 - 1999Maryland (NCAA)
September 1999 - August 2000Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA)
August 2000 - November 2000Washington Wizards (NBA)
November 2000L.A. Clippers (NBA)
December 2000 - February 2001Washington Wizards (NBA)
February 2001 - June 2001Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
July 2001Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
September 2001 - July 2002L.A. Clippers (NBA)
September 2002 - October 2002Orlando Magic (NBA)
December 2002 - June 2003Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
September 2003 - June 2004Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
November 2004 - January 2005Columbus Riverdragons (NBDL)
January 2005 - July 2005Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
October 2005Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
December 2005 - June 2006Lottomatica Roma (Italy)
November 2006 - May 2007Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
Articles about Obinna Ekezie

March 19, 2013

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

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April 19, 2011

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

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February 1, 2010

- 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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