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Boris Diaw

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Full name is Boris Babacar Diaw-Riffi od … the son of Issa Diaw, a lawyer in Dakar, Senegal, and Elisabeth Riffi od, who played 13 years and 247 international matches for the French National Team … according to the Suproleague Yearbook, a basketball publication in France, his mother is considered to be the best center in French women’s basketball history, while his father is a former Senegalese high jump champion … he has two brothers, Martin, who played in the French B (second league) at Golbey-Epinal, and younger half-brother Papa “Paco” who previously played guard at Georgia Tech … created a not-for-profi t organization in 2005 (Babac’Ards) to help young Senegalese children become productive citizens with a focus on education and basketball … Babac’Ards is named after his Senegalese middle name, Babacar, and a few letters standing for: Association to Realize Development based on international Solidarity … annually holds a basketball camp in Dakar, Senegal … joined fellow French NBA players, including Mickael Pietrus, Ronny Turiaf and Yakouba Diawara, at Basketball Without Borders Europe in Paris, France … participated in the 2006 Basketball Without Borders Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa at the America International School of Johannesburg, where he helped teach awareness of AIDS and the importance of education.
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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 250 lbs./ 113.4 kg
Born: April 16, 1982
From: Cormeille-en-Parisis, France
Draft: 1st Round (21st pick) 2003 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2003
Years Pro: 13
Previous Teams:
  San Antonio Spurs 2012 - 2015
  Charlotte Bobcats 2011 - 2011
  San Antonio Spurs 2011 - 2011
  Charlotte Bobcats 2008 - 2010
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Prior to NBA/Country: Pau Orthez/France

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