So, we’ve already discussed Lithuanians (and Latvians) who play in the NBA. This year, in an interesting turn of events due to the NBA lockout, we have NBA players who will be playing in Lithuania.
Sonny Weems of the Toronto Raptors (formerly of the Nuggets) was the first NBA player to sign with a Lithuanian team. He’ll be playing with Zalgiris Kaunas, where he’ll be joined by Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets, who just announced his deal with the team today. The NBA players are free to return to their NBA teams as soon as the lockout ends.
I’ll let you know if any more NBA players plan to head to the glorious land of My People. (JR Smith, maybe?) If this guy’s tweet is any indication, Lithuanian fans are pretty excited about this development.