Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 11/3/11
Summers left his Italian team after just four games, despite having signed a two-year deal, and like many who’ve gone overseas after playing in the NBA, the experience was a shocking one. From Yahoo! Sports: “San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair played just four games in Russia before mutually parting ways with the team. Orlando Magic forward Earl Clark signed a contract to play in China then left without even playing in a game. Detroit Pistons forward DaJuan Summers is the latest NBA player coming home early from an overseas job. He left his Italian team after only four games. Any other American NBA player considering making a similar job to Europe or Asia during the ongoing lockout might want to talk to Summers first. ‘I would tell them to be prepared for any and everything because it’s a different world than what you are used to,’ Summers said … A Baltimore native, Summers had never been to Europe until making his first trip to Italy. In fact, outside of a trip to China to pla...
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