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Encyclopedia > Fabricio Oberto
Olympic medal record
Competitor for Flag of Argentina Argentina
Men's basketball
Gold 2004 Athens Team
Fabricio Oberto
Position Forward
Height ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Team San Antonio Spurs
Nationality Flag of Argentina Argentina
Born March 21, 1975
Córdoba, Argentina
Pro career 2005 – present

Fabricio Raúl Jesús Oberto (born March 21, 1975 in Las Varillas, Córdoba, Argentina) is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. He is a power forward/center and 207 cm (6' 9") and 110 kg (243 lb). He has dual Argentinian and Italian citizenship. Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Basketball has been played consistently on the Summer Olympics since 1936, with a demonstration event in 1904. ... The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the indoor arena in the Helliniko Olympic Complex for the preliminary rounds, with the latter stages being held in the Olympic Indoor Hall at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. ... Image File history File links Oberto_Spurs. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Córdoba is a province of Argentina, located in the centre of the country. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Córdoba is a province of Argentina, located in the centre of the country. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... NBA redirects here. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... Motto: En Unión y Libertad(Spanish) In Union and Freedom Anthem: Himno Nacional Argentino Capital (and largest city) Buenos Aires Spanish Government Federal republic  - President Néstor Kirchner  - Vice President Daniel Scioli Independence from Spain   - May Revolution 25 May 1810   - Declared 9 July 1816   - Recognized 1821 (by Spain)  Area...


At age 17 he went to a trial at AD Atenas de Córdoba, one of the most important basketball clubs in Argentina, and was selected to start the following year, and started playing professionally later that year. In 1998, after being chosen MVP of the Argentine league, he transferred to the Greek Olympiakos, starting his European experience that would take him to Spain's TAU Cerámica a year later. After 2 Spanish leagues with TAU, he moved to Pamesa Valencia in 2002. Asociación Deportiva Atenas is a sports club in Córdoba, Argentina, founded in 1938, mostly known for its achievements in basketball. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Liga Nacional de Básquetbol (LNB) its the Argentine National Basketball League, and controlled by the Asociación de Clubes de Básquetbol (Basketball Clubs Organization). ... Olympiacos CFP is a large and the most popular multisport club in Greece. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... Saski Baskonia SAD is a Spanish basketball club from the Basque city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. ... Club Name Valencia Basket Club Image Founded 1986 Arena Fuente San Luis, Valencia, Land of Valencia, Spain. ...


In 2005, after buying his contract with Pamesa to cancel it, he signed a 3 year, US$ 7.5 million contract with NBA San Antonio Spurs, where he joined fellow countryman Emanuel Ginobili in the 2005/2006 season with the jersey #7, the same he uses with the Argentine national basketball team. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... NBA redirects here. ... Emanuel David Manu Ginobili (born July 28, 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina) is an Argentine basketball player. ... Argentina national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Argentina in basketball international competitions, and depends on the Argentine Basketball Federation. ...


He started playing with Argentina shortly before his 20th birthday in 1995, and since then has played 70 matches, and won a number of tournaments including the 2004 Olympic gold medal match. Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the indoor arena in the Helliniko Olympic Complex for the preliminary rounds, with the latter stages being held in the Olympic Indoor Hall at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. ...


Even though he lost the role as key player he had in Europe, and that he averages less than 9 minutes per game, he says to be very happy to play with the former defending champions, and is very satisfied with his role on the team.


His second season started more promisingly, playing some matches in the first team, and achieving his first double-double on November 8 when he scored 22 points (11/11 in doubles) and held 10 rebounds[1].


Titles

  • 2004 Olympic Gold Medal (Argentina)
  • 2003 Silver Medal Tournament of the Americas (Argentina)
  • 2002/2003 ULEB Cup (Pamesa Valencia)
  • 2002 Silver Medal World Cup Indianapolis 2002 (Argentina)
  • 2001/2002 Spanish League (TAU Cerámica)
  • 2001 Golden Medal Tournament of the Americas (Argentina)
  • 2001/2002 Copa del Rey (TAU Cerámica)
  • 1997/98 Argentine League (Atenas [2])
  • 1998 Liga Sudamericana (Atenas)
  • 1997 Liga Sudamericana (Atenas)
  • 1996 Panamericano de Clubes (Atenas)
  • 1995 Silver Medal Tournament of the Americas (Argentina)
  • 1994 Panamericano de Clubes (Atenas)
  • 1994 Argentine Young League (Atenas)

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Encyclopedia: Fabricio Oberto (1040 words)
Fabricio Oberto (born March 21, 1975 in Las Varillas, Córdoba, Argentina) is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.
Oberto is a warrior in the paint with polished moves around the post.
Oberto is a beast - appears slow footed like a lot of International players - but his court awareness and ability to deliver the pass - more than makes up for it.
MSGNetwork.com (988 words)
Oberto, 30, sat at a picnic table outside a conference center where the NBA was conducting its rookie orientation program and cheerfully looked ahead to joining the defending champion Spurs.
Oberto was stunned when the Knicks told him they wouldn't be bringing him to Boston with their summer-league team, and he looks back on it as the worst days of his professional career.
Oberto and Scola spoke regularly at the time, and Oberto said he still feels strange about having landed a job that originally was supposed to go to one of his best friends.
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