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Encyclopedia > Samuel Dalembert
Samuel Dalembert
Position Center
Nickname Sammy, Big Sam, Sam D, Daly, Little Sammy D, The Haitian Sensation
League NBA
Height ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 250 lb (114 kg)
Team Philadelphia 76ers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born May 10, 1981 (1981-05-10) (age 26)
Flag of Haiti Port-au-Prince, Haiti
College Seton Hall University
Draft 26th overall, 2001
Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2001–present

Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a professional basketball player who plays center with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. Dalembert began playing in Montreal, Canada and played college basketball at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, US. He is an occasional double-double achiever for the Sixers and averages around 3 blocks per game - placing him among the league's elite in this category. He missed the entire 2003-04 season due to injuries. After a relatively productive 2004-05 season, his 2005-2006 season was plagued by more injuries, a diminished role (he lost his job as a starter to Steven Hunter even after returning from injury), and what the media and public perceived to be a decline in both his play and his attitude. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... 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... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Categories: Caribbean geography stubs | Capitals in North America | Haiti ... “Seton Hall” redirects here. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Caribbean geography stubs | Capitals in North America | Haiti ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... “Seton Hall” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A double-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates a double digit number total in any two of these categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. ... The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Steven D. Hunter (born October 31, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player currently with the Philadelphia 76ers. ...


Professional career

Dalembert is normally described as a rebounder and shot-blocker. When playing together, he and Steven Hunter are sometimes referred to as the "Twin Towers"[citation needed] , a moniker previously applied to a number of famous front court duos, including Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson in the 1980s and Tim Duncan and David Robinson in the 1990s/2000s. Dalembert's detractors criticize him for being overpaid[citation needed] on account of the $52.6 million he will receive through the 2010-'11 season. They also point to his seemingly low "basketball IQ"[citation needed]. Dalembert fouled out of 9 of the 52 games he played during the 2005-06 season and had the dubious distinction of leading the league in goaltending, although this does speak to his aggressiveness at attempting to block shots. Dalembert is particularly regarded for his defense and his aggressive defense allows for some easy baskets on transitions. While his offensive skills may be limited, his defensive energy largely atones for this. Steven D. Hunter (born October 31, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player currently with the Philadelphia 76ers. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Image:Ralph Sampson. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan[2] (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965 in Key West, Florida) is a former NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Dalembert is not a Canadian citizen but merely a landed immigrant, though he considers himself a Canadian and Montrealer. On the January 15, 2007, Toronto Raptors broadcast, commentator and Canadian National Team coach Leo Rautins said that Dalembert could not play for Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Landed Immigrant is a formerly official classification for a person who has been admitted to Canada as a non-citizen permanent resident. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Leo Rautins Leo R. Rautins (born 20 March 1960 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional basketball player, the current head coach of the Canadian national mens basketball team, and an NBA analyst for the Toronto Raptors. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, were awarded to Beijing, China after a two-round vote of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 13, 2001. ...


Highlights

- Ranked 26th in the NBA in 2006-07 with 23 double-doubles, 17 of which cam over the final 46 games.


- Was the only Sixer to appear in all 82 games in 2006-07, marking the second time in his career he played in every game (2003-04).


- Scored 20+ points three times in 2006-07, including a career-high tying 24 points (12-15 FGs) at WAS (3/28/07).


- Over the final 50 games of the 2006-07 season, averaged 11.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.06 blocks after averaging 9.3 points, 7.8 boards and 1.75 blocks the first 32 games.


- Became the fourth player in Sixers history to have 100+ blocks in four consecutive seasons, joining Julius Erving, Caldwell Jones and Darryl Dawkins.


- Blocked 159 shots in 2006-07, ranking eighth in the NBA… also ranked 11th in blocks per game (1.94), 10th in field goal percentage (.541) and tied for 12th in rebounds per game (8.9).


- On 4/15/07, recorded his 636th career block, surpassing Darryl Dawkins for the fifth most in franchise history. Darryl Dawkins (born January 11, 1957 in Orlando, Florida) is a former professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, although he also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career. ...


- Has the sixth most blocks of any player in the league since the start of the 2003-04 season.


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External links

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Foire d'Opinions Haitiennes - Haitian playing for 76ers! (1221 words)
On Dec. 4, Dalembert was on a basketball court of an entirely different nature at the Wachovia Centre in Philadelphia, playing alongside the most prolific scorer in the game today, Allen Iverson, in front of a national TV audience with the Philadelphia 76ers, the same team he saw on television as a youngster in Haiti.
Dalembert showed in that 83-82 win over the Chicago Bulls that, though his skills have improved dramatically, his impact on a basketball court remains essentially the same as it was when he showed up at Lucien Pagé seven years ago.
Dalembert attended the funeral of his paternal grandmother that year, and his maternal grandmother - who raised him after Dalembert's mother left Haiti for Montreal shortly after his birth - was still recovering from a stroke and was in need of medication he couldn't afford.
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