Emeka Okafor

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Birthday
28, 1982
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Houston, TX

About

NBA power forward/center best known for his defense. He was selected second overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Before Fame

He excelled at the University of Connecticut, leading his team to a National Championship in 2004.

Trivia

His birth name, Chukwuemeka, means 'God has done well' in the Igbo language.

Family Life

He married Ilana Nunn in the summer of 2011.

Associated With

In 2005, he beat out NBA Star Dwight Howard for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.