Guard/forward nicknamed the Machine; scored the final two, crucial free throws to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to victory in the 2010 NBA Finals.
Born as Aleksandar Vujacic, he played for Italy's Snaidero Udine before being drafted 27th overall by the Lakers in 2004.
YouTube's peendog made a comedic parody series that featured Sasha as an unstoppable Machine.
He was once engaged to Maria Sharapova until they decided to part ways in 2012.
He became great friends with his former teammate Kobe Bryant, as they won two consecutive NBA Championships together and both speak Italian.