Domantas Sabonis was born May 3, 1996 and is a Lithuanian-American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He is also a two-time NBA All-Star.
The Lithuanian capped off his amazing career in Spain with Unicaja Malaga before moving to the United States to play college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Sabonis is the son of the Basketball Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis, and was born in Portland, while his father was playing for the Trail Blazers.
He is the youngest son of Arvydas and has two older brothers.
When Arvydas retired from basketball in 2003/04, Domantas and his family relocated to Malaga, Spain. Despite the fact that he was only 16 years old.
To stay eligible for the NCAA, he never signed a professional contract with a salary during his stint with Unicaja.
Sabonis turned down a three-year, $630,000 contract from Unicaja to play in the NCAA.
Prior to the 2014–15 season, he committed to NCAA Division I team Gonzaga University.
On March 10, he helped the Gonzaga Bulldogs defeat the BYU Cougars 91–75 and won the WCC Tournament Title for the third straight time.
Sabonis was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2016 NBA draft.
He was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder along with Ersan İlyasova and Victor Oladipo for Serge Ibaka on draft night.
On October 26, he made his Thunder debut as the team’s starting power forward, scoring five points and grabbing four rebounds in 16 minutes as a starter in a 103–97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
However, in the 2016-17 season The Thunder qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the sixth seed, but they were eliminated 4–1 by the Houston Rockets in the first round; Sabonis played just six minutes in the series.
Sabonis was dealt to the Indiana Pacers on July 6, 2017, along with Victor Oladipo, for Paul George.
He was not only unable to participate in the 2017 NBA Summer League as a result of the sudden trade, but he was also ruled out of representing the Lithuanian national team during EuroBasket 2017.
Sabonis signed a four-year, $77 million contract deal with the Pacers one day before the start of the 2019–20 season.
For his incredible performances Sabonis was chosen to the 2020 NBA All-Star Game after averaging 18 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and became only the second Lithuanian to be chosen as an NBA All-Star.
Sabonis also competed in the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge in 2020, when he came within one shot of winning the trophy after being defeated by Bam Adebayo in the final.
He was on the winning side of his first All-Star Appearance as he helped team LeBron to a 157-155 victory.
Sabonis made his EuroBasket debut in 2015, winning a silver medal for Lithuania. During the 2016 Summer Olympics, he was also a part of the Lithuanian Olympic national team.
On February 8, 2022, the Pacers traded Sabonis along with Justin Holiday, Jeremy Lamb and a 2023 second-round pick to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield and Tristan Thompson.
Who is Domantas Sabonis Dad?
Domantas Sabonis is the son of the Basketball Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis.
Sabonis signed a four-year $74.9 million contract extension with the Pacers in October of 2019.
Wife of Domantas Sabonis?
The Kings star is married to Shashana Rosen.
Shashana is a former Laker Girls dancer for the Los Angeles Lakers. Shashana is also the co-founder of the dance studio The Movement-LA which she set up with Shai Rosen.
Height of Domantas Sabonis?
Sabonis is 6 feet 1 inches tall (2.11m)