Zaza Pachulia

Georgian Basketball Player Zaza Pachulia Becomes NBA Champion

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Photo: US Embassy

Georgian basketball player Zaza Pachulia of the Golden State Warriors is a 2016-2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) league champion, after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129:120 on June 12th in the NBA Finals.

ABS news writes that “Pachulia has been a key factor in [the Warriors’] success, providing a hard-nosed toughness inside and plenty of energy while focusing on rebounding, defending the paint and setting screens for his higher-profile teammates.”

After the victory, Pachulia opened Facebook Live and thanked his fans.

“This is for you Georgia… The cup will come to Georgia,” Pachulia said during the video.

Pachulia is the first Georgian basketball player to win in the NBA.

The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi wrote on their Facebook page congratulating Pachulia:

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