Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami

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Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami
Personal information
Born (1982-02-05)February 5, 1982
Tehran, Iran
Died December 28, 2007(2007-12-28) (aged 25)
Nationality Iranian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
Pro career 2000–2007
Position Forward
Career history
2000–2003 Iran Nara
2003–2007 Saba Battery

Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami (Persian: آیدین نیکخواه بهرامی‎) (February 5, 1982 – December 28, 2007) was an Iranian professional basketball player. He was a member of the Iranian national basketball team along with his brother Samad Nikkhah Bahrami.

Career[edit]

He played for Saba Battery BC and helped the team win the Asian Championship. He was also one of the key members of the Iranian national team, winning the Gold Medal at the FIBA Asia Championship 2007.[1]

Death[edit]

Having played his last game with Saba Battery against Pardis,[2] Aidin died on December 28, 2007 at 4:00 am IRST [3] on the way to Noshahr in the northern province of Mazandaran, when he lost control of his vehicle.[4] His vehicle then collided with the crash barrier. It was reported that he died on the scene.[4]

It was also reported that there were two other passengers in his vehicle at the time of the collision.[4] One of them (his fiancée) also died, but the other one was discharged from hospital without serious injuries.[4] He was buried on Saturday, 29 December 2007 at Tehran cemetery (Behesht-e Zahra) in the “celebrity” section (Naam Avaran).[3]

Honours[edit]

National team[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRN/LIB - It's Iraaaaaan!". FIBA. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Aidin Bahrami dies in car crash". FIBA. Archived from the original on 3 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  3. ^ a b Khabar Varzeshi (Persian)
  4. ^ a b c d "Iran's basketball player, Aidin Nikkhah died" (in Persian). BBC. Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-29.