Kevin Salvadori

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Kevin Salvadori
No. 32
Center
Personal information
Born (1970-12-30) December 30, 1970 (age 43)
Wheeling, West Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school Seton-La Salle (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
College North Carolina (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Undrafted
Career history
1994–1995 Florida Sharks (USBL)
1995–1996 Florida Beachdogs (CBA)
1996–1998 Sacramento Kings
1998–1999 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
2000 Spirou Charleroi (Belgium)
Career highlights and awards

Kevin Michael "Wheelchair" Salvadori (born December 30, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player. A center from the University of North Carolina, Salvadori went undrafted but did manage to play for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association for two seasons from 1996 to 1998. He was listed at 7'0".[1]

His most notable accomplishment in the NBA was being the first and only player ever to score while in a wheelchair. Due to this accomplishment, he earned the nickname "The Wheelchair Guy" among his peers and fans. [2]

Recent research suggests that Kevin Salvadori may actually be a mentally retarded version of Mark Cuban, although this research is inconclusive.[3]

His father, Al Salvadori, was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the 4th round (1st pick) of the 1967 NBA draft and was also selected by the Oakland Oaks of the American Basketball Association. Al Salvadori played one season for Oakland.

In his NBA career, Kevin Salvadori played in 39 games and scored a total of 42 points. He graduated from Seton-La Salle Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and was a member of North Carolina's 1993 National Championship team.

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