March 18, 1978 |
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|NBA draft||2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|2000–2001||New Jersey Nets|
|2002||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2004–2006||Zhejiang Wanma Cyclones|
|2007||Ohod Al Madina|
|2008–2010||Jilin Northeast Tigers|
Soumaila Samake (born March 18, 1978) is a Malian professional basketball player. A 7'0" 245 lb center, he was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in the second round of the 2000 NBA draft, and played for the Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers. He scored 68 points and grabbed 76 rebounds in 47 NBA games between 2000 and 2003.
While playing with the Lakers in 2002, Samake was suspended five games after testing positive for Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid. Samake said that he had accidentally ingested the substance while taking a dietary supplement. He was only the third NBA player suspended for steroids, following Don MacLean and Matt Geiger.
- Lakers' Samake suspended for steroids. Sporting News. November 12, 2002. Retrieved on June 15, 2009.
- Liz Robbins. "N.B.A. Union Strikes Deal for Supplements". New York Times. November 17, 2006. Retrieved on June 15, 2009.
- "Transactions". NBLCanada.ca. National Basketball League of Canada. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
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