In the midst of the Cleveland Cavaliers' historic championship win, Sasha Kaun was definitely lost in the middle of all of the excitement. To be fair, Kaun spent the previous seven seasons with CSKA Moscow, winning five Russian League titles and five VTB United League titles, as well as a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
History will not view the newly retired Amar’e Stoudemire as one of the best players of his era, but he is sure to go down as one of the memorable. It’s to Stoudemire’s credit that all those incredible moments seem more like the punctuation to his fantastic NBA career than they do the substance. At one time, the knock on Stoudemire was that he would be too inconsistent to make a major pro impact.