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, "McKibbin, Stuart"
> Actually, Olajuwon was the best foreign player in 1992. Or, at
least, he was
> as foreign as Detleff Schrempf was.
That was a tough call. Yeah, Olajuwon was foreign, but he did 2
things that kept me from naming him -- he became an American and he
didn't play for Nigeria. I could have added a box on how I decided on
that issue. Schrempf played for German international teams. That's
also why I didn't add Dikembe Mutombo to the article -- he didn't play
for the Congo.
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