Wang Zhizhi

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Wang Zhizhi (王治郅, born July 8, 1977 in Beijing, China) is a professional basketball player in the American National Basketball Association. He was previously a star of the Chinese national team and played for the Bayi Rockets of the Chinese Basketball Association. He was signed by the Dallas Mavericks in 2001, and has since played for the Los Angeles Clippers and currently the Miami Heat. Tall at 7' 1" (216 cm) and athletic, Wang is primarily known in the NBA for being a great long range shooter. However, he was crowned the slamdunk champion one year in China's CBA league. His minutes have been very limited in the NBA, particularly after he was dismissed from the Chinese national team for failing to return to China and practice with the Chinese national team, a move which was considered to be not smart and obviously has hurt his career.

The other Chinese players to join the NBA since Wang are Mengke Bateer and Yao Ming.

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