On This Date in NBA History: July 4, Omer Asik was born

May 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

1986 – Happy 27th birthday to Houston Rockets center Omer Asik. After playing in Turkey, he has not missed a game in his three NBA seasons in Chicago and Houston. He led the NBA in total rebounds last season.

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