The 25 Worst Foreign Players in NBA History

21. Vitaly Potapenko

Stats: 6.5 PPG 4.5 RPG 0.3 BPG
Teams: Cavaliers, Celtics, Sonics, Kings
Career: (1997-2007)
Country: Ukraine

How did this guy manage a 10-year NBA career? His peak was during the lock-out shortened season of 1998-99, in which he averaged 10 points and seven rebounds for a Celtics team that went 19-31. Maybe his nickname, the "Ukrainian Train" is what kept him around the league for so long. Who wouldn't want a hard-nosed 285-pound Eastern European man with a nickname like that defending their paint?

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