Skip to content

Anderson Varejao’s life in illustration (VIDEO)

Aug 23, 2013, 5:59 PM EST

I found this fascinating, so we’re bringing it to you.

As you likely know, Brazil is hosting the 2016 Olympics in Rio (right here on NBC) and as part of hyping up Brazilian athletes to the home audience they are doing this Web series called “Draw My Life” where a player tells his life story and an illustrator draws it out. The one above is for the best Brazilian player even in the NBA, Anderson Varejao.

(What, you’re going to give that title to Nene? Tiago Splitter? Oscar Schmidt is the greatest Brazilian player ever but he never came to the NBA.)

The Cavaliers big man is expected back on the court next season, which will be good to see.

This is a fun story and is a little reminder of the long trip it is to the NBA for some guys. By the way, the guy the Lakers selected that Varejao thought would be his pick in the draft… Sasha Vujacic.

Hat tip to Rob at The Point Forward.

Latest Posts
  1. Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw

    Mar 3, 2015, 12:38 PM EST

    Brian Shaw AP

    Nuggets are 20-39 this season.

  2. Matt Barnes says if he was the one who kicked LeBron, league would have tried to put him in jail

    Mar 3, 2015, 12:30 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Houston Rockets Getty Images

    Barnes isn’t wrong that the punishment for him doing something like this would have been much more severe.

  3. J.J. Redick ejected for complaining to officials, says Flip Saunders told him to ‘shut the f— up’

    Mar 3, 2015, 11:50 AM EST

    J.J. Redick, Scott Twardoski J.J. Redick, Scott Twardoski

    Clippers have a reputation with the referees, which likely was why Redick was tossed for seemingly innocuous comments.

  4. Kevin Garnett gets into it with Austin Rivers, double technicals issued (VIDEO)

    Mar 3, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

    Kevin Garnett, Bennett Salvatore AP

    KG played for Doc Rivers on the Celtics’ 2008 title team, but wasn’t willing to take any grief from his son.

  5. This is one serious basketball brawl from Spanish league (VIDEO)

    Mar 3, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

    Anadolu Efes Istanbul v Laboral Kutxa Vitoria - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Getty Images

    That had 10 times the punches of an NBA “fight.”

  6. Chris Paul, Ricky Rubio had fun point guard battle Monday (VIDEO)

    Mar 3, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

    Ricky Rubio, Chris Paul Ricky Rubio, Chris Paul

    Ricky Rubio got the triple-double, CP3 will take the win.

  7. Five Things We Learned in NBA Monday: Goran Dragic got his revenge in concentrated form

    Mar 3, 2015, 2:55 AM EST

    Goran Dragic Goran Dragic

    Goran Dragic would have sat out with back pain against anyone else, but he dropped 21 on the Suns.

  8. Zach LaVine was dunking all over the Clippers (VIDEO)

    Mar 3, 2015, 1:14 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Minnesota Timberwolves Getty Images

    Zach LaVine can get up. But you already knew that.

  9. Report: Blake Griffin “likely” to return sometime next week

    Mar 2, 2015, 11:15 PM EST

    Blake Griffin Blake Griffin

    Griffin has missed the Clippers’ last 10 games.

Featured video

Is Derrick Rose the next Penny Hardaway?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (8402)
  2. R. Westbrook (7658)
  3. K. Durant (7574)
  4. D. Howard (6712)
  5. A. Davis (6451)
  1. L. James (6168)
  2. D. Cousins (6167)
  3. P. George (6045)
  4. J. Harden (5702)
  5. B. Griffin (5590)