Thursday, 5 March 2009
Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi Okafor, abbreviated as Emeka Okafor, is a professional basketball player playing at power forward and center for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association. Prior to the NBA, The 6'10" (2.08 m) Okafor attended Houston's Bellaire High School, and the University of Connecticut. On July 29, 2008, he agreed to a 6 year $72 million dollar extension.
Okafor will enter the 2008-09 season with active franchise-record streaks of 93 consecutive games played and 92 consecutive games started.