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Pero Antić, the Big Man from Macedonia

Pero Antić loves tattoos, muscle cars, barbecue, and teamwork. He'll do just fine in Atlanta.

When Pero Antić steps onto the court on October 30 for the Hawks’ season opener, he’ll become the first Macedonian to play in the NBA. It’s an overdue feat, both for Antić and hoops-mad Macedonia, but sooner or later a big man from this tiny Balkan country was destined to make the leap. Macedonian, after all, comes from the ancient Greek word Makedones—“the tall ones.” Read more...