Knee surgery for Diop

CLEVELAND, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Center DeSagana Diop of Cleveland has undergone surgery on his right knee.

NBA: Cleveland 111, Washington 98

CLEVELAND, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- LeBron James teamed with Darius Miles and DeSagana Diop to lift Cleveland to a 111-98 victory over Washington Satuday and end their five-game slide.

NBA: Indiana 91, Cleveland 90

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ron Artest converted the go-ahead, three-point play with 11.1 seconds left Friday night, giving Indiana a 91-90 victory over Cleveland.

Detroit 109, Cleveland 107 (OT)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Richard Hamilton scored 27 points and reserve Corliss Williamson had four of his 19 in the final 52 seconds of overtime Friday night to rally the Detroit Piston

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Lucas suspended; Cavs fined

CLEVELAND, May 29 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Tuesday that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been fined $150,000 and Coach John Lucas has been suspended for the first two regular season games o

Jahidi White suspended one game

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Washington Wizards forward Jahidi White was suspended one game without pay by the NBA Friday for head-butting Cleveland Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

Doleac goes on injured list

CLEVELAND, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers placed starting center Michael Doleac on the injured list Saturday, one day after an examination revealed a stress fracture in his left

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Cleveland 110, Boston 95

CLEVELAND, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Wesley Person came off the bench to score 31 points Wednesday night, hitting six of nine three-pointers as the Cleveland Cavaliers recorded their first exhibiti

Detroit 101, Cleveland 77

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Jerry Stackhouse scored 20 points Tuesday night to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 101-77 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the exhibition opener for both t
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DeSagana Diop
Cleveland Cav's Zydrunas Ilguaskas of Lithuania (R) gets fouled by Dallas Mavericks DeSagana Diop at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on March 1, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)

DeSagana N'gagne Diop (pronounced Suh-GAH-nah JOP) (born January 30, 1982 in Dakar) is a Senegalese professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. Standing seven feet tall (213 cm) and weighing 280 lbs. (127 kg), Diop's natural position is center.

After he began practicing basketball at the age of 15, Diop succeeded in averaging 14.6 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 8.1 blocks during his senior high school season, earning the USA Today Virginia Player of the Year title and leading Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, to a #1 nation ranking (33 wins, 0 losses).

Diop speaks five languages: Arabic, English, French, Wolof and some Spanish.

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