NBA Star Reporting For Military Duty
View Source | April 20, 2023 2:32 pm
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- Lauri Markkanen just completed the best season of his career, but the Utah Jazz forward is spending his offseason very differently from his National Basketball Association peers: training in the Finnish military.
- Markkanen, 25, reported on Monday for the mandatory military service that all Finnish men must complete before turning 30.
- The seven-footer is at the Finnish Defense Forces’ Sports School, which is specifically for conscripted athletes and enables sports training in addition to military training.
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