Zaza Pachulia Honored By Republic of Georgia


The celebrations keep on rolling for members of the 2016-2017 Golden State Warriors squad. On Sunday, starting center Zaza Pachulia returned to his home country, Republic of Georgia, to receive the Order of Honor from the Georgian President, Giorgi Margverlashvili.

The President’s Twitter account tweeted pictures of the ceremony in the nation’s capital, Tbilisi.

In the Warriors press release, Pachulia stated, “This is a tremendous honor and I am humbled to accept it. I remember dreaming about playing professional basketball as a kid in the gyms of Tbilisi, and now, after a journey across continents that began when I was a teenager, I am coming home with the championship trophy. I am proud to represent Georgia and I am looking forward to celebrating with the people of my country this week.

Pachulia was drafted in the NBA in 2003 and won his first championship last season. President Margvelashvili might have to invite Zaza back next year, as Pachulia and the Warriors look poised to repeat as champions.

About Gautam Ratnam

Writer/Editor for NBALEAD. Born and raised in the Bay. #Dubnation. Twitter: @gautam_ratnam

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