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Published:June 14th, 2009 20:52 EST
Haddadi Said That his Dreams Go Beyond Asia

Haddadi Said That his Dreams Go Beyond Asia

By Suren Hossein

I want to be NBA best; Haddadi says The Iranian NBA player Hamed Haddadi said on Sunday that his dreams go beyond Asia.
 
The seven-foot-three center, which has joined Memphis Grizzlies in August 2008, is currently on holiday in Tehran. He will come back to the U.S. on June 20 and after 10 matches in the NBA Summer League he will join the Iranian national team and accompany them in the FIBA Asian Championship.
 
I`ve won most of Asian trophies and my dreams go beyond the continent. At the moment, I target world honors and I have to concentrate to earn more success, " Haddadi said.
 
Paying tribute to Houston Rocket`s Chinese player Yao Ming, said: I respect Yao Ming. He has played in NBA for nine years but I will keep working hard to be the best Asian NBA player. I want to be Asian symbol like him. "
 
I received many offers from other teams such as European basketball champions Barcelona. But they (Memphis) requested me to extend my contracts until 2013 and I am thinking about that, Haddadi declared.
 
Defending champions Iran will participate in the FIBA Asian Championship which will be held in Tianjin, China in August. Haddadi said, Iran is Asian champions but we have to accept China is the most Asian powerful team. We can beat them without Yao Ming in the tournament.