45 Facts About Domantas Sabonis


Domantas Sabonis is a Lithuanian-American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association and the Lithuanian national team.


Son of the Hall of Fame player Arvydas Sabonis, Sabonis is an All-NBA Team member and three-time NBA All-Star.


Domantas Sabonis then moved to the United States and played college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs.


Domantas Sabonis played five seasons for the Pacers and was named an All-Star twice during his tenure.


In 2022, Domantas Sabonis was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a trade for rising star Tyrese Haliburton in a move considered shocking to commentators.


Domantas Sabonis was born on May 3,1996, in Portland, Oregon, when his father was playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.


Domantas Sabonis's mother is Ingrida Mikelionyte, the first Miss Lithuania in 1988.


In 2004, Domantas Sabonis' father retired from basketball, and the whole family moved from Portland to Malaga, Spain.


Domantas Sabonis is extremely aggressive, plays with a motor, is always going hard.


Domantas Sabonis declined a Unicaja offer of a three-year $630,000 contract in order to play in the NCAA.


On November 14,2014, Domantas Sabonis solidly debuted by scoring 14 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, and dishing 2 assists, along with one steal and one block in 20 minutes.


Domantas Sabonis was one of the best players in the game with 15 points and 6 rebounds.


Domantas Sabonis scored 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds during that game.


Two days later, Domantas Sabonis grabbed a new career high of 20 rebounds, as well as 12 points and 2 assists.


Domantas Sabonis was one of the finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award.


In early April 2016, several US media reports indicated that Domantas Sabonis would declare himself eligible for the 2016 NBA draft and would hire an agent, marking the end of his career at Gonzaga.


Domantas Sabonis was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2016 NBA draft.


Domantas Sabonis was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder along with Ersan Ilyasova and Victor Oladipo for Serge Ibaka on draft night.


Domantas Sabonis did not participate in the 2016 NBA Summer League in order to join the Lithuania men's national basketball team training camp.


Domantas Sabonis became the first Thunder player to debut as a starting five member since Kevin Durant.


On July 6,2017, Domantas Sabonis was traded, along with Victor Oladipo, to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Paul George.


On December 15,2019, Domantas Sabonis got his 12th consecutive double-double and improved previous Pacers record for the most consecutive double-doubles, which was held by Troy Murphy since 2009.


On January 30, Domantas Sabonis was chosen to the 2020 NBA All-Star Game after averaging 18 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and became only the second Lithuanian to be chosen as an NBA All-Star, the other being Zydrunas Ilgauskas.


Domantas Sabonis participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge in 2020 and was just 1 shot away from the trophy, after being defeated only in the final by Bam Adebayo.


Domantas Sabonis participated in the NBA 2K Players Tournament during the coronavirus pandemic, playing against Montrezl Harrell, a center for the Los Angeles Clippers in an NBA 2K20 basketball game as their respective basketball teams.


At the 2021 All-Star Game, Domantas Sabonis beat Nikola Vucevic to win the Skills Challenge.


On February 8,2022, with the Pacers looking to rebuild, Domantas Sabonis was traded along with Justin Holiday, Jeremy Lamb and a 2023 second-round pick to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield and Tristan Thompson.


The triple-double he [Domantas Sabonis] had, the way he got it, I think Oscar Robertson was the only one who had a triple-double like that.


Domantas Sabonis became the first player in Kings history to record at least 15 points, 15 rebounds, and 15 assists in a game since Oscar Robertson in 1965.


On February 2,2023, Domantas Sabonis was named to his third NBA All-Star team as a reserve for the Western Conference.


Domantas Sabonis tied Michael Jordan for 19th place in career triple-doubles with 28.


On May 10,2023, Domantas Sabonis was named to his first All-NBA team, making the third team with Kings teammate De'Aaron Fox.


Domantas Sabonis's father was uncommon and such human is one per 100 years.


Domantas Sabonis made his international debut with the Lithuania U-16 national team at the 2012 FIBA U-16 European Championship, averaging 14.1 points, 14.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.


In 2013, at 17 years of age, Domantas Sabonis played for the Lithuania U-18 team in 2013 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.


Domantas Sabonis averaged 14 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game and was tournament leader in rebounds per game.


Domantas Sabonis played in the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship for the second time.


On July 15, by participating in 2015 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, Domantas Sabonis achieved the tournament rebounds record by grabbing 28 against Ukraine.


Domantas Sabonis led the tournament at 13.2 rebounds per game.


On July 29,2015, Domantas Sabonis debuted for the Lithuania men's national team in a game against Australia, scoring 4 points and grabbing 7 rebounds.


Domantas Sabonis was the youngest player ever to play for the national team, beating Jonas Valanciunas by a matter of days.


Domantas Sabonis averaged 6 points and 5.9 rebounds during the preparation games phase, and was the team's second best rebounder after Valanciunas.


Domantas Sabonis played for Lithuania at EuroBasket 2015, winning a silver medal in his debut year.


Domantas Sabonis was a member of the Lithuanian Olympic national team during the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he averaged 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.


Domantas Sabonis married Shashana Rosen on August 15,2021 in Sainte Jean Cap Ferrat, France by a Rabbi.