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Former Spur Boris Diaw joins French Marines

The French basketball player became a member of the Toulon Marine Rifle Reserve this week.
Photo: Var-matin

TOULON, FRANCE — Former Spurs forward and NBA champion Boris Diaw can add another item to his impressive and varied resume. He is now a reserve member of the marines in his native France, French newspaper Var-matin reports.

His unit’s commander said Diaw is the first high-level athlete to become a part of the Toulon Marine Rifle Reserve. Diaw will not carry a weapon in his duties. “I do not have the skills,” Diaw told Var-matin.

Diaw’s commitment with the French Marines will not stop his professional basketball career. He said he still plans to play with the national team this summer.

Spurs forward Boris Diaw scored a season-high 12 points in Monday night's 95-80 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Diaw, 36, played 14 seasons in the NBA, including four seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. Diaw was a member of the Spurs 2014 championship team. He played the 2017-18 season with the Levallois Metropolitans in France and remains active with the French national basketball team.

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