Sun rises on Denmark’s first NBA player

Gabriel ‘Iffe’ Lundberg didn’t get many minutes to make an impact, but he will still go down in the history books

Zero points from two missed shots, no rebounds, one turnover and one assist in four minutes of NBA play isn’t exactly the kind of stat line that Lebron James would be proud of. 

But it’s one that Danish basketball fans will remember for quite some time.

It belonged to Gabriel ‘Iffe’ Lundberg as he made his debut in the NBA last night, becoming the first Dane to ever play in the world’s most coveted basketball league. 

In an otherwise unmemorable night for his Phoenix Suns – they were blown out 96-117 by the Oklahoma City Thunder – the 27-year-old entered the game in the fourth quarter with the game already decided. 

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Playoffs loom
Despite the loss, the Suns actually own the best regular season record in the league, winning 62 out of 78 games so far. The NBA Playoffs will commence on April 16. 

Lundberg was picked up by the Suns last month after leaving CSKA Moscow due to the conflict in Ukraine. 

He made his debut for the Danish national team aged just 18 and has 43 caps for his country.