This Russian born player is currently on the Brooklyn Nets and is known by “AK47” because of his initials and the fact that he wears jersey number 47. This is of course in reference to the AK-47 assault rifle which also happens to be made in the town where he grew up.
Kirilenko has also played for the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves. He is known for his stifling defense which earned him All-Defensive First Team in 2006 and two second team honors in 2004-2005. He was also an All-Star in 2004.
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