The gentle giant

Pat Burke has played with the greats of US pro basketball, but even more impressive than his career is what he has gleaned from his experience

6th May, 2018
Pat Burke of Asseco Prokom competes with Jonas Maciulis of Zalgiris during a Euroleague basketball game Picture: Getty

Okay, okay, so Offaly to Orlando is pushing it a little, even if it’s technically correct. Former basketball pro Pat Burke, the only Irish-born player to make the NBA, never grew up wanting to be Seamus Darby and there was no trading of hurl for hoops along the way. But there were always the little moments that created enough of a connection with home, despite his leaving for Cleveland, Ohio at the age of four....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Tom Maguire: Tax changes we make now could help business for years

The Daily Briefing

The Daily Briefing