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Predrag "Peja" Stojaković
Stojaković during his time playing for the Dallas Mavericks in 2011
No. 16
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Personal information
Born June 9, 1977 (1977-06-09) (age 42)
Požega, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian / Greek
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 1996 / 14th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career 1992–2011
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (2011)
  • 3× NBA All-Star (2002–2004)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2004)
  • 2× NBA 3-Point Shootout champion (2002–2003)
  • No. 16 retired by Sacramento Kings
  • EuroBasket MVP (2001)
  • Greek League MVP (1998)
  • 2× Mister Europa Player of the Year (2001–2002)
  • Euroscar Award (2001)
  • Euroleague Top Scorer (1998)
  • Yugoslavian Most Valuable Young Player (1994)

Peja Stojakovic (Serbian: Предраг Стојаковић, predraːg stojaːkoʋitɕ; born June 9, 1977) is a Serbian retired professional basketball player. He played a career total of 13 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, Toronto Raptors, and Dallas Mavericks. He has also played for the Red Star Belgrade of the YUBA Liga and with PAOK of the Greek Basket League (GBL).

He is a one-time NBA Champion, winning the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy with the Mavericks in 2011.

On December 19, 2011, Stojaković announced that he was retiring from playing professional basketball. He said that ongoing back and neck problems had affected his play later in his career.

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