Zaid Abdul-Aziz enjoyed a 10-year NBA career with six teams.
He played two stints with the Seattle SuperSonics from 1970-72 and in 1976. His best pro season came in 1971-72 with Seattle when he averaged 13.8 ppg and 11.3 rpg.
It was during the 1975-76 season in which he changed his name from Don Smith to Zaid Abdul-Aziz after converting to Islam.
His memoir, Darkness to Sunlight, which tells the stories of his basketball career, personal challenges and spiritual journey came out in 2006.
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Abdul-Aziz answered questions about his playing days with the Sonics, his time as a Muslim pro athlete and more in a live chat on April 2.