|No. 7, 21|
|Date of birth|| March 21, 1975|
Las Varillas, Argentina
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in|
|Listed weight||245 lbs|
|NBA Draft||1997; Undrafted|
|1993-1998||Asociación Deportiva Atena|
|2005-2009||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Fabricio Oberto at NBA.com|
Fabricio Raúl Jesús Oberto (born March 21, 1975 in Las Varillas, Córdoba, Argentina) is a retired Argentine professional basketball player. He is a power forward/center and 207 cm (6' 9") and 110 kg (243 lb). He has dual Argentine and Italian citizenship.
At age 17, Oberto went to a tryout with AD Atenas de Córdoba, one of the most important basketball clubs in Argentina, and was selected to start the following year, and started playing professionally later that year.
In 1998, after being chosen MVP of the Argentine league, he transferred to the Greek Olympiakos, starting his European experience that would take him to Spain's TAU Cerámica a year later. After two Spanish league seasons with TAU, he moved to Pamesa Valencia in 2002.
He started playing with Argentina shortly before his 20th birthday in 1995, and since then has played 70 matches, and won a number of tournaments, including the 2004 Olympics gold medal.
In 2005, after voiding his contract with Pamesa, Oberto signed a 3-year, US $7.5 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, where he joined countryman Emanuel Ginobili. He kept jersey #7, the same number used with the Argentine national basketball team.
During the first year of his NBA stint, Oberto was no longer the key player he had been in Europe, playing less than 9 minutes per game on average. He nonetheless was very satisfied with his role on the Spurs, a perennial championship contender.
In his second NBA season, Oberto became more of a factor in the Spurs rotation - starting in some games and getting his first double-double on November 8 when he scored 22 points (11/11 in doubles) and pulled down 10 rebounds. He also became a pivotal player off the bench for the Spurs during the 2006-2007 Western Conference Finals, averaging 31 minutes and 14 points in the first two games of the series.
On June 23, 2009, Oberto was traded to the Detroit Pistons as a part of a three-team trade among Pistons, Spurs and the Milwaukee Bucks, which included Richard Jefferson. Then he was immediately waived by the Pistons.
On August 11, 2009, he was officially signed by the Wizards. Since jersey number 7 was already taken by Andray Blatche, he will wear number 21 because of his birth date (March 21) and in honor of one of his idols, former teammate Tim Duncan.