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Bobcats Rookie Taylor Is Fluent in Basketball

Except on the telephone, Jeff Taylor has yet to speak Swedish in Charlotte. He has yet to visit the Swedish part of town, also known as IKEA. But he expects to. When he goes to the Swedish home furnishings store, which sells Swedish meatballs, which he likes, he might speak his native language. Taylor, whom the Charlotte Bobcats selected with the first pick in the second round of the NBA draft, grew up in Norkopping, Sweden. His father, Jeff, played basketball at Texas Tech and briefly in the NBA before playing in Sweden. He married a Swedish woman, Pia, and they had six children. Jeff is the oldest boy.

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