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Andrei Kirilenko becomes U.S. citizen

Updated: January 12, 2011, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko still has the Russian accent though he sounded like an American citizen Wednesday talking about taxes.

"You have to pay taxes, all the way to the end of life," he said after Wednesday's shootaround.

Kirilenko and his wife, Masha, both passed the citizenship tests and were sworn in as U.S. citizens Monday afternoon.

Their two sons, both born in the U.S., now are citizens as well. He said their young daughter, adopted ...

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