Well, You Don’t Say: 9 Celebrities, Ballers, Authors And Vixens You Might Not Have Known Were Virgin Islanders

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Raja Bell

Cutie shooting guard Raja Bell of the Utah Jazz, but originally a star of the Philadelphia 76ers, was actually born in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. He went on to be raised in Miami of all places. At one point, Bell was even slated to play on the Virgin Islands basketball team for the Caribbean Championships in 2011 (until he decided that he couldn’t participate). Bell, who got his name from his dad, Roger Bell, being called “Raja” in VI, says that his early days there were all about beaches and barbecues. “My childhood was all barbeques on the beach. There’d be eight to 10 kids, and all our parents, from afternoon to night.”

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