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Ralph Kim Drollinger (born April 20, 1954, in
California) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was
a 7'2" (2.19 m) and 250 lb (114 kg) center and played collegiately at
the University of
California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Drollinger was taken in the NBA Draft three times. He was selected with
the 17th pick in the seventh round in 1976 by the Boston Celtics, also with the 1st pick
of the eighth round in 1977 by the New York Nets, and finally with the
17th pick of the fifth round in 1978 by the Seattle
SuperSonics. Signing with the Dallas Mavericks in June 1980,
he played six games in the Mavs' inaugural season in 1980-81, in which he averaged 2.5 points,
3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He retired from basketball
in March 1981.
He played for the United States
men's national basketball team at the 1978 FIBA World
After his brief injury-plagued playing days, Drollinger became
president of Capitol Ministries, an evangelical group that provides
ministry to political leaders.
In 2009, Drollinger's home church, Grace Community Church
(California), investigated accusations that Drollinger engaged
in “unchristian behavior” including pride and bullying. The church
subsequently deemed him unqualified for spiritual leadership and
disassociated with him.
Drollinger's former ministry partners have formed a new
organization called Capitol Commission, while Drollinger has
announced plans to refocus his ministry efforts on Central and