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Post#141 » by Mirotic12 » Tue May 2, 2017 8:55 pm

Final Four time............

Real Madrid against Fenerbahce

in one semifinal

and

CSKA Moscow against Olympiacos

in the other semifinal

It's too bad that Fenercahce plays the Final Four at home. I never liked the Final Four, when one of the teams is playing at home. It totally wrecks the essence of how a Final Four is supposed to be.
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Post#142 » by Iheartfootball » Fri May 5, 2017 3:36 am

I'm sorry. Don't know where else to put this. Bucks fan so Giannis so Greek fan.

I need to start following Euroleague. Where do I start? Which Greek team should I follow?

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Post#143 » by UcanUwill » Fri May 5, 2017 12:20 pm

Iheartfootball wrote:I'm sorry. Don't know where else to put this. Bucks fan so Giannis so Greek fan.

I need to start following Euroleague. Where do I start? Which Greek team should I follow?

Cheers!


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Well, Olympiacos is playing in Euroleague final 4, so its a good excuse to jump in. Altho Olympiacos doesnt really play NBA-esque pretty basketball, team is athletic to the point, but is very defensive minded. Personally I love low scoring games, It feels like every point is so much more important, but I know a lot of NBA fans hate that, and often make fun of Euro hoops for its low scoring games.

Beside Olympiacos, there is its bitter rival Panathinakios. These two are the biggest rivals there is in sports. Panathinaikos is a very watchable team, I think they were the most athletic club in Europe this season.

Both of these teams play in the Euroleague and have rich history, Cant go wrong either way, it could come down to what color you like more, green or red?
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Post#144 » by Mirotic12 » Fri May 5, 2017 9:36 pm

Iheartfootball wrote:I'm sorry. Don't know where else to put this. Bucks fan so Giannis so Greek fan.

I need to start following Euroleague. Where do I start? Which Greek team should I follow?

Cheers!


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The Antetokounmpo family are all huge Olympiacos fans. They are big fans of Olympiacos football (soccer) and basketball clubs.

So if you are an Antetokounmpo fan, Olympiacos should be your EuroLeague team.
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Post#145 » by UcanUwill » Sat May 6, 2017 8:00 am

Mirotic12 wrote:
Iheartfootball wrote:I'm sorry. Don't know where else to put this. Bucks fan so Giannis so Greek fan.

I need to start following Euroleague. Where do I start? Which Greek team should I follow?

Cheers!


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The Antetokounmpo family are all huge Olympiacos fans. They are big fans of Olympiacos football (soccer) and basketball clubs.

So if you are an Antetokounmpo fan, Olympiacos should be your EuroLeague team.


I thought Giannis was huge Diamantidis fan tho. SO its kinda surprising he is OLy fan, not Pao.
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Post#146 » by Mirotic12 » Sat May 6, 2017 9:26 am

UcanUwill wrote:I thought Giannis was huge Diamantidis fan tho. SO its kinda surprising he is OLy fan, not Pao.


Panathinaikos propaganda. The guy that owns Panathinaikos basketball club (and also owns basically the whole sports club, except the football team) also owns almost all of the sports media companies in Greece. I think they say something like 60% of all sports journalists in Greece are his employees.

In reality, Giannis said Diamantidis was one of the players he respected the most and looked up to. He never said anything about him being his idol or hero. That was just the typical nonsense that Panathinaikos media writes. Which they can, since the club owns most of the sports media. It's a really strange way they allow that in Greece. Can you imagine if like ESPN was allowed to own sports teams in USA?
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Post#147 » by yannisk » Sat May 6, 2017 12:15 pm

UcanUwill wrote:
Mirotic12 wrote:
Iheartfootball wrote:I'm sorry. Don't know where else to put this. Bucks fan so Giannis so Greek fan.

I need to start following Euroleague. Where do I start? Which Greek team should I follow?

Cheers!


Mods please relocate if this is in the wrong spot.


The Antetokounmpo family are all huge Olympiacos fans. They are big fans of Olympiacos football (soccer) and basketball clubs.

So if you are an Antetokounmpo fan, Olympiacos should be your EuroLeague team.


I thought Giannis was huge Diamantidis fan tho. SO its kinda surprising he is OLy fan, not Pao.


Well Giannis is a basketball player so it is normal to appreciate good players like Diamantidis, but he was an Olympiakos fan

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In the photo above he is wearing the Olympiakos jersey in the team's soccer stadium
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Post#148 » by Mirotic12 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:07 am

2017 EuroLeague Final Four starts today...
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Post#149 » by e_l_f_o » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:29 pm

Luka Doncic got quite pissed with the refs yesterday .. Kid showing his temper

Llull, Llull, Llull!!
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Post#150 » by cruwinas » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:07 pm

"Žalgiris" is very solid. It's so good to have a good team again in Kaunas, great organization and superb coach. Reminds me of 1999 ;)
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Post#151 » by UcanUwill » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:08 pm

cruwinas wrote:"Žalgiris" is very solid. It's so good to have a good team again in Kaunas, great organization and superb coach. Reminds me of 1999 ;)


Yeah, I love waching them this year.
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Post#152 » by cruwinas » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:30 pm

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cruwinas wrote:"Žalgiris" is very solid. It's so good to have a good team again in Kaunas, great organization and superb coach. Reminds me of 1999 ;)


Yeah, I love waching them this year.


I can't wait for the next game. Šaras always has a plan against any opponent, and team start's to respond to that. Yesterday's win was exact prove. If not a "strange" reffing, that game should never be close. "Žalgiris" was always pressing Valensia full court, Valensia used to get to their offense most of the time with ~12 minutes left on the shot clock. It lead to the abysmal 4/27 (or something like that) three point shooting. And Šaras knows his players very well, tries to make them better (and succeeds for the most part), so he is not afraid to use 10 or more guys in the game.
C position is pretty weak, but upgrade is almost impossible, let's just hope that Kavaliauskas will get his stuff together. He is an excellent free throw shooter, just bang inside more, or take midrange jumper more often. And he needs to play positionally smart ball on D.
Oh well, good times. Team is getting better and more confident, feel each other better. Maybe Kuzminskas will come back, maybe some other big guy (DMo) will become available.
BTW, maybe you could help me out with the Euroleague's finances? Euros for victory, getting in the top 8 and so long? Just thinking about "Žalgiris" next season budget.
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Post#153 » by UcanUwill » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:33 pm

cruwinas wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:
cruwinas wrote:"Žalgiris" is very solid. It's so good to have a good team again in Kaunas, great organization and superb coach. Reminds me of 1999 ;)


Yeah, I love waching them this year.


I can't wait for the next game. Šaras always has a plan against any opponent, and team start's to respond to that. Yesterday's win was exact prove. If not a "strange" reffing, that game should never be close. "Žalgiris" was always pressing Valensia full court, Valensia used to get to their offense most of the time with ~12 minutes left on the shot clock. It lead to the abysmal 4/27 (or something like that) three point shooting. And Šaras knows his players very well, tries to make them better (and succeeds for the most part), so he is not afraid to use 10 or more guys in the game.
C position is pretty weak, but upgrade is almost impossible, let's just hope that Kavaliauskas will get his stuff together. He is an excellent free throw shooter, just bang inside more, or take midrange jumper more often. And he needs to play positionally smart ball on D.
Oh well, good times. Team is getting better and more confident, feel each other better. Maybe Kuzminskas will come back, maybe some other big guy (DMo) will become available.
BTW, maybe you could help me out with the Euroleague's finances? Euros for victory, getting in the top 8 and so long? Just thinking about "Žalgiris" next season budget.


I just cant believe they let prospect Echodas go. That guy was so obviously good, by far my favorite player from that class. Their junior talent evaluation is very suspect to say the least. But their trio of Jankunas, Ulanovas and Pangos has been great.
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Post#154 » by cruwinas » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:35 pm

UcanUwill wrote:
cruwinas wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:
Yeah, I love waching them this year.


I can't wait for the next game. Šaras always has a plan against any opponent, and team start's to respond to that. Yesterday's win was exact prove. If not a "strange" reffing, that game should never be close. "Žalgiris" was always pressing Valensia full court, Valensia used to get to their offense most of the time with ~12 minutes left on the shot clock. It lead to the abysmal 4/27 (or something like that) three point shooting. And Šaras knows his players very well, tries to make them better (and succeeds for the most part), so he is not afraid to use 10 or more guys in the game.
C position is pretty weak, but upgrade is almost impossible, let's just hope that Kavaliauskas will get his stuff together. He is an excellent free throw shooter, just bang inside more, or take midrange jumper more often. And he needs to play positionally smart ball on D.
Oh well, good times. Team is getting better and more confident, feel each other better. Maybe Kuzminskas will come back, maybe some other big guy (DMo) will become available.
BTW, maybe you could help me out with the Euroleague's finances? Euros for victory, getting in the top 8 and so long? Just thinking about "Žalgiris" next season budget.


I just cant believe they let prospect Echodas go. That guy was so obviously good, by far my favorite player from that class. Their junior talent evaluation is very suspect to say the least. But their trio of Jankunas, Ulanovas and Pangos has been great.


Yep, Echodas has potential. Big, good hands, moves well. Just a lot to look forward.
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Post#155 » by cruwinas » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:43 pm

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Post#156 » by UcanUwill » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:45 pm

Vladimir Stimac is averaging 4 offensive rebounds in 25 minutes this year. Insane.
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Post#157 » by 3Diamantidis » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:57 pm

Mirotic12 wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:I thought Giannis was huge Diamantidis fan tho. SO its kinda surprising he is OLy fan, not Pao.


Panathinaikos propaganda.The guy that owns Panathinaikos basketball club (and also owns basically the whole sports club, except the football team) also owns almost all of the sports media companies in Greece. I think they say something like 60% of all sports journalists in Greece are his employees.

In reality, Giannis said Diamantidis was one of the players he respected the most and looked up to. He never said anything about him being his idol or hero. That was just the typical nonsense that Panathinaikos media writes. Which they can, since the club owns most of the sports media. It's a really strange way they allow that in Greece. Can you imagine if like ESPN was allowed to own sports teams in USA?



For a moment i thought i was reading the red planet or a greek olympiacos fan site of this nature.
60%....lmao.
Prove it. Ofc you can't prove any of these. Not only because it ain't true(60% LOL) but mainly because you want people who don't know anything about greek bball to fall with YOUR propaganda(that's what propaganda really is you know....fake stories created on your head, no proofs------i will wait to see the 60% of the media he controles posted here by you)
3 of the 8 sports newspapers that existed in athens until recently were covering olympiacos news....but hey...60%!
The other 1 covers AEK, 3 are neutral and 1 belongs to the president of panathinaikos.


Giannis brother plays in panathinaikos(but hey...the entire family is olympiacos right?)
That doesn't mean anything---he ain't panathinaikos fan and he's not selling that anywhere.
He is a pro just like his brother. They will play anywhere without such stupid "problems".
Also, sorry to spoil it but giannis said 3 yrs ago(and again 1 month ago) that diamantidis and the entire Greek NT of 2005(for the record that team had 0 olympiacos players) were his role model(s).
Sorry again. Now you can continue tell your story to those who don't know anything about greek sports and hope that everybody will fall for it,

PS. Giannis is better than spanoulis now or we have to dig up all these posts from the bucks forum(in which you don't post anymore---ofc lol) in which you were burying him six feet under with each one of your posts?
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Post#158 » by 3Diamantidis » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:10 pm

Mirotic12 wrote:
Iheartfootball wrote:I'm sorry. Don't know where else to put this. Bucks fan so Giannis so Greek fan.

I need to start following Euroleague. Where do I start? Which Greek team should I follow?

Cheers!


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The Antetokounmpo family are all huge Olympiacos fans. They are big fans of Olympiacos football (soccer) and basketball clubs.

So if you are an Antetokounmpo fan, Olympiacos should be your EuroLeague team.



Really? LOL
So i'm not giannis fan? Damn :lol:
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Post#159 » by burek3 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:26 pm

Žalgiris signed Beno Udrih!

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Post#160 » by UcanUwill » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:56 pm

Efes signs Toney Douglas. This guy used to have one of the craziest shot selection in the league back in the day, very interesting signing, could he save Efes' sinking ship?

On another topic, do you think Sarunas Jasikevcius could become an NBA coach some day? He is 41 years old now, and his coached team is the biggest surprise in Europe, the way he adapts after halftime is remarkable, and his English is pretty good considering.

Carry on. I just found one random crazy stat. Panathinaikos center Chris Singleton is shooting 49.1% from 3 this season, but only 29.2% from 2 this season, isn't that super weird?

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