Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time)

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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#21 » by Mefisto » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:27 pm

guille_4 wrote:Dirk
Sabonis
Pau Gasol





The rest.


Pau is far away from top 3, put Petrovic instead.
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#22 » by gadiegolo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:29 pm

What Pau Gasol brings to the table is unique as well as what Dirk does and what Sabonis did in his prime. They were the first of a type of player that dominated the game in different ways.
As big a Petrovic fan as I was and still am I must reckon that he dominated in Europe but what he did in the NBA was just to be one of the first European players to be able to compete with American players at their level, with his own game, but there were better players than him in the NBA at his position when he was at his best.
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#23 » by Mefisto » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:14 pm

gadiegolo wrote:What Pau Gasol brings to the table is unique as well as what Dirk does and what Sabonis did in his prime. They were the first of a type of player that dominated the game in different ways.
As big a Petrovic fan as I was and still am I must reckon that he dominated in Europe but what he did in the NBA was just to be one of the first European players to be able to compete with American players at their level, with his own game, but there were better players than him in the NBA at his position when he was at his best.


Pau never dominated game, never. He is too soft.
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#24 » by gadiegolo » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:46 am

He did in International competitions with the Spanish National Team.
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Post#25 » by Mefisto » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:58 am

gadiegolo wrote:He did in International competitions with the Spanish National Team.


Because he had good teammates, not that he was doing that himself. Look what LAL fans think about him, in one word " puss..." .
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#26 » by gadiegolo » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:02 pm

Are you then saying that his teammates at the Spanish NT are better than his teammates at LA?
LAL fans have 2 rings thanks to what Pau Gasol was doing in LA, he was a central piece for those titles. You might be able to appreciate what he does or not, but what he does is special.
Gasol did some of the most amazing things I've seen in my life on a Spanish basketball court, the same courts where Sabonis played, where Petrovic played, where Bodiroga and Jasikevicius played.
I honestly think that sometimes NBA fans fall too much in love with given tags instead of looking at the essence of the game itself.
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Post#27 » by pj_tor » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:16 pm

To those who don't even consider Gasol I just tell you:


2× NBA Champion (2009, 2010)
NBA Rookie of the Year (2002)
4× NBA All-Star (2006, 2009–2011)
All-NBA Second Team (2011)
2× All-NBA Third Team (2009–2010)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2002)
FIBA World Championship MVP (2006)
EuroBasket MVP (2009)
Spanish King's Cup MVP (2001)
Spanish League Finals MVP (2001)
All-Euroleague Second Team (2001)
7× European Player of the Year
2× FIBA Europe Player of the Year (2008–2009)
2× Mister Europa Player of the Year (2004, 2009)
3× Euroscar Player of the Year (2008–2010)

Medal record
Competitor for  Spain

Summer Olympics
Silver 2008 Beijing

FIBA World Championship
Gold 2006 Japan

FIBA European Championship
Bronze 2001 Turkey
Silver 2003 Sweden
Silver 2007 Spain
Gold 2009 Poland

Not even mentioning him for top 5 is plain ignorance
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#28 » by Greco21 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:07 pm

1. Drazen
2. Gallis
3. Sabonis
4. Dirk
5. Paspalij/Kukoc

Honor mention:

San Epifanio, Antonello Riva, Doron Djamsi (spelling...), Vlade Divac,Cocic, Kitsanovic

It mainly depends on the position:

If i had to chose the top it would be either Gallis or Drazen
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#29 » by pj_tor » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:31 pm

Greco21 wrote:1. Drazen
2. Gallis
3. Sabonis
4. Dirk
5. Paspalij/Kukoc

Honor mention:

San Epifanio, Antonello Riva, Doron Djamsi (spelling...), Vlade Divac,Cocic, Kitsanovic

It mainly depends on the position:

If i had to chose the top it would be either Gallis or Drazen


Gasol>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>San Epifanio

You're so clueless
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Post#30 » by Greco21 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:32 am

Gasol is just lucky. There is no Yugoslavia and NBA is way far from what it was in the 80s and 90s. In big tournaments he has the referees giving him asists.

Clueless or not...
Never Gasol.

Petrovic, Gallis or if you prefer Gallis, Petrovic .-
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Post#31 » by Mefisto » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:53 pm

Greco21 wrote:Gasol is just lucky. There is no Yugoslavia and NBA is way far from what it was in the 80s and 90s. In big tournaments he has the referees giving him asists.

Clueless or not...
Never Gasol.

Petrovic, Gallis or if you prefer Gallis, Petrovic .-


+1 , puss Pau is not even close to these players.
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Post#32 » by gadiegolo » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:17 pm

Very sensible and thoughtful argument, yes, yes......
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#33 » by DeBlazerRiddem » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:43 pm

AdamTheGreek wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikos_Galis

Galis was UNREAL. Amazing what a 6'1" guy could do.



Wow, I had never heard of him and just watched some youtube....


Crazy body control. Would shift his shot like 4 or 5 times in mid-air and still get the shot off (with a VERY high release) through like 3 or 4 arms. I'm sitting there in awe like... does this guy play in slow motion?
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Post#34 » by Greco21 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:40 am

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AdamTheGreek wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikos_Galis

Galis was UNREAL. Amazing what a 6'1" guy could do.



Wow, I had never heard of him and just watched some youtube....


Crazy body control. Would shift his shot like 4 or 5 times in mid-air and still get the shot off (with a VERY high release) through like 3 or 4 arms. I'm sitting there in awe like... does this guy play in slow motion?


He won Yugoslavia and USSR 2 times. And he was pretty on his own... facing almost 12 stars on the opposing sides.

He did amazing things with his club too. A real winner. He started his career in Seaton Hall but he was cut from the Celtics due to his size. He is a myth.

A coach once answered on the question "how do you plan to contain Gallis?"

We will lock him in his lockeroom :lol:
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#35 » by droponov » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:20 pm

Mefisto wrote:
guille_4 wrote:Dirk
Sabonis
Pau Gasol





The rest.


Pau is far away from top 3, put Petrovic instead.


Nonsense, he's absolutely right. Dirk, Sabonis, Gasol, large gap, the rest. Petrovic, Bodiroga, Parker, Kukoc, Belov, etc., in some order.

Petrovic wasn't even in the same planet of Gasol. I think Drazen is overrated these days because of his premature death. Also because he was a scorer and people tend to underrate non-scoring contributions. Petrovic was a very good player but not an All-NBA type like Gasol. A very good scorer and good shooter with awful defense and rebounding and pedestrian playmaking. Not sure who would be a good comparison among active players... maybe Michael Redd. Not exactly the same player, but he was at that level.
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#36 » by gadiegolo » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:26 pm

droponov wrote:
Mefisto wrote:
guille_4 wrote:Dirk
Sabonis
Pau Gasol



The rest.


Pau is far away from top 3, put Petrovic instead.


Nonsense, he's absolutely right. Dirk, Sabonis, Gasol, large gap, the rest. Petrovic, Bodiroga, Parker, Kukoc, Belov, etc., in some order.

Petrovic wasn't even in the same planet of Gasol. I think Drazen is overrated these days because of his premature death. Also because he was a scorer and people tend to underrate non-scoring contributions. Petrovic was a very good player but not an All-NBA type like Gasol. A very good scorer and good shooter with awful defense and rebounding and pedestrian playmaking. Not sure who would be a good comparison among active players... maybe Michael Redd. Not exactly the same player, but he was at that level.


Yeah, I'd even say that Stojakovic deserves definitely a place on the top5:
1. Dirk
2. Pau
3. Arvydas
4. Predrag
5. Drazen

Sabonis and Petrovic didn't achieve the other's success in the NBA but they represented a lot for their countries in international competitions, whether they were the former USSR or Yugoslavia or the after separation Lithuania or Croatia.

Galis was revolutionary in Greece at that moment and a lot of the popularity of basketball there is due to him but he was basically a good American NBA player playing in Europe in a moment in which the gap between those 2 basketball worlds was unbearable.
At that moment, if you took any random 6-10th rotation guy with a little bit of brain and common sense out of an NBA roster and place him in Europe he was a star. McAdoo did it with 37 yo, when he wasn't able to play in the NBA anymore, and played well past his 40's (and no, McAdoo wasn't any random NBA player but he was well past his prime when he went to Milan).

A special mention should be done to Sarunas Marciulionis and Detlef Schrempf, whom both succeeded in the NBA in a moment were doing that for a European was really difficult.
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#37 » by jinxed » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:03 am

Just Europe or all international...

Olajuwon..Nash..even Tim Duncan..could be considered international. Pat Ewing grew up in Jamaica.

But if we are not including those guys...

1. Dirk
2. Sabonis
3. Ginobili
4. Pau
5. Drazen

Including ALL international BORN players

1. Olajuwon
2. TD
3. Dirk
4. Ewing
5. Nash ---maybe Sabas..
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#38 » by Eimiss » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:46 pm

jinxed wrote:Just Europe or all international...

Olajuwon..Nash..even Tim Duncan..could be considered international. Pat Ewing grew up in Jamaica.

But if we are not including those guys...

1. Dirk
2. Sabonis
3. Ginobili
4. Pau
5. Drazen

Including ALL international BORN players

1. Olajuwon
2. TD
3. Dirk
4. Ewing
5. Nash ---maybe Sabas..


Since when Manu is from Europe?
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#39 » by gadiegolo » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:24 pm

Eimiss wrote:
jinxed wrote:Just Europe or all international...

Olajuwon..Nash..even Tim Duncan..could be considered international. Pat Ewing grew up in Jamaica.

But if we are not including those guys...

1. Dirk
2. Sabonis
3. Ginobili
4. Pau
5. Drazen

Including ALL international BORN players

1. Olajuwon
2. TD
3. Dirk
4. Ewing
5. Nash ---maybe Sabas..


Since when Manu is from Europe?


Ha, ha, ha, I guess Argentina is the next member of the EU, innit?
Come on! General geography ain't that difficult!
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Re: Top 5 Euro-International Players (All-Time) 

Post#40 » by brassviews » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:53 pm

Giniboli is of Italian descent as are most Argentines.

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