Since today there is a big game-celebration for the best player that the Greek basketball ever produced and one of the best in European basketball, I think this is the best time to ask a question I have for years.
I am Pistons fan from the bad boys era, I am a follower from distance. Since the zone introduction in the MBA game, I found it hard to watch European leagues anymore.
Nick Galis was a player that studied the game in the US and played his professional career only in Europe. He put us in the basketball map, and he created a legacy that helped us compete on the highest level for almost 3 decades.
I don’t really want to go nationally to a Pistons blog, but my question is : why Greek basketball players cannot succeed or get invited to take their chances in the NBA?
Since this marvellous Spanish generation of basketball players is so successful in the NBA level, one of their biggest rivals in Europe (although they are beating us constantly the last 10 years) cannot produce not even role players for the NBA.
Is it a matter of talent, of adaptation or we just cheer too much for our win against US nationals?
This weekend euroleague’s final4 is taking place in London. I would like to ask you to watch some highlights later.
Kostas Papanikolaou has been voted as the best player of the future. In last year’s draft he was available for our 2nd round picks and I thing he ended up to NY.
This year one of the best players in Europe is a free agent. I think Vasilis Spanoulis deserves a second chance in the NBA. Can he be useful for the Pistons if Calderon decides to leave?
I think he can, and in much lower price.