Another bit of history. An inevitably retro collection of a team sadly disappeared but of course it deserves to be remembered. Yugoslavia is considered one of the best teams in basketball history with 5 World Championships, 8 Eurobaskets and 1 Olympic gold medal. But between this achievements Yugoslavia is the reponsible team of 2 big eras of domination in the international basketball.
Retired since this June Andrei Kirilenko (1981) was the total player. It’s hard to find a player able to score, rebounder and blocker. Well, Andrei was of the bests and playing as outside player. But besides, he had a big passing vision and he could steal balls as a point guard being a big man.
We continue with other FIBA legend before retiring: Vassilis Spanoulis (1982). The leader of the Olympiakos and the Greece national team started well his career in Larissa (1999-2001) and Maroussi (2001-2005) but he began to reach the international fame …
Juan Carlos “La Bomba” Navarro (1980) wouldn’t need presentation. The star of FCBarcelona and Spain national team is already a FIBA legend before retiring. The Euroleague all-time leader in points, three points and games played has a lot of individual and team titles. As his achievements are outstanding it’s better you take a look to the summary inside the post.
There will be a lot of jerseys of Michael so we’re going to leave his presentation for later. Now I would to speak why this is my opening post of the blog.