Basketball In Europe
Spanish superstar Marc Gasol became on Thursday the second European player in history, after Germany's Dirk Nowitzki, to be named on the All-NBA First Team.
There was a familiar sense of inevitability when the Czech Kooperativa NBL league play-off finals series got under way and, once again, ČEZ Basketball Nymburk proved it was entirely justified.
The NBA announced on Monday its 2014/15 All-Rookie First and Second Teams, which feature the most prominent European presence in the last 13 years.
It required 20 years and painful defeats in two consecutive finals, but Real Madrid added on Sunday a long-awaited ninth Euroleague trophy to their famously expansive silverware collection.
Shortly after the start of the fourth quarter in the first semi-final of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, the middle son of Vassilis Spanoulis went to sleep on his mother's lap in the stands.
Andrei Kirilenko has been here before, in both the literal and the metaphorical sense of the phrase.
For somebody whom fans started calling Jedi Knight simply through paraphrasing his first name, Cedi Osman has possibly ended up with the most suited nickname in European basketball.
When asked to comment on a stellar performance by Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Unicaja Malaga head coach Joan Plaza will assert that the forward has not even scratched the surface of his potential yet.