The Crossover with Joe Arlauckas: Semifinals are here

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To celebrate the culmination of its first season, The Crossover podcast with Joe Arlauckas has landed in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, to take listeners closer than ever to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four.

In three special-edition podcasts from the Final Four host city, Joe and his guests will take listeners step-by-step through the weekend with analysis and previews of the semifinals, championship game and, of course, the team that finishes as the kings of European club basketball on Sunday. 

Arlauckas was there when the Final Four teams arrived on Wednesday to greet them at the headquarters hotel and get the latest thoughts from four players – Sergio Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow, Tibor Pleiss of Anadolu Efes, Trey Thompkins of Real Madrid and Ali Muhammed of Fenerbahce – on the eve of the semifinals. 

In between his interviews with the players, Joe takes up the conversation with Final Four ambassadors Nikola Vujcic and Michailis Kakiouzis, whose accumulation of appearances in the crowning event of the season gives them the expertise to not only analyze the teams, but to relate with what goes on in the minds of players right before the biggest games of their careers.