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Best players in history from each country
#1
I need a little favour. I want you to name best players in history from each country in Europe. But only players who can go into a discussion about Top 10 or 20 european players in history. My suggestion is you only write players from your own country or country whose basketball history you know well. For example, I don't want you to write players from, I don't know, Iceland if Iceland doesn't have player who could go in top 10 or 20 or even 100.

If somebody names best player from a country, and avoids somebody, you just quote him and add your players. Topic is open for any kind of discussion, for example, you don't consider other one's player so good and you write that.

OK, I will start...
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#2
I will start. I am not form Germany but I know their list Smile

Germany:

Dirk Nowitzki
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#3
For Israel it's probably Miki Berkovich.

He was probably the most important player in Maccabi that won European championships in 1977 and 1981, in 1979 he lead the Israeli NT to silver medal in the Eurobasket and was the tournament MVP. Also with Maccabi he won 19 Israeli chapmionships and 17 domestic cups.

In 2008 when the Euroleague picked the 50 greatest Euroleague contributors he was picked as one of the 35 greatest all-time players.
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#4
Greece: Nikos Galis
Respect and thanks for everything:

Alvertis, Bodiroga, Jasikevicius, Radja, Wilkins, Vrankovic, Fotsis, Rebraca, Kattash, Gentile, Koch, Middleton, Kutluay, Rogers, Papadopoulos, Becirovic, Tomasevic, Siskauskas, Pekovic, Lakovic, Vujanic, Chatzivrettas, Maljkovic, Spanoulis and many more to follow in the near future.
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#5
(08-17-2011, 02:51 PM)Black Urum Wrote: Greece: Nikos Galis

Just Nikos? You don' have any other great player who could be even close top 50 euro player of all time?
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#6
(08-17-2011, 02:54 PM)Green Hornet Wrote: Just Nikos? You don' have any other great player who could be even close top 50 euro player of all time?

I thought you said Top10 or Top20. If it's Top50 then definitely Diamantidis, Papaloukas, Giannakis and Fotsis too.
Respect and thanks for everything:

Alvertis, Bodiroga, Jasikevicius, Radja, Wilkins, Vrankovic, Fotsis, Rebraca, Kattash, Gentile, Koch, Middleton, Kutluay, Rogers, Papadopoulos, Becirovic, Tomasevic, Siskauskas, Pekovic, Lakovic, Vujanic, Chatzivrettas, Maljkovic, Spanoulis and many more to follow in the near future.
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#7
(08-17-2011, 03:21 PM)Black Urum Wrote: I thought you said Top10 or Top20. If it's Top50 then definitely Diamantidis, Papaloukas, Giannakis and Fotsis too.

ok Smile

It is not specified what kind of ranking is it.

Just players which you can put in this kind of discussion. For example you won't name Schortsanitis or something like that. In other words, legendary players...
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#8
(08-17-2011, 03:21 PM)Black Urum Wrote: I thought you said Top10 or Top20. If it's Top50 then definitely Diamantidis, Papaloukas, Giannakis and Fotsis too.

Fotsis in the top 50 of all time? Blink
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#9
(08-17-2011, 03:35 PM)MaccabiTA Wrote: Fotsis in the top 50 of all time? Blink

I noticed that too. Blink
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#10
(08-17-2011, 03:56 PM)Green Hornet Wrote: I noticed that too. Blink

Btw, a bit off topic but welcome to the forum Wink and feel free to inroduce yourself here
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#11
From Serbia:

Vlade Divac,Aleksandar Djordjevic and of course Dejan Bodiroga Thup
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#12
(08-17-2011, 04:19 PM)stefans Wrote: From Serbia:

Vlade Divac,Aleksandar Djordjevic and of course Dejan Bodiroga Thup

What about Dalipagic, Kicanovic, Paspalj, Stojakovic ...
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#13
Slovenia:

Ivo Daneu

Quote:6 times Champion of the Yugoslavian League: 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1966 and 1970

209 appearances with the Yugoslavian National Team from 1956 to 1970: participated in 3 Olympic Games (Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964 and Mexico 1968) and 3 World Championships (Rio de Janeiro 1963, Montevideo 1967 and Ljubljana 1970)

World Champion in Ljubljana 1970

Olympic Silver medalist in Mexico 1968

2 times Silver medalist in World Championships: Rio de Janeiro 1963 and Montevideo 1967

3 times Silver medalist in European Championships: Belgrade 1961, Germany 1965 and Italy 1969

Bronze medalist in the 1963 European Championship in Wroclaw

MVP of the 1967 World Championship in Montevideo

Best Sportsman of the Year 1967 in the former Yugoslavia
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#14
(08-17-2011, 03:21 PM)Black Urum Wrote: I thought you said Top10 or Top20. If it's Top50 then definitely Diamantidis, Papaloukas, Giannakis and Fotsis too.

You forgot Fanis Christodoulou! Thup Thup Thup

In my opinion is better than Fotsis!
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(08-17-2011, 05:40 PM)alen Wrote: Slovenia:

Ivo Daneu

Zdovc?!?!?!?!?! Huh
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#16
(08-17-2011, 06:32 PM)TeoTheGreek13 Wrote: Zdovc?!?!?!?!?! Huh

Second best. Biggrin'
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#17
Unfortunately I was late so I will name others country's greats!! Sad Wink

CROATIA

Son of Devil aka Drazen Petrovic!!! Thup Thup Thup
Toni Kukoc!!! Thup Thup Thup

LITHUANIA

Monster of Nature aka Arvydas Sabonis!!!!! Thup Thup Thup
Sarunas Marciulionis!!! Thup
Sarunas Jasikevicius!!! Thup

**My opinion for GREEKS:

Nikos Galis!!!!! <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thup:' /> <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thup:' /> <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thup:' />

Dimitris Diamantidis!!!! Thup Thup
Theo Papaloukas!!! Thup Thup
Fanis Christodoulou!!! Thup
Panagiotis Yiannakis!!! Thup

Some more(some of them may be in top-50):

Antonis Fotsis!!
Vasilis Spanoulis!!
Panagiotis Fasoulas!!
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(08-17-2011, 06:45 PM)TeoTheGreek13 Wrote: Unfortunately I was late so I will name others country's greats!! Sad Wink

CROATIA

Son of Devil aka Drazen Petrovic!!! Thup Thup Thup
Toni Kukoc!!! Thup Thup Thup
Dino Radja
Kresimir Cosic


LITHUANIA

Monster of Nature aka Arvydas Sabonis!!!!! Thup Thup Thup
Sarunas Marciulionis!!! Thup
Sarunas Jasikevicius!!! Thup
R. Siskauskas
Z. Ilgauskas (no matter he is a puss*


**My opinion for GREEKS:

Nikos Galis!!!!! Thup Thup Thup
Dimitris Diamantidis!!!! Thup Thup
Theo Papaloukas!!! Thup Thup
Fanis Christodoulou!!! Thup
Panagiotis Yiannakis!!! Thup

Some more(some of them may be in top-50):

Antonis Fotsis!!
Vasilis Spanoulis!!
Panagiotis Fasoulas!!

I will add this bolded ones. (My opinion)
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#19
(08-17-2011, 07:44 PM)Green Hornet Wrote: I will add this bolded ones. (My opinion)

Noooo dude. Putting Ilgauskas in the list is a huge mistake. Blink Thudown Blink

He is just a piece of meat. Thudown Thudown

Don't do it! Wink

Also I don't think you should put Cosic too. Just my opinion... Wink
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(08-17-2011, 08:21 PM)TeoTheGreek13 Wrote: Noooo dude. Putting Ilgauskas in the list is a huge mistake. Blink Thudown Blink

He is just a piece of meat. Thudown Thudown

Don't do it! Wink

Also I don't think you should put Cosic too. Just my opinion... Wink

About Big Z we can discuss, but Cosic?!?!?!? He's a legend in croatia. Have you seen his CV? He is a legend in Zadar, BYU (Utah) and Croatia / Yugoslavia. He was drafted by LA Lakers, you know, 1000 years ago when people in USA didn't know what Europe is...
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