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Lakas Fan Yo 08-12-2009 11:29 PM

Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
The Greek national team played their first two exhibition games of the summer. Schortsanitis scored 15 points in the first game and 23 points in the second game.

He is now said to be by Greek national team trainers to be at 6-10 and 300 pounds in weight. He has lost another 50 pounds since earlier this summer when he was trying to play with the Clippers summer league team.

He is now 53 pounds LIGHTER than when he helped Greece beat Team USA and only 13 pounds heavier than when the Clippers drafted him. His body fat is said to be at 8%.

Pic from the first game of the Sofo:




Highlight clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrs4rGBMlbw

Interminator 08-12-2009 11:32 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Where qrich?

Wasnt Greek Big Baby supposed to be joining the Clippers where he would provide an impact off the bench this season?

iDunk 08-12-2009 11:33 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
He doesn't even look like that player I saw at the Olympics. :eek:

2LeTTeRS 08-12-2009 11:35 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Wow, thats a lot of weight lost. Would like to see him be an impact player for the Clips so them let go of Camby or Kaman for some more young talent. We'll see if this is legit.

Grinder 08-12-2009 11:36 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Good maybe he'll actually get some playing time for Olympiacos.

It'll be hard to come by with Bourousis, Kleiza, and Vujcic in the front court.

He's better than Glyniadakis so that should get him 10 mins a game.

bigboi_baller 08-12-2009 11:41 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Thats a huge weight drop. These international athletes are heavily tested for banned substances right?

Lakas Fan Yo 08-12-2009 11:44 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by iDunk
He doesn't even look like that player I saw at the Olympics. :eek:


He went from this:


454 pounds 2007-08 season




to this

420 pounds 2008 Olympics




to this

365 pounds early 2008-09 season




to this 350 pounds about 4 months ago




to this 300 pounds now


Lakas Fan Yo 08-12-2009 11:46 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Grinder
Good maybe he'll actually get some playing time for Olympiacos.

It'll be hard to come by with Bourousis, Kleiza, and Vujcic in the front court.

He's better than Glyniadakis
so that should get him 10 mins a game.



Glyniadakis has been far better than him for the last 3 years. Perhaps that will change but no way you can say "he's better than Glyniadakis" just like that.

Lakas Fan Yo 08-12-2009 11:47 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigboi_baller
Thats a huge weight drop. These international athletes are heavily tested for banned substances right?


He's been on a special diet and training program from a Swiss clinic. And yes they are tested, and unlike NBA athletes that includes all substances that the EU and FIBA bans, not just what the NBA selects.

Agent_Zero 08-12-2009 11:50 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Damn, those are some impressive changes.

2LeTTeRS 08-12-2009 11:52 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Wow hadn't seen the weight loss in pictures like that. Thats a dramatic loss done the right way; gradually. I can respect that.

Grinder 08-12-2009 11:56 PM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lakas Fan Yo
Glyniadakis has been far better than him for the last 3 years. Perhaps that will change but no way you can say "he's better than Glyniadakis" just like that.


Being better than Sofo the last 3 years isn't saying much considering he couldn't give you more than 5 productive minutes at a time. Glyniadakis is extremely mediocre.

You know that Sofo playing to his ability at 300-320 lbs. is clearly a better player than Glyniadakis was or will ever be.


I was very impressed by the play of Kostas Papanikolaou today, this kid's gonna be a player.

gyu 08-13-2009 12:01 AM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Wow very impressive, he must be very determined to make an impact in the league. :applause:

mateo31 08-13-2009 12:04 AM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lakas Fan Yo



Wow, the big fella is looking good. Keep up the good work! :applause: :applause: :applause:

Lakas Fan Yo 08-13-2009 12:07 AM

Re: Sofoklis Schortsanitis "Big Sofo" Now 300 Pounds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Grinder
Being better than Sofo the last 3 years isn't saying much considering he couldn't give you more than 5 productive minutes at a time. Glyniadakis is extremely mediocre.

You know that Sofo playing to his ability at 300-320 lbs. is clearly a better player than Glyniadakis was or will ever be.


I was very impressed by the play of Kostas Papanikolaou today, this kid's gonna be a player.


Glyniadakis is the most underrated player in Europe. He's very, very good these days. This last season he was fantastic.

Supposedly Papanikoloau cannot be on the team though. FIBA rules prevent it. Anyway so far Greece has mainly just played their third string unit. We will see what Sofo does against real competition.


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