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Old 06-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #38
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Default Re: Mark Cuban Said To Be Interested In Buying Euroleague Champions Panathinaikos Athens

Originally Posted by Euroleague

In the late seventies and early eighties several Greek coaches began to study their American counterparts like University of North Carolina's Dean Smith and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, attending seminars in the USA and inviting the coaches to Greece. The Greek National Team toured the USA playing the Tarheels, and the Tarheels with Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins visited Athens to win a tournament there. But the key to Greece's success was ex-Seton Hall Greek-American guard Nikos Galis, an unstoppable scorer in college who continued his amazing play in the Greek basketball league. Galis, considered Greece's Michael Jordan, burned the UNC Tarheels for 50 points in an exhibition game in Chapel Hill.
The year 1982, is remembered by greek basketball fans as the year when two legends of the game met in the same arena.
Greece faced the UNC Tar Heels (North Carolina State College) of Michael Jordan, in Sporting's arena.

25 year old Galis, played just according to his standards, but that was more than enough for young Jordan (who dunked flying over the head of a greek player in that game) to say about him: "I think he's superb, he's a complete basketball player". During the game MJ teased Galis saying: "You're bad", as Nick confessed later.

Galis and Jordan met again playing in an exibition game for the "DIMITRIA" festival. Galis scored 50 points this time and Michael Jordan, totally stunned, said: "I really did not expect to find such a good offensive player in Europe, especially in your country"!

are you talking about this game? on wiki, it does say jordan guarded him that game but still that was a young ass jordan.
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