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    Default Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Vassilis "Billy" Spanoulis, widely considered to be the EuroLeague GOAT, retired. He was the basketball idol for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic, when they were growing up in Europe.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/vassili...po-11611903134

    The NBA’s Best Young Stars Loved the Same Player. He Hated the NBA.
    Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo grew up watching Vassilis Spanoulis. He played one season in the NBA. He’s also responsible for the future of the league.


    https://clutchpoints.com/mavs-news-l...l-to-his-idol/

    Mavs star Luka Doncic bids farewell to his ‘idol’

    Luka Doncic wore jersey no. 7 when he was in Real Madrid to honor his favorite player growing up, Vassilis Spanoulis. With that said, it is pretty clear how much of an impact the Greek legend has on the Dallas Mavericks star.

    Spanoulis recently announced his retirement from the game, and so Doncic made sure to send his parting message to the EuroLeague MVP and one of the best players in European basketball history.

    https://twitter.com/luka7doncic/stat...14483615715328



    It is also not the first time Luka Doncic has spoken about the Olympiacos star, as the Mavs guard admitted earlier in the 2020-21 season that Spanoulis was one of the players that had a huge influence on his game.



    Aside from the Mavs youngster, Milwaukee Bucks forward and two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo also grew up idolizing Vassilis Spanoulis, even calling him the “Kobe of Europe” in a previous interview.

    https://www.eurohoops.net/en/nba-new...obe-of-europe/

    Giannis for Spanoulis: “He is the Kobe of Europe”

    https://twitter.com/TheAthletic/stat...07280557375488

    EuroLeague legend Vassilis Spanoulis announced his retirement today.

    Spanoulis was a big influence to NBA stars such as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic, who wears No. 77 now to pay homage to him.

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Giannis Antetokoumpo getting a personally signed jersey from Vassilis Spanoulis.









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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Vassilis Spanoulis Tribute:


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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    vawho?

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Does that mean your shtick is finally over?

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Quote Originally Posted by r0drig0lac View Post

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    is he a playground basketball legend? like does he play for europe's version of and1?

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Who?

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Quote Originally Posted by SouBeachTalents View Post
    Who?
    This the guy Lebron lost to in FIBA winning bronze medal

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Quote Originally Posted by kawhileonard2 View Post
    This the guy Lebron lost to in FIBA winning bronze medal

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamshake View Post

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Quote Originally Posted by kawhileonard2 View Post
    This the guy Lebron lost to in FIBA winning bronze medal

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    Default Re: Vassilis Spanoulis: Giannis Antetokounmpo's And Luka Doncic's Idol Retired

    Never heard of him, what were his NBA stats anyone know?

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