With the Final Four in its own city in 2003, FC Barcelona was desperate to win the Euroleague for the first time after having lost four continental championship games in the 1990s, three of them by a total of 11 points. After a solid season, Barca finally made it to the Final Four and survived two great games with CSKA Moscow in the semifinals and Benetton Treviso in the title game. Club legend Juan Carlos Navarro and coach Svetislav Pesic sat down with us to reminisce about the first title won by the Spanish club, breaking the curse that had lasted for 19 years. Watch the video!
BLOG: KYRYLO FESENKO
One of the most outgoing and media friendly players in world basketball is making his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut this season, none other than Kyrylo Fesenko of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Fesenko started his career in his native Ukraine, playing for Azovmash Mariupol and Cherkasy Monkeys. He went on to play in the NBA, returning to Europe to join Polish powerhouse Slask Wroclaw.
BLOG: WILL CHERRY
Will Cherry of ALBA Berlin arrived in Europe midway through last season and has already had the privilege to play his home games at two of the best arenas on the continent. Over the summer Cherry moved from Zalgiris Arena to Mercedes-Benz Arena to play for ALBA. The soft-spoken point guard is enjoying every minute he spends in Berlin and tells us all about it and ALBA in his blog!
Tweet of the Week
That moment when you get a Euroleague win... #priceless #believe.
Post of the Week
Old school Gladiator Felipe Reyes or @RMBaloncesto improves every week, with a 30 Ranking he is Round 4 MVP.