When Gustavo Ayon of Real Madrid won the Turkish Airlines Euroleague title last spring, it was the culmination of a remarkable journey for the 30-year old center. Just 12 years before lifting that trophy as champion of a far-away continent, Ayon had never played basketball beyond Zapotan, Mexico, his home village, population 600. It is from Zapotan, where basketball was always popular, that Ayon carried with him the values of hard work and family that have helped make him a champion.
BASKETBALL FOR DUMMIES
If you think that Turkish Airlines Euroleague players are having fun on the court each week, you should see them when they get a basketball in their hands and take on the role of professors explaining the finer points of the game. See how well this selection of Euroleague stars can play off the court, too!
BLOG: VICTOR CLAVER, LOKOMOTIV
As the second half of the Top 16 tips off, Victor Claver of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, whose team owns this season's third-best overall record, checks in with a new post on his Euroleague.net blog. In this new entry, Claver takes a look at the first leg of the Top 16 and talks about his team's preparations for a playoffs run.
Tweet of the Week
"I BELIEVE I CAN FLY" by @SirHines, @CSKABasketball #NoJumpNoGlory #EBTVine
Post of the Week
Devin Smith and Sylven Landesberg at the Scavenger Hunt today! Who will be the smartest and fastest?