While Saturday's activities at the 2023 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague FanZone featured plenty of jerseys of the four teams competing in the Final Four, one color could not be missed: the green of Zalgiris Kaunas. Kazys Maksvytis's team may have lost to FC Barcelona in the playoffs, but Zalgiris has enjoyed a strong presence throughout this Final Four, all thanks to its devoted fans.
Speaking with Euroleague.net at the FanZone, three fans who were proudly donning the green of Zalgiris – and one who had the green of Lithuania – discussed what it means to have the Final Four in Kaunas, as well as which teams the city has been getting behind.
"[It's been] amazing," said one Zalgiris fan, before his friend jumped in with: "[It's been] awesome. The whole city is alive. It's the first time that we are seeing this big event. It's super awesome."
Another Zalgiris supporter, who took part in the 3x3 tournament, also offered his thoughts on the Final Four and the FanZone: "It's amazing. I like it very much. All these entertainments, the 3x3 tournament, I like it very much. It's the first that it has happened in Kaunas, so that fact is just amazing. I just like to see the different teams' fans, how they support their teams, because we don't see that very much."