Euroleague on Twitter, off-court edition

May 20, 2015 by Print
Euroleague on Twitter, off-court edition

IT OPENED WITH...: Traditionally, it was a One Team session that got the Final Four activities started. Players from each team, led by a Global One Team Ambassador Kyle Hines, made it a day to remember for Special Olympics athletes in downtown Madrid.

ROCKIN' FANZONE: Turkish Airlines Euroleague Fanzone at the Plaza de Oriente was a great place for players to see fans, and for fans to see players. It was where fans could play games and contest, an from where they took home prizes and memories during the 2015 Final Four

Euroleague Legends were a big part of Final four celebrations. Joe Arlauckas, Theo Papaloukas, Nikola Vujcic, and Jose Miguel Antunez, with the help from Jose Manuel Calderon and Kenneth Farried, made the Legends' One Team game at the Fanzone a major success. And the legends loved it, too.


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WINNERS: Fanzone was also the place where young players from the ANGT tourney competed in three-point shooting and a dunk contest. Both winners were from the proud Lithuanian powerhouse Zalgiris Kaunas.

REAL MADRID FAMILY: Real Madrid football team was playing an important road game miles away in Barcelona, but they did not forget to support club's basketball teams on their roads to Euroleague glory, and celebrate their success.

CSKA FAMILY: Final Four is a perfect place to meet old basketball friends, like former CSKA greats Theo Papaloukas, J.R. Holden and Ramunas Siskauskas

FULL F4 EXPERIENCE: Alvaro Garcia, a diehard Real Madrid fan, went to the ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT where he ran into CSKA greats J.R. Holden and Trajan Langdon, he watched the games in the Barclaycard Center from Madrid's section, and then hit the streets for celebrations only to get a championship hat from Marcus Slaughter.

ART WORK: Final Four in Madrid transformed into art

MAKE-A-WISH: Madrid's Facundo Campazzo had two wishes come true on Sunday night. He first became a Euroleague champions, then went into Olympiacos locker room asking for a jersey from a player he admires, but a player who his team just beat – Vassilis Spanoulis. And he got a signed jersey Spanoulis wore in the Championship Game. A great day for Campazzo, and a class act from the Olympiacos great Spanoulis.


THE SPECIAL ONE: The trophy for the ninth continental title, one Real Madrid has been waiting for 20 years, has found a special place in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium trophy room.