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NBA and Euroleague champion, Kostas Antetokounmpo in a very exclusive club

Kostas Antetokounmpo

He may not be a major player, but his record continues to grow. Kostas Antetokounmpo won the Euroleague with Panathinaikos, allowing him to join a very exclusive club.

That of the players who won the most prestigious European competition as well as an NBA title. Member of the Lakers squad in 2020, the year of the title, Kostas Antetokounmpo, who had a limited impact in the competition on the Old Continent (barely 3 points and 2 rebounds on average, 3 minutes played in the final), is only the 13th player in history to win both.

Among these players with dual backgrounds are Bill Bradley, Larry Wright, Jim Brewer, Bob McAdoo, Toni Kukoc, Zan Tabak, Rasho Nesterovic, Manu Ginobili, Josh Powell, Rodrigue Beaubois, Ognjen Kuzmic and Elijah Bryant. The latter being present within the Bucks workforce in 2021 alongside a certain… Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The presence of the leader of the Bucks during the entire Final Four in Berlin did not go unnoticed. The Greek took the opportunity to say all the good things he thought of his little brother's coach, Ergin Ataman.

Thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo, he came after the game and told me I was the best coach in the world. If the NBA MVP says that to me, I'm very proud. He didn't tell me (best coach) from Europe, he told me that I was the best coach in the world. Thanks, Giannis “, appreciate the Turkish.

Finally, we note that Luka Doncic currently has the best chance of being the next to join this exclusive club. He won the Euroleague in 2018 with Real Madrid and is now one win away from making the NBA Finals this year.

Photo: Vangelis Stolis

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