EUROLEAGUE TRAVEL CLUB: Every road trip is a new adventure, or a chance to bond some more with teammates, like Juan Carlos Navarro who missed last few weeks after appendectomy. In the case of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan and Bruno Cerella, sitting on a flight offered an amazing view.
NEW SET OF TEAMMATES: World-class athletes have something to learn from each other, regardless of the sport. That was part of the thinking behind a joint practice of Real Madrid soccer and basketball team. So many stars and legends in one place!
A MILESTONE AND A RETURN: Bamberg's veteran point guard Nikos Zisis was congratulated for moving past the legend and his countryman Dimitris Diamantidis into the third place on EuroLeague's all-time list of appearances. Madrid’s Jonas Maciulis was thrilled with a welcome he got in Athens, from both fans and Panathinaikos players where he spent two seasons earlier in his career.
SPECIAL THANKS: James Gist returned to the EuroLeague floors this week for Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, after missing 18 games. He gave a special thanks to his doctor.
WINNERS' CORNER: Remarkably, every single team that is still in the playoff contention won in round 26. Crvena Zvezda players were happy to return victorious from Milan.