The European basketball world changed forever on Saturday when the legendary Vassilis Spanoulis announced his retirement as a basketball player. Here is that Instagram post.
Reactions started to flow in immediately. While some simply responded to Spanoulis's original post, many of his former teammates and coached went to their own social media accounts to honor the man they called Kill Bill and share photos or stories.
Many of those who played against Spanoulis and felt his greatness first-hand chimed in to salute the former MVP and three-time EuroLeague champion – and three-time EuroLeague MVP – including several with Real Madrid ties.
Spanoulis garnered the respect of his opponents all over Europe. Accordingly, clubs from far and wide paid their respects to No. 7.