Interviews

Greg Monroe: 'You have to come out stronger'

Greg Monroe: 'You have to come out stronger'

Mar 18, 2020
FC Bayern Munich center Greg Monroe has first-hand experience of coming through a challenging time for society and the role sportsmen can play in lifting people's spirits from...
Chris Kramer: 'Sports taught me so much about life'

Chris Kramer: 'Sports taught me so much about life'

Mar 11, 2020
A three-sports star in high school, Khimki Moscow Region point guard Chris Kramer reflects on the lessons learned in baseball and American football that helped make him the...
Adreian Payne, ASVEL: 'I am proud I was able to help somebody'

Adreian Payne, ASVEL: 'I am proud I was able to help somebody'

Mar 11, 2020
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne center Adreian Payne's life was changed in college when he met Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old girl with cancer, who would become like a sister to him.
Arturas Gudaitis, Milan: 'You have to be a warrior'

Arturas Gudaitis, Milan: 'You have to be a warrior'

Mar 10, 2020
AX Armani Exchange Milan center Arturas Gudaitis was born into a sports family, but not the sport you might think.
Wade Baldwin IV, Olympiacos: 'Basketball was my worst sport!'

Wade Baldwin IV, Olympiacos: 'Basketball was my worst sport!'

Mar 06, 2020
Wade Baldwin IV was always destined for a career in sports – but you wouldn't necessarily think that from looking at his family background. Growing up in New Jersey, Baldwin...
Nikola Mirotic, Barcelona: 'We have a goal, to be in the Final Four'

Nikola Mirotic, Barcelona: 'We have a goal, to be in the Final Four'

Mar 04, 2020
Nikola Mirotic of FC Barcelona was elected as February MVP of the Month. Check his answers about another great month for him.
Ante Tomic: 'This is a great place to play'

Ante Tomic: 'This is a great place to play'

Feb 26, 2020
Now in his eighth season with FC Barcelona and second as team captain, three-time All-EuroLeague center Ante Tomic reflects on what is special about the club and city that he...
Alec Peters, Efes: 'I was my dad's guinea pig'

Alec Peters, Efes: 'I was my dad's guinea pig'

Feb 19, 2020
The son of a coach, Alec Peters of Anadolu Efes Istanbul spent his childhood doing drills for his father's coaching clinics and all that worked helped him become the player he...
Maurice Ndour: 'I have fond memories of Japan'

Maurice Ndour: 'I have fond memories of Japan'

Feb 19, 2020
Senegal native Maurice Ndour's life and basketball future suddenly changed when he was 15 and received an offer to play high school basketball in Japan. It proved to be an...
Lukas Lekavicius: 'I missed playing for Saras'

Lukas Lekavicius: 'I missed playing for Saras'

Feb 17, 2020
Zalgiris guard Lukas Lekavicius returned to his boyhood club last summer after two seasons with Panathinaikos. Looking back, he matured in Greece, but also realized just how...
Jonas Jerebko and his Esports franchise, The Renegades

Jonas Jerebko and his Esports franchise, The Renegades

Feb 13, 2020
Jonas Jerebko introduces us to the world of Esports and tells us how the story of his involvement started.
Shane Larkin, Efes: 'We're just scratching the surface'

Shane Larkin, Efes: 'We're just scratching the surface'

Feb 06, 2020
After winning his second MVP of the Month award this season in January, the top performer in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague to date, Shane Larkin of Anadolu Efes Istanbul,...
Andrew Albicy, Zenit: 'I am hungry all the time'

Andrew Albicy, Zenit: 'I am hungry all the time'

Jan 29, 2020
He may be the smallest player almost every time he walks on court, but Zenit St Petersburg point guard Andrew Albicy is showing in his first EuroLeague season that he can...
Peyton Siva, ALBA: 'I leave it on the court'

Peyton Siva, ALBA: 'I leave it on the court'

Jan 22, 2020
Ups and downs are part of elite sports, but his incredibly challenging childhood has helped ALBA Berlin guard Peyton Siva keep his professional glories and failures in...
December MVP interview: Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona

December MVP interview: Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona

Jan 09, 2020
December MVP interview: Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona
David Lighty: 'Lyon's the perfect city for me'

David Lighty: 'Lyon's the perfect city for me'

Jan 09, 2020
Now in his fifth season with LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, swingman David Lighty has found a second home in Lyon and could even see himself playing the rest of his career there.
Nik Stauskas, Baskonia: 'Lithuanians are great shooters'

Nik Stauskas, Baskonia: 'Lithuanians are great shooters'

Jan 08, 2020
Shooting ace Nik Stauskas of KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz never lived in Lithuania and has visited there only on holiday, but he grew up in Canada well aware of his...
Interview, Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos: 'I feel proud'

Interview, Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos: 'I feel proud'

Jan 03, 2020
Having become the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's new all-time scoring king this week, Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus speaks about the accomplishment, the work it...
Adam Hanga: 'My Grandpa's biggest lesson: appreciate what you have'

Adam Hanga: 'My Grandpa's biggest lesson: appreciate what you have'

Dec 31, 2019
It has been a year of changes for FC Barcelona do-it-all swingman Adam Hanga. On the court, he has learned to play point guard due to his club's plague of injuries at that...
Billy Baron, Zvezda: 'My brother really set a standard for me'

Billy Baron, Zvezda: 'My brother really set a standard for me'

Dec 25, 2019
By scoring in double digits as a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague rookie, Billy Baron of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade is realizing a dream for his older brother Jimmy, a former 7DAYS...
Nigel Hayes, Zalgiris: 'I had good teachers'

Nigel Hayes, Zalgiris: 'I had good teachers'

Dec 24, 2019
Some players try to use their influence and impact as athletes to try to make the world a better place, and Nigel Hayes of Zalgiris Kaunas is one of them.
Alberto Abalde, Valencia: 'My sister gave me a lot of advice'

Alberto Abalde, Valencia: 'My sister gave me a lot of advice'

Dec 13, 2019
Every young basketball player needs a role model, someone to admire and emulate during their formative years. For Alberto Abalde, that special person was close at hand: his...
Janis Strelnieks, CSKA: 'Dogs complete a family"

Janis Strelnieks, CSKA: 'Dogs complete a family"

Dec 11, 2019
Ask any basketball player what he might be doing if he were not a pro, and the answers will vary, but CSKA Moscow guard Janis Strelnieks has it very clear: when he stops...
Quincy Acy: 'Be a superstar in your own right'

Quincy Acy: 'Be a superstar in your own right'

Dec 10, 2019
If you have seen Maccabi Tel Aviv forward Quincy Acy dunk a basketball, you have seen the type of aggressive nature he brings to the game.
November MVP interview, Shane Larkin, Efes: 'It still hasn't sunk in'

November MVP interview, Shane Larkin, Efes: 'It still hasn't sunk in'

Dec 04, 2019
The MVP for November in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, scorer Shane Larkin of Anadolu Efes Istanbul, holds forth on his record-breaking scoring show, what he learned from a...
Martin Hermannsson: 'Iceland has a bright future in basketball'

Martin Hermannsson: 'Iceland has a bright future in basketball'

Dec 03, 2019
ALBA Berlin guard Martin Hermannsson is one of the greatest players ever to call Iceland home. Originally inspired by his father, Hermannsson now aims to show the way for the...
Matt Janning: 'Golf is relaxing and competitive'

Matt Janning: 'Golf is relaxing and competitive'

Nov 27, 2019
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gastiez guard Matt Janning grew up minutes away from his local golf course and picked up a love for the game that has never left.
Conversation with Tim Abromaitis: Like father, like son

Conversation with Tim Abromaitis: Like father, like son

Nov 26, 2019
Not for the first time, Zenit power forward Tim Abromaitis will play against his father's old team, Real Madrid, when the Spanish powerhouse visits St Petersburg on Friday.
Jordan Mickey, Real: 'I wanted to give back'

Jordan Mickey, Real: 'I wanted to give back'

Nov 22, 2019
Among the best examples of socially active pro sportsmen is Real Madrid center Jordan Mickey, who this summer made a six-figure donation to an initiative aimed at combating...
Derrick Williams, Fenerbahce: 'They brought me here with open arms'

Derrick Williams, Fenerbahce: 'They brought me here with open arms'

Nov 12, 2019
After a successful Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut last season, Derrick Williams signed for perennial contender Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and has fit in nicely playing for...
October MVP interview, Sergio Rodriguez, Milan: 'We are hungry'

October MVP interview, Sergio Rodriguez, Milan: 'We are hungry'

Nov 06, 2019
The first monthly MVP of the new Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, veteran guard Sergio Rodriguez talks about his move of AX Armani Exchange Milan, playing under Ettore...
Tonye Jekiri, ASVEL: 'I loved the game quickly'

Tonye Jekiri, ASVEL: 'I loved the game quickly'

Nov 05, 2019
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne big man Tonye Jekiri is turning heads as much as any Turkish Airlines EuroLeague rookie, which is remarkable considering that when he first encountered...
Deni Avdija, Maccabi's teenage talisman

Deni Avdija, Maccabi's teenage talisman

Oct 23, 2019
Teenager Deni Avdija of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv is just scratching the surface of his abilities. Thanks to the support of Coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos and his staff and what Avdija...
 Conversation with Jimmer Fredette, Panathinaikos

Conversation with Jimmer Fredette, Panathinaikos

Oct 22, 2019
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens guard can trace his basketball beginnings to playing in his backyard with his big brother T.J. and T.J.'s friends. That bond has helped Jimmer become...
Paul Biligha, Milan: 'My roots are very important to me'

Paul Biligha, Milan: 'My roots are very important to me'

Oct 16, 2019
Paul Biligha of AX Armani Exchange Milan traveled a long road that spanned two continents before tasting the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this season at the age of 29.
Sergey Monia, Khimki: 'This is a family to me'

Sergey Monia, Khimki: 'This is a family to me'

Oct 09, 2019
A record-holder for seasons and games played with Khimki Moscow Region, 36-year old forward Sergey Monia is considered a true personification of the club, and is determined to...
Stratos Perperoglou, Zvezda: 'I took my career for granted'

Stratos Perperoglou, Zvezda: 'I took my career for granted'

Oct 09, 2019
Three-time champion Stratos Perperoglou of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade returned to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this season, but there was a time, eight years ago, when he...
Conversation with: Zlatan Ibra...er...Nihad Dedovic

Conversation with: Zlatan Ibra...er...Nihad Dedovic

Oct 08, 2019
For Turkish Airlines EuroLeague fans, it's no surprise to hear that FC Bayern star Nihad Dedovic is often surrounded by autograph hunters in Munich. But after growing his hair...
Jordi Bertomeu: 'We are constantly challenging ourselves'

Jordi Bertomeu: 'We are constantly challenging ourselves'

Sep 30, 2019
On the occasion of the start of its 20th season managing the continent's top club competitions, Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball's President and CEO, talks about the...
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