My apologies Basilis, looks like he is Greek OR soon will be.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/new...5082/arti.htmlAdetokoubo has applied for the Greek passport and all reports claim it's just a matter of time and bureaucracy before he is a Greek. But so much is dependent on the papers.
According to other forums he has been offered Greek, Spanish and Nigerian citizenship BUT he chose Greece so that resolves that.
I found some good scouting footage of him here
But it's not all good news. Eurobasket doesn't think much of him.
He just signed with a Spanish side that put really affordable buyout clauses at the end of each season so it looks like he is a perfect candidate to be drafted and stashed. Other than that the Celtics, Spurs, Suns, Nuggets, Raptors, and the Pacers have scouted this kid. If someone could explain the quality of team CAI Zargoza (his new team) is that would wrap up everyone's questions.
I just wanted to hear peoples opinions on a interesting prospect. Just chill out Basillis
Peja Stojakovic just gave an interview in Greek media on this issue (he lives in Greece since he was a kid)....
He was asked, "Are you Serbian or Greek?" His answer was, "I was born in Serbia, but I consider myself a Greek, and I am a Greek".
Last edited by Basilis; Sat Apr 13th, 2013 at 10:33 PM.
One million for a source.
Last edited by Vykis; Sun Apr 14th, 2013 at 12:10 PM.
I wouldn't go so far as asking for a source being a xenophobe or a racist.. If there was a link that showed that Peja grew up in Greece, played for Greece, or has Greek citizenship then I think people would move on.
And a quick google search of "Stojakovic Greek" does show that he has a Greek citizenship (it's in his Wikipedia page)
We keep getting called racist for our regular mode of conduct here (asking for sources).
Also, his Greek citizenship and his being of Greek nationality, is very different (I have a Canadian passport, yet would not call myself of Canadian nationality!).
And after all is said and done, I still believe that the 'recent interview' was a sham.
The Baltic Beast is unstoppable!
You guys are hilarious.
"Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."Tim Leiweke
Basketball has clear winners every night --except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.
There's some crazy ass people on these forums....
Is basilis even a raptors fan?
He's probably a fan of ex raptor Turkoglu, who actually considers himself Greek.
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