In 1991, FIBA voters picked the late shooting guard as the top FIBA player ever. Similarly impressive, he was the 1st international player put into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1992.
in October 2013, Belov died at the age 69.
The San Antonio Spurs once took a huge gamble on the French teenager (No. 28 pick in the 2001 NBA Draft) and that risk has paid off. Big time. How so? Due to the fact that Parker has been a powerful force of the team’s offensive attack ever since.
In June 2019, Parker stated his retirement.
For 20 years, the cerebral big man has served as a vital part of his teams’ identity and success.
Starring for FC Barcelona, the Spain national team and the NBA’s Lakers, Grizzlies, Bulls, and Spurs, he has perfected his clubs. In the NBA since 2001, Gasol is a regular double-digit scorer.
He’s been referred to as the best European player to never play in the NBA. But his complete domination in European basketball without an NBA career does not dummy down his historical impact.
In spite of a slew of injuries, the dominating 223-cm Sabonis excelled as an offensive catalyst in the post and on the perimeter. He was a talented defender as well.
The excellent career of the Croatian shooting star came to a horrible end in June 1993 when he died in an automobile accident in Germany at the age of 28. Petrovic’s death was a huge loss that sparked intense sadness in his homeland and beyond. He touched many individuals with his infectious love for the game. His charm shined through whenever he stepped onto the court for Cibona, Sibenka, Zagreb, Real Madrid, Portland Trail Blazers and New Jersey Nets.