- FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS
- NOV 18th - NBA EURO TOP POINT GAME HIGHLIGHTS
- EUROLEAGUE ROUND FIVE - RESULTS & FULL GAME VIDEOS
- NOV 16th - DOMESTIC LEAGUE TOP SPOT RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS
- NOV 18th - NIKOLA JOKIC 23 PTS 12 REB 3 BK VS SPURS
- DENVER ROOKIE SERBIAN CENTER NIKOLA JOKIC ANOTHER EURO AT THE 5 IN NBA
- EJBB PAST ARTICLE - MYTH EURO BIGS JUST DEEP SHOTS
- NIKOLA (NOT NIK) VUCEVIC - CAN I GET A POST TOUCH COACH COLLINS ??
EJBB listens to NBA radio and watches NBA TV and other NBA shows on television and has to laugh at the SAME OLD COMMENT by many NBA analysts that bring up how Euro big men love to shoot the deep 3 point shot instead of playing inside in the NBA and that the Euro bigs are to blame for this new NBA of JACKING UP 3 POINT SHOTS before looking inside to the old-school bigs for back to the basket dream shake moves. The American center is a rare thing, due to the AAU programs that feature the WING PLAYER, Sixers rookie Jahlil Okafor and Al Jefferon are a rare sight in the NBA, to have American born big men with good back to the bucket post moves.
EJBB says reporters and analysts should not hold the GREATNESS of German 7 foot PF Dirk Nowitzki against all of the other Euro NBA PF's and big men playing the center spot in the NBA and LABEL ALL EURO BIGS JUST DEEP JUMP SHOOTERS, because Dirk is a one of a kind player that has stuck the deep jumper for his entire NBA career and developed a better Post game later in his career, with his ONE FOOT FALL AWAY, that was good enough to help the Dallas Mavs and owner Mark Cuban defeat LeBron KING James, D Wade and Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals and earn Dirk Nowitzki the MVP of the NBA finals.
Last night Denver Nuggets rookie NBA center Nikola Jokic, showed what EJBB wrote in the past and the many NBA GM's that have a handle on top European leagues, also know, that the NBA center spot is now coming from the European leagues and the list that EJBB will show below, have old-school back to the basket post moves, but are RARELY used in this new NBA of JACKING UP DEEP 3 POINT SHOTS BEFORE LOOKING INSIDE TO THE EURO BIGS with back to the bucket moves.
This is most frustrating when EJBB watched Houston Rockets games last season, with James Harden DOMINATING THE BALL to shoot DEEP SHOTS and RARELY fed THE BEST DREAM SHAKES and USE OF BOTH HANDS IN THE POST IN THE NBA, by Lithuanian PF, Center Donatas Motiejunas, after you watch his Dream shake highlights it is even more OUTRAGEOUS that he could only get 5 or 6 post touches per game, even though he made defenders LOOK SILLY trying to guard his post moves.
Nikola Jokic is just 20 years old and was a second round pick of the Denver Nuggets, who have a nice problem at the NBA center spot, when Bosnian 21 year old first round pick Jusuf Nurkic comes back from injury, the Nuggets also have Italian PF Danilo Gallinari, Greek SF-PF Kostas Papanikolaou and French PF-Center Joffrey Lauvergne on the roster, as the Nuggets might be going SPURS EURO PLAN or at least with the center and PF spots.
- LIST OF EUROS IN THE NBA THAT PLAY CENTER & DO MORE THAN SHOOT JUMPERS
1. Pau Gasol - Spain - Chicago
2. Marc Gasol - Spain - Memphis
3. Jonas Valanciunas - Lithuania - Toronto
4. Donatas Motiejunas - Lithuania - Houston
5. Nikola Vucevic - Montenegro - Orlando
6. Nikola Pekovic - Montenegro - Minnesota
7. Kostas Koufos - Greek Nat. Team - Sacramento
8. Rudy Gobert - France - Utah
9. Ian Mahinmi - France - Indiana
10. Kevin Seraphin - France - New York
11. Joakim Noah - French Nat Team - Chicago
12. Alexis Ajinca - France - New Orleans
13. Joffrey Lauvergne - France - Denver
14. Boban Marjanovic - Serbia - San Antonio
15. Nikola Jokic - Serbia - Denver
16. Kristaps Porzingis - Latvia - New York
17. Jusuf Nurkic - Bosnia - Denver
18. Zaza Pachulia - Georgia - Dallas
19. Dirk Nowitzki - Germany - Dallas
20. Tibor Pleiss - Germany - Utah
21. Marcin Gortat - Poland - Washington
22. Timofey Mozgov - Russia - Cleveland
23. Sasha Kaun - Russia - Cleveland
24. Enes Kanter - Turkey - Oklahoma City
25. Omer Asik - Turkey - New Orleans
26. Alex Len - Ukraine - Phoenix
27. Tiago Splitter - Brazil - Atlanta - Caja Laboral
28. Lucas Nogueira - Brazil - Toronto - Estudiantes
29. Anderson Varejao - Brazil - Cleveland - FC Barcelona
30. Salah Mejri - Tunisia - Dallas - Real Madrid
31. Bismack Biyombo - Congo - Toronto - Fuenlabrada
32. Serge Ibaka - Congo - Oklahoma City - Manresa
33. Walter Tavares - Cape Verde - Atlanta - Gran Canaria
34. Luis Scola - Argentina - Toronto - Tau Ceramica
35. Aron Baynes - Australia - Detroit - Union Olimpija