Jorge Fernandez is a household name in Spain. Most people though know him as a popular TV presenter and ignore that, as a basketball player, he came very close to turning pro.
Rolandas Dovydaitis is not a conventional sport federation president. He is a celebrity in Lithuania, but also the holder of a quite unique basketball world record
Penelope Anastasopoulou is one of the most talented people in Greek show business. She is an actress and the lead singer in the 'Mamacita On Fire' band.
If Rome is the eternal city, Bologna is Italy's basketball city, as it is virtually imposible to escape the orange ball 'virus' in the capital of Emilia Romagna.
For those who say that high culture -classical music in particular- and sports do not mix, Romans Vanags is the perfect proof they are wrong.
Poly Paskova is an enormously popular Bulgarian singer, with over 10 albums in her career.
Jürgen Klinsmann was born in 1964 in Göppingen, Germany. A legendary stiker with 108 international caps, he became a successful football manager after hanging his boots.
The days of playing basketball outdoors are long gone, but the modern, dry basketball courts attract at least one person who can hardly spend some hours away from water!
If basketball is often poetry in motion, it's only natural it inspires people in search of the perfect melody. Russian singer Lev Leshchenko is a perfect example.
Basketball is so popular in all walks of life, it hardly comes as a surprise that the referee of the football World Cup Final cannot wait for EuroBasket 2011 to tip-off!