Dirk Nowitzki - 141 Games with the eagle on his chest. Six EuroBaskets, two World Championships and the Olympic Games in Peking. A bronze and a silver medal. Now it's over.
As we're entering the business end of EuroBasket 2011, fibaeurope.com asked Stefano Valenti to recall his favourite story that better describes the drama of the race for the medals and Olympic Games qualification.
Just a year after conquering silver at the World Championship, Turkey's qualification to the EuroBasket Quarter-Finals hangs in the balance. Fibaeurope.com asked Gökhan Türe to take a step back and look at the big picture.