Sabonis Update: Well, I don't know what there is to update. Sabas hasn't played at all this season and rumor has it that he might retire while other folks are saying he's going to try and go one more season. In other news, Zalgiris made it to the Top 16. I haven't been watching them closely so I can't truthfully tell you how they are playing or how far they will advance. That's all for know but I will look to start updating and adding more pictures soon.
Sabonis Update: I am sure all of you either watched or already heard about the heartbreaking loss to Maccabi. Sabas had 29 points and 9 boards but unfortunately fouled out in the 4th quarter. I know everyone is blaming Gustas for this loss but I don't think they should. I will admit that I was angry at first, like everyone else but I got over it (being a Jayhawk fan I'm use to heartbreaking loses) and I am sure you all will to. However everyone needs to understand that Zalgiris lost as a team and, if they won, it would have been as a team. Theodore Roosevelt summed up the way I feel about all athletes (and especially Mr. Gustas at the moment) better then anyone has before or sense.
"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."- Theodore Roosevelt
Sabonis Update: Sabonis and Zalgiris Beat Maccabi On Thursday. Sabas had 11 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Ed Cota added 14, 5, and 4 for the victors.
Before the game Sabas was offically awarded the MVP award by Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu.
Zalgiris next plays at Pamesa on Thursday. If you would like to chat with other fans during the game then download a IRC client such as mIRC or Bersirc IRC Client (I highly recommend this one) and view this thread which will give you details on how to set up the chat (it's really very easy to set up but I am BAD that giving instructions).
Sabonis Update: Sabonis & Zalgiris Beat Ulker on Thursday. Sabas had 25 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists, and a overall rating of 47 which is the highest index rating ever in a Top 16 game.
Zalgiris next faces Maccabi at home. If you would like to chat with other fans during the game then download a IRC client such as mIRC or IceChat IRC Client and view this thread which will give you details on how to set up the chat (it's really very easy to set up but I am BAD that giving instructions).
Sabonis Update: When Sabas announced that he was going to play for Zalgiris I heard people say that he wouldn't have an impact because he was to old. Well, on Friday he officially proved them wrong when he won the Euroleague MVP award.
In other Sabonis related news, Zalgiris moved on to the Top 16 Tournament despite losing to CSKA on a last secound three. Sabas had 12 points, 9 boards, and 4 assists in the loss.
Zalgiris beat Krka 65-72 behind Arvydas Sabonis. Sabas had 17 points, 7 boards, and 2 blocks on 7/10 overall shooting. Dainius Salenga added 14 points & 6 rebounds in the win.
In other news Sabas did in interview for the Respublika in which he talks about the blackmail scandal. You can view the interview here.
If you have any questions about the interview please see this tread on Interbasket.net. Feel free to post any questions or comments you have.
Thanks to Butters for translating the interview :)
Well, just when you think that things can't get worse for Zalgiris after a loss to Tel Aviv you find out the Lietuvos rytas newspaper is trying to blackmail businesses out of sponsoring Zalgiris.
Sabonis came forward with this news in an interview with Respublika before his team traveled to Israel for a game against Tel Aviv.
According to Mr. Sabonis when he contacted a business man about becoming a Zalgiris sponsor the business man told him that he would have to talk to the Rytas paper first. Arvydas wonderd why this was and found out when the business man later explained that owner of the Rytas paper and basketball team threatened to write atrocious things about his company if he agreed to sponsor Zalgiris and not give Rytas money.
Sabas also mentioned that there is still more to this story and will tell everything once he gets back from playing in Israel.
If you would like to e-mail the Rytas newspaper in response to this deceitful tactic you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabonis Update: He's back! After 2 weeks in bed recovering from bronchitis Sabas made he's triumphant return to lead Zalgiris
in a 89-81 win over Unicaja Malaga. Sabonis lead the team with 23 points, 8 boards, and 4 blocks. Mindaugas Timinskas also played well for Zalgiris
and added 16 points, 8 boards, and 4 assists.
Sabas was the decisive force in the final minutes as he hit a three and lead his team to a 7-0 run that sealed the game for Zalgirs.
Sabonis Update: Sabas scored 18 points in a lose to Panathinaikos. Sabonis and the rest of the Zalgiris team where clearly rusty after an 18 day break between games which resulted in 20 turnovers compared to only 5 for their opponents. Zalgiris plays again on Saturday when they face Sakalai Vilnius in the Lithuanian League.
Sabonis Update: Sabas scored 19 points and grabbed 8 boards in a loss to CSKA Moscow. Ed Cota added 14 for Zalgiris.
Site Update: I have updated the chat and forum. Check them out. They are pretty cool and you do not need to register to use either feature.
Sabonis Update: New Sabas interview! He talks about his kids, European basketball, and much more. Overall very good interview and a must read.
PS- thanks to CFFI for the heads up!
Update: I only got two words for you. New videos... ok I have more then two words. I also want to thank Joker over at InterBasket for making the videos. Thanks Joker :)
Hi, my name is Erin and this is my site devoted to Arvydas Sabonis. The world famous Lithuania basketball star and one of the best players to play the game. Arvydas is curretly playing for the team he grew up with and now owns BC Zalgiris. He is doing very well playing for the team. So far in EuroLeague he is averaging 15.5 PPG and 12 RPG and is the leading the MVP rankings. Zalgiris is 4-3 in Euroleague play and 17-1 in LKL making them 21-4 overall. Sabonis use to play for Real Madrid and the Portland Trailblazers
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