FIBA EuroStars

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FIBA EuroStars was an annual event, organized by FIBA Europe, as a showcase basketball game, from the 1996–97 season, until the 1999–00 season. Commonly considered as the European equivalent of the NBA All-Star Game, the FIBA EuroStars game featured the season's best players, from both the European-wide top-tier level EuroLeague, and the European-wide 2nd-tier level FIBA Saporta Cup. Diversity was also paramount in the selection process, which aimed at allowing several different European basketball schools to be represented.
FIBA EuroStars was the replacement All-European Team selection and all-star game of the original FIBA Festival (1964–1995).

FormatEdit

The event held at the very end of the year and it last for four seasons. The FIBA EuroStars events were designed on the NBA All-Star Game pattern: a match between East and West. There was also a 3-point shootout contest. Players who played for championships on the east side of Europe (Greece, Turkey, Israel, ex-USSR and ex-Yugoslavia countries) were eligible for selection for the East regardless of the country of origins. On the hand, players who competed in countries on the west side of Europe (Spain, France, Germany, Italy etc) were eligible for selection for the West.The East stars defeated their West opponents on all four occasions.
The 2000 All-Star game was cancelled as the European basketball was at turmoil at the time, with two 1st tier competitions going on in the 2000-01 season, the FIBA SuproLeague and the ULEB Euroleague.

List of gamesEdit

Bold: Team that won the game.

Year Date Arena Team Score Team MVP
1996 December 30 Abdi İpekçi East 117-114 West   David Rivers
1997 December 30 Yad Eliyahu East 129-107 West   Artūras Karnišovas
1998 December 29 Max Schmeling East 104-98 West   Carlton Myers
1999 December 28 Olimpiisky East 112-107 West   Tyus Edney

Three Point Shootout ContestEdit

Year Winner Team Runner-up Team
1996   Delaney Rudd   ASVEL   Vasily Karasev   Efes Pilsen
1997   Sašha Đjorđjević   Barcelona   Guy Goodes   Caserta
1998   Carlton Myers   Fortitudo Bologna   Petar Naumoski   Efes Pilsen
1999   İbrahim Kutluay   Fenerbahçe

1996 FIBA EuroStars - Istanbul, Turkey (1996–97 season)Edit

Arena: Abdi İpekçi

Date: December 30, 1996

Season: 1996–97

Score: East 117 – West 114

Game MVP: David Rivers

3 Point Contest winner: Delaney Rudd (defeated Vasily Karasev in the final)

Top scorers: Zoran Savić (30 points), Nikos Oikonomou (25 points)

(Richard Dacoury, Dragan Tarlać, Antoine Rigaudeau and Georgios Sigalas were invited but they didn't play)

1997 FIBA EuroStars - Tel Aviv, Israel (1997–98 season)Edit

Arena: Yad Eliyahu

Date: December 30, 1997

Season: 1997–98

Score: East 129 – West 107

EAST roster: Dino Rađja, Byron Scott, Artūras Karnišovas, Petar Naumoski, Sergei Bazarevich, Oded Kattash, Damir Mulaomerović, Rashard Griffith, Nikos Oikonomou, Peja Drobnjak, Gintaras Einikis, Nadav Henefeld. Coach: Dusan Ivkovic

WEST roster: Sašha Danilović, David Rivers, Antoine Rigaudeau, Zoran Savić, Sašha Đjorđjević, Gregor Fučka, Željko Rebrača, Vasily Karasev, Wendell Alexis, Alberto Herreros, Vladimir Stepania. Coach: Ettore Messina.

Game MVP: Artūras Karnišovas

3 Point Contest winner: Sašha Đjorđjević

Top scorers: Sašha Đjorđjević (23 points), Artūras Karnišovas (19 points)

(Dejan Bodiroga was invited but he didn't play)

1998 FIBA EuroStars - Berlin, Germany (1998–99 season)Edit

Arena: Max Schmeling

Date: December 29, 1998

Season: 1998–99

Score: East 104 – West 98

EAST roster: Dejan Bodiroga, Dino Rađja, David Rivers, Petar Naumoski, Doron Sheffer, Conrad McRae, İbrahim Kutluay, Marko Milič, Nikos Oikonomou, Dragan Tarlać, Saulius Štombergas, Vasily Karasev. Coach: Stanislav Eremin.

WEST roster: Sašha Danilović, Artūras Karnišovas, Antoine Rigaudeau, Željko Rebrača, Carlton Myers, Rašho Nesterović, Wendell Alexis, Alberto Herreros, Andrea Meneghin, Henrik Rödl, Éric Struelens. Coach: Svetislav Pesic.

Game MVP: Carlton Myers

3 Point Contest winner: Carlton Myers (defeated Petar Naumoski in the final)

Top scorers: Carlton Myers (20 points), Sašha Danilović (19 points)

(Tanoka Beard was invited but he didn't play)

1999 FIBA EuroStars - Moscow, Russia (1999–00 season)Edit

Arena: Olimpiisky

Date: December 28, 1999

Season: 1999–00

Score: East 112 – West 107

EAST roster: David Rivers, Dejan Bodiroga, Andrei Kirilenko, İbrahim Kutluay, Oded Kattash, Anthony Bowie, Dragan Tarlać, Jiří Zídek Jr., Vasily Karasev, Igor Kudelin

WEST roster: Tyus Edney, Artūras Karnišovas, Stojko Vranković, Gregor Fučka, Nikos Oikonomou, Marko Milič, Jim Bilba, Andrea Meneghin, Tanoka Beard, Alessandro Abbio

Game MVP: Tyus Edney

3 Point Contest winner: İbrahim Kutluay

Top scorers: Artūras Karnišovas (29 points), Vasily Karasev (20 points)

(Željko Rebrača, Dino Rađja, Carlton Myers and Antoine Rigaudeau were invited but they didn't play)

Players with multiple selectionsEdit

Player Number Of Selections Years Selected
  David Rivers
4
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  Antoine Rigaudeau
4
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  Nikos Oikonomou
4
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  Željko Rebrača
4
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  Petar Naumoski
3
1996, 1997, 1998
  İbrahim Kutluay
3
1996, 1998, 1999
  Dragan Tarlać
3
1996, 1998, 1999
  Carlton Myers
3
1996, 1998, 1999
  Marko Milič
3
1996, 1998, 1999
  Dino Rađja
3
1997, 1998, 1999
  Dejan Bodiroga
3
1997, 1998, 1999
  Vasily Karasev
3
1997, 1998, 1999
  Artūras Karnišovas
3
1997, 1998, 1999
  Peja Drobnjak
2
1996, 1997
  Sergei Bazarevich
2
1996, 1997
  Zoran Savić
2
1996, 1997
  Conrad McRae
2
1996, 1998
  Sašha Danilović
2
1997, 1998
  Wendell Alexis
2
1997, 1998
  Alberto Herreros
2
1997, 1998
  Oded Kattash
2
1997, 1999
  Gregor Fučka
2
1997, 1999
  Andrea Meneghin
2
1998, 1999
  Tanoka Beard
2
1998, 1999

See alsoEdit

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