Dimitris Diamantidis Rumors
Electronic Arts and Euroleague Basketball are pleased to announce their licensing partnership that makes the leading global interactive entertainment software company an official partner under the video gaming category. Under this agreement EA SPORTS will include Turkish Airlines Euroleague players in the upcoming release of the mythical arcade game NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. This is the first time that European clubs will be officially represented in the NBA JAM franchise, one of the most successful video games in sports history. All fans will be able to choose any of the four participating teams in the last Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. Dimitris Diamantidis and Mike Batiste of Panathinaikos Athens, Lior Eliyahu and Sofoklis Schortsanitis of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Bo McCalebb and Ksistof Lavrinovic of Montepaschi Siena, Sergio Llull and Carlos Suarez of Real Madrid will be amongst the players representing the four Euroleague teams in the 2–on–2 basketball games.
“Response has been great,” explained Norman. “We have had players from Derrick Rose wearing it to Mario Chalmers in the Finals. This is a global launch so even a guy name Dimitris Diamantidis, MVP of the Euroleague, was wearing the shoe as well. The shoe has global appeal and athletes of all shapes and sizes love it and the response has been great so far.”
Greece basketball icon Dimitris Diamantidis announced after his country’s defeat to Spain at the FIBA World Championship in Turkey that he is retiring from the national team. Diamantidis, widely acknowledged to be the best defensive player in Europe for the past several years, will concentrate on his club career at Panathinaikos. “It’s the end of a long journey that had many beautiful moments, like Belgrade and Japan,” he said on Greek television. “Now the time is for young players to come into the team.”