EUROLEAGUE: THE MOST POPULAR ORGANIZATION OF EUROPE BASKETBALL
Everybody loves to play basketball while being young or an adult.Americans took the origins of basketball and they got basketball another peak,so no country can have beaten them for years,unfortunately.However,Europeans didn’t give up and they have tried to improve themselves to be a rival for USA.They have assembled their leagues and championships,and the most important one is Euroleague.
The EuroLeague, also known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for name sponsorship reasons, is the European-wide top-tier level professional basketball club competition that is organized by Euroleague Basketball, since 2000, for eligible European basketball clubs.Introduced in 2000, the competition replaced the FIBA EuroLeague (which was previously called the FIBA European Champions Cup, or simply European Cup), which had been run by FIBA since 1958.
For Euroleague Basketball records purposes, the FIBA European Champions Cup and EuroLeague are considered to be the same competition, with the change of name being simply a re-branding.EuroLeague is one of the most popular professional indoor sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 8,472, for league matches in the 2016–17 season. That was the fifth-highest of any professional indoor sports league in the world (the highest outside the United States), and the second-highest of any professional basketball league in the world, only behind the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Recently,Fenerbahce Istanbul has joined the list of Turkish Airlines Euro League champions! Fenerbahce captured the 2017 crown by overpowering Olympiacos Piraeus 80-64 in the championship game at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday. Fenerbahce became the first Turkish team to win the EuroLeague title, after losing against CSKA in overtime in the championship game one year ago. Head coach Zeljko Obradovic added more hardware to his impressive legacy by lifting the trophy for the ninth team with five different teams.