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Published on Feb 6, 2007
Nikos Galis...A LEGEND!!! (scored 40 points that night). The final score: Greece-USSR 103-101. Former NBA established defender, Sarunas Marciulionis, was Galis' personal guard in the game. He once mentioned him as one of the toughest opponents he ever had to face, when asked by an NBA reporter, who of course had no idea! Too pitty Europe learned about Nick when he was old, and not as athletic as in the early 80s. In 1987,he seams twice as athletic as young and mighty Marciulionis, but imagine he's 30 years old. Galis could easily dunk even at that age, even being only 6,1 feet(1.83). But he disliked dunking, despite learning the game in the states (dunk mania was not there yet, though). He dunked several times in 1980-81 season, when he was only 23 years old, but those dunks have only been recorded by a photographer, and not by a video camera. (the game was not popular those days in Greece). In that season, Nick averaged 44 points per game. Dammit. We've seen so little of him!