Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Sarunas Jasikevicius Brings Postseason Experience to Golden State

This past weekend, HoopsWorld.com ran a feature article about Sarunas Jasikevicius (1994-98) and how his European playoff experience is helping the Golden State Warriors in their first NBA playoff appearance in over a decade:

Coming off the visiting team bus, Sarunas Jasikevicius was the Warrior most comfortable with playoff basketball. The Lithuanian guard had experienced playoff basketball, albeit of a different continent, many times before, playing and winning on big basketball stages in Europe and around the world. His confidence is easily explained: three Euroleague titles, an Olympic bronze medal, and an European Championship gold.

Oh, and one long forgotten dunk that still elicits laughter from international players around the Warriors locker room.

"That dunk is a collectors item", explains Jasikevicius as we start to talk, "because it will never happen again."

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