Greeks - a dominant force in basketball
The Greek national team thoroughly outplayed the American team in the FIBA World Championship semi-finals today in Japan, sending the message that their numerous recent 2005 European championship was not a fluke.
I'm 100% Greek (dad born in Athens, mom born in Chicago but of Greek natives), and for today I am conveniently basking in the glory of all things Greek. It's also great to see the following names on a hoops roster:
Sofoklis Schortsianitis, aka "Baby Shaq"
Theodoros Papaloukas, aka John Stocktonopoulous
We Greeks have more to offer than gyros, armless statues, shipping magnates and hairy chests...
Christophoros Georgilakis Zaharias