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EuroLeague legend turn broadcaster, Joe Arlauckas, sits down with some of the biggest names in European basketball – past and present - to learn more about their lives on and off the hardwood.

EuroLeague legend turn broadcaster, Joe Arlauckas, sits down with some of the biggest names in European basketball – past and present - to learn more about their lives on and off the hardwood.
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EuroLeague legend turn broadcaster, Joe Arlauckas, sits down with some of the biggest names in European basketball – past and present - to learn more about their lives on and off the hardwood.

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7: The Crossover: Walter ‘Edy’ Tavares

1/7/2020
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The incredible transformation of a Cape Verdean kid into Sergeant Swat! The life and career of Walter ‘Edy’ Tavares is the raw material for Joe Arlauckas on the latest episode of The Crossover, and the Real Madrid centre’s story leaves Joe almost speechless. Tavares had close to zero interest in basketball when a holidaymaker recommended him to Gran Canaria because of his height. After sleeping through his original try out, Tavares then earns his passage into the professional ranks wearing...

Duration:01:07:42

6: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Georgios Printezis

12/27/2019
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One of the few men to have claimed back-to-back EuroLeague titles joins Joe Arlauckas to chat about his life and career so far. In another special episode to mark twenty seasons of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Georgios Printezis talks about his Olympiacos team’s iconic victory over CSKA Moscow in the 2012 Championship Game, coach Ivkovic’s half time masterclass in motivation and his own correct premonition that he’d score the final basket to clinch their astonishing comeback win....

Duration:01:07:50

5: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Cory Higgins

12/17/2019
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Two-time EuroLeague winner Cory Higgins talks to Joe Arlauckas about his life and career, including the feeling that he continues to be “overlooked and underrated.” In another special episode to mark twenty seasons of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, the American analyses those recent triumphs with CSKA Moscow and chats about some Final Four pain in-between. With his father and brother working in the NBA, the Barcelona star discusses getting into ‘the family business’ and a childhood...

Duration:00:46:56

4: The Crossover: Daniel Hackett

12/3/2019
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CSKA Moscow’s Daniel Hackett joins Joe Arlauckas for a chat about his life and career. In the summer of 2018, Dimitris Itoudis was looking to sign a player with a very specific profile. The Italy international fitted the bill perfectly and became a EuroLeague winner at the end of his first season in the Russian capital, impressing in the Championship game. Hackett discusses his first Final Four and also looks back on his time with Olympiacos, the crazy atmosphere of games against...

Duration:01:32:19

3: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Jaycee Carroll

11/19/2019
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Joe Arlauckas speaks to shooting guard Jaycee Carroll about his life and career, in another special episode to mark twenty seasons of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. The American talks about the key moments in Real Madrid’s two recent EuroLeague-winning campaigns and discusses the reasons why his club fell short in others. We also hear about Carroll’s faith, family and freakish ability to nail three pointers.

Duration:01:19:04

2: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Theo Papaloukas

11/5/2019
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Joe Arlauckas goes to Athens to speak to Theo Papaloukas, in the first of The Crossover’s special episodes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague! A veteran of nine Final Fours, the former CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos star talks about his two EuroLeague-winning seasons with CSKA and the many times in which his teams went close to European glory – campaigns which were often curtailed by stinging defeats at the hands of big rivals and good friends. Find out how...

Duration:01:26:36

1: The Crossover: Ali Muhammed

10/22/2019
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Season 2 of The Crossover begins with Joe Arlauckas chatting to Fenerbahce’s Ali Muhammed. In a frank and open interview, the Chicago-born guard talks about his traumatic early life, including the violent death of his brother and his mother’s issues with addiction. Muhammed reveals how he ended up in prison and tells of the struggle that the young Bobby Dixon had to change his life for the better and find a way out of poverty. He also chats about a daunting start to life in Europe, linking...

Duration:01:14:04

The Crossover: Tony Parker

6/18/2019
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Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker chats to Joe about his life and career, in an interview recorded shortly before the point guard decided to end his time with the Charlotte Hornets and retire from basketball. Parker discusses what he’ll do next and speaks about his growing involvement with sport in Lyon, including as President of EuroLeague wild cards ASVEL Basket. The former France international and six-time NBA All-Star talks about his start in the U.S. and tells Joe what it was like to...

Duration:00:28:49

THE CROSSOVER AT THE FINAL FOUR: F4GLORY

5/20/2019
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Joe Arlauckas sits down with EuroLeague legends Theo Papaloukas and Nikola Vujcic to analyse CSKA Moscow’s 91-83 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul in the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game. You’ll hear from CSKA coach Dimitris Itoudis, Ergin Ataman of Efes, the 2019 Final Four MVP Will Clyburn and the Season MVP Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce.

Duration:00:46:44

THE CROSSOVER AT THE FINAL FOUR: READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

5/18/2019
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Joe Arlauckas has exclusive interviews with two players who’ll feature in Sunday’s Turkish Airlines EuroLeague decider and exclusive analysis from a couple of two-time EuroLeague winners. CSKA Moscow’s Cory Higgins talks on the morning after his side’s 95-90 comeback victory over Real Madrid, plus Adrien Moerman of Anadolu Efes Istanbul chats at the team hotel following their 92-73 victory over city rivals Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. We also hear from defeated coaches Pablo Laso and Zeljko...

Duration:01:10:53

THE CROSSOVER AT THE FINAL FOUR: SEMIFINALS ARE HERE

5/16/2019
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Joe Arlauckas brings his podcast to the Final Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz, as the Turkish Arlines EuroLeague season reaches its climax. In the company of European basketball greats Nikola Vujcic and Michalis Kakiouzis, Joe looks ahead to Fenerbahce v Anadolu Efes and CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid in Friday’s semifinals. There are exclusive interviews with Sergio “Chacho” Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid’s Trey Thomkins, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul’s Ali Muhammed and Tibor Pleiss from Anadolu Efes...

Duration:01:15:47

The Crossover: Zeljko Obradovic

4/30/2019
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Joe Arlauckas sits down with his old friend and legendary former coach Zelimir "Zeljko" Obradovic. The Serbian is regarded by many as the greatest European head coach of all time. He's taken clubs to 40 titles, including nine EuroLeague successes with five different teams. Obradovic tells Joe some of the tales behind the triumphs, including five EuroLeague trophies with Panathinaikos, but he also talks about some of his Final Four failures as well. Find out why Fenerbahce's celebrations had...

Duration:01:09:45

The Crossover: Adam Hanga

4/23/2019
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Adam Hanga is the latest EuroLeague star to sit down with Joe Arlauckas and talk about his life and career. The Hungarian discusses his family and basketball beginnings in Budapest, being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA and the tough moments he experienced with his knee injury. Hanga also speaks about moving to Spain, how he became a defensive star and his spells with Baskonia and now FC Barcelona Lassa.

Duration:01:11:32

The Crossover: Shane Larkin

4/16/2019
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Joe sits down with Shane Larkin, to chat about his life and career. The Anadolu Efes point guard also opens up about his OCD and how the disorder impacts on the life of an athlete. He talks about his family and what he learnt about being a professional sportsman from his father Barry Larkin, who is in baseball’s Hall of Fame. Larkin discusses his disrupted college career, when he ended up as a huge part of a fabulous Miami Hurricanes team. One of his alley-oop passed prompted a standing...

Duration:01:27:19

The Crossover: Vassilis Spanoulis

4/2/2019
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Joe gets his man, as Olympiacos captain Vassilis Spanoulis takes the time to sit down and talk through his life and remarkable career. ‘Kill Bill’ has amassed a huge number of personal awards and won plenty of major trophies, including three EuroLeague titles - one with Panathinaikos and two with Olympiacos, who Spanoulis led to a historic championship repeat in 2013. He reflects on his high profile move between the two Greek rivals and about the NBA draft that quickly turned to...

Duration:01:04:15

The Crossover: Pablo Laso

3/19/2019
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Joe catches up with an old friend - the Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso. The two played together in Vitoria-Gasteiz, as well as for the club that Laso has so far led to sixteen trophies, including two EuroLeague championships. There are plenty of stories from their time as teammates, plus we get a fascinating glimpse into the mind of the twice Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year as he discusses some of his most significant decisions and biggest games. Laso reflects on how Real Madrid...

Duration:01:26:34

The Crossover: Keith Langford

3/5/2019
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Keith Langford speaks openly about his basketball journey to date, which has been packed with individual awards, team honours, lucrative contracts and a few falling outs. The well-travelled American was an All-EuroLeague First Team selection in 2014 and is twice a winner of the Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy. But Langford's career took a while to get going. Injuries caused doubts about how long he could be a pro and after his college performances failed to earn an NBA contract,...

Duration:01:13:33

The Crossover: Anthony Gill

2/19/2019
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Joe sits down with Anthony Gill to chat about pranks, personal grooming and the American forward’s eventful basketball journey to date. His route through the college game was far from straightforward and since then the Khimki player has had to bounce back from a number of setbacks, including missing the NBA draft and failing his first European medical. But now he’s in Moscow and fired up by Khimki’s city rivalry with CSKA! Gill discusses his faith, the influence that his family has had on...

Duration:01:03:56

The Crossover: Nikola Vujcic

2/12/2019
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Joe chats to the Croatian basketball legend Nikola Vujcic, whose one dream was to win EuroLeague. Maccabi Tel Aviv’s sports director started his career in the former Yugoslavia, when his father was away fighting in the civil war. As well as those early days, the five time All-EuroLeague selection talks about his many career highs (and occasional lows), about the basketball rivalry between teams from Croatia and Serbia and about making Israel his home. Vujcic also has great stories about...

Duration:01:05:44

The Crossover: Robertas Javtokas

1/22/2019
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In this episode of The Crossover, Joe sits down with one of Lithuania’s best-known basketball players, former Zalgiris center and now Zalgiris Kaunas Sports Director, Robertas Javtokas. Javtokas opens up about his childhood, including how attempts to rebel against his parents and their basketball dreams saw him sent away to school in America - without a scrap of English in his repertoire! – the eventual return to his home country which he longed for, and the bittersweet nature of his charmed...

Duration:01:00:39