FIBA celebrates Nick Galis’s 66th birthday with a video - "The Gangster"

Nick Galis

Nick Galis, Greece's greatest ever basketballer, turned 66, something which FIBA, through their official Twitter account made sure to honour with a video of some special highlights.

The tweet captioned, "No better way to celebrate the 66th birthday of the “The Gangster” than with his UNREAL full highlights from #EuroBasket 1987. Happy Birthday Nick Galis."

Galis, who during his playing days was nicknamed, “Nick The Greek”, “The Gangster”, and “The Iron Man”, is widely regarded as Europe’s greatest scorer ever to play the game and as one of the all-time greatest players in FIBA international basketball history.

In 1991, Galis was named one of FIBA’s 50 Greatest Players. In 2007, he became an inaugural member of the FIBA Hall of Fame. In 2008, he was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors. In, 2017 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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