Spanoulis said that his entire career was dedicated to his father and wished that players would feel even a little bit of the love he experienced while playing for Olympiacos.

Credit: Olympiacos BC
Credit Olympiacos BC

The name of Vassilis Spanoulis is synonymous with Olympiacos Piraeus. No player will ever be able to wear the #7 jersey again.

Vassilis Spanoulis

Vassilis  Spanoulis
Position: SG, PG
Age: 41
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 96 kg
Birth place: Larissa, Greece

The Greek club has retired the legendary guard's jersey in a special ceremony before the friendly game against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.

To begin the procedure, messages from multiple high-profile basketball players poured in, including Vasilije Micic, Nando de Colo, Shane Larkin, and others.

Spanoulis was seen in tears while he was overlooking his Olympiacos jersey being lifted into the rafters.

"It was my dream to play at Olympiacos since I was in Maroussi, and I was sure when I made the decision that I would succeed in every way possible and impossible. We went through difficulties, but I wish all the athletes to feel even a little bit of the love I have received from you," Spanoulis told the fans.

"When I was 15 years old, I lost my father to cancer. I said I would dedicate my career to him. I hope he's proud."

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