EuroLeague Final 2002: Panathinaikos attack Bolognese fort

After a year in which we had two champions, both FIBA and ULEB were aware that for the sake of basketball there could not be another year, two maximum competitions. Both organizations reached an agreement and we finally had a single competition. They began the competition with 32 teams framed in four groups of eight teams. Of which and after 14 days four will qualify for the second phase, called TOP16 and the other four will be prematurely eliminated

SuproLeague & EuroLeague Final 2001: Maccabi and Virtus Bologna, champions in the year of redemption

A historic event took place in the summer of 2000. Some of Europe’s top teams dissatisfied with FIBA’s economic dealings with them decided to create an organisation called the European Basketball Leagues Union (ULEB) and create a parallel competition under its mandate. During the whole summer, both FIBA and ULEB did not reach an agreement and the grotesque situation of competing for two European Cups, the one of all life, the one of FIBA, which decided to be called Suproleague and the new one, the one of ULEB, which would be called Euroleague. The teams on each side were completing the two competitions, the schism for European basketball clubs was served