by Brett Edwards
There seems to be some confusion lately from our readers regarding our use of the term "Euro." For the record, we know places like Argentina and the US Virgin Islands are not in Europe. So let me quickly reset our definition of a Euro in basketball terms:
We define a Euro as any foreign born NBA player who plays with an (often overly) aggressive style of play, and who likes to cheat flop as much as possible to win favorable calls from the officials (see Divac). These players also typically play a borderline out of control style, often driving into traffic at full speed and then flying towards the hoop, flailing all limbs in the process (see Ginobili). Also included are guys who are "high energy" players, but who really are just over compensating for lack of talent by playing really hard (see Varejao). Like in pickup ball when the worst guy on the court tries to play full court press defense. Finally, a Euro usually is very soft, and can be scared deterred from their game with a few hard fouls (see Parker), and is afraid to take big time shots when the game is on the line (see Stojakovic). Most also have a lot of hair and poor hygiene.
We normally don't like this style of play, so we rip these players whenever possible for their antics. But we are not blind either. We realize that some of these players are very good; we just don't like them. Similar to how many of you feel about Kobe.
I think that covers it. If you have read any of our stuff in the past, you should know by now that although we are serious basketball fans with serious opinions, we also have a serious sense of humor and are joking around like 90% of the time. So let's not be taking this too seriously. With that said, let the attacks begin in the comments!