‘Baskonistas’ have played 357 games since the Euroleague Basketball was born, sixteen years ago, while only two teams have racked more games along the competition, which turns into a Round Robin stage after 16 seasons.
Turkish Airlines Euroleague, the major basketball tournament in Europe, will face from the 2016/17 season on a new era in which sixteen teams will compete against each other in this first stage. Fans over the world, based on a thrilling and powerful system are keen to host every single team, including Fernando Buesa Arena.
However, before the Euroleague closes up this already extint format, numbers gathered by Laboral Kutxa Baskonia show an impressive overview look along the way. ‘Gasteiztarras’ are the 3rd team with more games played in Euroleague’s Basketball history, tied to Olympiacos that raised the trophe two courses in a row (2011-2013).
Furthermore, regarding Euroleague appearances, Laboral Kutxa Baskonia tops the honourable list of teams which have participated in every tournament’s season (16), besides FC Barcelona Lassa, Olympiacos and Zalgiris. A remarkable figures for a team that made its mark by appearing four straight years in the Final Four at the beggining of this decade.
These stunning stats provided Laboral Kutxa Baskonia with strength in numbers which gives all the credit to the Basque-Country team organization. Even more, they place as the 3rd club in all-time scoring list (28,844 points dropped).
In addition, ‘baskonistas’ record the highest scoring average in the Euroleague per game (81.02), taking into account all 15 teams with at least 150 games played. Baskonia tops this standing, ahead of great teams such as CSKA, Maccabi, Olympiacos, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Fenerbahce o Panathinaikos.
The Top-3 elite teams with the biggest impact on the Euroleague’s history reflects also on the Performance Index Rating, having Baskonia a big role in such category.