A former Celtics guard is a now a EuroLeague champion

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An incredible three-year run in Europe has resulted in the most coveted basketball championship outside of the NBA for former Celtics guard Shane Larkin. His Turkish squad Anadolu Efes took home the EuroLeague championship yesterday with an 86-81 comeback win over Barcelona.

Larkin starred as he has for the past three years in Turkey, scoring 21 points while dishing out 3 assists in the deciding victory. The former Celtic defeated a number of former NBA players on Barcelona including Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, and Nick Calathes. For Larkin, it was the culmination of a three-year journey after losing in the EuroLeague championship game in 2018-19 despite an incredible individual performance, having a promising year cut short due to COVID-19, and then ultimately coming out on top in 2020-2021.

Larkin spent five seasons in the NBA, with his most recent stint coming in 2017-2018 for the Boston Celtics.

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