Former Croatian international footballer Ivan Rakitić is taking part at the moment as a member of the jury for the NBA 75 Euro Vote.
The NBA has launched the “NBA 75 Euro Vote” campaign to celebrate the league’s 75th anniversary and the influence European players have had on the league.
Rakitić and the other members of the panel are joining fans from all over Europe to vote for the 10 best European players of all time to make up the first and second European team of all time. But before that, voting for the All-Time NBA Dynasty took place with the 1995-98 Chicago Bulls team winning the vote.
Voting will take place for the All-Time NBA Jersey (December 14-20, 2021), All-Time European NBA Moment (February 28 – March 7, 2022), and All-Time NBA European First and Second Teams (March 28 – April 10, 2022). For all categories, the fan vote will account for 50 percent of the final results while the panel will make up the other 50 percent.
To celebrate the Chicago Bulls winning the All-Time NBA Dynasty, Bulls legend Toni Kukoč chatted with Rakitić on NBA Europe about playing with greats, football, Croatia and even golf.
I am very happy to be here with you and what it means for all our Croatian people, what you did during your career and what you are doing now representing Croatia it is amazing. From all the Croatian people thank you very much,” Rakitić told Kukoč at the start of their chat.
“It was really electric the month of the World Cup, you make us all proud to be Croatian,” Kukoč replied.
You can see the video of the conversation HERE.