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Former athletes, celebrities praise Slovenian ballers

Ljubljana, 18 September - A number of former Slovenian professional athletes and other celebrities heaped praise on the Slovenian national basketball team for winning the EuroBasket on Sunday, with football legend Branko Oblak, for instance, labelling it the biggest sport success in the nation's history and calling captain Goran Dragić a basketball "Lionel Messi".

Istanbul, Turkey
Slovenian national basketball team lifting trophy after winning the 2017 EuroBasket
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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