Panathinaikos strongman Dimitris Giannakopoulos believes that Dimitris Diamantidis surpasses all European basketball legends.
"Since 1982 I have been watching two European basketball matches per week live or on TV", he commented. "I have seen Dominique, Paspalj, Sabonis, Saras, Oscar Schmidt, Galis, Fanis, Petrovic, Kukoc, Papaloukas, Bodiroga. All the legends. But there is only one Diamantidis and he is above everybody. The way he moves on court seems like he is some seconds ahead. I hope he plays until he is 50".