"I feel proud to have been his teammate and to have played with him until his very last game. I am proud to have been a teammate with one of the best players in the history of the European basketball. The Diamonds are Forever Tournament will be an exceptional event in honor of this great athlete.
I am proud that I will be a part of this and I will have the chance to meet him again. I am excited and looking forward to these unique moments of Dimitris. Diamantidis is special man, amazing guy, captain, leader, down to earth, and the list goes on.
I remember a lot of moments but I will choose our Euroleague 2011 championship win in Barcelona. This tournament will be a great opportunity for us to test our level of readiness. We will play some of the best teams in Europe.
It is going to be a special tournament, especially because it will be in honor of Dimitris Diamantidis", said the 27-year-old international.