Close to 7 years ago i came to toronto for a reason. i came for the people, for the raptors organization, for the city. thank you guys for believing in me, for drafting me in 2011. it’s a long list of people in toronto i want to thank. trainers, front office, arena staff, therapists, my teammates and of course my coaches. thank you to everyone who helped me in toronto to go out, compete and play basketball.
through good times or bad times, toronto fans stood by me from day 1, trusted me so thank you! you have no idea how much i appreciate it.
New school year will bring changes into the lives of twelve teenagers in vilnius, lithuania, where i spent most of my adolescence. they are welcome at the youth day home “išvien” established thanks to the big effort and dedication of my foundation team in lithuania. president dalia grybauskaitė honored the opening by congratulating this private initiative and encouraged teenagers to reach for their goals. please welcome the youth day home “išvien”! @jvparamosfondas
Another basketball camp is over. three days of intense work and improvement. thanks to all the participants, coaches, friends of the camp and special thanks to our host, coziest hotel in druskininkai, "de lita" hotel @delita.hotel.
pasibaigė dar viena kasmetinė krepšinio stovykla. trys dienos intensyvaus darbo ir tobulėjimo druskininkuose. nuoširdžiausi linkėjimai visiems stovyklos dalyviams, treneriams ir stovyklos draugams. ypatingas ačiū stovyklos dalyviais pasirūpinusiam, jaukiausiam druskininkuose, viešbučiui "de lita" @delita.hotel.
Each year when i go back to lithuania i am surprised by the level of young basketball talent that we have back home. it is a true testament to hard working coaches, sport universities and lithuanian passion for basketball. my duty is to help these young talents to elevate their game and be able to compete at even higher level.
continuing with tradition this year's jv basketball camp will take place in beautiful town of druskininkai. assisted by top lithuanian basketball coaches dainius adomaitis, darius maskoliūnas, gintautas regina (my basketball school coach), darius sirtautas, we will be working with top basketball prospects born in 2001.
special thanks for wonderful local partners @delita.hotel for providing us with a place to stay and feeding these hungry young athletes ačiū! :))