Yesterday, May 21, Anadolu Efes and Real Madrid battled it out to win the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, with Anadolu Efes taking home the coveted championship title.
In addition, the final match MVP, Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes was awarded 1 million Miles&Smiles Travel Miles by Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, who stated: “It has been incredible to witness the talent that has been on the court for the past few days at the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, as well as witness the immense joy of the fans who attended and millions around the world who are once again watching their favorite basketball players compete for the championship title.
“I would like to congratulate not only the winners, Anadolu Efes, but all teams who participated in the EuroLeague this season, as their participation marked an important and celebrated return of professional basketball in full force. At Turkish Airlines, we are proud to be the sponsor title of EuroLeague for the past twelve years and look forward to continuing the promotion of the beloved sport around the world.”
Euroleague Basketball CEO Jordi Bertomeu added: “I would like to thank all teams which participated in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four for the outstanding level they have shown. Anadolu Efes for becoming the 2022 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Champions. Our fans have once again experienced the emotions and thrills of the Final Four after two years, and this is another true reason to celebrate. After the complicated moments we have experienced during the last two seasons, it is a true pleasure to have the unconditional support of our long-time naming partner Turkish Airlines.”
Chris Singleton who played for Anadolu Efes won the “Flight Time Champion” title with 2.413 seconds of stay air timing and won 241,300 Miles&Smiles Travel Miles.
The “Lucky Seat” competition took place during the half-time of the finals, and the lucky fan was rewarded with 100,000 Miles. Three fans who stayed in the air for the longest time and jumped furthest in the JUMP&DUNK competition held in the fan zone area for three days were awarded 50,000 Miles each from Miles&Smiles.