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WATCH: These 8 amazing videos make the EuroLeague championships look like a WNBA all-star game

WNBA fans have been waiting a long time for this: On Sunday, the league’s training camp begins, with official play starting May 13.

But not everyone has been waiting in vain for women’s basketball practice and play to begin. For nearly half the WNBA’s 144 players, training and games never ended. That’s because since Oct. 26 of last year—just six days after the WNBA championship was held—these players have been competing in the prestigious EuroLeague overseas. And this past weekend was the league’s championship final, which basically included the best WNBA players, making for some of the best basketball you’ll likely see all year.

Play after play, these highlight reels entertain with alley-oops, smooth three pointers, aggressive post moves, and flashy handles. Here’s a look at how the WBNA’s top stars performed in the EuroLeague championships.

A WNBA-packed Final Four

Let’s start with Friday’s first game of the Final Four, which included two of the WNBA’s most talented hoopsters: LA Sparks forward and 2016 WNBA Player of the Year, Nneka Ogwumike, and Atlanta Dream All-Star Angel McCoughtry. Both worked together to give their undefeated Russian Dynamo Kursk team the win over Czech ZVVZ USK Prague, in a score of 87-80 in overtime. While USK Prague had Indian Fever’s Candice Dupree, who posted a staggering 39 points and 13 rebounds, it wasn’t enough to beat Dynamo Kursk’s stacked team of Ogwumike, McCoughtry, Minnesota’s Anna Cruz, and New York’s Epiphanny Prince.

In the second Final Four game, LA Sparks’ Candace Parker and Jantel Lavender led their Turkish team Fenerbahce to upset defending champions UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia, 70-61. Despite UMMC Ekaterinburg boasting a trifecta of Phoenix Mercury talent with Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello, Fenerbahce was still able to pull off the win, thanks to combination of the offense of Chicago Sky’s Ali Quigley and Parker’s defense.

While most third-place games are not the most exciting, when there are WNBA stars such as Kristi Toliver, Griner, Taurasi, Dupree, and Emma Messeman, this one was like watching an all-star game. UMMC Ekaterinburg won 68-63 over ZVVZ USK Prague in the star-studded matchup.

A championship game that included (many) celebrations

Sunday’s final pitted two LA Sparks teammates—Parker and Ogwumike—against each other, as both looked to earn Turkey’s Fenerbahce and Russia’s Dynamo Kursk, respectively, the club’s first EuroLeague championship. After a back-and-forth battle, Ogwumike’s team finally claimed the 77-63 victory.

What made the Dynamo Kursk so successful this year? First, they had Ogwumike, who averaged 15.5 points per game and a EuroLeague-high of 10.5 rebounds per game. In the final, she continued her double-double average with 19 points and 10 boards. But it wasn’t just Ogwumike—Dynamo Kursk also got help from McCoughtry, who led the team all season with 17.3 points per game to make the third top scorer overall in the EuroLeague. The Atlanta Dream star ended her EuroLeague season as MVP of the final game. Of course, the fact that Dynamo Kursk also had New York Liberty’s Prince and Minnesota Lynx’s Cruz definitely helped too; they dished out a very impressive 3.7 and 5.5 assists per game, respectively, on the season.

None of this, of course, discounts Turkey’s Fenerbahce: Parker put up 18 points in the championship game for the team, while Chicago Sky’s Ali Quigley contributed 19 points.

Yet after the crown went to Dynamo Kursk, there was no shortage of celebrating:

Despite language barriers, cultural differences and even some trophy grappling, McCoughtry was still able to give an insider’s look after the game had been decided:

Ever wondered what it feels like to celebrate with people who don’t speak your language? Well, here you have it, courtesy, once again, of McCoughtry …

The championship game also ended a fun last 12 months for Ogwumike, who, in that time, has scored a WNBA title, MVP honors and, now, a EuroLeague title. And while she couldn’t celebrate with her sisters, including WNBA All-Star Chiney Ogwumike, they congratulated her from afar in this sweet video referring to her as a “goal model:”

With all this celebrating, the WNBA players will now return home to rest.

Just kidding: They’ll begin the WNBA, of course.

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