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French NBA stars reach out to U18 champions

SAMSUN (FIBA U18 European Championship Division A) - French NBA stars were taking to social media following the success of their nation's U18 team at the FIBA U18 European Championship.

France triumphed 78-65 over Lithuania in the final, capturing their first gold medal since 2006, much to the delight of the nation's NBA stars, who were quick to reach out to the next generation on social media.

One player to know that winning feeling from the 2006 team was Alexis Ajinca.

Ant the MVP from that tournament? None other than Nicolas Batum.

Valencia playmaker Antoine Diot was also part of that team.

Another enjoying the early Christmas gift was Evan Fournier.

Indeed, they were on fire Rudy, and now they can sit back with their feet up in front of the fire, knowing job well done.

Oh, and it wasn't just the male stars sending their congratulations, with a big name from the women's game also giving a shout out.