He is the 10th player in basketball history to win both the Euroleague and an NBA title in his career. Rodrigue Beaubois is the first French player to enter this club with a breathtaking record …
Rodrigue Beaubois, with his team Anadolu Efes from Istanbul, by winning 86-81 against the Spanish club FC Barcelona, on May 31, won the Euroleague.
At 33, the former New Star player from Pointe-à-Pitre joins the very closed circle of 10 players who have won both an NBA title and the most prestigious of European trophies.
A victory, the culmination of 3 years of work
Reinforcement of choice for the Anadolu Efes of Istanbul, Rodrigue Beaubois was one of the architects of this victory in Euroleague. In the semifinals, he scored 15 points in 25 minutes. In the final, against FC Barcelona, he participated in the rebellion of his team which won in the last minutes.
The Anadolu Efes thus won the first EuroLeague in its history, 86-81. The Guadeloupe champion shared his joy at the end of the match: « It’s a great time for all of us. We worked three seasons for this title.«
From Pointe-à-Pitre to Instabul, via Dallas
Rodrigue Beaubois made his debut in one of the biggest clubs in Guadeloupe. Very quickly noticed, he joined Cholet Basket in 2006. After an abortive attempt at the 2008 NBA Draft, he tried his luck again the following year and impressed during the « work out » practice sessions. He was finally selected in 25th position by the Oklahoma City Thunder, then traded. He joined the formation of the Dallas Mavericks. A transfer that will change the course of his career. Propelled holder, due to an injury to one of the pillars of the Mavericks, the Guadeloupe has an encouraging first season. He even illustrated himself on March 27, 2010 … An anthology match for the Pointois. In 30 minutes, he scored 40 points, against the Golden State Warriors. After this meeting, he became the 2nd best French scorer in the NBA, behind Tony Parker.
During the 2010-2011 season, injuries followed and playing time was reduced for Rodrigue Beaubois. However, it was with this team that he won the NBA title.
In early 2014, he was loaned to the Boston Celtics who did not retain him. The Pointois ended up joining Cholet, club with which he trains, before signing to Spirou Charleroi basket club, in Belgium. The same year, he joined the ranks of Le Mans Sarthe basketball. In July 2015, he signed to SIG Strasbourg before leaving for Spain, to try his luck with Saski Baskonia.
On June 21, 2018, he joined Anadolu Efes Istanbul for 2 years. It is already with this team that he reached the Euroleague final. He extends his contract in July 2020. He will finally be crowned with this Turkish formation.