After signing a 5-year contract with Panathinaikos, Lefteris Bochoridis made this statement: "After 13 years the time has come for me to leave Aris. At that team i spent more than half my life. With its jersey i had many joyfull and sad moments. But as all things in life, this had to come to an end. I would like to thank all the peaople who helped me become the player i am today. Coaches, teammates, administrations, and above all the great fans of Aris. I wish that at some moment our paths will meet again. A new page in my carrier is opening. My transfer to Panathinaikos fills me with responsibilities because i want more than anything to prove right those people who gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. The only thing i will promise to everybody is that i will try with all my powers to help Panathinaikos stay on the top of Greek basketball and conquer once more the top of Euroleague".
Lefteris Bochoridi's statement