The opening salvos have been fired with little dignity. It’s not going to get prettier. Everyone needs to grow up. That’s what Emmet Ryan thinks of the latest FIBA vs ULEB spat. Didn’t we already go through this around the turn of the century? ULEB and FIBA Europe fought for control of Europe’s top competition […]
Alba Berlin entered Wednesday’s Euroleague Top 16 game with Zalgiris knowing that defeat would effectively end their shot at making the playoffs. Reggie Redding was having none of that as he dropped 27 points along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists in an 80-72 win over the Lithuanian champions. Check out the highlights. That win […]
It’s been a period for NBA refugees to find new homes in Russia with Victor Claver and Gal Mekel both making the jump but no move sent shockwaves around Europe quite like the return of Andrei Kirlenko to CSKA Moscow, writes Emmet Ryan. The return was a cameo, just 5 minutes and 2 points in […]
Check out this nice little video feature inside the Nokia Arena, home of Maccabi Tel Aviv, as Maccabi legend Nikola Vujcic guides Euroleague TV around the historic venue and talks about the history of the club.
Cloning Ante Tomic isn’t on the table and that leaves Barcelona with a big problem that was clear to see in the Copa del Rey, writes Emmet Ryan. The scoreline on Saturday night was the most misleading part. Barcelona, if you only checked in after the final horn, looked like they had cruised past ACB […]
Bayern Munich crashed out of the German Cup at the hands of Alba Berlin on Wednesday night. The reigning German champions aren’t the team that took the title last year but Emmet Ryan says they have come a long way since a disastrous regular season in Euroleague. When last we looked at Bayern in depth, […]
Emmet Ryan joined the Phil Naessens show once again this week to discuss the latest happenings in European basketball. With Euroleague on an off week for the national cups, Emmet and Phil took stock of what we have seen so far breaking down two of the most interesting teams in European basketball. First up was […]
Last week Sarunas Jasikevicius did a Q&A with Euroleague fans on Twitter. BiE being BiE, we didn’t have a basketball question. Instead we wanted to know what the greatest of all time would put on his perfect burger. Saras told us and that meant we simply had to try it. With his former flatmate Stephen […]
Is there a more mystifying team in European basketball this season than Alba Berlin? Emmet Ryan writes about how last night’s upset of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv is in line with the crazy season for the club from Germany’s capital city. If it was just a case of who Alba Berlin beat, they would be […]
The Euroleague Final Four is the culmination of the season but by the off day is just that for, a full off day. Emmet Ryan argues that taking a couple of ideas from the NBA All Star weekend could benefit Euroleague and fans. Last Monday I was in London, home to the 2013 Final Four, […]
BiE’s Emmet Ryan joined Phil Naessens for our regular slot discussing Euroleague on the Phil Naessens Show. This week’s show discusses the Istanbul Derby between Anadolu Efes and Fenerbahce and a potentially decisive week for Group E. Press play to listen to the full show, the Euroleague discussion begins at the 34.20 mark.