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 […]
We could write a really long post telling you about the aesthetics of the ball for EuroBasket 2015, which was unveiled today, or we could just re-post the press release after a snarky intro. I’ve got work today, no prizes for guessing the route we’re going. Here’s the official release: Molten, in collaboration with FIBA, […]
The last couple of weeks on BallinEurope have been a touch Ireland-centric. The elephant in the room when discussing basketball on the island is the lack of a national team. Ireland took a small step back there today, writes Emmet Ryan. Last year BallinEurope exclusively reported plans for the Irish senior national teams to return […]
In a shock to roughly nobody, Tony Parker claimed a second straight FIBA Europe men’s player of the year award but the big surprise was how much the San Antonio Spurs man needed to lean on support from non-fan votes to get over the line. Parker narrowly beat Milos Teodosic for the overall award after […]
Despite being favourite from the outset, Dario Saric (Croatia) of Anadolu Efes had to hold off a strong challenge from Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece) of the Milwaukee Bucks to secure his second FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year award. Saric was incredible in the Adriatic League last season and proved his worth as a big […]
The date and venue for the draw for EuroBasket 2015 has been announced. Disneyland Paris, or EuroDisney to some of us, will be the venue to decide who plays who and where. The draw will take place at 16.00 CET on 8 December. The top two teams at EuroBasket will progress to the 2016 Olympics […]
In his first post for BiE, Andrei Britz looks back on the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup through the eyes of a man who grew up appreciating Balkan hoops. It’s just over a week since Spain 2014. We enjoyed two weeks of intense and fun basketball. Spain was a close to perfect host, bolstering good […]
Earlier this week the latest batch of FIBA’s World rankings were published, updating for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. The one thing we learned above all else is that small sample sizes continue to be a big problem. The highest climbers were Mexico (19, +5), Dominican Republic (20, +6), Senegal (30, +11), Ukraine (40, […]
He was BiE’s pick for MVP and despite falling short to Kyrie Irving for that honour, Kenneth Faried delivered one big highlight in Sunday’s final to top the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup’s list of plays of the tournament. Watch them all here.
Serbia may have taken a pounding at the hands of the USA on Sunday night but that didn’t stop crowds turning out in droves to welcome back Sasha Djordjevic and his men on their fantastic achievement at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Check out this great video of the homecoming.
Speaking to BiE moments after lifting the Naismith Trophy, DeMar DeRozan said playing for the USA and winning the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will lead him to better things with the Toronto Raptors this season.