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.
Serbia came out ready to fight but Kyrie Irving didn’t take long to kill off their dreams as the USA rode a big first quarter from their point guard to a crushing victory in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final. There was no doubt who looked more confident at the start of this one. […]
This is going to be brief. These teams couldn’t have taken more differing journeys to Madrid for the final of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup but both have more than earned the right to be here tonight. Serbia’s group performance could have best been described as so-so but since the knockout stages began they […]
It took a fourth quarter rally but France eventually took bronze at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on the back of a big night for Nicolas Batum. France had a horribly short turnaround before this one, hitting the floor just 18 hours after losing to Serbia in Friday’s semi-final, but Joffrey Lauvergne showed no […]
DeMar DeRozan spoke to BallinEurope after the USA’s win over Lithuania at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, DeRozan spoke about why Spain’s exit from the competition changes nothing for his team.
In what proved to be by far the most athletic piece of video recording performed by BiE at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Jonas Valanciunas spoke about getting to play against his Toronto Raptors team mate DeMar DeRozan and the the strength of the USA team.
It was another iffy shooting display from the USA but once again they delivered in the second half to crush Lithuania and advance to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final. There were two duels Lithuania simply had to win in this one, Jonas Valanciunas vs Anthony Davis and Donatas Motiejunas vs Kenneth Faried. Valanciunas […]