FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann spoke to BallinEurope’s Emmet Ryan shortly after the conclusion of the Irish men’s cup final at the end of January in Dublin. The key takeaways from the discussion included support for a global players union, opposing conceding ground on Eurocup with Euroleague, the role of 3×3, and a look at […]
With Euroleague’s new season coming up and the summer basketball activities all in the books, a combination of factors crossed Nicolò Origgi’s mind. With Ice Cube’s Big 3 league getting a lot of attention in the summer, our creatively minded Italian cooked up quite a recipe. What if we took the idea of the Big […]
The rumblings were coming for a while but, against stronger odds than you might think, 3×3 basketball will be at the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. Emmet Ryan on why this is a massive coup for international basketball’s governing body and what the status will mean for the condensed form of the sport The numbers never […]
It’s been a long road back to relevance for Irish basketball, ahead of the FIBA Europe Cup next week Emmet Ryan speaks with Basketball Ireland chief executive Bernard O’Byrne about the sport’s resurrection in Ireland When Bernard O’Byrne took over as chief executive of Basketball Ireland in 2011, the sport was in brutal shape on […]
Ireland’s 3×3 women’s basketball team made history at the 2015 European Games in Baku by reaching the quarter finals before finally falling to Russia. Orla O’Reilly, the lone pro on the team, gave her thoughts after the game about what the run meant for her and her team mates.
Normally, BiE is all about being fair and balanced. Normally, Ireland isn’t playing a knockout game. Today is not a normal day because Ireland play the Czech Repbulic at 16.30 CET and BiE is in no mood to be fair and balanced. So instead, today, we are waving our tricolour and coming up with as […]
The draws for the 3×3 basketball competitions at the European Games in Baku have been made. Both competitions will see 16 nations taking part. First up here’s the draw for the men’s competition Pool A Slovenia Romania Lithuania Israel Pool B Russia Spain Turkey Belgium Pool C Estonia Serbia Italy Greece Pool D Andorra Czech […]
BiE’s Andrei Britz caught up with Romania’s Angel Santana who recently won the European 3×3 title. In an extensive piece Santana opens up about the explosion of 3×3 ball, his own background playing against Paul Pierce in high school, playing college hoops in the USA, and how at age 37 he is still excited to […]
That right there is Ukraine’s Dmitry ‘Smoove’ Krivenko taking your dreams, lifting them high, and dropping them back to Earth with violent authority. Krivenko delivered the dunk at the FIBA Beijing Masters 3×3. Check out Krivenko’s dunk and the rest of the highlights of the dunk contest in the video below. h/t Dime Mag.