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Pic via David Hein of heinnews. Ahead of flying to Madrid for the Euroleague Final Four, BiE’s Emmet Ryan spent his weekend in front of a huge PC screen watching the Bundesliga playoffs. There is something delightfully German in its aping of American culture around the Bundesliga playoffs. While it may not be Europe’s best […]
Thursday night was always meant to be about Alba vs Maccabi but actions elsewhere made the game even more important for a wild final round. Given Fenerbahce had second place locked up, it was a little surprising to see Efes fall so meekly to their Istanbul rivals. Even more surprising was how Baskonia wholly failed […]
Alba Berlin did what Alba Berlin do, the unexpected. Now what? Emmet Ryan looks ahead to a wild finish to Euroleague’s Top 16. It is, in the most basic of terms, the biggest game in German basketball since the EuroBasket final of 2005. At club level, you’ve got to go all the way back to […]
Last season Niels Giffey was a lethal weapon from deep in the NCAA Tournament as UConn rode the German’s three-pointers to a national championship. Giffey had that March Madness magic pumping through his veins late on for Alba Berlin on the road to Gottingen as he went big from deep repeatedly to pull out a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Things got heated on the sideline during Alba Berlin’s stunning home loss to Oldenburg. Just three days after stunning Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv in Euroleague play, the Bundesliga side fell to their second straight defeat in domestic action. The big story however wasn’t just the L, which means Alba lose outright control of top spot […]
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 […]
BiE is delighted to welcome Zebulun Benbrook, editor of Welcome to Loud City, aboard as a contributor. Zeb will be giving his perspective on European hoops from his home town of Oklahoma City on a regular basis. Every week Zeb has as slot on the Phil Naessens show, this week there was only one topic […]
Last night’s incredible game between Alba Berlin and the Spurs got the NBA’s Phantom cam treatment. Relive the best moments from the thrilling 94-93 win for the Bundesliga club, including that moment from Jamel McLean, in super slow-mo.
Alba Berlin beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-94 tonight. Yes, the Bundesliga side is already playing regular season ball and it’s only a pre-season game for the NBA champions but…who the hell cares? Nobody in Berlin that’s for sure. Watch Jamel McClean hit the big shot to send the O2 World into a frenzy.