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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.
It’s going to be a busy pre-season for some of the top teams in Euroleague with teams travelling across the Americas and Asia as part of their preparation for the new season. The headline action will see Maccabi Tel Aviv look to win the FIBA Intercontinental Cup in Brazil but they will be plenty of […]
The first round of Basketball Bundesliga in Germany pitted the league’s two Euroleague participants against each other in the Audi Dome and it was FC Bayern who came out on top 84-74 over Brose Baskets Bamberg. It’s that time of the year where every game is begging to be over-analysed and the Bundesliga served up […]
Aaaaand here’s another for the collection. After the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade closed yesterday, two of the tourney’s youth teams added to the phenomenon overtaking European basketball clubs daily, namely the irresistible urge to perform the Harlem Shake. Without further ado, here are the Alba Berlin and INSEP ballers succumbing to the craze.
“In the future, everyone will be famous for one news-cycle” — that’s how BallinEurope would update Andy Warhol’s well-worn line for the 21st century. Until the story’s been beaten to death (and the public consciousness’ short-term fascination ends) on Friday, everyone gets a turn in the media spotlight: Honey Boo Boo, McKayla Maroney’s face, UFO […]
All right, it’s that time again! With hours to go before the 2012-13 Euroleague season tips off, BallinEurope breaks out its first power ratings for the big league. Whereas normally a disclaimer to the effect of “the following ratings are based on current trending only and are not necessarily based on the overall quality of […]
On this, the eve of Euroleague basketball 2012-13 edition, David Hein and BallinEurope (unleash) present a serious gabfest on all things Euroleague (and some NBA) with two of our favorite hoops scribes. It’s two hours of solid basketball talk, a.k.a. episode four in the “Taking the Charge” podcast series, which Hein took to calling “The […]
So apparently this is what BallinEurope does when dithering about Official Fearless Predictions™ for Euroleague waiting around to record podcasts: Watches video of league management types. On the other hand, this isn’t just any commissioner we’re talking about today – This is El Jefe himself, arguably the most influential figure in international basketball for a […]
NBA Europe Live, Euroleague American Tour: Bo knows highlights; Celtics regroup against Milano; Stern travels; video clips
The past three days saw five cross-continental club games play out in Europe and the US in the 2012 Euroleague American and NBA Europe Live tours. And, hey, it’s Monday, so let’s just roll the highlight clips! • Naturally, the biggest news was all about the lone upset among the games: Fenerbahçe Ülker’s 97-91 toppling […]
Who cares if the games are meaningless in any real sense? BallinEurope missed the Euroleague American Tour and NBA Live Tour games tremendously in 2011 – one item doubtlessly on BiE’s list of underrated casualties of the player lockout – and is thrilled to see them back. In just a couple of hours, the Boston […]