It’s only been two years since Team USA destroyed Serbia to win the FIBA World Cup but for all the roster changes of Mike Krzyzewski’s side, Emmet Ryan says the real change might be with their opponents in Sunday’s Olympic gold medal game Those first five minutes or so of the 2014 World Cup final […]
BallinEurope’s Emmet Ryan has been through enough Europe vs the USA debates and club vs international basketball, Friday encompasses all of them America, we have never hated you. We want to beat you because we love you. That’s what you need to understand about this game. We, the European as you see us and oddly […]
Ahead of Wednesday’s two Olympic men’s basketball quarter finals, Emmet Ryan looks at yet another clash between Europe’s arch powers Every EuroBasket title since 2009, one silver medal, two bronzes, a World Cup bronze on enemy territory, a shot to the googlies en route to an Olympic exit. Spain and France have been through a […]
On a pair of days where everything was over-analysed, one play in particular got social media in a frenzy. Emmet Ryan on Dario’s block and the rest of what happened Throughout Croatia’s comeback win over Spain, the trend on social media was to react way too much into Dario Saric’s poor scoring performance for the […]
Sinan Guler praised his team mates in the wake of Turkey’s late escape against Australia at the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday. Cenk Akyol, who had rescued Turkey in similar fashion against Finland, jokingly told reporters that perhaps Turkey will have a better chance of winning if they get into a similar hole against […]
Speaking right after Turkey’s amazing come from behind victory over Australia, Oguz Savas told reporters that Ergin Ataman’s side has the weapons inside to beat Jonas Valanciunas and the rest of Lithuania’s bigs in Tuesday’s quarter final.
Emir Preldzic came up big when it mattered and the cardiac kids of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup survived yet again, writes Emmet Ryan. Opening tip here in Palau Sant Jordi was delayed by 10 minutes due to questions over the height of the hoop at the media tribune end. When the game finally […]
We’re going group by group with what you need to know to enjoy the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Today we complete our look at the opening round with Group D. The teams Angola Qualified: Won the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship, their 11th time to claim that title and their seventh time making it […]
We are down the the penultimate match-up of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. 24 beers, one of teach of the nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball, began in this tournament, 4 made it to the semi-finals. We’ll find out the gold medal winner on Friday but first, we find out which […]
Saturday saw the climax of the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship for men with the USA beating Australia 99-92 in an exciting gold medal game. Tournament MVP Malik Newman had a double-double as the USA claimed its third straight title at this grade.
Australia came out playing far smarter basketball. Looking calm and confident, the Aussies were far slicker moving the ball around and had no trouble creating opening shots. Tom Wilson and Dejan Vasiljevic were particularly impressive with their movement inside and out to keep the American defence honest. After trading buckets early, Australia ran out into […]
The FIBA Under 17 World Championship for men final is a re-match of the 2012 decider as the United States take on Australia. The USA were pushed hard for half the game by Serbia in Friday’s first semi-final but Diamand Stone (12 points, 8 rebounds) and Josh Jackson (8 points, 11 rebounds) kept their bid […]