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Emmet Ryan didn’t go to the arena on Thursday. Instead he hit Berlin to see if he could find an impact made by the tournament on the 3 million people here In the Mercedes-Benz Arena, EuroBasket was everything. In that bubble of basketball, the idea that these games weren’t the most important thing in the […]
Italy survived an onslaught from Dennis Schroeder to beat Germany and progress to the knockout phase of EuroBasket 2015. Emmet Ryan takes you through a dramatic evening in the Mercedes-Benz Arena Dennis Schroeder delivered an extraordinary individual performance for Germany that went far beyond the stat line of 29 points 7 assists and 4 rebounds. […]
Even a drought in the second quarter couldn’t stop Turkey as they rolled to an easy victory over the home side in front of 13,015 fans in Berln, writes Emmet Ryan Fuelled by a 5 of 6 performance from deep in the first quarter, Turkey hit Germany hard from the off in this one as […]
It wasn’t as impressive as their win over Spain but Serbia did enough to go 2-0 with victory over Germany Dirk Nowitzki was hoping Serbia would be tired after their epic battle with Spain yesterday and he was at least partially right as it was Germany who looked the faster outfit from the get-go as […]
Dirk Nowitzki described Iceland as an unorthodox opponent and looked ahead to Germany’s clash with Serbia, a team he hopes will be tired from playing Spain on Day 1 of EuroBasket 2015. Watch his full briefing with the media after Germany’s win over Iceland below.
Germany made hard work of it at times but with Dennis Schroeder carrying the load and Dirk Nowitzki doing his thing the Group B hosts saw off Iceland to open their EuroBasket campaign with a win, writes Emmet Ryan The crowd was pretty hot from 20 minutes before tip and it didn’t hurt matters when […]
With all the rhythm of the Super Bowl Shuffle, the Dallas Mavericks have produced a rap video paying homage to Run DMC and Yo! MTV Raps. Dirk Nowitzki gives it socks in this along with Chandler Parsons and Monta Ellis. The performance is a goofy as the still above indicates but big props to the […]
With three Europeans selected for this Sunday’s NBA All Star game, BiE pays tribute to Joakim Noah, Dirk Nowitzki, and Tony Parker. It was hardly a shock when no Europeans got selected for the starting line-ups of this year’s NBA All Star game but with three players from the continent making the reserves, including two […]
Bayern Munich's boss preemptive "nein" to Nowitzki: "We are not a nursing home for basketball players"
What’s the best way to raise shackles in the German sports world? Easy: Publicly proclaim anything that projects Dirk Nowitzki in anything but glowing colors. Over at heinnews today is a report that FC Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has done just that. In a line made for today’s instant media, FC Bayern Munich president […]
Welcome to phase two of BallinEurope’s new logo project – yes, it’s officially a project now. Thanks to everyone for weighing in with some really excellent suggestions and critiques. As culled from the feedback, BiE has decided to give consideration to a few good tips. Firstly, the suggestion that perhaps both players in the logo […]
BallinEurope’s said it before and fully expects to say it again: Better late than never. Stuff like podcast recording, the day job and, you know, life, has delayed the release of this season’s “Eurocentric preview.” BiE figures he’s morally convinced, since 80% of the NBA hasn’t tipped off as of this writing. We’re doing something […]
BallinEurope will be celebrating NBA Opening Day with lots of stuff centered on the big league; firstly, BiE takes stock of Continental ballers in the ‘States. Taking a look at this year’s roundup, we note that 53 Europeans have been named to NBA clubs’ 15-man roster, just beating the pace of the 52 listed in […]