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First there was Luka, then there was Rudy, then the big one at the end. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek Freak, the NBA MVP for 2019. Emmet Ryan on how a continent celebrated an extraordinary night from the shores of Dunkirk, through the lakes of Slovenia, to the islands of Greece Look, Luka was the one […]
With the NBA All Star weekend coming up, the home straight for NBA bettors is in sight. Now it’s time to get smart around your strategy as the big names battle it out for playoff position Trust in the Bucks even if you don’t I see you there, fully convinced the Golden State Warriors […]
The last word most certainly belonged to Giannis Antetokounmpo but on a night when Europe’s two young superstars squared off, Luka Doncic became only the second teenager to record a triple double in NBA history and he did so at a reasonable hour for his homeland. Emmet Ryan on a special night for European hoops […]
With the stars of EuroBasket dropping like flies, the 2017 edition has taken plenty of blows before a ball is tipped. Emmet Ryan looks at the impact the absences of big names like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Sergio Llull will have on the competition and what we can expect to see happen next Toodles Giannis. Ah […]
A late surge from Greece wasn’t enough as Pau Gasol guided Spain to the last four of EuroBasket 2015 Would the real Spain show up tonight? Or at least what Spain are supposed to be? Everybody in the media section had Greece picked although the Greek contingent was less confident than the neutrals. It wasn’t […]
A switch to a smaller line-up proved crucial as Greece overcame Belgium to reach the quarter finals, writes Emmet Ryan Belgium and Greece enterted the cavernous Stade Pierre Mauroy for the second of Saturday’s last 16 games. The new format adds a touch of extra drama to proceedings, with the losers this weekend effectively out […]
Despite being favourite from the outset, Dario Saric (Croatia) of Anadolu Efes had to hold off a strong challenge from Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece) of the Milwaukee Bucks to secure his second FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year award. Saric was incredible in the Adriatic League last season and proved his worth as a big […]
True story, when I was born I was 56cm long and 3.9kg. Long range forecasts would have put me in the Greek Freak range although you’d have to come up with an Irish equivalent. Those long range projections were wrong because, as the Suns found out last night, there is only one Giannis Antetokounmpo. Props […]
The now elder statesmen of international hoops often speak about the influence the Dream Team had on them but what about the players who were born in the wake of that defining event in international basketball? Emmet Ryan looks at the most interesting young players at the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. This seems […]
The summer of the Greek Freak continued today. Another game, another highlight reel moment. This time it was Kostas Sloukas setting up Giannis Antetokounmpo for the alley-oop dunk as Greece beat Slovenia 79-71 in the Huawai Cup, a 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball warm-up tournament.
Το κάρφωμα του Γιάννη Αντετοκούνμπο με τη… by 22ios The Greek Freak continues to bring his exciting style of play to the FIBA World Cup warm-up games. The Milwaukee Bucks man made this jams during today’s international between his native Greece and Lithuania. We’ll have more on this game later on BiE.