Attempting to distract the free-throw shooter into missing the gimme has been proven ineffective perhaps millions of times since Dr. Naismith set down the rules – though this showing put forth by Legadue’s Basket Brescia Leonessa fans could well be the finest effort with the stratagem to date … ah, Italy!
Despite receiving a nomination for the 2011 Big East first team in his senior year, former Georgetown Hoyas guard Austin Freeman went undrafted by the NBA and so flew overseas to play for Libertas Fulgor Forli’, a team based in a small North Italian city and playing in the second-division Legadue. Enrico Cellini met with […]
A day after Oliver Lafayette failed a team medical test, Beşiktaş Cola Turka officials have announced the transfer of Marcelus Kemp from Virtus Bologna to occupy the roster spot left vacant by the injured Allen Iverson. Kemp has played professional basketball in Italy since playing four years with the University of Nevada Wolf Pack and […]
The Fortitudo Bologna basketball team, saddled with a debt of an estimated €8 million, will not be playing in Italy’s Serie A division next season yet again – and today the question becomes whether the basketball team will exist at all for 2010-11 or become just another casualty of ‘10s economics. Italian Basketball Federation president […]
Like the title advertises, this is one YouTube that will illicit laughter and sympathy from its viewers in far less than its 44 seconds. Folks from an outfit called SportPost.com this morning put up an amazing little YouTube clip cleverly entitled, “European basketball Player Uses Opponent’s Groin as Launch Pad for Cool Dunk.” Unfortunately for […]
When we last saw Fortitudo Bologna a month ago, the team was in LegaDue; now we find them in the third division. It is called “A Dilettanti” and it’s the reason why owner Gilberto Sacrati can’t hold his players under contract, nor will he ask interested pretenders for a buyout: Fortitudo is no longer a […]
In the wake of the “chaos in Bologna” that has seen financial difficulties and league rules sink Fortitudo Bologna into Italy’s LegaDue, at least one player may realize his hoop dreams. Along with the relegation, Fortitudo released all players from their contracts with the team, leaving potential ocean-jumpers like Stefano Mancinelli. Rumor has it that […]