Serbia may have taken a pounding at the hands of the USA on Sunday night but that didn’t stop crowds turning out in droves to welcome back Sasha Djordjevic and his men on their fantastic achievement at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Check out this great video of the homecoming.
Speaking to BiE moments after lifting the Naismith Trophy, DeMar DeRozan said playing for the USA and winning the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will lead him to better things with the Toronto Raptors this season.
Serbia came out ready to fight but Kyrie Irving didn’t take long to kill off their dreams as the USA rode a big first quarter from their point guard to a crushing victory in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final. There was no doubt who looked more confident at the start of this one. […]
This is going to be brief. These teams couldn’t have taken more differing journeys to Madrid for the final of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup but both have more than earned the right to be here tonight. Serbia’s group performance could have best been described as so-so but since the knockout stages began they […]
The 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball warm-up games continued apace at the weekend. Serbia, Argentina, Turkey, and Puerto Rico all played in the Belgrade Trophy. We asked Alex Krstanovic, chief editor of Sportska Centrala, for his thoughts on the four teams involved. BallinEurope:Serbia were hosting, how did they look over the two days? Alex […]
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 […]
FIBA are unfortunately a touch slow at doling out the highlights from the knockout stages of the World Under 17 championships. For those of you out of the loop, the United States were pushed hard before pulling away from Serbia in the first of today’s quarter finals. We don’t have a clip from that 89-68 […]
We’ve reached the knockout stages of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. The 24 nations from each of the nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball are each represented by a beer. Now only 16 remain. Today we’ll see 8 of those become 4 in our first set of second round match-ups. Here […]
The Greek Freak didn’t beat the buzzer on this play but Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks showed a touch of brilliance with this nice move in his national team debut for Greece in a World Cup warm-up game against Serbia. h/t Eurohoops.