Ahead of their crucial Group D clash in EuroBasket 2017, Emmet Ryan breaks down the clash between Turkey and Serbia. With both sides needing a win and the home side as underdogs, Turkey will need to look to its three amigos to spur them on if they are to have any chance of victory The […]
As we reach the end of the second day of play in Group D of EuroBasket, Emmet Ryan brings you on a journey of how the tournament is being received in the massive city and the interaction with other parts of life and the rest of the competition. The key thing to bear in mind […]
Serbia looked flat and predictable on offence as a relaxed Russia side pulled off an upset on the second day of action in Group D of EuroBasket 2017. Despite a big personal outing for Boban Marjanovic, Serbia were flat on offence throughout the contest and will lament a poor display that could end up costing […]
It was the Kristaps and Bogdan show for large chunks of this one as Latvia and Serbia delivered a thoroughly exciting game in Group D. With plenty of Boban Smash and some nice cameos from the Bertans brothers, this one was destined to be a cracker from early on. Emmet Ryan reports on a game […]
It’s almost time for Eurobasket so BallinEurope is breaking down each of the groups over the next few days. Rather than going team by team which, to be honest, would take way too long, we’re going group by group to preview the battles ahead in the opening stages. By process of following the alphabet, we’re […]
The Olympics have come and gone with two medals being snagged by European nations, Emmet Ryan looks back at how all five performed and what to expect from them in the next couple of international cycles Five teams enjoyed and endured five very different rides through Rio but, in the end, the two that brought […]
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 […]
Serbia are meant to be ahead of Croatia in the development cycle but both see Wednesday’s Olympic quarter final clash as a big chance for a medal this week, writes Emmet Ryan We’ve been over this territory with Croatia already. This is a team playing with house money and now they are in a game […]
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 […]
Rudy Gobert spoke to BallinEurope after France took bronze at EuroBasket 2015 where he discussed his performance, bouncing back after losing to Spain, and the French fans.
France didn’t get the gold but a packed arena gave their men an emotional tribute as they won bronze. Watch the amazing moment below.