What’s this? An actual basketball piece. It’s been a week but Emmet Ryan needed time. We’re going to break down the runers and riders in Group C now…and then do Group D tomorrow morning with a hangover Venue: Arena Zagreb Capacity: 16,500 Is Oguz Savas playing here?: No Your contenders Croatia are your hosts and […]
The trade deadline shocker that saw Goran Dragic and his brother Zoran move from the Phoenix Suns to the Miami Heat presents a new opportunity for the brothers but will it be to their benefit? Emmet Ryan looks at what’s in store for the Slovenian duo. The second time round in Phoenix looked to be […]
The last couple of weeks on BallinEurope have been a touch Ireland-centric. The elephant in the room when discussing basketball on the island is the lack of a national team. Ireland took a small step back there today, writes Emmet Ryan. Last year BallinEurope exclusively reported plans for the Irish senior national teams to return […]
Steph Curry spoke about the improving chemistry on team USA after their win over Slovenia in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
DeMar DeRozan spoke to the media after the USA’s win over Slovenia in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup quarter finals. The win means DeRozan will face his Toronto Raptors team mate Jonas Valanciunas and Lithuania in the next round. DeRozan told BiE that he is eager to take on his team mate for a […]
The scoreline reflected the dominance the USA enjoyed in possession but this was a far from polished performance by Coach K’s troops, writes Emmet Ryan. The Slovenian fans wanted the USA to know whose house they were in from the top, booing when the Americans won the opening tip and on the first few possessions […]
Zoran Dragic came up big tonight and Sam Meyerkopf of Euroleague Adventures caught him in the mixed zone to ask how his energy made the difference as Slovenia topped Dominican Republic 71-61 in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Slovenia secured a quarter-final clash with the USA by beating the Dominican Republic on Saturday but it was a far from convincing performance, writes Emmet Ryan. The crowd was smaller but there was far more of a feel of a knockout game to this one than the earlier one-sided affair in Bareclona. The bright green […]
USA coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked about the Slovenian team in the wake of his side’s win over Mexico at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Coach K said he wouldn’t comment on Slovenia or the Dominican Republic as a matter of respect as the two potential opponents for USA hadn’t played yet. Instead he […]
The NBA Phantom videos are always fun, although we long for one involving the most boring acts in basketball (Phantom scorers table, make it happen) and the super slow motion cameras were out to find the best bits from the USA’s win over Slovenia in FIBA World Cup warm-up action.
We’re going group by group with what you need to know to enjoy the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Today we complete our look at the opening round with Group D. The teams Angola Qualified: Won the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship, their 11th time to claim that title and their seventh time making it […]
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.