Emmet Ryan didn’t go to the arena on Thursday. Instead he hit Berlin to see if he could find an impact made by the tournament on the 3 million people here In the Mercedes-Benz Arena, EuroBasket was everything. In that bubble of basketball, the idea that these games weren’t the most important thing in the […]
Some columns are written drunk, this one is being written while drinking, Emmet Ryan is in a bar in Kreuzberg and he looks a lot healthier than Germany’s hero right now The end was the three. Marco Belinelli scored from deep and Germany’s hopes of beating Italy went with it. Moments beforehand, Germany’s best hope […]
Spain didn’t exactly bring the big show against Iceland but they got the win to set up a winner takes all game against Germany on Thursday Well that was dreadful. Not Iceland, they were the usual zany delight to watch but their run around like madmen super small ball schtick wasn’t expected to cut the […]
A 15-2 run to start the third quarter gave Italy the edge they needed as Spain suffered a big shock that will leave their fate in doubt until Thursday Of course Italy had a Datome section right behind the media seats. After two displays that did little to inspire over the weekend, not a whole […]
Danilo Gallinari spoke to the media after Italy’s win over Iceland at EuroBasket 2015 to discuss the rest of his side’s opponents in Group B. Gallo saved special mention for the challenge of playing Pau Gasol and Spain, even without Marc Gasol in the squad. Watch his full interview below.
Spain coach discussed the growth of Nemanja Bjelica as a player after the Euroleague MVP led Serbia to victory over Spain at EuroBasket 2015. Watch Scariolo share his thoughts below.
It’s only day 1 and we may have already seen the game of the tournament, writes Emmet Ryan This was a slow starter but once it got going we got a real barn-burner here in Berlin on the opening day of EuroBasket 2015. Nemanja Bjelica and Nemanja Nedovic gave Spain all they could handle while […]
With EuroBasket 2015 just around the corner we are going group by group. In a stunning development the second group to be featured is Group B Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena aka the O2 World Capacity: 14,500 Is Oguz Savas playing here?: YES! Your contenders The hosts for Group B, Germany have landed in by far the […]
Real Madrid could complete the treble with a win in Barcelona on Wednesday night but it could be the last time Sergio Llull suits up for Los Blancos if the Rockets get their way. Emmet Ryan on why Houston are keen on the Spanish guard Sergio Llull really picked the right weekend to go absolutely […]
Real Madrid took a 2-0 lead in the Liga Endesa Finals on the back of a 31-10 first frame as they routed Barcelona in the Barclaycard Centre Every now and again, Real Madrid remind you what they can do when they really want to hurt a team. Los Blancos started 8 of 8 from three, […]
Rudy Fernandez showed why he is the ACB’s highest-paid player on Friday as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 78-72 in Game 1 of the ACB finals, writes Austin Green On a night when Mario Hezonja wore his killer instinct on his shooting sleeve, Rudy — well-known for his flair and his flops — carried Real Madrid […]
Based on their two meetings in ACB action so far, Joventut Badalona and Real Madrid are only capable of delivering classics when they meet. Sunday’s showdown went down to the wire with Real narrowly taking the win 80-81. Watch the best bits. That result leaves Real in second place in Liga Endesa on 19-4, Badalona […]