It was tense, it was tight, and it was surprisingly clean, as Lithuania eventually pulled through with a 73-61 win over Turkey to book their spot in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, writes Emmet Ryan. Omer Asik vs Jonas Valanciunas was the battle we wanted to see and it quickly turned […]
Sinan Guler praised his team mates in the wake of Turkey’s late escape against Australia at the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday. Cenk Akyol, who had rescued Turkey in similar fashion against Finland, jokingly told reporters that perhaps Turkey will have a better chance of winning if they get into a similar hole against […]
Speaking right after Turkey’s amazing come from behind victory over Australia, Oguz Savas told reporters that Ergin Ataman’s side has the weapons inside to beat Jonas Valanciunas and the rest of Lithuania’s bigs in Tuesday’s quarter final.
Emir Preldzic came up big when it mattered and the cardiac kids of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup survived yet again, writes Emmet Ryan. Opening tip here in Palau Sant Jordi was delayed by 10 minutes due to questions over the height of the hoop at the media tribune end. When the game finally […]
Seriously, is the Golden State Warriors pair disrespecting the TBL in this ESPN promo ad…? Deron Williams played there, you know… Shout out to heinnews for the tip.
Greece’s double-overtime loss to Croatia compounded a problem that has been growing for FIBA since the continental tournament season began. Who gets the four wildcards? Who says you can’t get too much of a good thing? FIBA has four World Cup wildcard slots to award and plenty of willing suitors. Whatever happens, somebody is going […]
Because it’s never too early to start looking ahead to Eurobasket 2013 – wait a minute, there’s only 11 weeks left until tipoff? Definitely not too early, then, to take a look at the formative rosters for the big Continental tournament. While only a few national teams (Croatia and Lithuania among them) have released preliminary […]
The most amazing thing about the dislocated shoulder injury that Turkey’s Enes Kanter suffered last night in the Utah Jazz’ win against the Phoenix Suns last night wasn’t the way TV cameras gave the audience such a prolonged view of the visibly excruciating damage or even the manner in which the Jazzmen held on short-handed […]
What say we close out 2012 with a whole bunch of highlight clips? BiE knew you’d be willing. Tomorrow, a list of the most popular BallinEurope stories of the calendar year will be running, but today comes an attempt to encapsulate the past 365 days in European hoops, YouTube style. From Ibaka’s blocks to the […]