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Joakim Noah wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year +++ Swee’ Pea makes the cut – Reaches Funding Target +++ The Dish – Too Rude for Masai Uijiri +++ The BBL experience – Rowdy in Frankfurt +++ Fearless predictions: Euroleague playoffs +++ A Dario triple-double? Now that’s good timing +++ Swee’ Pea needs your help +++ Final Four: What the bookies say when the bookies talk +++ The greatest Eurodance tribute to Goran Dragic ever +++ Swaggy P’s tribute to Os moving back to the USA +++
Sep
1

Podcast: Will Euroleague’s “Financial Fair Play” really work?

BallinEurope’s weekly podcast with hard-working sports journalist David Hein on all matters European and international basketball is now up and running at heinnews.com.

Episode 1 of “Taking the Charge” – we’re calling last week’s inaugural effort “Episode 0” – focuses on (and includes) a one-on-one interview Hein undertook with Beko BBL CEO Jan Pommer. While masterminding the admirable rise of Germany’s Bundesliga, Pommer is most known in European basketball circles for overseeing the big league’s “Financial Fair Play” program.

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Sep
7

Live blogging Eurobasket 2011: Great Britain vs. Portugal

All right, BallinEurope returns with game coverage via live blog, as Team Britain and Team Portugal — playing for the proverbial pride — face off in EuroBasket game four, each side in search of its first win. In the case of Britain, of course, they’ll be chasing their first-ever major tournament win as the national program continues its development toward competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. Join us below the break for a nice test between these two maverick squads, and enjoy the game!

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Sep
2

Live blogging EuroBasket 2011: Portugal vs. Poland

Right, so it’s not the most scintillating of games and will probably be irrelevant when the dust settles on EuroBasket Group A play, but we can say one exciting thing about Poland vs. Portugal: One of these two teams is guaranteed to notch their first win in the tournament.

Follow along with BallinEurope’s live blogging (if you dare) below the break. BiE would say “enjoy the game,” but if you’re watching this one, you must be a basketball fanatic or supporter and thus you’ll be assured to.

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Sep
0

Live blogging Eurobasket 2011: Spain vs. Portugal

Will this one be another laugher or can Team Portugal somehow bring a game to the defending champions in today’s battle of Iberia? Find out soon and follow the action (sort of) with BallinEurope’s live blog below the break. Enjoy day two of EuroBasket 2011!

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Aug
1

Live blogging Eurobasket 2011: Turkey vs. Portugal

Game two in Panevezys pits the 12 Giant Men against the final team to qualify for the big dance, Portugal. Follow along as BallinEurope live blogs another one — click below the break and refresh often.

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May
0

Belgium tries to qualify for Eurobasket 2009

The Belgian national team has not been crowned with much success in recent years. But a growing number of interesting talents will try to qualify for 2009 Eurobasket in Poland for the first time since 1993. Head coach Eddy Casteels has published his shortlist of 24 players that will attempt the impossible.

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Jun
3

The 2008 National Champions

BallinEurope has established a list of all National Champions in the various European leagues as they are known so far. If you have results to add or know who was named Final MVPs in a European league, feel free to add this in the comments so that we can update the list.

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Mar
1

Monday cigarettes

After a little break, we are back with some more smoke from around the European basketball universe.

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