Got time on this Sunday? Great to hear it! Ball in Europe has a nice handful of video clips and stories to guide your surfing with another edition of “Best of the (Basketball) Net.”
Buzzing on the interwebs this week in stories not involving a certain bunch of Washington Wizards were Euroleague, FIBA, FCB, and NBA play. We recap, you enjoy (we hope) … happy Sunday!
Some standard highlight stuff first: The best plays of Euroleague, week nine.
Ah, Pionir … lest ye’ve forgotten, this is what the Belgrade Arena sounds like after a crippling blowout victory by Partizan:
Here’s Dirk, continuing to mark his case as Greatest European NBA Career ever, cutting up the San Antonio Spurs the other night.
In text land, it’s bad news for Francophones, as Basket-Ball.com has gone offline “pour des raisons techniques et financiers.” Can anyone help these guys out…? It would be nice to have this quite good ‘site back up.
Here’s a nicely-done fanvid of FEB team Melilla, though i am scared to ask what exactly this club’s mascot is; go to right about exactly 2:00 to see. Information and/or theories much appreciated.
Speaking of mascots, here’s the heretofore unnamed feline mascot of the 2010 FIBA World Championship hanging around in various spots in Turkey to the chagrin of most bystanders — until the kids are let out of school.
Finally, please do check out “Who Stole the Soul,” an excellent piece on Gilbert Arenas, Javaris Crittenton, Tiger Woods and America’s fascination with athletes’ private lives. This is the kind of stuff for which we love The Starting Five. A good one.
Ah, okay, this column won’t close so heavily after all … Here’s the YouTube take on Arenas/Crittenton (Incidentally, what will this scandal ultimately be called in mainstream American media? Locker roomgate? Wizardgate? Agent Zerogate?) entitled “The Good, The Bad and the Hibachi.” But were the pistol-packing ballers really playing Texas Hold ‘Em?