Another week, another ten zillion basketball stories posted to the interweb. Some of our favorite stories from online this week? Glad you asked.
Be sure to check out the following in your spare time; some good reads were published in the midst of the dog days of summer.
Heinnews and European Prospects are covering the U20s and U18 men’s championships, respectively, but the latter also brings the insidious scandal regarding Team Kazakhstan’s Anton Arsenyev. Or Anton Arsenev Alexandrovitch, if you prefer.
Meanwhile, basketball of a grassroots kind is alive and well in India, not least in terms of all-around good guys like coach J.D. Walsh helping organize things over there. Hoops Addict interviews Walsh on his experience on the Subcontinent.
Here’s a comprehensive look at former D-League players now in Europe from the excellently named Ridiculous Upside.
Another column on why Euroleague is superior to the NBA? Sure, we’ll plug that! (Despite a bit of an early dig at Lamar Odom, perpetual savior of my fantasy basketball bacon.) This time, Slam of Slam and Freaknick’s Euroleague Adventures argues on the superiority of the Euro-offseason as opposed to that of the NBA.
Also at EuroleagueAdventures.com this week: Slam provides his take on the performances of Christian Eyenga, Jonas Jerebko, Omri Casspi, Rodrigue Beaubois and Serge Ibaka in NBA Summer League.
Finally, The Hoop Doctors provided a most excellent picture gallery of the San Antonio Spurs’ Silver Dancers cheerleading squad, proving if nothing else that not everything is bigger in Texas. Nor should it be.
And from the Eternal Argument Department comes The Hoops Doctors’ “Top 10 Biggest NBA Draft Busts.” From this side of the ocean, all we can say is “How does Shawn Bradley make this list and not Darko Milicic?”
Have a good week, everyone!