Yes, readers, it’s Sunday. Or, as BallinEurope likes to think of it, “YouTube Trawlday.” (As though BiE avoids the ‘Tube on the other six days. Yeah, surrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre.)
Whatever you want to call it, start your day with these 10 video clips starring Nando De Colo, Mirza Begic, Mehmet Okur, Milos Teodosic, Ibrahim Jaaber, Bojan Bogdanović and, you know, what’s his name from the Los Angeles Clippers. Enjoy!
• The headline from Spain? How about “PE Valencia stuns Real Madrid as De Colo scores his team’s last 10 points”?
Highlights from Valencia’s 59-52 victory follow; check out the serious block party these guys attended: There’s ubiquitous Mirza Begic’s killer block of Robertas Javtokas at about 0:32, followed by Victor Claver’s repayment of the favor to crush a Begic shot … then James Augustine registers a nasty “doble tapon” on Felipe Reyes … then D’Or Fischer gets some from Rafa Martinez … et cetera.
• In tribute to his bagging of the FIBA 2010 European Player of the Year award over Pau Gasol, here’s a troika of YouTube clips dedicated to pure Milos Teodosic.
• Just because: A nice compilation of Ibrahim Jaaber highlights.
• And here’s a slice of the action from Radnički’s 89-79 Adriatic League win over (insert your own synonym for “disappointing” here) Cibona Zagreb last night.
• The win came despite a 28-point on 9-of-15 shooting, six-rebound, two-assist performance from Bojan Bogdanović, BiE’s penciled-in choice for European Player of the Year for 2011 and … what’s that? Bogdanović highlights? Sure!
• Who says nothing awesome can come out of Utah? Here’s a wacky rap by freestyle rapper(s) Yung God on the Beehive State’s two favorite foreigners, Mehmet Okur and Andrei Kirilenko. Lyrics definitely NSFW, as they say.
• Okay, okay, BiE knows everybody just wants to see this one again, so here you have it from a few different angles and complete with Sir Charles’ verbal tomfoolery.