Call it “Must See IPTV.” FIBA TV’s weekly “FIBA Basketball TV” program this week is heavy on the European flavor and spiced heavily with NBA names. Segments to watch include:
00.45: Theo Papaloukas and the rest of the recently-named Euroleague All-Decade Team.
09.00: Several superdupermegastars like Dwyane Wade, Pau Gasol and Sarunas Jasikevicius hype up the 2010 FIBA Worlds (as if they need to).
11.00: Lauren Jackson of Team Australia and the Seattle Storm.
13.15: Wang Zhi Zhi – Remember him? – playing for Bayi Fubang in China’s top domestic league and smoking the competition down there to will his team into the playoffs (no, no video from China).
14.25: Marcin Gortat and his Team Poland.
21.50: The Top Five Plays from the world this week, starring a couple of players named – well, if you can’t complete that sentence yourself, well, you haven’t been paying one whit of attention to European basketball in 2009-10. Let’s just say that the upcoming Olympiacos-FC Barcelona Euroleague final should be wall-to-wall highlights.