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The Euroleague Top 16 group draw was orientated, due to the guidelines, well before it started. So, while Group G and Group H were fixed, it remained to see where Maccabi Tel Aviv and Efes Pilsen Istanbul would be directed: to the Barcelona-Panathinaikos group or the Real Madrid-Montepaschi gang. The two teams went into the […]
Wrapping up and putting a bow on week six of Euroleague basketball is BallinEurope’s man in Italy, Francesco Cappelletti, who today writes of Kleiza & Papaloukas, the Partizan player-making machine, and the league’s three biggest flops thus far in 2009-10. Dear old Theo Linas Kleiza has made us witnesses to what a former NBA sixth […]
Whoa, 90s flashback! On Friday, Serie A club Martos Napoli announced the signing of 37-year-old Travis Best, perhaps best known for his play with Larry Bird’s Indiana Pacers, the NBA championship-contending team of 1999-2000. Best was a first-round draft choice of the Pacers in 1995. The point guard stuck with Indiana until 2002, when he […]
Poring over some Sporting Bet odds and lines on Lega Uno basketball reveals a stunning amount of continued domination from Montepaschi Siena. Not only is Ferdinando Minucci’s team a 4/15 favorite to take the Italian title, they’re also an incredible 3/10 favorite to once again (again!) go undefeated at home. So the question to our […]
The dust has mostly settled in Ankara, with Croatia and Macedonia the final two terms standing. Though Croatia should prevail in this one and the “World Cup of Basketball” isn’t really much more than a lot of friendly matches bound together loosely and packaged as a tournament, the game tonight could prove to be crucial […]
Clinging by a thread in the EuroBasket 2009 Additional Qualifying Round, Team Italy barely survived Finland on Monday to eke out the 77-75 win; the news worsened for Italia as coach Massimo Iacopini announced that Daniel Hackett would be out due to ankle injury for the remainder of the tournament. In its article “Hackett KO […]
In our ongoing look at the odds on EuroBasket 2009 (herein presented by Euroleague/Ball in Europe partner SportingBet.com), BallinEurope.com takes a few notes on the current odds and trends in Group C. Group C is the pool which is getting officially overhyped in this tournament as the “Group of Death” sports journalists so often seek […]
In our second part of our report on the attendance figures of the different European competitions, we take a closer look today at the EuroCup, the second highest level of competition in Europe. You can find here the first part of our analysis which covered the FIBA EuroChallenge.
This weekend, Darko Milicic married his pregnant girlfriend Zorana Markus in Saborna crkva of Saint Nikola in Sremski Karlovci (sic!) and the after-marriage party in Novi Sad was *the* place to be for the Serbian basketball elite.
After a long rest due to Interpol checking into the legality of the Joints published on BIE, the most tiring piece of text on this blog is back, and no better timing than the quarterfinals. With all due respect to the handball match that went on in Moscow, the Game 1 joints will focus on […]
The last pack of Joints before the big break presents you with the stories behind the games in Barcelona and Roma, with a short stop in Athens and a final visit to Kaunas. Puff it up! Mirza Bryant? An NBA glitch for a minute. The most memorable game from Kobe’s rookie season was the last […]