Lietuvos Rytas Dance Team displays sweet routine
For those of you with Facebook accounts, drop everything you’re doing immediately (or perhaps after you get to the end of this post) and check out the Baltic Basketball League page for what could well be the coolest-ever number performed by a basketball dance team. Therein, the Lietuvos Rytas ladies are not only wearing some […]
February Madness, Copa del Rey-style
“February Madness” begins this week in Europe, with a number of top domestic leagues hosting national cup tournaments; probably tops in pageantry and hype on The Continent is Spain’s Copa del Rey, a hoops bloodbath since 1984. BallinEurope this morning provides a few links, clips and whatnot in preparation for what they just had to […]
"Dallas Mavericks dancer wardrobe malfunction" set to go viral
Amazing how a once throwaway phrase like “wardrobe malfunction” can now titillate the (well, male, mostly) masses online. On a purely visceral level, BiE can hardly blame ’em, especially when an expression like “Dallas Mavericks dancer” is also involved. Video of said malfunction involving Mav cheerleader runs below, thanks to an apparent leak from the […]
CSKA Moscow dance team bringing it to Euroleague Final Four, too
One of BallinEurope’s unabashedly favorite aspects of Euroleague basketball? The CSKA Moscow Dance Team, of course! And those hard-working ladies of the Red Army have been rewarded for their efforts once again with the designation of “official Euroleague Final Four Cheerleaders,” as chosen by the folks at Efes Pilsener (one of the perks of official […]
Best of the (basketball) net: Salinger, supplements, Shirley and Sixers girls edition
Quite the busy week in basketball land this week, eh? Even if you did follow the slew of happenings over this seven days – the opening weeks of Euroleague and Eurocup Final 16 play, the naming of NBA All-Star teams, FC Barcelona’s streak ending in the ACB, the Greg Oden and Paul Shirley scandals, as […]
Best of the (basketball) net: It's gotta be the hair edition
Not enough time for reading up on everything basketball this week? Have no fear, for BallinEurope.com has collected a top-five for your perusal this Sunday. • Not sure if this was the best basketball-themed piece of the week, but it certainly was the most unique(?): Sneaker specialists Kickz.com took a brief sojourn from dressing up […]
Best of the (basketball) net: NBA Overshadows Almost All Edition
A serious grab bag of entries from around the blogosphere this week, though in light of international tours, David Stern’s vague non-proclamations, and the imminent tipoff to the season, all things basketball were a bit overshadowed by the NBA beast. Except, perhaps, for one very nice mini-documentary on Lithuanian ball… Happy surfing, everyone!
Interview: Ten Minutes with CSKA Moscow dance team captain Anna Burkina
The players and coaches aren’t the only ones prepping for upcoming 2009-10 seasons across Europe; hundreds of cheerleading teams are also putting final touches on routines and getting into shape for opening day. As unabashed admirers of the glamorous ladies of the CSKA Moscow dance team, BallinEurope thought it might be a good idea to […]
Best of the (basketball) net: Week of July 25
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.
Caught surfing: Checking out Euroleague Group B websites
BallinEurope.com’s public service task, i.e. cataloguing the major team websites in Europe continues today with a rundown of official websites from teams confirmed for Euroleague Group B, listed in order of English-language coverage.* For those who missed it, the BallinEurope take on Euroleague Group A can be found here. To Partizan Belgrade: Wow. All Euroleague-employed […]
NBA Jam Van cruises through Germany, onward
That large brick-resembling motor vehicle you see rolling through Germany on the way to all parts Western European isn’t any normal van: Rather, it’s something EA Sports and consumer electronics specialists Hannspree like to call the NBA Jam Van, on its second (presumably) annual trip ‘round the Continent to spread the good word of roundball.
Catfight at Euroleague.net: Cheerleaders in video battle royale
Say what you want about Euroleague.net, but somebody over there has good ideas about filling a lull in the seasonal schedule. Currently running at the website is the “Euroleague Video Faceoff” tournament featuring video submissions from the teams’ cheerleading squads, and with winners determined by popular vote. The following are one man’s choices for the […]