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Best of the (basketball) net: Calm Before The Perfect Storm edition
The pickings for basketball-related news online this week were a tad slim, with that inevitable last-weeks-of-August malaise that conquers Europe annually and sends the entire continent on holiday really settling in. Ah well, Eurobasket 2009 tips off in a couple weeks, followed by national leagues awakening, and Euroleague/NBA isn’t that far off, really. In the […]
Best of the (basketball) net: The More-than-Jeremy Tyler edition
What was on the mass mind of the interweb this week with regard to basketball this week? Glad you asked! Surfing for seven days resulted in the following finds well worth your time. Within a week of Jeremy Tyler hype and analysis, how about an actual interview with the lad himself? The Maccabi Haifa official […]
Donatas Motiejunas on FIBA U20 Euros: “I played bullshit here”
Over at heinnews.com runs an interview with Donatas Motiejunas, the center touted as the next international superstar to come out of Lithuania. The site contends that Motiejunas is “projected as the number three pick in the 2010 NBA Draft” in leading an interview that took place during the FIBA U20 Championship Men. When asked about […]
Best of the (basketball) net: Week of August 1
Once again for your weekend edification, Ball in Europe presents the weekly column bringing you a capsule summary of, um, well, of how i killed some time this week obsessing over basketball. Among this week’s highlights: Crying is for losers and Stephon Marbury; Europe makes a great career choice; and Allen Iverson’s best raps ever. […]
FIBA U20 men's standouts: Where are they going?
I love it when a plan comes together. David Hein, he of heinnews.com, FIBAEurope.com and probably 10,000 other outlets, has wrapped coverage of the just-completed FIBA U20 European Championship Men. Having returned home to Germany from the competition in Rhodes, poor David sought ideas (more of them, i mean) for another basketball column to which […]
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.
Italy upends Lithuania at FIBA U20s; other news, too
Headline news at the FIBA U20 European Championship Men semifinals was, of course, the crazy Italian comeback-then-upset of slick-looking Team Lithuania. On-scene reporter David Hein of heinnews provides his thoughts on the stunner of Rhodes in addition to the other youth basketball action going on down there.
Georgios Bogris on signing with Panathinaikos: “Whoa.”
Ball in Europe readers know that sportswriter David Hein is currently on the FIBA U20 World Championship Men beat. Over at heinnews.com right now is posted a nice interview with Team Greece center Georgios Bogris; full interview available here. To whet your appetite a bit, here’s Bogris on his recent four-year contract signed with Panathinaikos […]
Notebook: FIBA U20 European Championship Men
Intrepid sports reporter David Hein, he of FIBAEurope.com and heinnews.com, continues his you-are-there coverage of the FIBA U20 European Championship Men with some notes on the proceedings to date. And as for the weather in Rhodes, well, it’s hot. Damn hot.
Three down, two to go in FIBA U20 European Championship
With game threes in the book, the qualifying round of the FIBA U20 European Championship Men heads into the home stretch. Yesterday’s games had hometown Greece overcoming Russia in a real nail-biter, 73-71; Spain held off a frenzied Italian comeback to win 62-60; Croatia overcame Montenegro, 76-70; and Turkey destroyed Ukraine by a frankly unbelievable […]
Best of the (basketball) net: Week of July 18
Missed something online this week? No worries! Every weekend, BallinEurope.com brings you the best, weirdest, coolest, and/or worthiest stories from the great big blogosphere. Be sure to check this space when you’re messing around on your days off, and do yourself a favor by reading these recommendations: You’ll be happy you did. The best basketball-related […]
FIBA U20s: Talking with Jonas Kazlauskas, Gustavo Aranzana, Nikola Vecevic
At the FIBA U20 Championship Men in Rhodes, David Hein of heinnews today spoke with national team coaches Jonas Kazlauskas and Gustavo Aranzana, plus this year’s newest USC Trojan, Nikola Vucevic, in between the action.