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Now *this* is what Beşiktaş Milangaz fans have been waiting for: In the Eagles’ third FIBA Eurochallenge game of the 2011-12 season, expensive NBA lockout signing Deron Williams emphatically displayed his NBA skills against BG Göttingen last night, going for a career high (and BiE believes all-time Eurochallenge) 50 points in his side’s 105-94 victory; […]
Okay, here’s your rumor du jour to get things started on this Wednesday morning: According to sources quoted at ESPN.com, Deron Williams’ Beşiktaş Milangaz is actively pursuing the Los Angeles Lakers’ Lamar Odom to join the Eurochallenge side while the NBA player lockout continues.
“No basketball anymore”? Are you serious? The next two days will see some 34 games played out in the top three European basketball competitions: Euroleague, EuroCup and FIBA Eurochallenge. Below, BallinEurope presents some links, highlight clips and like on some of the competing teams starring Igor Rakocevic, Tiago Splitter, D.J. Strawberry and that Williams guy, […]
Highlights: Deron Williams in “all-star mode,” goes for 31 points in Eurochallenge win; Besiktas now 7-0
France-based Basket Europe has a brief writeup (and video highlights — but so does BallinEurope; see below the break) on locked out New Jersey Net Deron Williams’ latest success here on the Continent, describing D-Will as “en mode All Star.” Beşiktaş Milangaz cruised past Armia in game two of FIBA Eurochallenge play as Williams was […]
You know who benefits from the NBA player lockout? Twitter, that’s who. The website has become an endless source of interest as each event/non-event transpires in the NBA lockout soap opera. Minute to minute, commentators, players, pundits and rumormongers pithily weigh in and/or report on the immediate future of professional basketball in America… …and Europe! […]
BallinEurope admits to seesawing on the whole NBA lockout thing. On one hand, BiE’s never enjoyed such schadenfreude in any other walk of life and/or big-time media: It’s billionaires versus millionaires in a verbal tussle that only alienates the fan (on any part of the globe, BiE’d daresay). Hey, Europe’s still got basketball, lots of […]
The movement from the U.S. to Europe within the basketball world is still in motion, and so BallinEurope presents a quintet of stories (and highlight clips) involving American players from the NBA level to prep schools playing abroad.
BallinEurope wishes congratulations to skill development trainer Ganon Baker Basketball, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary this week. Among partners and clientele of the company are Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Vince Carter, Amar’e Stoudemire, Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Jerryd Bayless and Kevin Durant. (Not a bad lineup there.)
Have the haters been silenced yet? Big money man Deron Williams topped his 20-point performance of last week in helping lead his Beşiktaş Milangaz past traditional Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahçe Ülker on Sunday, defending home court by a score of 83-78. The locked-out New Jersey Net went for 21 points on 8-of-14 overall shooting (including 5-of-9 […]
Funny … after the 2011 NBA Draft, was BallinEurope completely alone in guessing the New Jersey Nets got a steal of a pick by landing via trade with the Miami Heat the no. 31 overall selection Bojan Bogdanovic? BiE’d like to think not. After all, contributions to Cibona Zagreb last season in the Adriatic League, […]
Weren’t some grumbling about Deron Williams’ relative lack of production for Beşiktaş thus far this season? Let the doubters be silenced, at least for the time being; on Saturday, D-Will posted a line of 24 points, 10 assists amidst a 100-93 shootout victory over Pinar Karşiyaka in TBL play. Williams’ backcourt compatriot Marcelus Kemp added […]
Now here’s an interesting twist in NBA player signings and one that brings new meaning to the expression “business affairs.” In following a model first tested by Beşiktaş in the signing of Deron Williams, Virtus Roma is pursuing Andrea Bargnani with at least two offers – a three-month deal and a full-season contract pending resurrection […]