Have you “liked” Pau Gasol’s Facebook page today? If so, you’re now one of the Laker big man’s two million-plus fans on the social network site. Pau delivered the 20-second, locker-room shoutout to his virtual horde on – where else? – YouTube posted below. Gasol today ranks 871st on the “Facebook Pages Leaderboard,” just ahead […]
Congratulations from BallinEurope go out tonight to Luol Deng, Pops Mensah-Bonsu and the boys of Team Britain tonight; the message came across to BiE via Facebook and read simply: “FIBA Central Board has GRANTED Team GB an automatic host place at the 2012 London Olympics.” We’ll see you in London, guys!
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 […]
BiE’s said it before and BiE’ll say it again: American sports fans are really missing out with the whole fan anthem thing… Over on Facebook, the Euroleague official page has gifted its listeners with a pair of fight songs for the squads. Musical homages to Brose Baskets Bamberg and Valencia – believe it or not, […]
Days later and the internet is still loaded with chatter about Blake Griffin’s monster dunks perpetuated against the New York Knicks this weekend (okay, so they were pretty badass buckets), but rookie Marquez Haynes of Chalon/Saône may be making himself a name as the dunksmith of France with some insane hops in evidence lately. Haynes, […]
Alexis Ajinca is looking for a new jersey number, and he’s turning to his Facebook followers to help. It seems Ajinca won’t be wearing the #21 he has donned for Team France in international play and for the Charlotte Bobcats over two seasons when he joins the Dallas Mavericks for 2010-11. BallinEurope isn’t sure why […]
It was only a matter of time before someone came up with this, BallinEurope supposes, and could be an interesting way to mobilize European fan bases this summer. An outfit called Coyle Media is now tracking the performance of professional sports teams and organizations on social networking media Facebook and Twitter pages. The “Sports Fan […]
I started using Facebook about four years ago, when a girl from the US told me about her Facebook thing. Now, four years later, people on a search engine expo are talking only about Facebook: Facebook ads, Facebook marketing, Facebook everything. Europeans particularly seem to love basketball on Facebook. The Euroleague has a group with […]