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Say what you want about sending two lottery-level NBA clubs on a cross-Atlantic trip to play a pair of ultimately meaningless games, but not one of the 18,500-plus in attendance for the Toronto Raptors-New Jersey Nets game last night can fairly complain about not getting his/her money’s worth. Those attending the O2 Arena for the […]
Who will benefit most (at least in the short-term) from an NBA lockout to start and/or kill the 2011-12 season? European clubs! Specifically, those European clubs which are blessed with either deep-pocketed owners or which wisely stockpiled a few extra million euros in case of this eventuality. Since before the new year, German pundits and […]
With a nod to TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott, BallinEurope presents a few “bullets” from around Europe in previewing six games’ worth of tonight’s Euroleague and Eurocup qualifying round action. • Hemofarm swingman Marko Sutalo sees the keys to defeating the more experienced (and more American) Alba Berlin as three: Setting the pace, establishing position on offense […]
The Guardian newspaper today published a brief piece on NBA Commissioner David Stern, with a special focus on NBA games in ol’ London. Sportswriter Paolo Bandini asked Stern if the league would be holding a regular-season game in England (Let’s face it, London. At the O2 Arena) in the near future, Stern replied: “The answer […]
Back in 1992, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and some others on the Dream Team covered up the verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry expensive Reebok logos on the red, white and blue jumpsuits the team wore while accepting their gold medals. Those of us old enough to recall even remember some hand-wringing when Mister Nike Air himself implied that he […]
The NBA announced today that two preseason games will be played in Europe this fall: The Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz will meet in the O2 Arena in London on October 6th 2009. Additionally, a second game is scheduled but the exact date, teams and place have not been revealed so far.