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First Allen Iverson, then Deron Williams, now Adam Morrison. The former Zag first suited up for Beşiktaş Milangaz yesterday after landing that club’s seemingly mandatory reserved roster spot for an NBA name player. Morrison only saw less than 10 minutes of action in his new side’s 85-75 victory at Antalya, going for two points and […]
While basketball lovers are getting something of a Christmas gift this season in the December 25 NBA opening day – BiE says “something of” there because this belated debut is kinda like your parents saying, “Well, we’ll just give you your birthday gift at Christmas.” When your birthday’s in October – BallinEurope would like to […]
Parting shots, part one: Okur throws dagger; Splitter near double-double; D-Will’s jersey retired (no, really)
A few players returning to the NBA made expected final appearances with their European clubs last night as the mass departure to the ‘States begins. BallinEurope runs down a handful of individual performances from Adriatic League, Eurocup, and FIBA Eurochallenge games. • Big shot of the night, NBA-related or no, was certainly Mehmet Okur’s three-point […]
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 […]
Kudos and thanks to BallinEurope reader Agent, who recently crunched some numbers for basketball fans vis-à-vis the top salaries in European basketball for the 2011-12 season. In case you’re wondering why some top NBA names are seriously considering jumping the puddle, check out the findings below. Using euros as the currency, and figuring for net […]
As we await the two-game showdown between France and Belgium for the final spot in the FIBA Eurobasket 2009 tournament and Eurobasket Division B pool play enters the homestretch, Ball in Europe takes a speculative look at three national programs we might be hearing a lot more about in 2010 and beyond. Finland. When Finland […]
To torment and tease those of us – and by “those of us” here, i mean “every Euroball fan” – who can’t wait for the Euroleague, Eurocup, and FIBA EuroChallenge championship draws set for Wednesday at 1pm CET, FIBA Europe and Euroleague yesterday released the names of the participating clubs in the three competitions.
In our second part of our report on the attendance figures of the different European competitions, we take a closer look today at the EuroCup, the second highest level of competition in Europe. You can find here the first part of our analysis which covered the FIBA EuroChallenge.
Here we go for a new week with Euroleague action. But today, we have a very special women’s cigarette for you… …because Sylvia Fowles came up with a breakaway dunk in the Euroleague game between Spartak Moscow and Schio. KK Split and Cibona Zagreb met this weekend in the Adriatic League. And the least we […]