Turkey got as close as anyone possibly could to an upset for the ages but it just wasn’t enough and, Emmet Ryan writes, it was a gut punching end to a rough day for European teams at the 2019 FIBA World Cup In the summer of 2017, Sertaç Şanlı was meant to be dropping to […]
It’s only been two years since Team USA destroyed Serbia to win the FIBA World Cup but for all the roster changes of Mike Krzyzewski’s side, Emmet Ryan says the real change might be with their opponents in Sunday’s Olympic gold medal game Those first five minutes or so of the 2014 World Cup final […]
BallinEurope’s Emmet Ryan has been through enough Europe vs the USA debates and club vs international basketball, Friday encompasses all of them America, we have never hated you. We want to beat you because we love you. That’s what you need to understand about this game. We, the European as you see us and oddly […]
Serbia are meant to be ahead of Croatia in the development cycle but both see Wednesday’s Olympic quarter final clash as a big chance for a medal this week, writes Emmet Ryan We’ve been over this territory with Croatia already. This is a team playing with house money and now they are in a game […]
On a pair of days where everything was over-analysed, one play in particular got social media in a frenzy. Emmet Ryan on Dario’s block and the rest of what happened Throughout Croatia’s comeback win over Spain, the trend on social media was to react way too much into Dario Saric’s poor scoring performance for the […]
He was BiE’s pick for MVP and despite falling short to Kyrie Irving for that honour, Kenneth Faried delivered one big highlight in Sunday’s final to top the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup’s list of plays of the tournament. Watch them all here.
Speaking to BiE moments after lifting the Naismith Trophy, DeMar DeRozan said playing for the USA and winning the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will lead him to better things with the Toronto Raptors this season.
Serbia came out ready to fight but Kyrie Irving didn’t take long to kill off their dreams as the USA rode a big first quarter from their point guard to a crushing victory in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final. There was no doubt who looked more confident at the start of this one. […]
This is going to be brief. These teams couldn’t have taken more differing journeys to Madrid for the final of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup but both have more than earned the right to be here tonight. Serbia’s group performance could have best been described as so-so but since the knockout stages began they […]
DeMar DeRozan spoke to BallinEurope after the USA’s win over Lithuania at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, DeRozan spoke about why Spain’s exit from the competition changes nothing for his team.
In what proved to be by far the most athletic piece of video recording performed by BiE at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Jonas Valanciunas spoke about getting to play against his Toronto Raptors team mate DeMar DeRozan and the the strength of the USA team.