International Basketball

Another Championship?

September 19, 2009
Another Championship?

Pau Gasol and his 18+ points per game have helped lead a stacked Spain to the 2009 EuroBasket Championship in Poland against a feisty Serbian squad. Pau just picked up his first NBA Championship ring several months ago with the Los Angeles Lakers and is now seeking another championship with Spain. He was the...

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Are We Crazy? Maybe!

September 17, 2009
Are We Crazy? Maybe!

Those are the “famous” last words of Steve Nash in his latest hilarious Vitamin Water commercial. Please check it out at The Hoop Doctors. I love when he refers to himself as ‘Canadian Celebrity’ Steve Nash. He reminds me of Ben Stiller in Dodgeball in his new commercial and Ben Stiller in Zoolander in...

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Gasol or Randolph?

September 8, 2009
Gasol or Randolph?

Could this question get any easier? We are talking about arguably the top offensive big man in the NBA, Pau Gasol, and the most overpaid player in the NBA, Zach Randolph. When the Memphis Grizzlies basically handed Pau to the Los Angeles Lakers for free (a trade that still really irks many NBA GMs...

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Sick Dunk @ Nike’s London Midnight Madness

September 8, 2009
Sick Dunk @ Nike’s London Midnight Madness

This really sick dunk was thrown down by Guy Dupuy, who is part of the Team Flight Brothers. This all went down at Nike’s London Midnight Madness. Supposedly it has never been done before. I guess nobody watches my Men’s League highlights in Newport Beach. Whatever, enjoy… By the way, I didn’t even know...

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Euro Dunkers

September 6, 2009
Euro Dunkers

This past weekend was the first Euro Dunk Contest put on by Kadour Ziani of France. He put together the contest in Bucarest, Romania and featured tweleve well-known dunkers from around Europe. The contest was won by Russian Alexander “Shal” Shalygin who threw down a “reverse rider,” a double cradle, and a reverse dunk...

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Eastern Europe Dominates Western Europe

September 4, 2009
Eastern Europe Dominates Western Europe

The Eastern European powerhouse Lithuania took down the Western European powerhouse Spain last night destroying them in the second half. With only a six point lead at halftime, Lithuania went on to outscore Spain by 16 and finish with a 94-72 victory. This twenty-two point W was led by Linas Kleiza, who was just...

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Show Ricky the Money!

August 31, 2009
Show Ricky the Money!

According to Marca.com, the #5 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Ricky Rubio, is now going to play for Regal Barcelona. The transaction will be the most expensive buyout in European basketball history valued around $5.3M (3.7 million Euro). It is a 6-year contract with an opt-out clause to play in the NBA. Most...

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Acker Signs Contract with Milano

August 24, 2009
Acker Signs Contract with Milano

Last years runner-up in Italy’s top league, Armani Jeans Milano, just added former Detroit Pistons & Los Angeles Clippers guard Alex Acker. He has only played one season in the NBA even though he was selected by the Pistons with the last pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. With the Pistons & Clippers, Acker...

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Adrien off to Spain

August 24, 2009
Adrien off to Spain

Former Connecticut Huskies star Jeff Adrien signed to play in Spain with Leche Rio Breogan. This is his first professional basketball contract since graduating from UConn last year where he helped lead the Huskies to the Final Four before losing to Michigan State. This 6-foot-7 double-double machine was expected to be a second round...

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A New Gillette Man?

August 18, 2009
A New Gillette Man?

Ricky Rubio in Gillette Ad You bet! Ricky Rubio is the latest athlete to appear in a Gillette ad, which has featured such athletes at Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Barcelona striker Thierry Henry, and all-everything golfer Tiger Woods. Not a bad list to join, especially before playing in a single NBA game. Back in...

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