Interbasket allows you to follow all the action of Eurobasket 2011 along with fans from all over the world in our 2011 Eurobasket forum. Looking to watch Eurobasket 2011 games online? Here are some specific links: Watch Ukraine vs. Russia Watch France vs. Latvia Watch Turkey vs. Portugal Don’t see your game? Go to our forum thread created to share links to live online streaming of Eurobasket...
The European Basketball Championships, or Eurobasket, is set to begin. Twenty-four European nations will battle over the next 19 days (August 31 – September 18, 2011) in this 37th continental championship. Follow each game of Eurobasket 2011 in our Eurobasket forum. Not only are bragging rights at stake, but the top two teams will receive automatic bids to the 2012 Olympics held in London. The...
Great Britain have received some good news with Detroit Pistons sharpshooter Ben Gordon declaring he wants to play for the country this summer in qualifying games for EuroBasket 2011. Gordon, a former teammate of Chicago Bulls forward and Great Britain star Luol Deng, will help the Brits when they go up against Hungary, Ukraine and FYR of Macedonia in Division A, Group B. “I am delighted to have...
Andrea Bargnani would prefer to compete for a world title this summer. (Discuss Italian Basketball in our forum) Instead, he’ll have to settle for being the talisman in the Azzurri squad when Simone Pianigiani’s men attempt to qualify for EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania. Bargnani held a press conference in Rome to remove any doubts about his availability this summer. “We are going through a difficult...
Without their veteran stars Peja Stojaković, Igor Rakočević, Marko Jarić, Vladimir Radmanović, Sasha Pavlović, Predrag Drobnjak, and Darko Miličić, Serbia fielded the youngest team at the 2009 Eurobasket and performed better than anyone expected of them. Though overwhlemed by their Spanish opponents in the gold medal game, Serbia’s silver medal finish was a huge surprise, especially...
Spain’s Pau Gasol was chosen as Eurobasket’s Most Valuable Player and also named to the All-Tournament team. After coming into the tournament as the favorites, Spain was upset by Serbia and Gasol played terribly; scoring a tournament-low 9 points and shooting 1-8 from the free throw line. (Discuss: Who’s on your Eurobasket All-Star Team?) Gasol and Spain would eventually bounce back....
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Kentucky, Florida State, and North Carolina were all vying for his services in hope of landing the player regarded as the best high school basketball prospect since LeBron James in 2003. However, all three schools will have to settle with being runner-ups in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes because the forward announced Tuesday morning that he will be attending the University of Kansas. Some experts projected that Florida State, the alma mater of Wiggins’ parents, was the favorite to land the forward [...]Read more →
Basketball Chicago Bulls Miami Heat
Despite being undermanned, the Chicago Bulls have remained physical with the Miami Heat in their second-round playoff series, but it was the defending champs who really flexed their muscles in game four. Led by newly-crowned MVP LeBron James, the Heat ran away with the win in a rout 88-65, holding the Bulls to their lowest offensive output in franchise history in the postseason. The active Miami defense forced 17 turnovers and held the Bulls to a dismal 25.7 field goal [...]Read more →
Considering how volatile and hostile the playoff series between the Heat and Bulls has been, it’s understandable that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau would lose his cool, but it’s only going to cost him. Thibodeau’s frustration after the Bulls’ game three loss boiled over on Saturday as he criticized the officiating and suggested referees might be favoring the defending champs. The NBA announced Thidobeau will be fined $35,000 for his comments. Here’s what Thidobeau said following game three, according to ESPN.com: [...]Read more →
Basketball Minnesota Timberwolves
After several comeback attempts in the past year, Brandon Roy made it clear that he was not giving up on his NBA career, but after being waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves this week, it’s likely he’s played his last NBA basketball. The team made the decision to let Roy go on Friday, according to ESPN.com. “We wish Brandon and his family all the best in the future,” new Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said in a statement. Although [...]Read more →
Basketball Denver Nuggets
Although the Denver Nuggets got ousted in the first round of the playoffs again, their banner year hasn’t gone unrecognized. On Wednesday, the NBA announced that George Karl has earned Coach of the Year honors for the 2012-2013 season. His most notable accomplishment was guiding the Nuggets to a franchise-record 57 wins without a true star player. It’s the first time Karl has won the award in 25 seasons in the NBA, despite leading his teams to 21 consecutive winning [...]Read more →
[Since the publication of this initial report, Jackson has informed the team he is not interested in the coaching position, according to league sources] Despite guiding the Brooklyn Nets to the playoffs this season, interim coach P.J. Carlesimo was fired and the Nets are now looking again toward Phil Jackson to fill their current coaching vacancy. After firing coach Avery Johnson earlier this season, the Nets went after Jackson, but after he said he wasn’t interested, they promoted Carlesimo from [...]Read more →
The best player in the game entered an even higher class on Sunday. The NBA named LeBron James the league’s MVP for the fourth time in his career. He is now just the fifth player with at least four MVP awards, joining a club that includes Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. James also tied Shaquille O’Neal’s record (1999-2000 season) for most first-place votes with 120 of 121, coming up just one vote shy of being the [...]Read more →
Every April, young NBA prospects are faced with the decision to see if the reality of being an NBA player is as sweet as the dream. Let’s discuss who made the best decisions and who made potentially costly ones. Wise to enter Cody Zeller, Indiana, So. The “Big Handsome” didn’t take the big step forward this past season that many analysts expected, but his ability to score efficiently with both hands in the post as well as his basketball IQ [...]Read more →
Basketball Los Angeles Lakers
After enduring a rough year on the court that ended with a major injury, Kobe Bryant is still not getting any real rest. ESPN.com is reporting that Bryant and his own mother, Pamela, are currently engaged in a legal battle over some valuable mementos from his high school and pro career that he left at home. A New Jersey auction house has filed a lawsuit to acquire the right to sell the memorabilia – a collection of over 100 items, [...]Read more →
Basketball Detroit Pistons
Legendary coach Phil Jackson seems like he’s itching to return to basketball in some capacity. He’s been interested in becoming the president of an NBA team for a while now and he even almost returned to coaching earlier this season. Though he still hasn’t joined a team in either role, he may have made a major step in that direction this week. NBA.com is reporting that Jackson has agreed to advise the Detroit Pistons in their search for a new [...]Read more →