October 24, 2017

International Basketball

Before Vince Carter dunking over Fredric Weis, there was Dr. Dunkenstein (and 1977 WUG Recap) 2017/09/03 11:12 am

Before Vince Carter dunking over Fredric Weis, there was Dr. Dunkenstein (and 1977 WUG Recap)

Most NBA fans of a certain age remember when Vince Carter dunked over France’s 7-2 centre Frederic Weis in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. It’s hard to not to remember the dunk which many consider one of the top five, if not the best, dunks ever that happened in the course of a game. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adUnit = document.getElementById("google-ads-pavC"); adWidth...

No longer stigmatized, Europeans can just be ‘players’ in today’s NBA 2017/03/15 12:35 pm

No longer stigmatized, Europeans can just be ‘players’ in today’s NBA

It used to be that international players were something to be gawked at; to be put under the magnifying glass when they were on the court. Europeans were stereotyped as slow, plodding, flopping and robotic players and anytime they let a player score, the presumption was they were too soft for a hard league like the NBA. If they struggled as a rookie, they weren’t given the same latitude as an...

Yes, international players require work visas to play in the NBA 2016/12/05 10:00 am

Yes, international players require work visas to play in the NBA

No matter how much potential a foreign prospect might be, they still have to obtain legal entry into the United States. In order to live and work in the United States, and particularly for an NBA team that signs them to a contract. The type of visa required to remain and play in the United States, is a P-1 visa (or in extraordinary cases, an O-1 visa). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adUnit...

Here’s 25 times when Team USA was challenged in international basketball (since 2000) 2016/08/11 9:42 am

Here’s 25 times when Team USA was challenged in international basketball (since 2000)

It’s been over 24 years since The Dream Team mopped the floor with the competition in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Not only did they defeat the teams, but the starstruck opponents posed for group photos before and after the game, shook their hands during free throws and we’re in general awe of Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adUnit...

Reggiana one step closer to winning the Italian League 2015/06/23 8:13 am

Reggiana one step closer to winning the Italian League

Reggiana has taken a 3:2 lead in the best of seven series against Sassari in the Italian League playoff finals. Both teams have eliminated the top seeded Emporio Armani an Venezia in seven games in the semi finals, and it seems like the champion will be decided in seven games as well. [su_button url=”http://www.interbasket.net/forums/” target=”blank” style=”soft”...

Nikola Milutinov promising hidden second round draft pick 2015/06/11 4:30 am

Nikola Milutinov promising hidden second round draft pick

Nikola Milutinov is a 20 year old 7 footer from Serbia who played his entire professional career at Partizan, one of two best Serbian league teams, and managed to win the Serbian first league (2014 and 2013) and the Adriatic League (2013). He was also a part of the 2013 U19 Serbian national team that won the silver medal at the 2013 U19 World Championship. [su_button url=”http://www.interbasket.net/forums/”...

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