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GIFs, Overseas, Video / Aug 26, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Watch Serge Ibaka’s Brute Block & Alley-Oop Jam

Serge Ibaka

The last we saw Serge Ibaka, he was coming back from a calf strain before Game 3 to help the OKC Thunder even the Western Conference Finals before losing in six to the eventual champion Spurs. He did pop up with Spain this summer on the receiving end of this delectable Rudy Fernandez feed, and that’s why we’re again talking about the Congolese-Spanish shot-blocker that’s like an albatross hovering near the rim for opponents. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 25, 2014 / 10:00 am

GIF: Goran Dragic’s Pretty, Spinning Up-And-Under

Goran Dragic

During a tuneup for next month’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, Slovenia sneaked past Lithuania this weekend with a 74-72 win. Suns point guard, Goran Dragic, only pitched in 10 points in the exhibition, but showed off his craftiness in the lane with a pair of spinning drives, which will give Suns fans goosebumps for next year. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

GIF: Greek Freak’s Two-Dribble Coast-To-Coast Jam

Giannis Antetoekounmpo,  (Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

There aren’t many humans alive who combine Bucks second-year guard/forward hybrid Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s still-blossoming size and skill. The 6-11 and counting 19-year-old helped home country Greece beat regional rival Turkey, 71-56, in Athens and unleashed one steal and coast-to-coast jam that serves as yet another harbinger of his evolving stardom. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas / Aug 11, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Rudy Fernandez Between-The-Legs Dish For Serge Ibaka’s Tasty Jam

Serge Ibaka

The USA Basketball team heading to Spain for the 2014 FIBA World Cup at the end of the month faces their toughest test from the home country. Spain showed off why many are picking them to win the World Cup with a nice win over Angola including this delicious dish by former Blazers wing, Rudy Fernandez, and OKC’s Serge Ibaka hammering it home with two hands. Read More »

Overseas / Aug 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

Report: Metta World Peace Wants To Change His Name To Panda Friend

Metta World Peace

Earlier this week, Metta World Peace finalized a deal with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. It appears Metta has chosen a new name for his tenure in China, and it’s almost as bonkers as Metta World Peace. Read More »

GIFs, Overseas, Playground / Aug 6, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Video: Dimtry Krivenko Shuts Down FIBA 3×3 World Tour Dunk Contest

Dmitry 'Smoove' Krivenko

The 2014 3×3 World Tour – endorsed by FIBA – kicked off in Manila on July 19 and is scheduled for five other masters before wrapping the tour up in Tokyo for the finals in October. The 3×3 World Tour provides an international stage for amateur streetballers from across the globe to showcase their talents in a 3×3-team format. Ten thousand dollars is up for grabs for the winning 3×3 team at on each World Tour stop. Read More »

Overseas, We Reminisce / Jul 16, 2014 / 10:30 am

We Reminisce: T.J. Ford With 10 Assists In 13 Minutes During Croatian Debut

T.J. Ford

Perhaps you forget the lightening bolt known as T.J. Ford who won the Naismith Player of Year award at Texas and played 10 seasons in the NBA before a surgically repaired spine left him teetering on the brink of paralysis every time he suited up; he was forced to retire in 2012 due to the nature of his neck injury. During the NBA’s lockout in 2011, though, Ford signed with KK Zagreb of Croatia and offered one last glimpse of his dazzling ability to get in the lane and find open teammates. Read More »

Overseas / Jul 1, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Mexico & Slovakia Confuse Baskets During Women’s FIBA U17 Game

Women's U17 Slovakia - Mexico

On June 26 during the FIBA Women’s Under-17 World Championships in a game between Mexico and Slovakia, a bizarre sequence marked the end of the third quarter. Both teams became confused about the proper basket they were shooting on. Read More »

NBA Draft, Overseas / Jun 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

NBA Scout Compares Dante Exum To Famous Draft Bust

Dante Exum

As we near the 2014 NBA Draft, opinions on Australian guard Dante Exum remain divided. Earlier this week, one league executive compared him to a young Kobe Bryant. Another NBA scout, speaking on the condition of anonymity, is a bit more cautious about what Exum could turn out to be. Read More »

NBA Draft, Overseas / Jun 23, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: Likely Lottery Pick Saric To Stay In Europe

Dario Saric

Teams choosing in the mid- to late- lottery of Thursday night’s NBA Draft were just dealt a sizable blow. According to ESPN, Croation forward and likely top 10 pick Dario Saric has signed a contract overseas that will keep him from playing in the league for at least two years. Read More »