Archive for the 'Overseas' Category

Overseas, Video / Apr 8, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: “Baby Shaq” Starts Riot In The Stands After Fan Threatens His Family

Sofoklis Schortsanitis

Anyone here remember Sofoklis Schortsanitis? You probably should–not too many basketball players with the name Sofoklis Schortsanitis. You probably also know him as Baby Shaq, the guy who was once drafted by the Clippers after he destroyed Team USA with Greece during the 2006 FIBA World Championship. During a recent game between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv, the 6-10, 350-pound big man ran into the stands to confront a taunting fan. His reasoning? Reportedly, the fan said he was going to rape his daughter. Read More »

D-League, Overseas, Playground / Mar 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Scott Odom, The First One-Legged Pro Basketball Player

Scott Odom

There are constantly conversations in the NBA about players wanting more money and leaving teams just to get a few extra million. Lost in all the glitz, glamour and money is the ugly undercut of basketball. While everyone just enjoys the competition placed on national TV night after night, no one thinks about the people that don’t get that shot, the players that must leave their families, travel to different countries, praying to get a shot to live their dreams. Read More »

D-League, NBA Draft, Overseas / Mar 11, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Aquille Carr Talks NBA Draft & His Road Less Traveled

Aquille Carr

There are a handful of American basketball players who have entered the NBA Draft without attending college since the 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreement put a damper on any high schoolers dreaming to jump straight to the pros. It isn’t a perfect science, but players like Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler have stuck around NBA circles after their unorthodox methods to get there. Read More »

Overseas, Playground, Video / Oct 2, 2013 / 11:00 am

Aquille Carr’s Ridiculous 2013 Summer Mixtape

Aquille Carr

High school legend Aquille Carr spent most of the past summer killing the competition overseas, including shutting it down at the adidas Eurocamp in Italy. However, he still had time to come home to Baltimore and show how it’s done during the Goodman versus Melo League showdown and the Will Barton Stop The Violence Challenge. Check out the highlights after the jump. Read More »

College, Overseas / Oct 1, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Dante Exum Is The Best Basketball Player You Probably Won’t See Play This Year

Dante Exum

With the 2013 NBA season about a month away, anticipation for another year of NBA basketball is beginning to rise. The doldrums of the summer that left us with only some uninspired summer league play are now long behind us. However, when the season tips off in October one of the best players in the world will not be setting foot on an NBA court because he’s still only 18 years old. Read More »

Overseas, Smack / Sep 9, 2013 / 10:15 am

Aquille Carr Is Showing Out As He Starts His Pro Career In China

Aquille Carr

First there was Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler. Now there’s Aquille Carr. Originally committed to Seton Hall, the 5-6 Carr decided to forgo college and start his professional career overseas, and earlier this summer on a USA Legends Tour (playing with people like Tracy McGrady, Jason Williams and Gary Payton) he played well enough to receive a contract offer. Check out some of his best highlights from the summer. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Overseas / Sep 6, 2013 / 11:30 am

Watch Highlights From Slovenia’s Upset Of Spain In EuroBasket 2013

Slovenia

Slovenia is hosting the FIBA EuroBasket 2013, so it stands to reason their players would be jacked to play in front of their hometown. Defending champion Spain found out the hard way last night. Read More »

Overseas / Sep 5, 2013 / 10:45 am

The Top 5 Plays From The First Day of EuroBasket 2013

EuroBASKET

The first day of the FIBA EuroBasket to decide the top team in Europe tipped-off yesterday in Slovenia as Spain looks to win their third consecutive gold in the annual event. There were some upsets yesterday, and we’ve got the top five plays from the first day since NBA training camps are still more than four weeks away. Read More »

Overseas, Playground, Video / Aug 12, 2013 / 10:15 am

Video: Ballhandling Legend Jason Williams Recently Threw One Of The Best Passes You’ll Ever See

Jason Williams

Don’t do it to them like this, J-Will. Earlier this summer, we showed you nearly two minutes of 37-year-old ballhanding legend Jason Williams destroying and embarrassing defenders during a USA Legends Tour in China. He was breaking out the elbow pass, the crossover and a few other sick tricks. But this new video includes one of the best passes you’ll ever see from him. One of the kings of handle is still doing it like it’s 1999… Read More »

Latest News, Overseas / Aug 5, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Goran Dragic Starts A Brawl In Overseas Game & Gets Ejected

Goran Dragic

You’d never guess it off first glance, but Goran Dragic isn’t the type of cat to back down. I feel like we get one of these stories every summer with this guy, dating back to his longstanding feud with Sasha Vujacic, and the legend continued today when video leaked showing Dragic at the center of a recent brawl. Read More »