TAG: CSKA Moscow

Overseas / May 19, 2014 / 10:45 am

Maccabi Tel Aviv Makes Surprising Run To Euroleague Championship

Maccabi Tel Aviv

A champion was crowned this past weekend. In the Euroleague Championships, Maccabi Tel Aviv rode an incredible comeback in the semifinals to make the championship game, where they defeated Real Madrid in overtime to claim the title. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 8, 2013 / 11:00 am

Sick No-Look, Behind-The-Back Bounce Pass From Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Although the Timberwolves eventually lost to CSKA Moscow last night, there was at least one highlight-level assist. But it’s not from passing sorcerer Ricky Rubio. Instead, teammate Kevin Love showed off his court vision by dropping a bounce pass behind-his-back to a cutting Kevin Martin. Read More »

NBA, Overseas / Jul 24, 2012 / 4:00 pm

NBA-bound Andrei Kirilenko’s Top 5 CSKA Moscow Plays

Andrei Kirilenko

No offense to the sanctity of being named the MVP of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague (it’s that continent’s best league by far), but you’re probably wondering why anyone would care about Andrei Kirilenko‘s best moments from last season. CSKA Moscow, his club that was second by a point in the Euroleague title game this year, is a powerhouse over there, but unless you’re overseas aficionado Fran Fraschilla, it probably doesn’t have the Q rating of say, a D-League team. Kirilenko, though, is back in the news not because he’ll be on Russia’s Olympic team but because he’s coming back to the NBA. So he says. Read More »

NBA, Overseas / Jul 10, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Quin Snyder Leaves Lakers For Same Job In Moscow

Quin Snyder

Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder was a finalist in Charlotte for its head coach job. He didn’t get it. He’s not a finalist for Orlando’s job, which hasn’t been announced yet. The worst-case scenario is that he doesn’t get either and still goes back to the most well-known hoops team on the planet, right? Well, Snyder has decided to become an assistant for Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow instead. It’s a lateral move of about two continents. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA, Overseas / Jul 20, 2011 / 1:30 pm

The Top 5 Basketball Leagues Outside The United States

Josh Childress

The trendy thing to do these days if you’re an NBA player is to publicly announce that you are thinking about playing overseas. All the cool kids are doing it. Dwight Howard said he was thinking of jumping to Europe or China and Kobe Bryant was reportedly nearing a deal with Turkey’s Besiktas basketball club – the same team that recently signed Deron Williams. And why not? Playing overseas seems like a pretty sweet gig: you get to hang in some awesome foreign country for a couple months while playing against solid competition.

But that’s only if you pick the right league. Pick wrong and you could end up freezing your ass off on a bus in Siberia traveling from one empty gymnasium to another. That’s why we’re here to break down the five best leagues for NBA players looking to get some burn outside the U.S. Read More »