- Turkey lost because it was not only unable, but apparently also unwilling to capitalize on their significant size advantage. With Coach K repeatedly sending very small lineups out there, Turkey’s enormous frontline insisted on trying to drive the lane instead of posting up hard and either drawing fouls or scoring underneath.
- Team USA didn’t play [...]
Ersan Ilyasova is my Worlds MVP at this point.
Half of the first knockout stage is in the books, and many players have made their presence felt for the good and the bad. Here’s my take on who’s made the best and worst impressions at this point.
- Nicolas Batum does not look like he can ever be [...]
- I am really looking forward to the Brazil-USA matchup, if only for the chance to see Splitter at full strength against NBA competition. It appears Tiago is also looking ahead, because he hasn’t looked like he’s gone all-out against either Iran or Tunisia. The clash of styles between the versatile Odom and Love and the rugged [...]
Andrew Albicy. Remember the name.
Throughout the World Championship, I will be posting observations, news or rants for every game day. Here’s what caught my attention tonight.
- France’s Andrew Albicy will be a star. I hadn’t seen the Youth Eurobasket’s MVP play against senior competition yet, and he did not disappoint me. The 5-10, 20-year old [...]
Nemanja Bjelica (left) is about to make a name for himself.
1 . Serbia and Greece just made the Worlds more interesting.
I’m pretty certain FIBA brass were hardly too happy with the Greece-Serbia melée, as well they shouldn’t given the negative implications it will undoubtedly carry with the casual fan. The silver lining for them, however, [...]
Recorded 8-6-2010: Chris Queso and Arnau are back after a break with a FIBA World Championship (Cup) 2010 Preview. We both see Spain as the favorite in the tournament. We share some laughs at some of the ridiculous names of the club teams some of these guys play for.
Warning: We have potty mouths.
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Recorded 6-25-2010: Chris Queso, Arnau Gomis and Adena Andrews are joined by SLAM Magazine/NBA.com’s Vince Thomas. We prop up picks and poo poo picks. The talk is focused on John Wall, Ekpe Udoh, DeMarcus Cousins’ “female” tendencies, draft fashion and the upcoming free agency period.
Warning: We have potty mouths.
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As I was covering the ACB Finals for an upcoming article and FanScribe Radio episode, I found my eyes glued to the two surefire NBA prospects on the floor. While the performance of Splitter was amazing, Ricky played the worst game of his career, by far. Nevertheless, seeing a prospect in person widens your perspective and you [...]
Real Madrid dropped the first two games against Caja Laboral, leaving them against the ropes and in need of sweeping the next three games if they want to make the finals. On the other bracket, it was business as usual as Barcelona seized a 2-0 lead against Unicaja. Below are quick summaries on the performances of the [...]
Recorded 5-26-2010: Chris Queso, Arnau Gomis and special guest, Bret LaGree of ESPN Truehoop / hoopinionblog.com, converse about the current state and the future of the Atlanta Hawks. This show is our first installment of Fan Scribe Radio’s “State of the Franchise” series, where we speak with members of the media that cover specific sports franchises about the team’s present and [...]