3×3 Basketball from home to home: Sport Arena Streetball Tournaments are currently moving online!

3×3 Basketball from home to home: Sport Arena Streetball Tournaments are currently moving online!

After 15 years since the first Sport Arena Streetball tournament, the most popular 3×3 basketball competition in Romania will premiere an online competition. A demonstration tournament will take place on Sunday evening, with the participation of two stars from the FIBA 3×3 World Tour and two of the most valuable young 3×3 players in Romania. Registration for the first eSport Arena Streetball event opens on Monday, at 3 PM, on 3la3.ro. Unable to organize the traditional outdoor tournaments for the time being, Sport Arena Streetball is waiting for its fans…

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A man and a vision: Basketball, more popular than soccer!

A man and a vision: Basketball, more popular than soccer!

The 2020 class of the NBA Hall of Fame, the gall­ery of American basketball legends, is one of the most star-studded in history. The late Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett or Tamika Catchings, as well as other personalities, will receive the highest honors in basketball. One of these personalities, Patrick Baumann, was the man in the International Basketball Federation’s­­­­ leadership who blindly believed in the success of 3×3 basketball and its inclusion in the Olympic Program. He also supported the Sport Arena Streetball since its early years. For 16…

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Smoove: “I made my debut at the Harlem Globetrotters the day Kobe died”

Smoove: “I made my debut at the Harlem Globetrotters the day Kobe died”

It was 2003, in Slobozhanske, a small town in Ukraine, when Dmitry, a 13-year-old boy, first saw the famous Nike ad, “Freestyle”. “Wow, I must do this as well!”, he said back then. Five years later, in 2008, Smoove crossed the border with Romania to take part, as a freestyler, in what was to be his first international competition, Sport Arena Streetball. At the beginning of the same year, the Harlem Globetrotters made their debut in the United States. We’ve learnt the story of Dmitry Krivenko on Sport Arena Streetball…

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#StayHome and watch basketball!

#StayHome and watch basketball!

During this difficult time of self-isolation due to coronavirus, we offer you some alternatives to watch basketball games and other video content about the game we all love. The info regarding HBOGO and Netflix are referring to the Romanian market. NBA:  The NBA League Pass offers free membership up until April 22nd, and does not require credit card information when creating an account – https://www.nba.com/nba-fan-letter-league-pass-free-preview  Here you can watch replays of this season’s games, as well as a series of classic NBA games – https://www.nba.com/video/classicgames Moreover, Telekom Sport will broadcast…

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No Olympic Games in 2020: 3×3 basketball sees its debut postponed

No Olympic Games in 2020: 3×3 basketball sees its debut postponed

The Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the global outbreak of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the international sporting calendar. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision on Tuesday after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organisers, ending weeks of speculation and uncertainty about the Summer Games – initially scheduled to kick off in July. 3×3 basketball was about to make its Olympic debut this summer in…

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Angels’ team! Famous basketball players with tragic destinies: Kobe Bryant, Drazen Petrovic, Fernando Martin or Len Bias. Romanians mourned Toni Alexe

Angels’ team! Famous basketball players with tragic destinies: Kobe Bryant, Drazen Petrovic, Fernando Martin or Len Bias. Romanians mourned Toni Alexe

The entire world of sports is in shock after media channels starting broadcasting on Sunday night (morning time in US), the news of a helicopter accident in which the legendary Kobe Bryant lost his life. Five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, 18-time All Star, double Olympic champion, Oscar winner, an up-and-coming entrepreneur, and an elite motivational speaker, Kobe Bryant has left behind a legacy that transcends the boundaries of basketball. Proof of him being an all-around-emblem, and not just a sports icon, are the reactions coming from all…

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Historic qualification for Germany men in Constanta Qualifier. Spain, with the double, and Romania also earned the trip to Debrecen

Historic qualification for Germany men in Constanta Qualifier. Spain, with the double, and Romania also earned the trip to Debrecen

Germany got their first ever ticket to FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup in seniors competitions after a historic tournament, upsetting powerhouses Slovenia and Spain in their way to the top spot of Constanta Qualifier men’s division. Led by the explosive guard Heinrich Niklas Geske and with a stifling team defense, Germany managed to win both games in the main pool round in similar low scoring fashion, 12-10 against Slovenia and 13-11 against Spain. That led to a win or go home last game between Spain and Slovenia, and boy what a…

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Beach life at FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Romania Qualifier 2019

Beach life at FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Romania Qualifier 2019

A total of 20 teams are fighting for 4 tickets to the FIBA 3×3 Europe when they meet on Mamaia Beach in Constanta, Romania on June 29-30, 2019. The place where even Mike Tyson came down from his yacht to party – the famous Mamaia Beach – will be the host of one of the three FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Qualifiers this week-end. Both Romanian national teams will feature in the event and the local fans are hoping to end in style a full day at the beach, by cheering…

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15 tournaments in season number 15: Sport Arena Streetball will travel in 11 Romanian cities, from May to October

15 tournaments in season number 15: Sport Arena Streetball will travel in 11 Romanian cities, from May to October

Friends, fun, music, good vibes, prizes and of course a lot of basketball. 3×3 basketball. The new Sport Arena Streetball season starts this week-end 10-12 May in ParkLake Shopping Center with Superbet 3×3 Challenge. CHECK FULL SCHEDULE HERE! Three cities will be for the first time part of the 3×3 national tour organized by Sport Arena Streetball, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Satu Mare and Sibiu, while already traditional destinations are still included: Constanta, Iasi, Ploiesti or Timisoara. The Superbet Tour Final will take place in Constanta, August 17-18, and the winning…

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Sport Arena Streetball 2018 season in review

Sport Arena Streetball 2018 season in review

FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup brought 3×3 basketball in a new era and highlighted an engaging year The dream court, as many called it when the picture became viral on social media, will probably remain in the memory of all 3×3 basketball lovers and there is for sure one of the highlights of the season for Sport Arena Streetball. Using 3D mapping technology during the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup, that was hosted for a record third time in Bucharest, Sport Arena Streetball created a magic atmosphere. FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup, organized…

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