Two more spots for NL Constanta Final up for grab in Bucharest

The FIBA 3×3 Nations League 2022 worldwide marathon continues this weekend in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, in the event supported by the District 2 City Hall and organized in Veranda Mall. Less than one week after we found out the first two teams qualified for Constanta Final (Mongolia men and Japan women), another two will book their ticket right on the Romanian soil. The U21 East Conference will kick-off on Friday, with Lithuania as top seed in Bucharest. Augustinas Mikstas and Gabrielius Celka are quite familiar with the surroudings as…

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Sport Arena Streetball in 2021: A World Final, basketball at the Palace and a “Covid-free” season

After a year of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, 3×3 basketball was back in full force. The year 2021 was a revival one for Sport Arena Streetball, which has hosted among others, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final in Jeddah, the FIBA 3×3 Finals at the Palace of Parliament and the Raiffeisen Bank Sport Arena Streetball Tour in the “University of Politehnica”, a circuit that reminded us of the romantic period of the late 2000s. Following the 2020 season in which Sport Arena Streetball reinvented itself, moving 3×3 basketball competitions online,…

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3×3 basketball makes its bow at the Palace. Germany, France and Poland crowned champions

3×3 basketball, a street edge-of-the-seat entertainment, scores an iconic sport moment in the Romanian Parliament. This year, the FIBA 3×3 World Finals took place under the impressive chandeliers of the the world’s largest, heaviest and most expensive civilian building with administrative function, fusing sport, culture and heritage under one hoop. FIBA 3×3 World Finals reunited in Bucharest 24 national teams, competing during three days in three different final tournaments, the FIBA 3×3 U23 Nations League, both men and women, and the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series. Everything took place under the…

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Ballers with attitude: The greatest team in 3×3 history is falling apart

The world of 3×3 basketball was taken by storm in the summer of 2012, when Serbia won the first world title in Athens, in the history of this young discipline. After almost a decade of dominating the game, the boys from Novi Sad, who have made history for both their hometown and the Serbian national team, have chosen to pursue their professional careers separately. The last dance together: the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where they will try another premiere: the Olympic title at the first ever appearance of 3×3 basketball…

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Raiffeisen Bank eSport Arena Streetball Final: Online 3 × 3 Basketball Tournament Ends 2020

The first edition of the Raiffeisen Bank eSport Arena Streetball 3 × 3 online basketball championship ended with the grand final which took place on December 28th and 29th. The undisputed champions are Răzvan Popa in the PlayStation category and Daniel Bratu in the Xbox category. The two were awarded with a Next-Gen console, PS5 and Xbox X, respectively, offered by Raiffiesen Bank. Over 180 players dueled in this unique competition in Europe, which began in August. Four regular tournaments were played, and the first 16 players ranked in each…

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Last chance to advance to the Raiffeisen Bank eSport Arena Streetball Final

The fourth and final tournament before the major one in December, takes place this end of the week. Raiffeisen Bank eSport Arena Streetball is back and is reuniting both NBA and gaming fans in what will be the last chance for the participants to qualify for the final event at the end of the year. For those of you who are not aware of the competiton format, this will be a 3×3 blacktop with NBA players, and before every game, each competitor will draft his players. Th event organized by…

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3×3 Basketball from home to home: We are currently moving the events 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!

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”

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! A list of must see films and documentaries

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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