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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