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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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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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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Schedule Sport Arena Streetball 2019

Schedule Sport Arena Streetball 2019

Sport Arena Streetball Tour 2019 10-12 mai Superbet 3×3 Challenge (București, ParkLake Shopping Center) 18-19 mai Raiffeisen Bank Timișoara Streetball (Shopping City) 1-2 iunie Castorii Suceava Streetball (Iulius Mall) 1-2 iunie Superbet Satu Mare Streetball (Shopping City) 15-16 iunie Raiffeisen Bank Sibiu Streetball (Shopping City) 22-23 iunie Galați Streetball (Shopping City) 22-23 iunie Superbet Cluj Streetball (Iulius Mall) 29-30 iunie FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Qualifier (Constanța, Plaja Mamaia) 13-14 iulie Raiffeisen Bank Palas Iași Streetball (Palas Mall) 13-14 iulie Severin Streetball (Shopping City) 27-28 iulie Superbet AFI Ploiești Streetball (AFI)…

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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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Team Bucharest, tough mission at FIBA 3×3 World Tour Lausanne

Team Bucharest, tough mission at FIBA 3×3 World Tour Lausanne

For the fourth year in a row Romania will have a representative in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour. Team Bucharest will face some really tough opponents during the pool phase in Lausanne Masters, teams Trbovlje (Slovenia) and Malaga (Spain). The tournament takes place on August 28-29. The Slovenians will try to defend their title in Lausanne, while Team Malaga stepped up to replace Team Yaounde as they finished second the last qualifier to Lausanne, the Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger. Team Bucharest, the winner of the Sport Arena Streetball Quest, will feature…

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The way to Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger 2015

The way to Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger 2015

The fourth edition of Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger will take place on 15-16 August, in Bucharest and will reunite some of the best Romanian teams together with top teams from all over the world. A total of 16 teams will take part in the tournament. According to FIBA regulations for Challenger tournaments, at least three teams should have participated in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour the previous year. Other teams have to earn a ticket to the Challenger winning one of the qualifying events named FIBA 3×3 Satellite (can be…

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Romania and Russia, the first ever 3×3 basketball European Champions

Romania and Russia, the first ever 3×3 basketball European Champions

Romania’s men and Russia’s women were crowned inaugural 3×3 basketball European champions as both sides recorded victories over Slovenia in the finals at University Square in Bucharest. In the men’s competition, the hosts delighted the more than 1,000 fans in attendance by squeezing past their determined opponents 19-16 in the decider. Both sides traded baskets throughout, but as the clocked ticked down Bogdan Popescu stepped up to be the local hero as he landed a crucial basket to give Romania a decisive lead which they managed to hold on to….

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