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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Star loaded FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup qualifier in Romania, in the most exquisite tourist destination

Star loaded FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup qualifier in Romania, in the most exquisite tourist destination

Men’s world champions, Serbia. Women’s world silver medalists Russia. Two of the most amazing dunkers in the world, Guy Dupuy and Jonathan Clark. Plus plenty to cheer for the local fans, as both Romanian NT will be part of the tournament. These are the main ingredients for what will most probably be an unforgettable 3×3 basketball weekend at Mamaia Beach, the most exquisite tourist summer destination in Romania, located in the city of Constanta. Freshly crowned kings of the world for a whooping fourth time, the Serbians from Novi Sad…

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Lipek: Dunking is not only art, is a tool to get to people

Lipek: Dunking is not only art, is a tool to get to people

Jumping straight out of Poznan, one of the oldest cities in Poland and home of 500.000 people, Rafal “Lipek” Lipinski made by himself a name in the dunking world. Crowned in all of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final dunk contests so far and owning for two years in a row the prestigious dunk contest from Quai54, France, plus multiple other contests, Rafal became one of the most successful professional dunkers in the world. Let’s meet this 24 year’s old guy who inspired a lot of people and among them…

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Darlington named World King of Dunk in Bucharest

Darlington named World King of Dunk in Bucharest

Justin Darlington proved once again that he is the best dunker in the world, crushing any competition at the World King of Dunk, a contest held in Bucharest, Romania, at 3×3 EuroTour Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball. Featuring the new worldwide sensation Porter Maberry, the shortest dunker in the world, Aleksandr Shalygin and Kristaps Dargais, two of the best european dunkers and of course, Darlington, the dunk contest from Bucharest was the best so far this year. With former NBA player and european legend Jorge Garbajosa in the jury, the…

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Magic Show: Dunking Devils in Bucharest

Magic Show: Dunking Devils in Bucharest

The acrobatic dunkers from Dunking Devils will perform, for the first time in Romania, during the Sport Arena Bucharest Challenger (4-5 august 2012, Bucharest, Romania), the 3×3 basketball tournament, part of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour. Dunking Devils is one of the most famous groups of this kind from the world, with numerous shows over five continents and more than 25 countries. The last appearance of the Dunking Devils was in Spain, at the ACB Finals between FC Regal Barcelona and Real Madrid, but their shows are known in United…

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Sport Arena Streetball at full speed!

Sport Arena Streetball at full speed!

The third tournament from Sport Arena Streetball, the only 3×3 basketball championship in Romania, was at full speed at the end of June and the beginning of July. The registration was so fast that if you blinked, you almost missed your chance. 162 teams registered in 165 minutes, testing hard our on-line system. And it was only the beginning. With the pedal to the metal we continued with the first games Friday evening, and on Saturday it was the real test. The national rally champion of Romania, Vali Porcisteanu, together…

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