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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#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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Sonia Ursu, among Top 10 women who ruled 3×3 in 2016

Sonia Ursu, among Top 10 women who ruled 3×3 in 2016

The Romanian 3×3 star Sonia Ursu was among the top 10 women who ruled 3×3 basketball in 2016, according to fiba.com, who highlighted some of the best players in the world.  The world number 52 in FIBA 3×3 World Ranking for women, Sonia was a silver medalist of the 3×3 European Championships in Bucharest, with the Romanian National Team, together with Gabriela Marginean, Anca Sipos and Andra Haas. “Don’t let the arty Instagram account distract you, Ursu means bear in Romanian and when Ursu steps on the court, she’s all…

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Bucharest saw some of the best 3×3 teams in 2016

Bucharest saw some of the best 3×3 teams in 2016

Novi Sad Al Wahda, Ljubljana or the Hungarian women national team were among the 3×3 teams highlighted by fiba.com, after their performances in 2016. All of them were present in Bucharest either for Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, or for the 3×3 European Championships. Hungary Women 2016 wins: European Championships For the last 3 years, Dora Medgyessy and her team-mates spent every summer crafting their 3×3 game. All the hard work paid off at the European Championships, where they won gold and produced the most entertaining basketball ever seen in the…

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Sport Arena: 3×3 basketball everywhere, for everybody

Sport Arena: 3×3 basketball everywhere, for everybody

Sport Arena was celebrating in 2015 its tenth year of existence as a promoter of 3×3 basketball and it was not better way to show respect for the game than to provide top class competitions for everyone and everywhere. It was by far the busiest year for Sport Arena team with seven competitions organized and a total of 29 tournaments with more than 8000 players involved, on two continents. The spring season saw the Sport Arena debut in United Arab Emirates, where two competitions, Abu Dhabi 3×3 Basketball Tour and…

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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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Jose Martin, top scorer at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

Jose Martin, top scorer at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

Jose Martin, from El Palo Peak Malaga was the top scorer of Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, with a total of 45 points and a record of 21 made shots from beyond the 2 point arc. Martin scored a record-tying 5 shots from the 2 point line in one game, the semifinal against Make-A-Wish. He powered his team into the big final where, even if he connected for another 4 long distance shots, his team was defeated by Master Belgrade. The top scorers podium was completed by Ismael Reina, also from…

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Master to the Masters! Belgrade wins Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

Master to the Masters! Belgrade wins Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

Master Belgrade was the last team qualified for the Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, as the Serbian 3×3 Finals were just few day prior to Bucharest tournament. But the guys from Belgrade were also the last men standing in University Square and now there are preparing to make their first appeareance in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour, in Lausanne Masters. Bogdan Dragovic, Lazar Rasic, Nikola Vukovic and Marko Dugosija dominated in the pool round, winning all their games by comfortable margins. They kept their composure in the quarter finals as We…

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Pristina, the big story of the first day at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

Pristina, the big story of the first day at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

Che Bar Pristina was, without any doubt, the big story of the first at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour qualifier that takes place in the Romanian capital city. The Kosovo team won both games of the Pool B, scoring an almost perfect 43 points in total. With two players returning from the team that last year didn’t recorded any win in Bucharest, Fisnik Juniku and Fikret Shatri and with two new additions, Kusthrim Hyda and Fisnik Rugova, Che Bar rolled with ease over the opponents. Juniku…

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