In the game’s 38th minute, Alba Berlin’s Ali Traore floated one in from six feet to put the Germans ahead of Anadolu Efes 83-81. Down two on the road with the clock hanging around the two-minute mark, the team that we’d all been waiting on to fail had its chance.
Last week, we offered you a glimpse at the stars of yesteryear and where they are today. From Jonny Flynn to Gilbert Arenas, we tracked down some of the names you may have forgotten. This week, we have more of the same — lost gems, and players we believed would be something more than they’ve ended up. Regardless of what they’re doing, we’re here to answer a question. The only question that matters. Where are they now?
The man only had one lockout-shortened season on the Lakers bench and we’re merely five games into 2012-13, so why is everyone freaking out? Not only did he install a new offense during camp; he had to do it with an offseason’s worth of fresh bodies. So after a loss in their fifth game, a single question divided most of the Basketball God Fearing world: should CSKA Moscow fire Ettore Messina? Not the former Laker coach you were expecting? I’m sure this
The Euroleague is unquestionably the highest level of basketball outside the NBA. While NBA teams are always looking for the next European draft steal, there are many top-level Americans playing overseas who could potentially make an impact in the NBA in the near future — while there are others who have come to realize that their best chance for playing time, and their best option for making big money, will only come overseas. Whether it’s from the vastly different style of play,
Two weeks deep, the Euroleague is sliced into thirds: there are the eight teams that haven’t lost a game, the eight teams that haven’t won a game, and the eight teams that have split the pair. The two teams atop last week’s heap—Real Madrid and Olympiacos—couldn’t handle the pressure that came with the ranking and stumbled on the road. Next in line at No. 3 was Fenerbahce Ulker, who gracefully eluded the Sheridan Hoops curse and beat Union Olimpija on the road. But