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FIBA World Cup Impacts On Basketball Rankings

At a major international tournament, the only thing that really matters is who takes the medals away from the event. In this regard, Team USA were the big winners at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, with the hot favourites for the tournament romping home in the manner that people believed they would. It is therefore... Continue Reading »

Are The Aussies Heading To The NBA?

While most NBA teams would probably have preferred for their players not to have been involved with the 2014 FIBA World Cup, now that the tournament is over, clubs can have a different slant on the tournament. The USA ran away with the tournament as expected, but there were a number of teams and players... Continue Reading »

Philippines Fans Were A Smash Hit At 2014 FIBA World Cup

With the Gold Medals heading their way across the Atlantic to America, it is clear that the US side were the big winners at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but it is not as if they are the only winners at the event in Spain. Given that many bookmakers were offering odds on teams going... Continue Reading »

Team USA Wins Gold At 2014 FIBA World Cup

It may not have been the biggest surprise in sport, but that didn’t lessen the excitement or happiness for the Team USA players and coaching team after clinching the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. They’ve been favourites since before a game was played in Spain, but this comes with its own pressure. We all know... Continue Reading »

France Take Bronze Medal At 2014 FIBA World Cup

There will be some who say that France deserved a medal for knocking hosts Spain out of the 2014 FIBA World Cup and they achieved this accolade on Saturday. In the third and fourth match, less than 24 hours after France narrowly failed to book a place in the final, they battled their way past... Continue Reading »

2014 FIBA World Cup Final Preview

So here we are, almost at the final of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the only thing that is left to do is present the trophy and the Gold Medals to Team USA. Yes, there is still a game to be played but it is surely in the bag isn’t it? It would... Continue Reading »

2014 FIBA World Cup Third And Fourth Match Preview

The third and fourth playoff match can sometimes get a bad rap in sports. When you lose a semi-final, the last thing you want to do is be wheeled out for another match when you know a day later that the winners of your semi-final will be battling it out for the glory and the... Continue Reading »

Serbia Books A Place In The 2014 FIBA World Cup Final

With USA already booking their place in the 2014 FIBA World Cup final, you may have forgiven both of these teams for thinking if it was worth their while winning their semi-final match. The American side has been destroying teams in their way and they are clearly favourites to lift the Gold Medals at the... Continue Reading »

Where Did It All Go Wrong For Spain?

The Spanish sporting media loves a winner but cannot wait to stick the knife into a loser. There is no middle ground with the sports media in Spain, you are a hero or you are a zero and the Spanish basketball side must be feeling as low as you can get at the moment. The... Continue Reading »

Semi Final Review and Preview

In one of the least surprising sports stories of the year, Team USA are in the final of the 2014 FIBA World Championship. The Americans await the winner of Friday’s semi-final between France and Serbia and things are starting to heat up in advance of Sunday’s final. USA v Lithuania 96-68 In what is becoming... Continue Reading »


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