On The Streets With Oleksiy: Antwerp

27 July 2014

3x3 EUROTOUR

Oleksiy Naumov, 3x3

Oleksiy Naumov is a basketball photographer/journalist from Ukraine who's been involved with the game for more than ten years.

Keep an eye out for Oleksiy in your city this summer and be sure to follow him on twitter @naum_23.

 

 
Groenplaats, Antwerp was our home for the weekend
Groenplaats, Antwerp was our home for the weekend
And unlike last year, this time some of us were able to climg up the Cathedral of Our Lady and see what the venue looks form above
And unlike last year, this time some of us were able to climb up the Cathedral of Our Lady and see what the venue looks form above
And some more of Antwerp
And some more of Antwerp
Birds eye view of Old Town Antwerp with transformed Groenplaats
Bird's eye view of Old Town Antwerp with transformed Groenplaats
 
 
No limits for the human spirit
No limits for the human spirit
The wheelchair athletes keep proving that at our events around Europe
The wheelchair athletes keep proving that at our events around Europe
 

Some tough competition in the womens division with as many emotions and drive as the mens teams
Some tough competition in the women's division with as many emotions and drive as the men's teams
But without a doubt a lot more fun!
But without a doubt a lot more fun!
Team Belgium - happy winners.
Team Belgium - happy winners.

Dance showcase to entertain the crowd
Dance showcase to entertain the crowd
BMX performance
BMX performance
And, of cource, the dunk contest
And, of course, the dunk contest

Day 1 quarterfinal between Is niet aanwezig and Cedevita Statist turned into a real battle
Day 1 quarterfinal between Is niet aanwezig and Cedevita Statist turned into a real battle
Duje Kaliternas Cedevita Statist would be a heavy favorite of the Sunday competition
Duje Kaliterna's Cedevita Statist would be a heavy favorite of the Saturday competition
But the underdogs Is niet aanwezig had a different opinion, with a chance to win in regulation, being up two with two seconds to go
But the underdogs Is niet aanwezig had a different opinion, with a chance to win in regulation, being up two with two seconds to go
Kaliterna managed to beat the buzzer and force OT with this shot
Kaliterna managed to beat the buzzer and force OT with this shot
But the Belgians prevailed 14:13, forcing the biggest upset of the tournament
But the Belgians prevailed 14:13, forcing the biggest upset of the tournament


15-year-old Vincent Peeters was the biggest star of the junior division
15-year-old Vincent Peeters was the biggest star of the junior division
Electrifying the crowd with his in-game dunks
Electrifying the crowd with his in-game dunks
Completely ignoring the opposition
Completely ignoring the opposition
The opposition he faced in the dunk contest, howere, was too much to handle. But still impossible not to show respect for the kid
But the rivals he faced in the dunk contest, however, were too much to handle. Still impossible not to pay some respect for the kid
 
Team Splash faced off against K1X Ambassadors in the final
Team Splash faced off against K1X Ambassadors in the final
In a rematch of last years final
K1X wanted a rematch for a loss last year
And pulled off a 17:15 win over the German side
But the Belgians pulled off a 17:15 win over the German side
Team Splash - winners of 18+ men category. They will travel to Lausanne 3x3 World Tour Masters
Earning a spot in 3x3 World Tour Masters Lausanne
 
Some of us are getting a ride to our next event in Riga by truck. Come along, there are so many options available!
While we carry our equiptent to the next EuroTour event in Riga by truck, we encourage you to come along! You might not make it on time if you ride one of these, but there are still many options available for you to choose from, so we can meet in the Baltics!
 

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