Basketball In Europe
Wisla Can-Pack and Good Angels Kosice both received a confidence boost ahead of their respective EuroLeague Women play-off series after collecting silverware over the weekend.
Predrag (Sasha) Danilovic earned European basketball legend status immediately upon his retirement at the turn of the century, but on Sunday he received an honour only a select few can aspire to, even among legends.
In a thrilling weekend of action, both Perfumerias Avenida and ZVVZ USK Prague recaptured their respective domestic Cup titles.
The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday night and in the end all three European players that had been involved in transfer scenarios at one time or another, stayed put.
Sergio Llull drilled a jumper with just one tenth of a second left in the Spanish Copa del Rey final on Sunday to gift Real Madrid a 77-76 triumph over defending cup champions FC Barcelona
During a weekend replete with cup action around Europe new winners have been crowned in several countries, including Italy, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Poland and Ukraine.
The basketball community in Great Britain has already mobilised heavily in an effort to overturn a decision by UK Sport to stop funding basketball in the country.
The worst fears of British Basketball were confirmed on Tuesday as government authority UK Sport announced a decision to eliminate funding to the second most-popular sport worldwide.
The 19-year-old Swiss international Clint Capela delivered at the weekend his credentials as one of the biggest talents in Europe with a record-breaking performance in the French Pro A League.
Icelandic international Jon Stefansson has been referred to, in sports pages of newspapers in at least four different European countries, as an ambassador of his country.
Following a recent Euroleague Top 16 clash, fibaeurope.com talked with Zalgiris Kaunas and Lithuanian swingman Martynas Pocius.
fibaeurope.com caught up recently with Giuseppe Poeta and Lubos Barton, two veteran European players who have had somewhat of a parallel trajectory this year, after playing at EuroBasket 2013.