On The Street With Oleksiy: Bucharest

24 June 2013

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.


The inaugural 3x3 EuroTour Event occurred in front of the words largest civilian building - the Palace of Parliament on Plaza Constitution in Bucharest.
The inaugural 3x3 EuroTour Event occurred in front of the world's largest civilian building - the Palace of Parliament on Plaza Constitution in Bucharest

The most anticipated time of day - the sun setting behind the Palace of Parliament, reducing the air temperature, but intensifying the heat on the on the courts.
The most anticipated time of day - the sun setting behind the Palace of Parliament, reducing the air temperature, but intensifying the heat on the courts
For those of us who were working almost round the clock - this, apart from the Palace of Parliament, was the only Bucharest sight we got to see.

For those of us who were working almost round the clock - this, apart from the Palace of Parliament, was the only Bucharest sight we got to see




Over 400 games, 311 teams in 16 categories. The event in Bucharest was a massive one
Over 400 games, 311 teams in 16 categories. The event in Bucharest was a massive one



Still Us - The Winners of Elite Women Category
Still Us - The Winners of Elite Women Category. They demonstrated exceptional basketball and passion, having received a well-deserved trophy from Vlade Divac



Lords of Gravity entertained the crowd during the Bucharest event. Their spectacular dunks proved to be extremely dangerous, as one of the crew severely injured his neck and required air ambulance to Budapest for an immediate surgery.
Lords of Gravity entertained the crowd during the Bucharest event. Their spectacular dunks proved to be extremely dangerous, evidence by one of the crew severely injuring their neck and requiring an air ambulance to Budapest for an immediate surgery. All of the 3x3EuroTour community wishes the Lords of Gravity member a speedy, succesful recovery


Justin Darlingtons sensational take-off
Justin Darlington was crowned King of Dunks. His sensational take-offs, including this indescribable masterpiece, shocked the crowd. Justin also celebrated his 25th birthday in Bucharest and was presented with a birthday song by all the spectators who were at the main court

At just 55 Porter Maberry defied the gravity with his unbelievable leaping ability
At just 5'5'' Porter Maberry defied gravity with his unbelievable leaping ability



Im loving it. And whats there not to love?
Im loving it. And what's there not to love?

This is one of the cutest spectators out there during the entire tournament.
This was one of the cutest spectators out there during the entire tournament

This is just beautiful side of 3x3 basketball. Not much to add.
This is the beautiful side of 3x3 basketball. Not much to add

Want to impress a boy? How about a reverse dunk?
Want to impress a boy? How about a reverse dunk?



These two guys might not be twins, but theres certainly a huge similarity among them
These two guys might not be twins, but there's certainly a huge similarity among them



Sam Smith (former NBA player) took part in some competitions during day one of the tournament, is the first ever NBA player who got a four-point play
Sam Smith, who took part in several contests during day one of the tournament, is the first ever NBA player who got a four-point play



Basketball For Everybody here in Bucharest
These wheelchair athletes played with as much passion, intensity and dedication as anyone else who hit the courts throughout the weekend

Special Olympics Kids Enjoying Being Part of the 3x3 Community
Special Olympics Kids Enjoying Being Part of the 3x3 Community. There's nothing more rewarding than seeing your efforts bring genuine joy to these little athletes 



Salajean Hustlers - the winners of Bucharest 3x3 EuroTour Stop in Bucharest accompanied by two high-flyers Justin Darlington and Porter Maberry
Salajean Hustlers - the winners of Bucharest 3x3 EuroTour Stop accompanied by two high-flyers Justin Darlington and Porter Maberry. The Hustlers are moving on to Budapest for the grand final late September


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