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The New Queens Of Europe. Serbia took home the Eurobasket Women's Title for the second time in the country's history after defeating France in the final game in Valencia, 63-54. On the way to their 2nd ever title, Serbia also had to deal with basketball powerhouses Italy and Spain and were able to do so on their way to victory.    View this post on Instagram A post shared by HOOPER (@hooperofficial_)   Serbia's Sonja Vasic was the MVP of the tournament. Vasic is a women's basketball legend on the European stage, with 3 Euroleague Titles to her name as...

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The NBL, which is the men's professional basketball league in Oceania which currently holds 8 Australian teams and 1 New Zealand team, has launched a new partnership that will allow officials to be able work as referees full-time in basketball. The new collaboration is with Basketball New South Wales, Basketball Victoria & Basketball South Australia and will be used to advance the development of referees across the league which will help to improve the overall quality of the game. The league currently has a representative from all three state associations that are a part of this new programme:  Jacqui Dover (New South...

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Basketball, Germany -

Dirk Nowitzki. NBA Champion. MVP. Originator and creator of the patented one-legged fade-away and a Dallas Maverick through and through. The German basketball legend can now add 'FIBA Eurobasket Ambassador' to his resume as he has now been selected as one for the 2022 FIBA Eurobasket Tournament.  Throughout his playing career, Dirk represented his home country Germany many times and has a lot of fond memories and moments playing in tournaments such as the Eurobasket. "The FIBA Eurobasket are some of the absolute highlights of my career. There were many unforgettable experiences for me that immediately come to mind."  The...

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FIBA, FIBA Rankings, International Basketball -

The Men's FIBA 2021 rankings were released earlier on today following on from the women's ranking release yesterday.  The USA remain on top of the table, followed by Spain, Australia, Argentina and Serbia. All excluding Argentina went unbeaten in the February window of FIBA competition.  Greece leapfrog France and move into 7th place after France narrowly defeated Montenegro who currently sit in 26th, but fell to Team GB who have moved up one position into 41st place after a remarkable Eurobasket qualifiers run which involved defeating Germany as well as cruising past France and qualifying for the Eurobasket in 2022. ...

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Basketball, Culture, France, News, Sheck Wes -

Announced by LNB Pro B team Paris Basketball, Sheck Wes will be joining them as a player. Yes, a player. The Paris Basketball team announced the signing of the rapper from NYC earlier on today, with more information to come in the following days. Around November last year, Sheck Wes actually posted on his instagram that he was going overseas to play for the French team but with the announcement from the team themselves, it now makes it official.    View this post on Instagram A post shared by SHECK SHAKUR☄️🏌🏾‍♂️☮️ (@sheckwes)   Mudboy has always shown a pretty deep...

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