Nicolas Batum's Coming Out Party?
The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Rip City Project
Nicolas Batum receives All-Tournament honors [video highlights]
Oct 20, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum watches as the Sacramento Kings shoots a free throw in the first half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports Nicolas Batum was one of five players in the 2014 FIBA World Cup to be named to the All-Tournament team .
International hoops scene
Serbia had looked really good in its previous three games, beating 5-0 Greece by 18, walloping 5-1 Brazil by 28, and putting up 90 points against a France defense that had just shut down Spain at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup . But you don't really know how good you are until you play against the best.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Team USA trounces Serbia in FIBA World Cup championship
Team USA trounces Serbia in FIBA World Cup championship The USA beat Serbia 129-92 Sunday in the championship game of the FIBA World Cup. Check out this story on news10.net: http://on.news10.net/1tSQcF2 James Harden of Team USA smiles after a three-pointer during the FIBA World Cup championship game Sunday in Madrid against Serbia.
France claim thriller against Lithuania for maiden bronze
MADRID: France claimed their first-ever podium finish at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday beating Lithuania 95-93 in a third-place thriller. Nicolas Batum paced the French with 27 points and Joffrey Lauvergne and Thomas Heurtel both added 13 points, as Les Bleus improved on their previous best fourth place in 1954.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Hawks send open letter of apology to fans, city
The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and city of Atlanta on Saturday, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos "over a period of years." The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin , was released one day after the team announced that general manager Danny Ferry was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his racially charged comments about Luol Deng.
Ball in Europe
FIBA World Cup: France come back to beat Lithuania 95-93, take bronze
It took a fourth quarter rally but France eventually took bronze at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on the back of a big night for Nicolas Batum. France had a horribly short turnaround before this one, hitting the floor just 18 hours after losing to Serbia in Friday's semi-final, but Joffrey Lauvergne showed no signs of fatigue in the early going.
Norwalk Citizen News
Serbia holds off France, will play US for gold
Serbia's Vladimir Stimac reacts from the bench during a basketball World Cup semifinal match between France and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
The Arizona Republic
Bogdanovic leads Serbia into Cup title game
The United States is playing for gold at the World Cup on Sunday and all Suns eyes will be focused more on the opponent. Bogdan Bogdanovic leads Serbia into World Cup title game against U.S. The United States is playing for gold at the World Cup on Sunday and all Suns eyes will be focused more on the opponent.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
The Campbell Reporter
Sports digest: Serbia beats France, will play U.S. for Basketball World Cup title
Milos Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of the Basketball World Cup by beating France 90-85 on Friday night in Madrid. The Serbians will face the defending champion and unbeaten U.S. on Sunday.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Hang Time: Underdogs Running On
We knew that Spain's road to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup final was tougher than that of the United States. France proved that with its 65-52 upset of the hosts on Wednesday .
Faried: Team USA 'wanted to beat' Spain
Kenneth Faried was the only player willing to say what presumably at least a few members of Team USA are feeling after advancing to a gold-medal game that won't have Spain on the other side. Following a comprehensive 96-68 trouncing of Lithuania in Thursday night's semifinals, Faried admitted that he's "disappointed" Spain won't be the opponent in Sunday's championship game of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup because he "wanted to beat them in their own country."
Wed Sep 10, 2014
International Business Times
2014 FIBA World Cup Live Streaming: Spain vs. France Live Streaming Info and Quarterfinals Preview
France is looking for payback when they face Spain for the second time in a week but the favoured hosts want a repeat performance from the group stages of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The Spaniards manhandled the French, 88-64 last Wednesday and the Euro rivals meet again in the quarterfinal round of the basketball world championships in Spain.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Nanaimo Daily News
Rivals Spain and France will meet again in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup after both won in the round of 16 on Saturday. Pau Gasol scored 13 of his 17 points in the first quarter as host Spain routed Senegal 89-56 to remain unbeaten after having also dominated all five games of the group phase.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Hang Time: Sweet 16
It's fine to assume that the United States and Spain will face off in the gold medal game of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on Sept. 14. But it wouldn't be wise to wait until then to pay attention to the action in Barcelona and Madrid, because there's plenty of good basketball to be played between the 16 remaining teams.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Hang Time: Now It Gets Real
The final day of group play at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup not only determined who made it to the round of 16, but who they would play and who they could play after that. Let's make it clear.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
When the music stopped, and the DJ started to address the crowd gathered in the courtyard of the ancient German castle, it marked the end of two incredible weeks in my life.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Day 2 notes: France bounces back
Entering Day 2 of competition in Group A at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Serbia-France looked to be the game of the day.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
The Dream Shake
FIBA World Championship 2014 Preview
Hello TDS! It's been a long time since the last of those annoying World basketball posts I make and keep making for whatever reason, and yet again I am here to remind you that there is, in fact, basketball played outside the United States of America, and that the World Championship is nigh upon us.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
International Business Times
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Scouting Report and Prediction: France National Team
France won the 2013 EuroBasket for the first time in their country's history and the French want to ride that golden glory with a good performance at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.