The Hamburg Towers basketball team in search of identity

DJonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann waits outside Wilhelmsburg Hall. Two boys pass, reflect, recognize him and ask him for autographs. The 209 centimeter long center of the Hamburg towers does not seem surprised or reserved. “I live that more often”, he explains, “the children say that we saw you on TV and then they want my signature.” Jonas … Read more

Alba Berlin before the start of the basketball Bundesliga against Hamburg Towers

VOf the six German titles in the last three years, Alba Berlin has won five, three championships and two cups. Sporting director Himar Ojeda kept Maodo Lo’s international squad together despite competitive interest in some key players; only Oscar da Silva joined FC Barcelona. Alba’s women, who have just been promoted to the Bundesliga, have … Read more

Basket EM: Is Franz Wagner absent from the quarter-finals against Greece? – Sports

As a precaution, Gordon Herbert again scored the goal during this European basketball championship. You didn’t come here to hopefully fight your way to the knockout round. As a result, the national coach was rightly surprised when asked how happy he was to have even reached the quarter-finals. “We expected it,” growled the Canadian with … Read more

Basketball – duel against the world champions: “One of the most important matches”

Berlin (AP) — Birthday boy Dennis Schröder didn’t have time for big celebrations the day before the biggest basketball game of his career. After the loss of superstars Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic, the captain and his team have a unique opportunity to cap off the exciting days of the European Championship on … Read more

Basket EM: Is Franz Wagner absent from the quarter-finals against Greece? – Sports

As a precaution, Gordon Herbert again scored the goal during this European basketball championship. You didn’t come here to hopefully fight your way to the knockout round. As a result, the national coach was rightly surprised when asked how happy he was to have even reached the quarter-finals. “We expected it,” growled the Canadian with … Read more

Basketball: why the European Championship lacks the best referees

Es was a controversial whistle against Maodo Lo, which upset German basketball players in the European Championship game against Lithuania (109:107 aet). National coach Gordon Herbert complained to the referees about the whistle so much towards the end of the third quarter that he received a technical foul. Then it got weird. Lithuanian superstar Jonas … Read more

Basketball EM: balance in danger – sport

As a precaution, Gordon Herbert again scored the goal during this European basketball championship. You didn’t come here to hopefully fight your way to the knockout round. As a result, the national coach was rightly surprised when asked how happy he was to have even reached the quarter-finals. “We expected it,” growled the Canadian with … Read more

Basketball EM: Alba-Berlin-Connection helps the German team

AOn Thursday morning, the German Basketball Association posted several photos on Instagram. You can see national players Maodo Lô, Johannes Thiemann, Niels Giffey and Franz Wagner at the airport. “Hello, Berlin” is written under the photos. They have a deeper meaning: the Germans are not only in the city where they will fight to progress … Read more

Germany win their first match against France

AWhen Johannes Thiemann stopped the ball and looked over, he saw a player in front of him that you definitely wouldn’t want to see in basketball. The one who protects the basket with his body (height: 2.15 meters, weight: 111 kilograms). The one who is even feared in the North American NBA because of his … Read more

Alba Berlin’s Tamir Blatt: son of a basketball legend

MAndrea Trinchieri didn’t want to concede anything to his opponent after the Bayern defeat: “They were better than us for seven minutes,” he said. “Six, seven minutes.” Still, that was enough for Alba Berlin to beat Bayern Munich 86:73 in the first game of the German Basketball Championship final series on Friday night. The second … Read more