Kada sam u novembru 1991.došao u Barselonu da tražim stan na početku moje španske avanture koja, evo, i danas traje, desetak dana bio sam gost u stanu Bože Maljkovića. Nekako baš tih dana prestao je da bude trener „Barse“, ali baza mu je do kraja sezone godine , zbog dece koja su išla u školu, bila Barselona. Između obilska stanova za iznajmljivanje svakodnevno sam na mojoj staroj „biserici“ pisao neke „španske priče“, uglavnom za „Borbu“ i „Koš“ koji sam u „amanet“ ostavio Bojanu i Aci sa kojima, više od četvrt veka kasnije, krećem u novu avanturu zvanu „Koš basket magazin“ na internetu, mnogo manje rizičnu od pravljenja „prave“ revije koju
Počeo je plej-of domaće lige, ali i vrapci znaju da će finalisti biti Crvena zvezda i Partizan. Bacio sam pogled na tabelu posle 14 kola Srpske lige i konstatovao da je četvorka koja je došla iz domaće lige dobila 15 od 56 utakmica, od toga 13 u međusobnim duelima. Ako sam dobro video, srpskoligaši su dobili samo dve utakmice protiv „jadranaca“, Vojvodina protiv Mega Leksa (85-76) i FMP protiv Metalca (78-75). Šta nam to kazuje? U najkraćem – ne valja nam liga. A ne valja zato što nemamo dovoljno dobrih timova. Imamo četiri koja igraju ABA ligu, ako malo zažmurimo i dodamo Vojvodinu i FMP dolazimo do šest klubova, ali za ozbiljnu ligu treba bar
Košarkaški Mocart, Dražen Petrović je poginuo na današnji dan, 7. juna pre 22 godine. Ovo je tekst o njemu objavljen na sajtu Evrolige 2013.
This week I spoke to Biserka Petrovic, the mother of the late basketball genius Drazen Petrovic, who was born on October 22, 1964 in Sibenik, Croatia and died on June 7, 1993 in Denkendorf, Germany. His mother and biggest fan, who is also the driving force behind the Drazen Petrovic Museum and Foundation, wants to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death with a game between KK Cibona Zagreb and the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets, the two teams for which Drazen had his best performances in his short, but great career. It is an idea
This week there was a suspended game in the Eurocup. Montenegrin champion KK Buducnost could only get as far as Frankfurt, Germany, as bad weather conditions in central Europe kept the team from reaching Las Palmas in the Spanish Canary Islands for its scheduled contest against Gran Canaria 2014. The Canary Islands, by mileage, are much closer to Africa than to Europe. This travel incident is what sparked the inspiration for this week’s entry in a blog that looks at the history of the European Cup and Euroleague Basketball. Today’s entry is about useless trips or tourist journeys. I have mentioned several times that at the beginning of the former Champions Cup
Danas, 2. juna, je tačno 46 godina od tragične pogibije velikog Radivoja Koraća Žućka. Ovaj tekst, napisan 2011, je podsećanje na našeg nezaboravljenog asa.
Some records are simply not meant to be broken. One such record, whose anniversary is this week, belongs to the late Radivoj Korac, the Serbian super scorer who died in a car crash on June 2, 1969 close to Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was only 31. Four years before that, playing for the club he grew up with, OKK Belgrade, Korac set an incredible scoring mark that still stands as the most points scored in the history of the Euroleague and its predecessor, the European Cup. In an eighthfinals game against Alvik BK Stockholm
After the positive reactions to my latest blog entry about Real Madrid’s autobasket in 1962, I want to share another interesting historic tale, one of many that I hope to put into a book someday. I admit that the story I am about to tell is not very sportsmanlike. On the contrary. However, I am sure that even the most avid defenders of fair play will have to admit that it is a funny story.
Eight years after creating the European Cup with resounding success, FIBA decided to create a new competition, the now-defunct Cup Winners’ Cup. The teams that would participate in this one would be the respective national cup champions or other finalist, in the case that the cup winner