Wednesday, January 15, 2014

'30 Home Games' recap in Europe (2011) and South America (2013)

Posing with the official FIBA Americas and EuroBasket shirts.
Interestingly, star National players Greivis Vasquez (Venezuela) and Jonas Valančiūnas (Lithuania)
play for the Toronto Raptors
I've returned from 6 months in South America and its back to square one again in Australia. Just like with Europe I managed to attend the FIBA Championships equivalent in South America. Whilst EuroBasket 2011 was held in several cities around Lithuania, the smaller FIBA Americas was hosted solely in Venezuela's capital, Caracas.
Continuing a trend that began in Europe I was able to play basketball with locals in each Country visited. Due to poor timing however I wasn't able to watch any South American Basketball leagues as most were in their offseason by the time I arrived.

The goal to visit each of the NBA cities remains. There is no timetable at this stage for when it might go down but I'll continue creating experiences and graphics for the blog with an eye on that goal.

Finding Basketball in Europe 2011
Hooping and longboarding with lesbians at Brighton Beach, England
Basketball adventures in Europe
- Trigger: Day 114 - An NBA day in Portugal
Baloncesto: I love this game: Basketball in Europe (PtI: Espana)
Krepšinis: I love this game: Basketball in Europe (PtII: Lietuva)
- Live EuroBasket results: Lithuania, September 2011 (Pt1: Panevėžys, Šiauliai)
- Live EuroBasket results: Lithuania, September 2011 (Pt 2:Vilnius)
- Balancing Basketball and Travel in Lithuania - Part I
- Balancing Basketball and Travel in Lithuania - Part II
- Social Sunday Sports, Basketball in London
- 'A Memento Year' looks back at Basketball and Lithuania

Finding Basketball in South America 2013
He's on fire! Balling in Bogota, Colombia on Christmas Day
Basketball adventures in South America
Streetball in Santiago, Chile via Couchsurfing
- My time in Caracas, Venezuela for FIBA Americas 2013
- Finding Basketball on the Frontera of Brazil and Argentina
- Streetball with locals around South America: Christmas Day in Bogota, Colombia

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