Thomas Walkup talks lifelong friends in Kaunas, epic steal against Sloukas and playing with him now



Thomas Walkup talks to BasketNews’ Jonas Miklovas about his decision to change teams and how he is adapting to different cultures in Europe.

Topics:

  • Intro and Summer workouts (0:00);
  • Finding lifelong friends in Zalgiris (4:05);
  • The decision to leave Zalgiris and move to Olympiacos (9:48);
  • Epic steal from Sloukas and how he accepted Walkup to the locker room (12:45);
  • Getting used to Greek Alphabet (18:21).

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Sengun's MVP caliber performance & Garuba's work in progress



The latest episode of BasketNews Talks covers the NBA Summer League. Mindaugas Gobikas, Giorgios Kyriakidis, and Uygar Karaca discuss how European players performed in Las Vegas. Alperen Sengun, Filip Petrusev, Usman Garuba, Franz Wagner, Omer Yurtseven, Alex Antetokounmpo all played different roles and produced different results.

  • Intro (00:00);
  • Alperen Sengun's MVP worthy performance in the NBA Summer League (1:04);
  • Turkish basketball fans showing interest in NBA action (5:45);
  • Filip Petrusev is heading to EuroLeague for at least one year (7:22);
  • Franz Wagner's shots weren't falling in Las Vegas (11:25);
  • The mixed feeling regarding Usman Garuba's play (15:14);
  • Alex Antetokounmpo winning Summer League (20:25).

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Batum breaks Slovenian hearts while Team USA dismantle Australia



BasketNews Talks return with Rytis Vyšniauskas, Orazio Cauchi, and Giorgos Kyriakidis recapping the Olympic Basketball semi-finals, where France upset Luka’s Slovenia, and Team USA dismantle Australia. The guys also look ahead to Saturday’s Final and 3rd place matches.

Topics:

  • intro (00:00);
  • France edging out Slovenia behind Batum’s amazing block (0:09);
  • momentum shift that helped Team USA dominate Australia (08:49);
  • can Slovenia recover or will Australia win their first Olympic medals? (16:39);
  • Team USA looking ready to have their revenge against France (21:42).

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Quarter-Finals: Better teams prevailed & Farewell to all-time greats



In the latest episode of BasketNews Talks, Rytis Vyšniauskas, Orazio Cauchi, and Uygar Karaca discuss the latest from the Tokyo Olympic Games basketball tournament quarterfinals including the retirement of such legends as Gasol brothers and Luis Scola.
  • intro (00:00);
  • Slovenia’s victory against Germany analysis (01:35);
  • Spain v Team USA: Last Dance for Gasol brothers (08:26);
  • Italy gave it all, but it wasn’t enough - discussion about France win (18:20);
  • Heartbroken loss of Luis Scola and Argentina (25:28);
  • The farewell to Luis Scola (28:02);

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Luka's party, Argentina in danger, and Latvian fairytale



BasketNews’ squad discusses the latest Tokyo Olympic Basketball and Olympic 3x3 Basketball news.

Topics:

  • intro (0:00);
  • Slovenian party after 48 points by Luka Doncic (0:48);
  • can aging Spain and Ricky Rubio beat Slovenia? (6:58);
  • Argentina’s struggles this summer (12:04);
  • the popularity of 3x3 Basketball (18:30);
  • Latvian fairytale in the first-ever 3x3 Olympic Basketball Tournament (22:45);
  • previewing the upcoming Olympic matches (29:10).

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