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TIB Playground

Maxime De Zeeuw: “The basketball IQ of Dario Gjergja is off the charts”

This Sunday morning, we talked to Maxime De Zeeuw: “ The Basketball IQ of Dario Gjergja is off the charts“ In our TIB Playground podcast, Maxime De Zeeuw talked about Dario Gjergja:” His basketball IQ is off the charts. Dario Gjergja knows everything, he lives for basketball. He’s a real student of the game. He…


Axel Hervelle officially retires from basketball

Axel Hervelle officialy retires from basketball after an amazing career. It was an open secret, but Axel Hervelle decided to make it official yesterday on Twitter: he ends his basketball career. “It’s time for me to admit that the ‘story’ of my life is coming to an end! Thank you basketball for giving me so…

National Teams

Belgian Lions: Our top five

Belgian Lions: Our top five after the bubble in Vilnius. Retin Obasohan He was the lion who roared loudest during this qualifying window. Obasohan has always been a great athlete, driving powerfully to the basket and sometimes finishing spectacularly. Against the Czech Republic and Lithuania, Obasohan showed he has improved his previously iffy shot selection….

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Dario Gjergja is “happy” after the games in the bubble

Dario Gjergja is “happy” after the games in the bubble. The Lions finished the Vilnius bubble with 1 win against Czech Repubic and 1 loss against Lithuania. “I am very happy with our record“, Gjergja said at a press conference following Belgium’s defeat against the Lithuanians. “When you see that Lithuania has between 65 and…

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Lithuania beats Belgium (84-71)

After the big win against Czech Republic, the Lions played against Lithuania this Sunday. If the Lions started the game against Czech Republic very well, this Sunday the first minutes were for Lithuania (14-4 after 4′). After a very energetic time-out from coach Gjergja, the Lions made a good run (14-10 after 6′). Thanks to…

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Retin Obasohan after the win against Czech Republic: “I’m proud of our team”

Retin Obasohan was happy after the win against Czech Republic:” I’m proud of our team. From the first guy to the last one. We did our best to represent our country. This was a great team effort. When we trust each other, we bring the best of each other.” Dario Gjergja also reacted after the…

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Here are the 12 Belgian Lions to face Czech Republic

Here are the 12 Belgian Lions to face Czech Republic this Friday in the Eurobasket 2020 qualifiers at 15H30. After four days of preparation in Vilnius, Dario Gjergja and the Belgian Lions sports staff have announced the 12 players for the game against the Czech Republic this Friday at 15H45. Haris Bratanovic and Leander Dedroog…


Who is Michael Gilmore? 5 things to know about the new Belgian Lion

Who is Michael Gilmore ? 5 things to know about the new Belgian Lion (25/ 2m08). He will play his first minutes with the Belgian Jersey this week against Lithuania and Czech Republic. Michael Gilmore (25y/2M08) mainly plays the power-forward position (he considered himself as a power-forward). He’s very athletic and can run the floor…

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Belgian Lions: Some changes in the squad

Belgian Lions: Some changes have been announced in the squad to face Lithuania and Czech Republic next week. Leander Dedroog was already a substitute for Quentin Serron, but 3 others players must withdraw from the squad. Maxime De Zeeuw just signed a big contract in Israel, he will join his now team. Haris Bratanovic will…

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Belgian Lions: Dario Gjergja selects 15 players for the EuroBasket qualifiers

Dario Gjergja selects 15 Belgian Lions for the EuroBasket qualifiers window in November. Belgium will travel to Vilnius in Lithuania, in a bubble due to the coronavirus health crisis, to play the Eurobasket Qualifiers. The Belgian Lions will play against the Czech Republic on November 27 and Lithuania on November 29. Belgium sits at the…