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  1. Video: “The Other Dream Team” story of 1992 Lithuanian team

    Aug 21, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

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    We just spent part of our summer looking back 20 years at the Dream Team with Jordan, Ewing, Magic, Bird, Barkley and on and on, and how that group changed the face of international basketball. Plus we had that silly debate about them and the 2012 team. But the American Dream Team may not have…

  2. Video: Sonny Weems with an impressive dunk contest… in Lithuania

    Mar 5, 2012, 11:53 PM EDT

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    You remember Sonny Weems, right? Spent the couple seasons before this in Toronto, played for Denver before that. Like a lot of guys on the NBA fringe, he had a hard decision to make during the lockout and he decided to get paid and signed to play in Lithuania. Where he was part of their…

  3. Ty Lawson lashes out on twitter; adjusting to Europe not easy

    Oct 25, 2011, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Ty Lawson signed up to play in Lithuania while Billy Hunter and David Stern continue their ludicrous dance, the Nuggets point guard being one of the bigger name NBA players to jump overseas. But the adjustment has not been easy. He wasn’t getting a lot of minutes and has not put up big stats while…

  4. Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis stable after heart attack

    Sep 27, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Freshly minted basketball Hall of Fame inductee Arvydas Sabonis suffered a heart attack but is now in stable condition, according to multiple reports out of his native Lithuania. Trail Blazers blog Blazers Edge was on top of the reports. Lithuanian news site Delfi.lt reports that former Portland Trail Blazers center Arvydas Sabonis suffered a heart attack while playing basketball…

  5. Check out Ty Lawson’s car while in Europe. Nice signature.

    Sep 21, 2011, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Ty Lawson is one of five Nuggets players heading overseas to play while the lockout drags on — three of which may not be coming back if there is a season. But that’s another issue. One of the perks of playing in Europe is… well, the perks. The team provides housing, a car, covers the…

  6. Spain advances, Lithuania upset in EuroBasket quarterfinals

    Sep 14, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT

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    All tournament long, teams have seemed to underestimate Macedonia. Now you can add Lithuania to the list after an upset Wednesday — and that means Lithuania has given itself a long road to even get into the London Olympics next summer. Here are the results from the first two knockout round quarterfinal games at EuroBasket…

  7. Ty Lawson signs to play in Lithuania during lockout

    Aug 15, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

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    Ty Lawson is taking a Lithuanian vacation. Lawson will join Sonny Weems as both have signed with Zalgiris in the Lithuanian league to play during the lockout, as tweeted by DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony (and he got it from this Lithuanian publication, which you can Google translate at your leisure). Lawson has a seven-figure deal with…

  8. Apparently Linas Kleiza wants to be Lithuania’s Dr. Phil

    Jul 27, 2011, 8:34 PM EDT

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    Let me be up front about this — I really don’t know what is happening with the youth in Lithuania. I don’t know their problems. I can’t figure out Google+, let alone the social pressure on teens on another continent. (But if you want some PBT updates on Google+, find me on there and I’ll…

  9. Toronto’s Valanciunas looking like a draft-day steal

    Jul 11, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

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    When the Toronto Raptors used another first round pick on another European player, half of Toronto said “who?” and the other half just rolled their eyes. But we tried to tell you at the time — Jonas Valanciunas was the pick to make. And his performance for Lithuania at the FIBA Under-19 World Championships is turning…

  10. Report: Zydrunas Ilgauskas to retire after this season

    Mar 9, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Zydrunas Ilgauskas is one of a large collection of big men that sit barely used on the Miami bench, clearly not having the trust of coach Erik Spoelstra. Big Z has played a total of 32 minutes in the Heat’s last five games, racking up 8 points. He told a Lithuanian paper that he is…

  11. Durant, Team USA level Lithuanian challenge, advance to FIBA Finals

    Sep 11, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

    Hey, the good news is that Lithuania was right. Team USA probably isn’t invincible. Kevin Durant in this tournament, though? Yeah, he’s pretty close to it. Durant scored 38 points in an 88-74 win over LIthuania, as Team USA advanced to the FIBA World Championship Finals. Durant wound up 14-25 from the floor, despite every…

  12. Linas Kleiza's Greek vacation has made him a new man

    Sep 10, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT

    He is scoring 19.1 points a game on 60.4 percent shooting, is getting to the line, has shown everyone what he is capable of on the World Stage and is the unquestioned leader of a team in the FIBA World Championships. Kevin Durant? No, although their statistics are nearly identical. It’s Linas Kleiza. The former…

  13. Toronto may be getting better Linas Kleiza than the one who left Denver

    Sep 7, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    If you weren’t watching today — you know, because you have a job and limited love for Lithuanian basketball — you missed the Linas Kleiza show. Kleiza dropped 30 points on China going 14 for 22 from the floor, and he did it all without taking a three. With the game close midway through the…

  14. FIBA World Championships: Lithuania upsets Spain, 76-73 (and that's not good for the USA)

    Aug 31, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    Maybe Spain misses Paul Gasol more than we thought. After dropping their first game to France it was expected Spain would wake up and start to roll, but on Tuesday they blew an 18-point third quarter lead, were outscored 23-9 in the fourth quarter and fell to Lithuania 76-73. Good you say. The other co-favorite…

  15. Krzyzewski, Durant talk about Team USA's progress

    Aug 20, 2010, 9:47 AM EDT

      Coach K and Kevin Durant are feeling pretty good about the team, but we’ll have a much better idea of how good they really are after games this weekend against Lithuania and Spain,

  16. Omar Samhan signs to play in Lithuania

    Jul 16, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT

    You have to like Omar Samhan. You remember him from the NCAA Tournament, when he tore it up for St. Mary the opening weekend, scoring more points than anyone ever had over opening weekend. He’s a good guy, a funny one. Check out the fantastic profile by our own Rob Mahoney, and be sure to…

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