After missing the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Croatian basketball has made a return to the final round of Olympic qualifiers after defeating Turkey in the pre-qualifiers tournament. Croatia got to the final against Turkey by winning their group and defeating the likes of Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands. These three wins saw them top their group and face Ukraine in the … [Read more...] about Cro-šarka Books Ticket To OQT In 2024!
The good times officially kicked off on February 17th, 2008, a few months after Croatia knocked "mighty" England out of EURO 2008 qualifying. Thank you all for being part of this incredible journey in “Uniting Croatian Fans Around The World!” It seriously wouldn't be the same without you guys talking shop, debating, and arguing on a daily basis. This has been the … [Read more...] about CROATIANSPORTS TURNS 15 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!
In case you missed it - and you probably did because they did absolutely nothing at this year's EuroBasket - Croatian basketball laid a big disappointing goose egg. Should we be surprised? The answer is actually: YES! This is probably the most stacked all-around Croatian basketball team since Petrović and Kukoč played together in the 90s. The core of the current team all … [Read more...] about Can We Talk About The Elephant In The Room? — Croatian Basketball
So I'm sitting here at Staples Center Wednesday night - soon to be called Crypto.com Arena (eyeroll) - and I'm watching our boy Ivica Zubac do his thing against the Kings. And I'm wondering to myself, what's the problem with Croatian basketball and who is going to be the face of Croatian b-ball moving forward? The team is currently having an identity crisis - missing out on … [Read more...] about Can Zubac Be The Face Of Croatian Basketball?
Croatian sports fans around the world - including me - are spoiled. Especially when it comes to football, we are absolutely spoiled. Yes, the Spain extra time loss last week still stings, but at the end of the day, the Vatreni have only missed two tournaments since 1996. That is absolutely bonkers if you think about it for more than five seconds. Look at Serbia, Bosnia, … [Read more...] about It Was Not A Good Week For Croatian Sports
While Bojan Bogdanović and the Croatian national team are messing around in Split - unable to beat Brazil in Olympic qualifying - Dario Šarić and the Phoenix Suns have punched their ticket to the NBA Finals. The Suns dismantled the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night 130-103 in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Šarić came off the bench to score seven points from 2-2 … [Read more...] about Šarić And The Suns Headed To The NBA Finals
Bojan Bogdanović and the #1 seed Utah Jazz made quick work of the Memphis Grizzlies after dropping Game 1. Utah wrapped up the series in five games Wednesday night in Salt Lake City after a wire-to-wire 126-110 win over the Grizzlies. Bogdanović and the Jazz will now face the winner of the Clippers/Mavericks series in the 2nd Round. Bogdanović has averaged 18.8 points/game … [Read more...] about Bogdanović 1st Croatian To Punch Ticket To 2nd Round
Honestly, I was expecting Zu to give me the classic cookie cutter answer of, "both the Clippers and the Vatreni will be crowned champions this summer." But no, he went with the Clippers when asked, which team will go farther? I just wanted to give Zubac a fun little question amongst the Clipper beat writers, but then I got thinking, this is a coin-flip of an answer. On one … [Read more...] about Ivica Zubac: “The Clippers Will Go Farther Than Croatia”
Toni Kukoč did it all on the basketball court. He played along the late, great Dražen Petrović during Croatia's silver medal run at the 1992 Olympics. He was the FIBA World Championship MVP in 1990. He was the Eurobasket MVP in 1991. Kukoč was the 1996 NBA Sixth Man of the Year and he won three straight NBA titles alongside Michael Jordan for the Chicago Bulls. As one … [Read more...] about Toni Kukoč Named To 2021 Basketball Hall Of Fame Class