Top 10 reasons to follow the Prague Masters
PRAGUE (2016 FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - The FIBA 3x3 World Tour takes over Europe for the third Masters of the season and we look at the Top 10 reasons to follow the Prague Masters on FIBA 3x3's official YouTube channel.
1. WHO CAN BEAT THE CHAMPS?: Novi Sad Al Wahda lost their 2016 World Tour debut (against a team of just 3 players) but then bounced back and swept the next 4 to win in Japan. Marko Savic is healthy and Dusan Domovic Bulut said they are here to create history. Who's to stand in their way?
2. NOBODY'S MISSING: So we had the Top 10 players in Utsunomiya, we give you the Top 15 players in the world in Prague! It's Olympic level here in Prague this weekend.
3. MR CROSSOVER: We'll have a lot of fine ball-handlers in the Czech capital this weekend but nobody can break ankles like Team Belgrade's Dragan Bjelica.
4. FAST AND FURIOUS: Last year's Lausanne Masters MVP Ovidijus Varanauskas likes fixing cars and watching him on the 3x3 court sometimes feels like a race between lawn-mowers and a Formula 1.
5. MONEY IN THE BANK: He's our personal favourite for the cast of Ocean's 14. Michael 'Money in the Bank' Hicks almost committed the perfect crime last year in Lausanne, leading all scorers, winning the shoot-out contest but finally bowing down in the semi-finals. Good luck locking him up this year.
6. NEW FACES: Every year, new teams come up and challenge Novi Sad Al Wahda and the best teams on the 3x3 scene. In Prague, Team Vitez and Budapest will be the first-ever World Tour teams coming out of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary respectively.
7. LIPEK: Every year we hype up new rivals for Polish pro dunker Rafal 'Lipek' Lipinski and every year he takes home the trophy and a fat cheque. He's the 4-time World Tour dunk champ... in 4 years.
8. WORLD HERITAGE: The Prague Masters will be played on Venceslas Square, a UNESCO World Heritage website, which was central to 700 years of Czech history.
9. PUNCHLINES: He has more good lines than all of Drake's ghost writers: Kyle Montgomery is back on the mic. If you're like us, you're excited to hear him introduce Lukasz Mszynsky.
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