Top 5 reasons to watch the Prague Masters
PRAGUE (Czech Republic) - It’s quick, it’s epic and it’s back for the fifth Masters of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour.
The World Tour now moves to Europe for the first time this season and there is no more beautiful place to visit than the Czech Republic. Here are 5 reasons why you should watch the Prague Masters for free on our Facebook and YouTube channels on August 3-4.
1. Can Piran make it back-to-back Masters?
Piran rewound the clock in Saskatoon to win their first World Tour title in two years. And now they’re aiming to repeat the dose but have shaken the line-up just a little.
The fourth seeds will be without Adin Kavgic and Anže Srebovt, who have been replaced by young guns Milan Kovačević and Tjaž Rotar. But Saskatoon Masters MVP Gasper Ovnik is still there along with Simon Finzgar making Piran have a higher IQ than Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind.
2. Welcome back Novi Sad and Riga Ghetto!
Novi Sad and Riga Ghetto claimed the first three Masters of the season but both were absent in Saskatoon. They will be back with a vengeance in Prague and looking to reclaim 3x3’s throne.
Both teams are at full-strength, so brace yourself for Dusan Bulut aka "Mr Bullutproof" to be in the top 5 plays. You haven't forgotten the party trick he pulled off last year in Prague, right?
Likewise for Karlis Lasmanis who is ready to take off on Flight KLM.
3. Can NY Harlem shock Europe?
Following their loss against Novi Sad in the final of the Mexico City Masters, NY Harlem bounced back and conquered their second Challenger of the season in Huaian (China).
With "Disco Domo" back in the squad after his golden adventure at the Panamerican Games, NY Harlem brings back his original squad which included David Seagers aka "Super Dave", who's making his World Tour debut this year after missing out the Mexico City Masters
4. Can Robbie Hummel find his MVP form?
The Princeton star proved at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2019 that he can be the best player in the world. A bucket getter from all angles, Hummel is unstoppable when he is feeling it and the key to Princeton’s offense.
Without the former Minnesota Timberwolves player, Princeton struggled badly in Saskatoon in a winless campaign. Fortunately, Hummel is back and Princeton should be taken absolutely seriously.
5. Look out, Kristaps Dargais is back to shake those rims!
‘Thor’ is angry and out for revenge after shockingly missing out on the final in Chengdu. The poor rims in Prague will get all they can handle because the Latvian is stronger than Absinthe.
Much like in Chengdu, Thor will have his work cut out. Piotr Grabowski from Poland is a mean dunker who won silver at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2019. He loves nothing more than dunking over brave volunteers – usually five of them!
And don’t count out American C.J Champion. As his name suggests, this dude pulls off winning moves.
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