July 21, 2009

Talk Turkey With Turkcell 3G

The 2010 FIBA Basketball World Championships goes down in Turkey. The official site actually has a pretty excellent run down of world basketball affairs. In English. Peep it. A question en vogue last summer in the afterglow of the Bejing Olympics was whether or not the USA's fielded team will feature big free agents of the 2010 summer like Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. Regardless, Turkey will be the epicenter of international basketball and a stepping stone for the London games in 2012 (when the world ends, duh). USA Basketball, which starts its mini-camp on Thursday, just released a statement to the effect of announcing at least four new members at London, which means guys who were non-factors in Beijing like Tayshaun Prince, Carlos Boozer, Michael Redd will be out and names like Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, and possibly Blake Griffin will be in.

Gracing the top of the Turkey Championship page are a few international stars: Kobe Bryant; an impassioned Pau Gasol (who led the best team in my opinion at Beijing); Yao Ming; and, of course the Turkish MJ, Hedo Turkoglu. Above, you can get a nice primer on what life in Turkey looks like. Okay, maybe not. But at least you can see what a Turkish cell phone commercial looks like. Turkcell services 37 million people, making it the third largest provider in Europe...wait, is Turkey in Europe now? Anyway, the tip comes from Skeets at Yahoo!. Personally, I can't wait for Hedo's hip-hop/jazz fusion album. I can just see him playing sax like Bill.

By Sean "Ho'omana'o" (previously "snagamat") with No comments


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