PODCAST #108: The Voice of EuroBasket On Atmosphere, Tanking and Cinderella Stories

If you’ve been listening to these games in English, you’ve heard Jeff Taylor. Animated, opinionated and with enough of a Southern accent to make me feel at home. Now the Voice of EuroBasket joins us from Kauno Arena to talk about the tourney. The good, the bad and the unexpected.

Have a listen, and follow Jeff on Twitter @JeffreyNTaylor.

Jeff’s about to educate us:

-After seeing them both live, who would you take: Jonas Valanciunas or Enes Kanter?

-Is this Lithuanian crowd influential enough to lead Lithuania to a Gold Medal? How many points are they worth?

-Is it tough to stay neutral when a team like Finland is poised to do the impossible?

-What was Vincent Collet’s explanation for pulling Parker and Noah in Spain’s rout over France? Is that sort of tanking bad for international basketball?

-Does David Blatt think this team is as good as the Russian EuroBasket champions of 2007?

-On a neutral floor, who’s the best team out there?

-Has Macedonia embraced Bo McCalebb as one of their own?

-Has the expansion of EuroBasket from 16 to 24 teams been a success, or a mess?