Germany Basketball

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“New player, Dray Baldwin.” – German Newspaper

Germany, Germany, Germany. The land of 1,000 American-born pro basketball players, at least 7 leagues by my count, and a bunch of other Americans living in the country that are not playing ball at all. I got to see a lot of Deutschland in my time out there, but not exactly in the way that I thought I would.

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My original club, which I was planning on using strictly as a go-between for a much better opportunity, cried broke one day out of the blue, and I would have been literally in the streets if it weren’t for me both knowing some connected people and doing some timely networking, as discussed in the below blog entries.

I spent at least one night in at least 8 different cities in Germany, met a bunch of great folks, and saw a lot, both basketball-wise and personally, that I will not soon forget.

Weltanschauung, Vol. I

Weltanschauung, Vol. II

Weltanschauung, Vol. III

Weltanschauung, Vol. IV

Weltanschauung, Vol. Vdsc06911

Weltanschauung, Vol. VI

Weltanschauung, Vol. VII

Weltanschauung, Vol. VIII

Weltanschauung, Vol. IX

Music Of The Moment:

“Paper Trail,” T.I. “Green Light,” John Legend.

Best Memory:

The Christmas Market in Hanover, which kept me occupied (and spending mon

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ey) on what otherwise could have been some looong, lonely afternoons.

Worst Memory:

Being awoken from a nap by a phone call… and being told by a certain team manager that I needed to pack up my shit immediately. Turns out the team had not been paying the hotel and the hotel had decided to evict me from my suite. The hotel manager had told me why this was happening since I was on friendly terms with her; however, the certain team manager told me I was forced to leave the hotel because the hotel manager was “going crazy.”

13 Comments

  1. Basketball is not very popular in Germany but a few people like it ( I like it also very much and I am playing Basketball since 1 Year) The German TV has 1 programm which shows Basketball but only the play offs.

    by the way: I like your videos Dre they Inspired me to play Basketball

    Sorry for my bad English I only learn it in school.

  2. damn you were cookin these kids! they played pretty bad …wow how old were they?
    have you been playing in bavaria, too?
    because im from there,just turned 14 today 🙂
    and with our u-14 team ,the würzburg baskets, we made it to the bavarian championship tournament and we finished 3rd…lost against bamberg by 10,so we didnt advance to the south eastern finals of germany
    did you play with a bundesliga team? im really interested !
    and your videos are really good,especially the ball handling drills!

    i hope you respond in a couple of sentences or even read this post,woulda feel kind of honored 🙂

  3. soccer is the main sport in germany, because you can see it every day on tv. Basketball you can see only a few times . but some people love basketball too. i like soccer and basketball 😉

  4. Is basketball that populair in germany? Never knew that, though its the country next to mine :p Soccer is THE sport here :/ It’s like basketball in USA, I think.

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