Author: Edgar Dinis Goncalves

Bruno Torres is a Portuguese Beach Soccer reference with a humble and inspiring background. Hence, Fox Sports Stories Content Manager Edgar Dinis Gonçalves interviewed Torres to display further details on his enriching path. 1) Bruno you have had an excellent Beach Soccer career thus far. How did you start playing the latter sport? I started playing Beach Soccer as a kid while participating in tournaments with my friends. Hence, we developed several skills and the willingness to play which ended up helping on winning some of those tournaments. 2) Torres you had a couple of international career experiences…

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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four. The main product of the Elite Sports and entertainment company. We are getting closer to the 17th edition of the event. The latter will be held for the first time in Belgrade, Serbia – the 13th city to host the premium entertain and sports show. Since its inception on the 2001-2002 Season in Bologna, Italy, the Final Four have had a relevant growth on the court as well as off the court. As a matter of fact, the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four proved the former. Istanbul was selected to provide fans, sponsors, executives…

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One Team, Euroleague Basketball’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, supported by Turkish Airlines as the One Team Founding Patron and with the collaboration of Special Olympics as Proud Partner, uses basketball to achieve real social impact in several communities. With an innovative model of interconnectedness across an entire continent, Euroleague Basketball and its clubs have developed a complete CSR program that brings together activities from each team in an integrated, impactful way, working under the theme of “community integration”. Hence, Fox Sports Stories Editor Edgar Gonçalves and author Miguel Nicolau had the opportunity to enquire the Director of Corporate Social…

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Christmas time is a special period to promote most brands. Marketeers try to find engaging ways to contact with clients, partners and other parties. Creativity is put at test to deliver a not-easy-to-forget video/product/discount. National Basketball Association (NBA), as an enterprise example across industries, has an engaging tradition: Special NBA games on Christmas Day. Unique Jerseys to celebrate as well. Families and friends gather in this entertaining event. In the arena or at home. However, the goal is the talk, the #socialmediaengagement and merchandising purchase. During Christmas Day, NBA schedules the brands/teams which have the best awareness, attendance and following…

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The 14th Pick of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. A 2.06m (or 6 foot 9) Power Forward. University of Minnesota NCAA athlete. Kris(topher) Humphries made the 2002-2003 prestigious McDonald’s All American. The 4th Offensive Rebounder in the 2011-2012 NBA Season. Source: https://goo.gl/USyJ4n4 Nonetheless, the big man had other talents as a youngster. Certainly, we couldn’t recall a better swimmer than the one and only Michael Phelps In 1995, 10-year-old Phelps recorded the year’s fastest 100-meter butterfly time for his age class in the United States. The then 10-year-old Kris Humphries clocked the fastest times in six different…

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“I’m Larry Sanders. I’m a person. I’m a father. I’m an artist. I’m a writer. I’m a painter. I’m a musician. And sometimes I play basketball.” An unique Players Tribute video. Playing the game of basketball professionally may be perceived as wine and roses. There are downsides most of us cannot realize. Maybe NBA players do not want to devote almost 100% of their time into Basketball. Larry Sanders made a statement leaving the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA. “We are more than one thing.” “You become an ATM to some people.” Sanders played in the NBA for 6 seasons.…

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Stephen John Nash or simply Steve Nash. A two-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player. A 19 year athlete in the league retiree. Not known for his dunks nor explosiveness. Rather a point guard with his own vision, shooting skills and observer of the game. A NBA 90-50-40 Club member. Passionate for sports, not just Basketball. That is what made him who he is. As a matter of fact, you will find an “around the world” football trick in the middle of a classic LA Lakers versus Boston Celtics game with ease. Holding a Canadian nationality. Nonetheless, he has his…

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Ray Allen. The current NBA All-Time three points made leader. Persistency. Consistency. Routine. Unfortunately, rare characteristics for most of us. There is why only the best win and think on the long game. The life-time game. The Long-term successful plan. Ray Allen impersonates those skills. That mentality. “You don’t have to be good to start. You have to start to be good.” This article could have had 10K+ words on Allen’s mentality and work ethic. However, there are two moments from coach Eric Spoelstra worth mentioning. Spoelstra was already the head coach of the Miami Heat back in 2010 NBA…

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“You inspired me”. The 2016-2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) Draymond Green acknowledging the four-time DPOY Ben Wallace. A second-round Draft pick making a reference of an undrafted player. A 2.01m (6’6) point-forward recognizing a listed 2.06 (6’7) “Center”. “Big Ben” is indicated as an unique defensive impactful teammate. Hustle. Willingness to fight on the boards. Determination. Persistency. Details that require zero talent. That is what defines the #3 Detroit Pistons’ retired jersey underdog. This is what Ben Wallace had to face upon his opportunity to the NBA. He maintained those same characteristics on the court to be…

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NBA is a Professional Basketball League and an enterprise example. That’s shown how it handles media, ticketing, marketing, basketball operations and so on. Hence, a transition from a player to the front office can be analyzed of a simple branding move. However, there are some individuals with concrete knowledge to share and a professional inherent talent to mentor the young players. Elton Tyron Brand. A 6-8 (2,03m) and 275lb (124kg) Power-Forward and Center entered the NBA. “With the number one pick of the 1999 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls select Elton Brand from Duke University”. A versatile athlete arguably underrated…

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