Not in the-Kendrick-Lamar-album-kind-of-way, but in the way that all you guys were amazing once again this summer.
The 3X3 Masters weekend of the tournament in Antwerp and the Finals on Sunday was the last stop of this year and we enjoyed every minute of it. Now let’s take a look at everything that happened this weekend.
On Saturday we had the last qualifier for the Finals on Sunday. These teams came out on top in their respective categories:
U13: 1) Streetballtigers 2) Soba-Nation 3) Ballislife 4) Uccle Europe Lions
U15: 1) Blowout 2) Concrete Lions 2020 3) BBQ Op Veld 2 4) K-Warriors
U18 Girls: 1) Open Run Fab 4 2) Concrete Lions HSVB 3) Entwerp Ies Parking
U18 Boys: 1) Team NL U18 2) Concrete Lions Rookies 3) Team Splash 4) Open Run Beastin & Feastin
18+ Women: 1) Unbreakable 2) Myteamisbetterthanyours 3) Team Chocomel 4) Concrete Lions NT
18+ Recreational: 1) Savage $quad 2) Splash Cousins 3) OpenRun Next Gen 4) Swift Sports Training
18+ Elite: 1) BO!! 2) 3X3 NL U23 Team 2 3) 3X3 NL U23 4) HW Wild Snakes
Wheelchair: 1) U23 On Wheels 2) Tukkers on Tour 3) Rijinstruc. On Wheelz 4) Wapper
On sunday of course, we had the main event: the 3X3 Masters Finals. All the best teams from all the past tournaments got an invite and came ready to earn their stripes at the Groenplaats. Eventually, there could only be one big winner in each category. Let’s check out who won in each tournament:
U13: Soba Nation
U15: Concrete Lions 2020 (NDL)
U18 Boys: Team NL U18 (NDL)
U18 Girls: Open Run Fab 4 (NDL)
18+ Women: Chicks Got Game
18+ Elite Men: HW Wild Snakes (POL)
Now for the shooting contest, we have to give props to Emma Bell. She won the contest, hitting 10 threes in the process. She earned herself a playstation 4 Pro, with a copy of NBA 2K17.
The winner of the Dunk Contest was Christiaan Grives, a.k.a. Batman, with a sick dunk over Belgian Cat Kyara Linskens. Now let’s take a look at the best pictures of this weekend:
Once again, we had the wonderful opportunity to have the Groenplaats as a setting for our 3×3 Masters Finals.
For the first time this summer, we could welcome some teams in the wheelchair competition!
These guys were amazing again, as they had every game under control, while being awesome of course.
Beats were delivered by DJ Dysfunkshunal.
Talk about major concentration…
Ladies, Have you met Daniel? He’s a courtmoni half of the time, but also a pretty succesful model the other half!
Without even knowing it, we had a big breakdance star in the building!
Better make sure that’s a good pass kid, your dad is watching over your shoulder!
When all you really want to do, is be a pokémaster, but you gotta go hoop on a 3X3 Masters tournament instead…
When you forgot a black color and the only guy who has a spare shirt, is your center…
Yess, Flex on ‘em my man!
The wonderful DJ Lady S taking care of the beats in the afternoon!
Ouch, that gas got to hurt. He’s gonna be feeling that when he wakes up in the morning!
Pretty sure that’s a foul too!
When you get photobombed by a referee…
When you’re on 3X3 Masters, but you actually gotta be rehearsing Rihanna’s music video clip…
Now don’t eat that young lady, it has to last until 2020…
If we have learned one thing MC Lightning has said during the tournaments, it’s that the ref is always right!
Woops, I think you forgot a pretty crucial part of basketball there, buddy!
Matthias, shooting the lights out in the shooting contest on saturday, hitting 13 free throws in 30 seconds…
Benjamin a.k.a. Big Ben a.k.a. the Big Boss taking care of the result board.
I hate to say this, but ehh… YOU JUST GOT POSTERIZED
Getting that tongue out like I’m MJ…
Julie Vanloo getting ready for her trademark stepback jumper
Check out the pics of the winners via http://basketbal.vlaanderen/blog-meer/detail/dit-zijn-de-eindwinnaars-van-de-3×3-masters-tour-2017
MAJOR SHOUT-OUT to the great KING CHAN.
He put in a LOT of time (and less sleep) to get you all in those beautiful pictures, so give him some credit.
Lastly, shout-out to the 3X3 Masters crew who put in the work every tournament, just so everybody can play ball.
(Some of them are missing on this pic, but we didn’t forget about you!)