What it do babyyyyyyyyy!

We wrapped up the 2019 3X3 Masters Tour with the tournament in Antwerp, with the 3X3 Masters Finals the day after!

The rain had other plans though, as we had to shorten the program on Saturday and move everyone on Sunday to the indoor gym of the Antwerp Giants, Gasthuishoeve.

So, first we let you know who the winners of the 3X3 Masters Antwerp were:

18+ Men Elite: 1) Team Orange  2) The Pack  3) NL U18  4) Team Rotterdam OR
U13: 1) The Bouncers  2) Elite Academy  3) Phantom Cats  4) Mercurius Foxes
U15: 1) Lebronto  2) BBQ Op Veld 3  3) Young Bulls  4) NBA Youngboys
On Wheels: 1) The Ankle Breakers  2) De Jerommekes  3) Wapper 2  4) Wapper 1

Then, on to the winners of the whole thing! The 3X3 Masters 2019 winners:

U13: 1) S4Y Rising Stars  2) The Coolguys  3) The Bouncers  4) WEB
U15: 1) LeBronto Limburg  2) Quatro Fam  3) BBallers  4) Lebronto
U18M: 1) Team Amsterdam Jr.  2) Team Belgium  3) Lipton  4) Redemption
U18W: 1) Flemch  2) Redz  3) Only Once  4) Kangoeroes
18+Recr:  1) We Coming  2) Small Ball  3) The Pack  4) Splash Cousins
18+Women: 1) Wolfpack  2) Unbreakable  3) 3X3 Academy  4) The Lord of The Rims
18+Elite: 1) Team Antwerp  2) Team The Hague  3) Team Antwerp 2  4) Team Antwerp 3

Congrats to all our winners! Team Antwerp, consisting of Nick Celis, Thierry Mariën, Anthony Chada & Jonas Foerts won a ticket for the World Tour in Prague! Wolfpack with Belgian Cat Kyara Linskens won the women’s competition and did you know that Benjamin De Bodt of U15’s Lebronto Limburg won the 3×3 Masters tournament for the third year in a row? Impressive! Oh and by the way, it was high-flyer Cristiaan Grives a.k.a. Batman who won the Dunk Contest… again!

Now, let’s check out the snapshots!

That dude is about to get hit in the face by a crazy ponytail attack! 

It was at that moment he wished he hadn’t jumped…

Well, that’s an … original way of defending someone! 

There aren’t a lot of players with a prettier looking jumpshot than Anthony Chada. 

Must be nice when you can float around a rim like that…

I’m pretty sure we’re having a better angle of this out-of-bounds call than that ref over there… 

It’s not because we weren’t able to ball outside, that we didn’t have a pretty view! 

That’s how it’s done gentlemen, always treat the referee with respect! 

You really thought you could pass the Mountain of The Hague? Think again friend…

Excuse me while I have an appointment with the rim…

What’s more impressive, the dunk or the timing of Thierry and Jonas? 

Team Antwerp was the winner once again and clinched a ticket to the Prague World Tour. Congrats boys! 

What’s up y’all!

Last weekend we had our fourth stop of the Summer Tour, this time on the Belgian Coast, in Knokke-Heist.

As the weather Gods had other plans, we had to look for a safer option, being the local gym ‘de Stormmeeuw’.

Too bad, but we had some nice pictures anyway! But first, let’s check out the winners:

U13: 1. The Cool Guys  2. Ankle Bullies  3. The Friends
U15: 1. Team Magic 2. The Savages 3. Air Max
U18 boys: 1. Basketschool Oostende 2. De Koele Jongens 3. JJB 4. La Famillia
18+ Elite: 1. Klutch 2. Boerenbasket 3. The Goonies 4. GG
18+ Recreational: 1. Small Ball 2. Niels is een balletje 3. Ghetto Hustlers 4. Eeklo Village Boyz
18+ Women: 1. De zussen & Elise 2. Unbreakable 3. The Lord of The Rims 4. Splash Sisters

The winners of our Spalding Shoot-out contest were Matteo Verstraete in the morning and Jules Robijns in the afternoon. Aaron Verstraete crowned himself the Dunk Champion, and Boerenbasket & Spie Got Game qualified voor Red Bull Reign!

Now, let’s take a look at the pictures!

When you have to share your basketball with your little brothers. 

In this week’s episode of ‘Meet me at the rim’…

When the ref is about to hit you with the DAB…

Now that’s what we call a jumper… 

Oooooh, he lost him with the spin moooove…

For the second week in a row, we got to welcome a Belgian Cat, this time: Heleen Nauwelaers (and sisters).

Do you guys notice anything here? All I can see is an empty bench… 

Oh lord… Poster alert! 

When your opponent already knows your shot is not going in… 

That’s cute Lieven… 

Aaron won the dunk contest with a repertoire of dunks! Congrats man! 

BXL Arriiiiiiiiiiiiiiive…

We had a ball in the nation’s capital this year! What to say about the atmosphere, the players, the crowd, the music, …

Before we take a look at some of the splendid pictures, check out the winners.

U13: 1) WEB
U15: 1) Quatro Fam 2) Splash Brothers 3) WEB
U18Boys: 1) Cookies 2) Swish Gang 3) CPTR 4) Fun Guys
U18Girls: 1) Redz  2) Team Gentson 3) Only Once
18+Women: 1) SKW 2) The Air Ballers 3) Les Ginettes 4) Amigas
18+ Recrea: 1) The Pack 2) Speedy MSG 3) Recreationals 4) The Rim Reapers
18+Elite: 1) Team Brussels 2) The Hague 3) Black And White 4) Les Crosseurs de la Street

Team Brussels took the victory in the 18+ Elite category, on their own turf! Alexandre Vercoutere of Team Brussels took home the Bouncewear Slam Dunk Contest trophy. Les Crosseurs de la Street and Team Brussels qualified for the Red Bull Reign Finals!

What a privilege it was once again to ball on the beautiful ‘Muntplein’. 

That’s right momma, did you get that nasty crossover on film? 

We always ballin’ at 3X3 Maaaaaaaasteeeeeeers. 

And after this move, he had the right to yell out ‘AAAND OOOOONE’

Well, that’s an unconventional to defend the basket, but if that works for you … 

Aaaaaall byyyyyyy myyyyyyyseeeeeellllffffffff

Shout out to Belgian Cat Laure Resimont who came to ball and helped her team to victory! 

Nope, he’s not lost. That’s freestyler Soufiane Bencok doing his thing before the crowd!

Did someone get this guy’s autograph? We need it to print on them postersssss… 

Stunning view over the Muntplein by our photographer Serch Carriere.

We had a real dunk-off in the Dunk Contest, check out this one…

But this guy took home the crown; with the Eastbay dunk! 

In the end, Team Brussels came out on top against favorite The Hague. Much to the delight of the crowd…

How about them onions!?

Last Sunday we held the second 3X3 Masters tournament of the year, at the Hopmarkt in Aalst.

Some 30 teams came to ball and we had a blast!

Let’s see who won in their category:

U13: 1) 2Fast2Onion 2) S4Y Rising Stars 3) Ankle Bullies 4) Swish
U15: 1) BBallers 2) Lebronto 3) The Nets 4) Team Swish
U18Boys: 1) Dynamic Trio 2) Sonics 3) Moisty 3.0
U18Girls: 1) Team Gentson 2) The Rookies
18+Women: 1) Team Troela’s 2) Als we winnen… 3) Wolfpack
18+ Recrea: 1) The Rim Reapers 2) Leuven 3) Slow Riders 4) Helios
18+Elite: 1) Team Antwerp 2) KSTBB United 3) La Freestyle Team 4) Squad Zer

Evert Van Eyck (Team Lebronto) crowned himself the Shooting Contest champ in the morning, while Thierry Mariën of Team Antwerp won the shooting contest in the afternoon.

Yona Ray a.k.a. ‘The Hair’ showed out the most hops and was named the Bouncewear Dunk Champion.

Last but not least, La Freestyle Team & KSTBB United earned themselves a spot in the Red Bull Reign Finals!

Now it’s time to check out some of our best snapshots, made by photographer Zander Meys!


DJ Dysfunkshunal providing the beats in Aalst! 

Make sure you capture the game in landscape mode!

“The Hair” floating through “The Air” for the reverse jam! 

Nice shot by our photographer Zander, looking at the game from another perspective! 

Thierry swishing one of his triples, on his way to the 3X3 Shooting Contest crown! 

He for sure got that MJ hangtime going for him!

Meet me at the rim bro! 

Have you ever seen such a cool dude as our 3X3 referee Dennis? 

Well that’s not entirely fair, is it?

Aaaaaaaaand the first one is a wrap!

No less than 60 teams signed up for the 3X3 Masters tournament in Zaventem, which made it arguably the biggest opening tournament of the 3X3 Masters tour ever!

As always, Serch Carriere Images provided the beautiful action pictures, before travelling to Serbia to accompany our Belgian Cats. Check out some of them, below the results:

U13: 1) Los Amigos, 2) Raja Team, 3) SBBK Ballers
U15: 1) True Ballers, 2) New Jersey, 3) GRDT, 4) Boxing Out
U18 Girls: 1) Team Gentson, 2) Redz, 3) Kangoeroes, 4) Flemch
U18 Boys: 1) GSG Academy, 2) Lipton, 3) Unicorn Fam, 4) Jellyfam Anj
18+ Women: 1) Team Belgium, 2) Girls on Fire, 3) 3X3 Academy, 4) Rookies
18+ Recreational: 1) We Coming, 2) Couch Potatoes, 3) 21 Repz, 4) 4 Nations
18+ Elite: 1) Team Antwerp, 2) Antwerp Hotshots, 3) Les Petits Gros, 4) Apollo Antwerp

It was Jilan Lamrini (U18 Boys) who proved that he was the best sniper in the field, winning the shooting contest in the morning.

The Bouncewear Dunk Contest was decided between the big boys and in the end it was big guy Mattias Palinckx (Les Petits Gros) who took home the crown.

Now check out our pics!


Not sure what those two defenders on the left are doing… Are you? 

Does anyone need more proof that being a photographer is a very dangerous job? 

What do you think about that follow-through? Does it go in? 

How to fake out a defender for dummies

Aaaaaargh scream young fella! The sweet taste of victory! 

If you look closely, you will find a rare species of the dab-floater. 

Get that weak stuff out of here!!

Floatin’ it up like Kyrie… well, except the braid. 

You might be a cool guy, but you will never be as cool as our courtmoni’s. 

Team Antwerp took home the 1st prize with the 18+ Elite Men. 


Jingle Balls… Jingle Balls…

3X3 Masters XMAS Edition returned to Park Spoor Noord in 2018 for some basketball!

Our house photographer, Serch Carriere, was in the building to capture some moments for us and, as we like to do, we went out and selected some of the best pics of this year’s edition.

But first, these were the teams who won in their respective categories:

U15: 1) Elite Nation  2) Antwerp Big 3  3) GMDT
U18 Boys: 1) Giants Nation  2) Alpha Gang  3) Shooting Stars
18+ Recreational: 1) Tomy La Morphine  2) LTN Connection 2.0  3) Cereal Killers
18+ Women: 1) The Spartans  2) BBC Deinze (U15)  3) $hoalin
18+ Elite: 1) BlackandWhiteMambas  2) Supahotfire  3) Fresh Air

Milan De Clercq of Falco Gent & Shooting Stars was our proud winner of the NBA 2K Shootout, as he received a brand new Playstation Pro console.

Up to the pictures!


I’ll leave it up to you guys: you think this is a foul or nah? 


When starting a drive to the basket, always attack your defender on his close-out foot: exhibit A. 


They say Christmas time is a time of giving, but my man here is just not that into Christmas I guess! 


Have you seen the newest scoreboards? They come with a human head to check out the game in the best possible way. 


This guy pulled out the rare Nate Robinson jersey. 


When the ref yells out “The floor is lava!”, you gotta improvise! 


When you take a shot like this, you have two options: You either yell out DIRK or KOBE! 


This guy going for the ‘Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hook shot’! 


DJ Dysfunkshunal oversees the playing courts while doing his magic on the decks! 


Sharpshooter Milan took away the Playstation Pro after nailing 9 triples in 30 seconds! 


Finally, also a shout-out for all the ladies who showed up to ball out! You were awesome! 


Overzicht Antwerpen-GroenplaatsThe FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup 2020. That’s the official name for the most prestigious European national team competition in 3×3 basketball, a tournament that will take place in Antwerp in 2020. 3×3 basketball is an ‘ordinary basketball’ variety and is growing in popularity. It will make its debut on the Olympic scene during the 2020 Summer Olympics. 12 teams in the men’s and 12 teams in the women’s competition will battle for European titles on the Groenplaats in Antwerp, only one month before the Tokyo Olympics and exactly a century after the Olympic Games in Antwerp.

3×3 basketball is a sports in which two teams consisting of three players (and a substitute) play each other on a field half the size of a classic basketball game. The pace of the game is extremely high. Both teams try to score in the same basket and the shot clock alarm buzzes after only 12 seconds. The game is over after 10 minutes or when a team has scored 21 points. 3×3 basketball is the ‘urban’ sport par excellence.

“Our Groenplaats already has quite a history as a 3×3 setting, because it has been the décor for an annual 3×3 tournament for different age categories since 2012. In 2020 our city will host the most important 3×3 basketball tournament from all over Europe. With such a major event we profile ourselves as the Urban capital of the Benelux. The atmosphere, the music and the games will make it truly unforgettable”, says Ludo Van Campenhout, Antwerp’s Deputy of Sports.

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Marc Verlinden, president of Basketball Flanders, sees the EC in Antwerp as a golden opportunity for basketball in Belgium. “The fact that FIBA assigned us for the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup 2020 proves that they believe, the same as we do, in Belgian basketball and particularly in our 3×3 project. The last years 3×3 basketball has made huge steps forward and we will keep on investing in its development towards a valued basketball discipline. We definitely aspire a medal during the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup 2020. And in addition to that we hope to see 3×3 growing further, because a large 3×3 community is essential for the development of this unique discipline.”

In June 2020, Antwerp, the 12 best teams of Europe (12 in the men’s tournament, 12 in the women’s) will give their very best. The exact dates will be announced soon by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). FIBA organises the EC in cooperation with the Royal Belgian Basketball Federation, Basketball Flanders and Sportizon/Golazo. As host, Belgium is allowed to play in both competitions. And don’t underestimate the little Belgians, because there are many 3×3 talents in our country. The U18 Belgian Lions became World champions in China last year and the U18 Belgian Cats took the European title in Hungary last September.

Sportizon/Golazo, co-organiser of the event, sees the EC in Antwerp as the highlight of a long 3×3 tradition. “Being handed the organisation of the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup is a recognition for our beliefs in 3×3 basketball as a sport and for the investments all those years to build a fine competition. Sportizon has been organising many 3×3 events all over Belgium since 2007. The city of Antwerp always supported us with that, so having the tournament here makes it extra special”, says Bruno Keustermans from Sportizon.

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Alex Sanchez (Managing Director FIBA 3×3) is thrilled about the Europe Cup in Antwerp. “The historic city centre of Antwerp is one of the most beautiful urban backgrounds in FIBA 3×3 history. I am very excited with the EC in such a young and dynamic city, and that only one month before our sport’s Olympic debut.”

Ann Wauters, leading lady of women’s basketball in Belgium, is over the moon with the Europe Cup in her own country. “Playing 3×3 is so much fun: the setting and the music are giving it an instant summer vibe. It is a wonderful discipline and 3×3 definitely has added value for basketball. Organising a Europe Cup will give an extra boost to the further development and popularity of 3×3 in Belgium. And I think we are in the race for silverware. Look at our bronze medal in 2014 or at the golden medals of the U18 boys on the WC and EC last year. And our U18 girls won gold as well on this year’s EC.”

Aaaaaand that’s a wrap!

Last weekend, we finished our 3X3 Masters tour with an incredible doubleheader, meaning the 3X3 Masters Antwerp tournament on saturday and the FINALS BABY on Sunday.

As we do after every tournament, we picked out some great photos, taken by photographer Serch Carriere, to look back and enjoy the beautiful people, basketball, music and weather.

On saturday we had our last qualifier for the Finals. These were the teams who came out on top of the hill:

U13: 1) Game Shakers  2) Ballislife  3) Concrete Lions Pride  4) Hertal Bucks
U15: 1) One Heartbeat  2) Youngbulls  3) Lebronto  4) The Underdogs
U18 Boys: 1) Bucket Team 2) A-Town Ballerz  3) The Playazz  4) ConcreteLionOriginal
U18 Girls: 1) ConcreteLionsBallers  2) Sky High  3) Clem
Wheelchair: 1) The Rolling Dutchies 2) Tukkers On Tour 3) Team R.I.S. 4) Wapper
18+Recreational: 1) Concrete Lions Run 2) NL U18  3) Oranje U18  4) Team KBD
18+ Women: 1) Yokoris Finstars 2) Peak Open Run Poezen 3) Nederland Oranje 4) Snoevers
18+ Elite: 1) El Palo Peak Team 2) NL Black 3) Zagreb Select 4) That’s Wassup

On Sunday of course, we had the 3X3 Masters Finals, where it all went down. These were the teams who crowned themselves 3X3 Champions in their respective categories:

U13: Ball Is Life
U15: Youngbulls
U18 Boys: Team Belgium
U18 Girls: Team Belgium U18
18+ Recreational: Concrete Lions Run (NDL)
18+ Women: Peak Open Run Poezen (NDL)
18+ Men Elite: Team Antwerp

Sean Pouedet was the lucky winner of our NBA 2K Shooting Contest and took a Playstation 4 Pro and a game of NBA 2K18 with him. Cristiaan Grives was once again the winner of the dunk contest.

Don’t forget, on saturday night we also had the awesome Red Bull Reign Event, from which you can check out the pictures right here. 

Now let’s check out some pictures of our 3X3 Masters tournament!


Once again, the Groenplaats in Antwerp was our stunning location for the 3X3 Masters Finals. 


 Referee Yves on the call, but how about the epic facepalm in the background? 


Slammajamma time! 


How about the dedication and persistence of our wheelchair players?! 




DJ Dysfunkshunal providing the beats for the weekend. 


Take a look at our nice main court, sponsored by Orange! 


These ladies enjoyed the nice weather to the fullest! 


Youngster Sean Pouedet took home the Shooting Challenge and won a Playstation 4 Pro! 


In between your games, you can always take your time to hang out in the chilling booth. 


The shoe game is strong in this one. We are alle equal. 


Levitate, Levitate, Levitate…


Cristiaan won the Dunk Contest, basically by jumping over people…


Team Antwerp showed why they were the strongest team of them all and booked themselves a trip to Prague. 


 Last but not least, we couldn’t have done it without you. Our 3X3 Masters Crew! (Some people are missing on the photo, but we did not forget about you!) 



Wassup yall!

We can scratch West-Flanders of this year’s list, as our 3X3 Masters tournament made its way through Kortrijk last week. Hot weather, hot beats and lots of ballers were the key ingredients to make things work at the Veemarkt.

It played out like this. We didn’t have an 18+ Elite competition, but we did have the U15, U18 boys and girls, 18+ Women and 18+ Recreational categories.

 Tournament Winners

  • U15:  1. White Lemon 2. Sea Ballers 3. HP United Juniors 4. The Snake Pit
  • U18 Girls: 1. De Witten 2. Mama Merel 3. The Ballers
  • U18 Boys: 1. De Scheppers 2. Triple X 3. Team Buckets 4. Koksijde Basket
  • 18+ Women: 1. Wolfpack 2. Spraakgebrek 3. FemkeDrinktGeirnePisang 4. Blue Penguins
  • 18+ Recreational: 1. Big Ballers 2. Nine Triple Zero 3. Brick Squad 4. Hot Fire

 Red Bull Reign Winners 

Brick Squad and Forza Bebita made the most buckets and secured their ticket to the Red Bull Reign Final in Antwerp, on the 28th of july.

Now check out some of our favourite pics, mady by Serch Carriere.
For all pictures, you can click on the following link:


Now that’s what they call: promogame on point! 

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Circus shot incoming! 

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It was at this moment she knew… she f’d up 

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Now THAT is what they really call Hot Handed…

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Can’t figure out who wore it better; MC Lightning or Russell Westbrook? 


Watch out for that postmove! (We see you with the socks though) 

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One of the reasons we play for: Put a smile on people’s faces

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Belgian Cat Kyara Linskens was also #takinghershot at 3X3 Masters Kortrijk. 

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How come we see the ref only talking to one team on this court? 

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Well, that’s not supposed to look that way… Glad out courtmonis came quickly to the rescue! 

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Shoutout to our sponsor Red Bull! 

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Think about it every night and daaaaaay, spread my wings and fly awaaaaay…

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When our Red Devils play for 3th place in the World Cup at 4pm, but you have a game at 3.50 pm…

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We call that a pretty effective ball fake.

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Going in for the finger rooooll

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And that kids… is how you tie your shoelaces. 

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Thank you all for coming and see you at 3X3 Masters Antwerp, Red Bull Reign and The Finals!

Maaaaan, 3X3 Masters in Brussels was lit AF! Not only did we see some great 3X3 games, but we had dance-offs, the best football freestyler in Belgium dropping panna’s – we see you Kadhafi – and a new BX Dunk Champion. In case you missed it, #serchcarriereimages got you covered. We got some of his best pictures right here, but if you wanna see more go check out the full album on Facebook.

Before we get to the pictures, here are some take-aways of the tournament.

Tournament winners:

  • U15: 1. Ute Fam  2. BC Leuven  3. Bum Ass Warriors  4. ADMG Team
  • U18 Boys: 1. Big Three  2. Home Team Hoops  3. 6K Team  4. Cousinsisasnake
  • 18+ Men Recreational: 1. LTN Connection  2. Gladiators  3. Red Assault  4. RD96
  • 18+ Men Elite: 1. Must Defend Right  2. Letsgetit  3. Antwerp  4. Succes Story

Red Bull Reign winners:

Team Antwerp proved to be the best scoring team once again as they emerge as the early favorites to take home the Red Bull Reign crown on July 28 in their hometown. Succes Story was the 2nd best scoring team in pool phase and will bring some heat to the Belgium Red Bull Reign Finals without a doubt.


NBA 2K Shoot Out Contest winner: 

Sam Kaminksi of team Big Three was taking his shot at the NBA 2K Shoot Out and nailed it. Guess shooters gonna shoot!

Spalding Dunk Contest winner:

Ladies and gentlement, we got a new Dunk Champ! Bastien Motte took on reigning champ Kevin Tshupula in a spectacular Spalding Dunk Contest. He had to dig deep in his bag of tricks but managed to squeeze out the win by dunking over a table while grabbing the ball from his teammate laying on top of it. Don’t worry, we got the picture if you don’t get it.

Mean face game on point!
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Who got buckets?

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Everything is more fun when you hashtag it #sportersbelevenmeer…

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BX Crowd got eyes on everything!

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We have no idea what’s going on here

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When I say jump, you say ‘how high?’!

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Rehydration is key!



Sometimes, you need a different perspective…

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When you realize, you’re on a poster…

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Baller baby coming soon.

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Always a good thing when Belgian Lion Loïc Schwartz pulls out the ‘Three Bow & Arrow’

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When you’re in a Dunk Contest and you know you’ve killed it:

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And then this happens:

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See you all in Kortrijk on July 14th, the last stop before we head to Antwerp! Sign up for Kortrijk closes on Wednesday July 11 at 23:59!