How popular is basketball in your country?

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How popular is basketball in your country? 

Post#1 » by Damkac » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:25 am

Don't know if a treat like this already exist

In Poland basketball isn't very popular. Most popular team sport is of course european football/soccer, second is volleyball. Handball is also probably more popular so bball is number 4. But of course Marcin Gortat is a huge star here.

I wonder how it looks in other country. I only know that in Lithuania people love basketball and in UK nobody know what it is :)
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Post#2 » by Le Chef » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:28 pm

Our sport popularity here goes like this

1. Basketball
2. Boxing
3. Billiards / Pool


Here is Philippines
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Post#3 » by Kayariel » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:25 pm

in turkey soccer comes first by far. but probably basketball can battle with wrestling for the second rank.
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Post#4 » by sorokii » Thu Aug 1, 2013 3:39 am

In Spain

1. Football
2. Football
3. Football
4. Football
5. Football
6. Fernando Alonso + Rafael Nadal
7. Basketball sometimes
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Post#5 » by JoRain » Fri Aug 9, 2013 6:43 am

In Latvia, basketball probably will never top Ice Hockey, but it's not far behind:

1.Ice Hockey,
2. Basketball,
3. Football/Gulbis(Tennis)/BMX and everything else in no particular order
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Post#6 » by UcanUwill » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:41 pm

Wow, Handball? I spent most of my life living just several miles away from Polish Borders, in Lithuania that is. Basketball was easily the most popular sport in the country and I am pretty sure still is. I caught Lithuanian TV programming few days ago, and most of the commercials were featuring national players and all that. Basketball there is what Football is in Brazil, it dominates the culture.
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Post#7 » by ofeek » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:11 am

1)Soccer %70
2)Basketball %29
3)Other sports %1

But the percentage of popularity of basketball is rapidly increasing

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Post#8 » by Franz_chiao » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:39 am

1.basketball
2.badminton
3.Pingpong

My own opinion ,from south China,maybe in north China,football will rank the 1st place.
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Post#9 » by Damkac » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:38 pm

Franz_chiao wrote:1.basketball
2.badminton
3.Pingpong

My own opinion ,from south China,maybe in north China,football will rank the 1st place.

Is this effect of Yao Ming? :)
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Post#10 » by Side beard » Wed Sep 4, 2013 10:21 am

JoRain wrote:In Latvia, basketball probably will never top Ice Hockey, but it's not far behind:

1.Ice Hockey,
2. Basketball,
3. Football/Gulbis(Tennis)/BMX and everything else in no particular order

You mean Dinamo Riga right? The real list could be like this
1./2. Basektball/Football
3. Dinamo Riga
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Post#11 » by Sir Psycho Sexy » Wed Sep 4, 2013 10:57 pm

In Serbia it was always like this:
1. Football
2. Basketball
3./
4./
5./
6. Sport that we are currently good at. Right now it's tennis.
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Post#12 » by kulo » Thu Sep 5, 2013 6:34 am

In Australia

AFL
AFL
AFL
NFL
Cricket
Soccer
Basketball.

(Soccer could be higher, but I couldn't give a **** lol)

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Post#13 » by durden_tyler » Thu Sep 5, 2013 2:13 pm

Le Chef wrote:Our sport popularity here goes like this

1. Basketball
2. Boxing
3. Billiards / Pool


Here is Philippines


Great distance between #1 and the rest too. ;)
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Post#14 » by LedeniZZZ » Fri Sep 6, 2013 7:32 am

Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:In Serbia it was always like this:
1. Football
2. Basketball
3./
4./
5./
6. Sport that we are currently good at. Right now it's tennis.



1. Football
2. Basketball
3. /
4. Volleyball, Tennis, Handball
5. Whatever is on TV

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Post#15 » by Thelonious » Sun Sep 8, 2013 3:07 pm

In France it's probably something like this:

1. Football (soccer)
2. Tennis
3. Rugby
4. Swimming
5. Handball
6. Cycling
7. Basketball
8. Judo
9. Volleyball
10. Sailing
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Post#16 » by KarolisJ » Sun Sep 8, 2013 5:05 pm

Lithuania:
1. Basketball (religion)
[huge gap]
2. Football
Huge gap
3. Swimming because of Ruta Meilutyte (it used to be tennis because of Ricard Berankis when he was young)
4. Boxing/athletics or whatever sport when somebody gets a medal in world championship or olympics
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Post#17 » by cadoi » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:27 pm

sorokii wrote:In Spain

1. Football
2. Football
3. Football
4. Football
5. Football
6. Fernando Alonso + Rafael Nadal
7. Basketball sometimes


I agree, in Spain soccer is the most important sport by far. At least 80% of sports' time in media is related to it, and in the 20% there are current stars like Fernando Alonso (F1) or Rafael Nadal (tennis). Then basketball appears, though there is a plain difference between spanish team (Eurobasket, Olympics, Worlds) and club's competitions (NBA, ACB, Euroleague, ...).
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Post#18 » by loyal » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:00 pm

PORTUGAL: FOOTBALL
SPAIN: FOOTBALL
ARGENTINA: FOOTBALL
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Post#19 » by Hypnotizer » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:08 pm

Damkac wrote:Don't know if a treat like this already exist

In Poland basketball isn't very popular. Most popular team sport is of course european football/soccer, second is volleyball. Handball is also probably more popular so bball is number 4. But of course Marcin Gortat is a huge star here.

I wonder how it looks in other country. I only know that in Lithuania people love basketball and in UK nobody know what it is :)


I'm not sure bb in Poland is more popular than speedway.
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Post#20 » by sisibilio » Thu Dec 5, 2013 3:22 am

cadoi wrote:I agree, in Spain soccer is the most important sport by far. At least 80% of sports' time in media is related to it, and in the 20% there are current stars like Fernando Alonso (F1) or Rafael Nadal (tennis). Then basketball appears, though there is a plain difference between spanish team (Eurobasket, Olympics, Worlds) and club's competitions (NBA, ACB, Euroleague, ...).

More like:
80% Real Madrid & Barça
15% rest of the football teams and leagues
4% Alonso - Nadal & motorsports in general
1% other (non specified)
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