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How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:25 am
by Damkac
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 :)

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:28 pm
by Le Chef
Our sport popularity here goes like this

1. Basketball
2. Boxing
3. Billiards / Pool


Here is Philippines

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:25 pm
by Kayariel
in turkey soccer comes first by far. but probably basketball can battle with wrestling for the second rank.

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Thu Aug 1, 2013 3:39 am
by sorokii
In Spain

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

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2013 6:43 am
by JoRain
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

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:41 pm
by UcanUwill
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.

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:11 am
by ofeek
1)Soccer %70
2)Basketball %29
3)Other sports %1

But the percentage of popularity of basketball is rapidly increasing

in Turkey

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:39 am
by Franz_chiao
1.basketball
2.badminton
3.Pingpong

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

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:38 pm
by Damkac
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? :)

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Wed Sep 4, 2013 10:21 am
by Side beard
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

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Wed Sep 4, 2013 10:57 pm
by Sir Psycho Sexy
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.

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2013 6:34 am
by kulo
In Australia

AFL
AFL
AFL
NFL
Cricket
Soccer
Basketball.

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

Sucks ass.

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2013 2:13 pm
by durden_tyler
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. ;)

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2013 7:32 am
by LedeniZZZ
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

Serbia #2

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2013 3:07 pm
by Thelonious
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

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2013 5:05 pm
by KarolisJ
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

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:27 pm
by cadoi
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, ...).

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:00 pm
by loyal
PORTUGAL: FOOTBALL
SPAIN: FOOTBALL
ARGENTINA: FOOTBALL

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:08 pm
by Hypnotizer
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.

Re: How popular is basketball in your country?

Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 3:22 am
by sisibilio
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)