ProB club VfB Gießen is just the number 2 basketball team in town and clearly in the shadow of BBL founding member Gießen 46ers. But just within two weeks the small club from Mittelhessen has set two highlight videos that were even noticed far beyond the borders of Hesse and Germany. No one less than LeBron James recommended one of the videos via twitter with the words ‘try this link’. Meanwhile almost 300.000 people have tried this link and saw import player Marcus Johnson getting his go-go-gadget-jumpsoles posterizing DeUndraeSpraggins.
No need to try this link, just click on this video:
There is another video you should have a look at:
Just a week later VfB Gießen faced the Licher BasketBären in a thrilling Hessen-Derby. In overtime Gießen trailed by one point with just a few seconds to go. But the 21-year old youngster Dennis Czepczynski tried his luck with a half court shot at the buzzer and managed to add some more material for the highlight video section. The Gießen fan who uploaded the video on YouTube even adressed it to LeBron naming it ‘Look at it King James’. So just look at this, it’s quite spectacular:
So let’s see if the team manages to produce more highlight material. Their next game is on Sunday against the Deutsche Bank Skyliner Junior team.