Lithuania's second religion: basketball

The sport's popularity is on the rise, according to America’s Justin Dentmon who has signed for the national champions.

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    Basketball is a second religion in Lithuania, according to America’s Justin Dentmon, the newly signed guard of Lithuanian league Champions Zalgiris Kaunas.

    "Nobody loves basketball like Lithuania," said Dentmon. "In the States we love basketball. But this whole country just focuses on basketball."

    Matt Rumsey goes behind the scenes for some exclusive locker room access to Euroleague Club Zalgiris so we could also experience first hand Lithuania’s love affair with the hoop.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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