When Alba Berlin played against the reigning NBA champions San Antonio Spurs @the O2 World my country’s capital, I was able to get my hands on courtside tickets. Being able to witness the game being played at such a high level and the fact I was so close was a great ex-perience. Although San Antonio wasn’t in season shape, I could see how their system works and why it does so well. Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobily played major minutes but Alba kept the game close. During the last seconds of the game Alba Berlin found their hero in Jamel McLean who hit the buzzer beater to beat the NBA Champion. A historical night for Ger-man basketball.