Basketball Player Awards 2017

Wortathleten partnered with basketball podcast GotNexxt to introduce the Basketball Player Awards 2017, giving a voice to each and every player and coach in Germany’s highest basketball division. Secret votes cast in a total of nine different categories determined the recipients of head-turning golden awards and proved to be the ultimate sign of respect among one’s peers.

Basketball Player Awards 2017

Projects: ING-DiBa #SHUTUPANDPLAY 2016

Responsible for the ING-DiBa #SHUTUPANDPLAY 3X3 Tournament 2016. The highest level of 3X3 basketball competition ever hosted in Germany featured three tournaments in one weekend:

- DBB Qualifier Tournament (for the German Final)
- DBB National Final
- FIBA 3X3 Challenger Tournament

In addition, the weekend also featured the #SHUTUPANDPLAY Dunking World Championship 2016!

Thank you to all the teams, volunteers, crew members and spectators for making the ING-DiBa #SHUTUPANDPLAY 2016 a weekend to remember.

Last but not least, a selection of photographs taken at the tournament and dunk contest:

A SLAMOnline Exclusive: ‘The World’s Best Dunkers: Training Camp with Dunk Elite’ – Video

In 2015 I went to training camp with Dunk Elite to help produce this documentary on the world’s best dunkers. It finally released yesterday and can be watched exclusively at Enjoy!

Director: Matthias Edlinger
DOP: Florian Schuster
Producers: Niels Jäger & Christian Trojan
Beats: Production by Bamba for Blackstereo – Instagram: @Bambanazar


Organized the third and final stop of the ING-DiBa #SHUTUPANDPLAY streetball tour 2015: Berlin

The Slam Dunk Contest went two double-overtime (between Rafal ‘Lipek’ Lipinski and Jordan ‘Mission Impossible’ Kilganon) and received worldwide attention from sports platforms including ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Bleacher Report. Some have called this dunking contest ‘Top 3 all time’ … some have called it the best ever. Judge for yourself:

Photos from the event:


Organized the second stop of the ING-DiBa #SHUTUPANDPLAY streetball tour 2015: Munich

Photos from the event:

ING-DiBa #SHUTUPANDPLAY 2015 – Cologne

Organized the first stop of the ING-DiBa #SHUTUPANDPLAY streetball tour 2015: Cologne

Photos from the event:


Responsible for the organization of the 2014 ING DiBa #SHUTUPANDPLAY 3on3 Basketball Tournament including the Slam Dunk Contest, 3 Point Shootout and live performance by Genetikk.

Thanks to all sponsors and partners including ING DiBa, Samsung, McDonalds, bwin, Erdinger Alkoholfrei, KissFM Berlin, Sky,, Expema and Dunk Elite.

Here’s recap of what went down over the weekend!

Video by Raphael Weber and the crew at Oasys Digital