Karlis Podnieks is an exceedingly important part of the Baskets teamplay. The Latvian is the motivation machine of the team. After an injury he lies in hospital though and is missing in the seasons crunch time. But Karlis is with his team anyways…
Six new signings gain the BG Baskets in this season. A lot to do for head coach Holger Glinicki in the short pre-season. How will he manage to bind the six men and two women together as a team? The athletes arrive in Hamburg one after another and move into the Baskets' flat. Each of them got his or her unique story. Young talent Asael is from Israel. Hamburg is his first stop abroad. The new beginning is on.
The BG Baskets go on their longest trip directely for the season opener. The whole team travels to Munich by train. From the station the team goes straight into the gym to meet their opponent - the 'Iguanas'. Captain Kai Möller motivates his team and knows, 'now it's hot!' A victory could be celebrated at the world famous Oktoberfest.
Not only the opponents on the court challange the BG Baskets. Also living next-door to one another is a major part, which demands well cooperation. The team has to grow together for success.
It's a tense mood in the team after the first defeat. Everybody knew, that the season wouln't be easy going at all times. The home game against the Rhine River Rhinos from Wiesbaden is a major challange for the Baskets so far. Captain Kai and his team have to deal the first crisis. Unfortunately play maker Ali is injured and his appearence on the court is incertain.
Four crucial ruptures nearly finished Mareike's basketball career very early. But when she startet in the wheelchair with 18, she took a new heart. She learned how to handle her "sports equipment" and looks back to a triumphantly career already. There is a new great aim right ahead...
Kai Möller, Center of BG Baskets, regulary visits his family in the small village of Ellingstedt near Schleswig, Over there he used to be the "wheelchair-boy" when he was young. Today he is a wheelchair basketball pro and a member of the German national team. But that does not matter much in the country, because there is a always a lot of work to do.
Besides her job as professional basketball player Anne works as occupational therapist at the BG Hospital Hamburg. On the field and in the hospital she fulfills many rolls, which cost a lot of energy. But Anne loves what she does.
The Baskets couldn't be without the Front Office of the HSV. Logiscitcs, marketing, but also barbecue and other services - the team behind takes care of it. Team manager David Schulze is in charge of everything. He does his job with passion, but he has still one wish for the sport...
It's "double or nothing" for Asael, Karlis and the BG Baskets. After some ups and downs during the season the team can now wrap up the playoffs with a winner in the last game of the regular season. But unfortunately its cup winner and champion of last year RSV Lahn-Dill they have to play against.