41 years – Alireza ist the oldest player in the Baskets squad. He’s got lots of international experience and is the playmaker on the court. Without him it will always be a tough battle for the Baskets. But Ali didn’t came to make hisself a star.
“Team is power” Ali said due to his point of the challange. He wants to be successfull with the team and could become really tough on the field, if he has to. Besides the court Ali is gentleness in person. You could not dislike him. Together with his wife he lives in the Baskets appartment at the BG hospital.
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.
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.
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.
Ali Ahmadi is an incredible player. He scored for his national team for about 17 years and played for clubs in Spain and Italy. Since this season he wears the Baskets' jersey. He is a gain for the team not only because of his experience. He has got some pretty nice skills.
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 successively and move into the Baskets' flat. Each of them got his or her unique story. The new beginning is on.
The film project VIERZEHNEINHALB joins the wheelchair basketball team of the BG Baskets Hamburg over the 17/18 season. A story about way more than sport. Nine players, seven different countries and countless of unique stories. But how does those different characters become a team? The single players with his or her own moving backgrounds have to build a unit, because cohesion only makes them capable of success. Get to know the athletes and join them on their challange. By the...