Certainly, here are 10 lesser-known facts about German basketball players:
David Kramer, despite being born in Slovakia, grew up in Austria with his father, Roman Kramer, who was a former professional basketball player.
Niels Giffey, a veteran forward for Germany, is related to Franziska Giffey, who served as the mayor of Berlin from December 2021 to April 2023, making her the first woman to hold that office.
Justus Hollatz, known for his game-winning shot that helped the Hamburg Towers earn promotion to the BBL, hails from Hamburg and achieved this milestone shortly after his 18th birthday.
Isaac Bonga’s older brother, Tarsis Bonga, pursues a career in professional football, playing for the cult club 1860 Munich in Germany’s third division.
Dennis Schroder, a star playmaker for Germany, is not only known for owning his childhood club, Basketball Lowen Braunschweig, but also for his passion for skateboarding in his earlier years.
NBA big man Daniel Theis, in March 2023, became part of the ownership group of the Rhode Island FC football club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, competing in the USL Championship league.
Johannes Voigtman didn’t start playing basketball until the age of 15, as he primarily focused on handball and various other sports before discovering his talent in basketball.
Maodo Lo’s mother, Elvira Bach, is a postmodernist painter whose works are displayed at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.
Franz and Moritz Wagner come from a family with a strong basketball background, as their father is a former professional player and coach in Germany, and their mother has roots in West and East Germany.
Andreas Obst, the hero of the Semi-Finals, is not just known for his basketball skills but is also a massive Star Wars fan, avidly reading all the spin-off books and watching all the movies and series related to the franchise.