The 2014 3×3 World Tour – endorsed by FIBA – kicked off in Manila on July 19 and is scheduled for five other masters before wrapping the tour up in Tokyo for the finals in October. The 3×3 World Tour provides an international stage for amateur streetballers from across the globe to showcase their talents in a 3×3-team format. Ten thousand dollars is up for grabs for the winning 3×3 team at on each World Tour stop. Read More »
Perhaps you forget the lightening bolt known as T.J. Ford who won the Naismith Player of Year award at Texas and played 10 seasons in the NBA before a surgically repaired spine left him teetering on the brink of paralysis every time he suited up; he was forced to retire in 2012 due to the nature of his neck injury. During the NBA’s lockout in 2011, though, Ford signed with KK Zagreb of Croatia and offered one last glimpse of his dazzling ability to get in the lane and find open teammates. Read More »
On June 26 during the FIBA Women’s Under-17 World Championships in a game between Mexico and Slovakia, a bizarre sequence marked the end of the third quarter. Both teams became confused about the proper basket they were shooting on. Read More »
As we near the 2014 NBA Draft, opinions on Australian guard Dante Exum remain divided. Earlier this week, one league executive compared him to a young Kobe Bryant. Another NBA scout, speaking on the condition of anonymity, is a bit more cautious about what Exum could turn out to be.
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Teams choosing in the mid- to late- lottery of Thursday night’s NBA Draft were just dealt a sizable blow. According to ESPN, Croation forward and likely top 10 pick Dario Saric has signed a contract overseas that will keep him from playing in the league for at least two years. Read More »
Many guys have dreams of breaking into the NBA but don’t quite know where to start. Organizations in the National Basketball Association often march to the beat of their own drum, making it very difficult for a recent college grad to break into this extremely competitive industry. Read More »
Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche is moving towards getting his citizenship with the Philippines and will represent the country at the upcoming FIBA World Cup event in September. And even better, he’s not the first NBA player approached by the Philippines to play.
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A champion was crowned this past weekend. In the Euroleague Championships, Maccabi Tel Aviv rode an incredible comeback in the semifinals to make the championship game, where they defeated Real Madrid in overtime to claim the title.
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Anyone here remember Sofoklis Schortsanitis? You probably should–not too many basketball players with the name Sofoklis Schortsanitis. You probably also know him as Baby Shaq, the guy who was once drafted by the Clippers after he destroyed Team USA with Greece during the 2006 FIBA World Championship. During a recent game between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv, the 6-10, 350-pound big man ran into the stands to confront a taunting fan. His reasoning? Reportedly, the fan said he was going to rape his daughter. Read More »
There are constantly conversations in the NBA about players wanting more money and leaving teams just to get a few extra million. Lost in all the glitz, glamour and money is the ugly undercut of basketball. While everyone just enjoys the competition placed on national TV night after night, no one thinks about the people that don’t get that shot, the players that must leave their families, travel to different countries, praying to get a shot to live their dreams. Read More »