Israel is known as the Holy Land and a place rich with history and culture, but what many people don’t know is that it is also home to high level basketball. Since 2000, Israel has been one of the biggest basketball hotbeds in Europe. Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel’s top team, won Euroleague titles in 2001, 2004, and 2005, and reached the Euroleague title game in 2006 and 2008. They also produced NBA players Anthony Parker, Omri Casspi, Maceo Baston, and Sarunas Jasikevicius, and beat the Toronto Raptors in an exhibition game, 105-103, in 2005. Additionally, many NBA players including Jordan Farmar, Trevor Booker, J.J. Hickson, and Avery Bradley spent the lockout playing in Israel. I caught up with David Pick, a writer for Eurobasket.com covering the Euroleague and Israeli basketball, to talk about the lockout, the Israeli Super League, and LeBron James. Read More »
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What happens when LeBron James decides to make a surprise appearance at the Chris Chambers City League Classic in Warrensville Heights, located just 17 miles outside of Cleveland? This. Playing with some of his old St. Vincent-St. Mary High School teammates such as Dru Joyce III and Romeo Travis, you knew Akron was going to come out on top.
This summer when I was in Akron, I got a chance to check out More Than A Game at the Akron Civic Theatre. Documenting the incredible story of LeBron James and the Akron Fab Five – from their humble beginnings to national acclaim – the film chronicles the inspiring trials, tribulations and triumphs of five young men who became more than a team. Read More »