• 2012 Jones Cup Men Day 4

    2012 Jones Cup Men Day 4

    Boxcores in .png format available for download at >> UPG (US) 126-71 Taiwan B Philippines 82-79 KGC (South Korea) Japan 84-83 Jordan Taiwan 81-74 Lebanon Standings: Iran 3-0 Philippines 3-0 UPG (US) 3-0 KGC (South Korea) 2-2 Taiwan 2-2 Japan 2-2 Jordan 1-2 Lebanon 0-4 Taiwan B 0-4

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  • Trading Places

    Trading Places

    So, when it was all said and done, when the dust finally settled, there were no big shocks on the Trade Deadline Day (or D-Day) this season. Most of the big names speculated to change their addresses by the end of March 15th remained exactly where they are. That is why, some of the most important moves made in this […]

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  • Rising Stars, Shining Stars, & Fading Stars – Preview of the 2012 All Star Weekend

    Rising Stars, Shining Stars, & Fading Stars – Preview of the 2012 All Star Weekend

    Cleveland. Minnesota. Charlotte. Utah. Night in and night out, NBA players across the North-American hemisphere are putting in work, some are putting on a show, while others are quietly stacking up wins. Distracted by the big city/big team hype, you may not hear about many regularly, but nearly every NBA city has a rising star to watch for the future, […]

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  • NBA in Talks with IMG about Starting a Professional League in India

    NBA in Talks with IMG about Starting a Professional League in India

    We might be another major step closer towards seeing a dream come true: India’s first fully professional national basketball league. Two years ago, IMG Worldwide, the international sports management company, in their partnership with Reliance industries, India’s richest conglomerate, signed a 30-year-deal with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to support the progress of hoops in India. IMG-Reliance oversaw the […]

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  • Countdown: NBA is Back!

    Countdown: NBA is Back!

    The NBA is (pretty much) back, baby! After it was all said and done, the ‘nuclear winter’ of the NBA came to an end before the real winter began. The NBA Lockout unofficially lasted nearly 149 days, 149 days of despair, destitute, cluelessness, and existential crises. 149 days of NBA players going international, going ballistic in charity games, or going […]

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  • A RiDirkulous Summer

    A RiDirkulous Summer

    A reputation – good or bad – is a hard thing to gain, and an even harder thing to lose. Rightly or wrongly, there are certain reputations that NBA fans attach to certain players and teams, and these reps end up sticking to the players (for better or worse) for the majority of their careers. Kobe is clutch, Kobe is […]

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  • A Hooponic Plague

    A Hooponic Plague

    It was a classic case of self-denial: we’ve all done it, and we’ve all suffered by it. It is a common human reaction to clear upcoming tragedy and depression to pretend that it’s not really happening, to distract ourselves with other matters, to imagine that it couldn’t really last that long. By a matter of sheer coincidence, I happen to […]

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  • Eurobasket 2011 Review

    Eurobasket 2011 Review

    Did you follow the EuroBasket? You know, that thing featuring the best basketball teams in Europe, and the best European basketball players, and some incredible hoops in Lithuania the past three weeks? No, LeBron and Kobe weren’t there. They didn’t need to be: as the EuroBasket 2011 proved, we have come a long way in the last two decades. Basketball […]

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  • Impact Basketball League

    Impact Basketball League

    Sure, what the NBA provided was the perfect platform for the best basketball players in the world to compete at the highest level. And sure, I’m mildly disturbed every second without NBA hoops this off-season, and perhaps for the locked-out 2011-12 season. But as we’ve been hearing over the last month or so – NBA players aren’t exactly on strike […]

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  • NBA Players Go Wild, International

    NBA Players Go Wild, International

    It’s been 55 days, 7 hours, 5 minutes, 14 seconds, and counting since the NBA announced that it will commence a lockout of its players, until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), as per the excellent counter on SLAMOnline.com. There was never going to be basketball in the off-season, anyways, but with […]

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