While the National Basketball Association was busy showcasing a sliver of its many assets to the world during the 2013 Global Games last week, so too, as it turned out, was the city of Shanghai. One of four Asian venues including Manila, Taipei, and Beijing for a preseason game featuring two marquee NBA franchises, the mega-metropolis of Shanghai, with its mind-blowing population of twenty-three million,...
Today’s NBA Global Games media availability at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, reinforced a lot of what we already know — from Jeremy Lin‘s triumphs over adversity to Larry Bird‘s Draft acumen – about certain NBA luminaries, but what it really reinforced was the Filipinos’ true passion and reverence for the game of basketball. Today, metaphorically,...
Here are 17 photos of Jayson Castro William, known as Jayson Castro, the backup point guard for team Philippines. We decided to dedicate a photo gallery to the 27 year old, 5-11 guard after he was named to the All-Tournament for the FIBA Asia Championships after scoring a team high 18 points in the championship game. For...
After another dominating performance in the FIBA Asia Championships, Hamed Haddadi capped off his third FIBA Asia championship with being named MVP of the tournament. In nine wins and no losses, the first Iranian-born player in the NBA, averaged 18.8 points on 62% shooting and 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes a game. It was no real surprise; Haddadi couldn’t be stopped in the finals between his...
Iran took gold with another double-digit win as they overtook the Philippines in the Asia Basketball Championships final 85-71 (discuss). Led by Hamed Haddadi – the Iranians won each one of their games by more than 10 points — including a 90-point blowout over Malaysia in the preliminary round — finishing with a perfect 9-0 record in the 27th Asia Championships of Basketball. The...
It’s going to be a wild one on Sunday. Tournament hosts and basketball-crazed Philippines will take on unbeaten favorites Iran, in the FIBA Asia Basketball Championships. (Discuss the FIBA Asia Basketball Finals in our forum) Iran advanced into the title game behind center Hamed Haddadi’s 17 points and 14 rebounds in 25 minutes and Mahdy Kamrani’s 19 points and 6 assists, help to...
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With Jeremy Lin and Tyreke Evans both recording triple-doubles off the bench this season – we wondered: how many NBA players have pulled off that rare feat in a reserve role? Obviously, a triple double is a difficult accomplishment for any player but for a bench player, it’s inherently less-likely. Bench players generally play less minutes, so it’s even more interesting to think about how efficient bench players must be when they’re able to pull it off. The bench triple […]Read more →
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Even for the most-prolific dunkers, it’s difficult to amass three dunks in single game alone. Despite being a two-time slam dunk champion, Nate Robinson rarely gets to show off his vertical leap in the game. Last night, he got to show off his inhuman ability to dunk a ball at just 5-9 and he did it three times, and in less than a 2 minute span. First an alley-oop from Ty Lawson Then a follow-up dunk after a missed J.J. […]Read more →
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In the Golden State Warrior’s 112-96 win over the Washington Wizards last night, Steph Curry connected with Andrew Bogut on an awesome off-the-backboard alley-oop in the third quarter. Here’s a couple live action instagram videos from the game: Judging by Curry’s smile, I don’t believe he actually meant for the pass to go off the backboard, he intended to throw just a normal alley oop that was a little too fast. Either way, it was a great play. It’s been […]Read more →
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Through three quarters, Jeremy Lin wasn’t having a very good game against the Memphis Grizzlies last night, but Lin came up big in the final period. The fourth-year guard scored 14 of his 18 points in the Rockets 100-92 come from behind victory. Of those 18 points were two pretty-spectacular, very difficult reverse layups. James Harden hit 22 free throws and scored 27 points to lead the Rockets in their comeback win. Harden became the first player in NBA history to […]Read more →
The NBA recently released their holiday commercial. Jingle Hoops may be the league’s most clever commercial; finding a fun and interesting way of bringing basketball and Christmas together in a way that doesn’t feel forced, or overly branded. That got us searching for past NBA holiday ads. We were able to find four Christmas commercials on YouTube. Take a look at the last four X-Mas Ads: 2013-14: Jingle Hoops NBA stars Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, […]Read more →
Chandler Parsons, a 6-9 small forward in the NBA, recently took off his Houston Rockets jersey and put on a shirt halfway for David Bitton’s Buffalo brand. Parsons’ first modeling shoot found him posing with professional model Ashley Sky. The fashion marketing campaign covers both print and video and will be featured across several magazines. Turns out that Parsons’ intangible follows him off the court. See more of the shirtless Chandler Parson photoshoot.Read more →
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Here’s our look at the chances that each NBA team has of winning an NBA championship this year. As of the beginning of December, not much has shifted in the rankings. The reigning, two-time NBA champions Miami Heat sit pretty at #1 in NBA futures. The Heat have a 19/10 odds of winning the 2014 NBA championship. LeBron, Wade, and Chris Bosh further solidified their place as favorites after they defeated the #2 team on the list, the Indiana Pacers, […]Read more →
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I was curious – I wondered who was the lightest player in NBA history? Without doing too much sleuth work, I was able to determine within a few clicks that Spud Webb, weighing in at just 133lbs, has the the honor the NBA”s lightestplayer in the history of the league. Ok, not much of a surprise, so who else is on that list of lightest players in the NBA ? Where did Nate Robinson and Muggsy Bogues sit? What about […]Read more →
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Last year, the NBA released a creative commercial called “Dribbling the Bells” where NBA superstars Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, and Joe Johnson, dribbled to the tune of “The Carols of the Bells.” In this year’s edition, the NBA’s current stars – Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, Derrick Rose and Steve Nash – use their shooting skills to play jingle bells to promote their new jerseys with sleeves, or sleeved jerseys, or game shirts, […]Read more →
Several clubs have already booked their places in the Top 16 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague but spots are still up for grabs and a number of teams are aiming to grab them. Heading into penultimate week of clashes, Fenerbahce Ulker, FC Barcelona, CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Olympiacos, Galatasaray, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Lokomotiv Kuban, Laboral Kutxa and Panathinaikos know they will be competing in the next round of the competition. Discuss Euroleague Top 16 in our forum Real Madrid are […]Read more →