The 24th Dubai Basketball Championships are being held at the Rashed Ben Maktoum-Dubai Stadium with 8 teams participating in a 10-day round-robin tournament. Discuss the Dubai Basketball Championships in our forum Teams participating in this tournament include two team from the host country United Arab Emirates: Ahli Dubai and the UAE National Team. The tournament will also feature three teams from...
The Jordanian National team – known popularly as Al Nashama – showed enough character, courage, conviction and most importantly capabilities to live true to its nickname and carved out a 75-61 win against Philippines that put the WABA team in its first ever FIBA Asia Championship final. Discuss the Asian Championships in our forum. “This is the biggest moment of my life,” gushed Rasheim Wright,...
The 2011 William Jones Cup tournament is a basketball tournament held in Asia every year. Discuss the 2011 William Jones Cup in our forum. This year’s cup is being hosted in Taiwan from August 06-14th. This is the 33rd annual tournament and is taking place at Hsinchuang Stadium in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Teams participating in this year’s tournament are Korea, The Philippines, Chinese...
Mahram Tehran opened their title defense with a strong 86-59 win over Al Jala’a (Syria), while hosts Smart Gilas (Philippines) easily defeated Al Ittihad (Saudi Araban) 101-69 on the opening day of the tournament. (Follow the Asia Champions Cup in our forum) The competition is being held in Manila, Philippines. Asia Champions Cup champions Mahram, who won the title the last two years, scored...
BANGKOK (Asean Basketball League Season 2) – Chang Thailand Slammers booked their place in the ABL Season 2 Finals beating the Singapore Slingers 73-62 at home on Sunday in the third and decisive game of their best-of-three semi-finals series. Discuss the 2nd season of the ASEAN Basketball League in our forum. The Slammers had won Game 1 81-76 at home before losing the away game 90-76. The Slammers...
Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall hold the NBA record for more three-pointers hit in one NBA game. Both Bryant and Marshall recorded 12 three pointers in a single NBA game. Bryant accomplished the feat when the Lakers played Seattle on January 7, 2003. Marshall did it even more recently, when his Toronto Raptors took on Philadelphia, on March 13, 2005. Hitting 12 three-pointers in one game is amazing,...
Investor Chris Hansen, the leader of the movement to bring the Kings to Seattle, seemingly had his dream to co-own an NBA franchise crushed when NBA owners voted against the relocation of the Kings to the Emerald City. He was further dismayed when Kings owners decided to sell to a Sacramento-based group instead of his Seattle-based group last week. However, Hansen recently said that he is not giving up until the city of Seattle has an NBA team of its own [...]Read more →
Now that the New Orleans Hornets have officially changed their team nickname to the Pelicans, the Charlotte Bobcats may want the Hornets name back. Charlotte’s NBA franchise was last known as the Hornets in 2002, but according to CBSSports.com, the team has begun the process of reverting back to the old name, which could take up to 18 months according to NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver. Bobcats chairman and owner Michael Jordan said that the team hired a national polling [...]Read more →
Basketball Sacramento Kings
The tug of war between Seattle and Sacramento over the Kings finally has a winner. After NBA owners voted to block the Sacramento Kings’ relocation to Seattle on Thursday, team owners – the Maloof family – reached an agreement to sell the franchise to a Sacramento-based group led by software billionaire Vivek Ranadive on Friday. According to ESPN.com, the sale was valued at an NBA record $535 million. Ranadive put up $348 million on his own for a 65 percent [...]Read more →
Memphis Grizzlies NBA Playoffs
Who needs offense? The Memphis Grizzlies certainly didn’t in their 88-84 game five win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, a win that instantly became the most monumental milestone in the franchise’s relatively young history. In typical Grizzlies fashion, defense won the day, as Memphis advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in the franchise’s 18-year history. They managed to hold the high-scoring Thunder to under 37 percent from the field and fended off a late [...]Read more →
Basketball players, like many athletes, are always striving to increase their performance. And over the past decade, diet has become a major player in getting the best out of your body. While a healthy diet is one of the keys to maintain high performance, supplements such as HMB have been found to actively help to improve your body’s ability to get to the next level. HMB (Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate) which contain beta-alanine, is a metabolite of the amino acid leucine, which [...]Read more →
Basketball Giants WNBA Women's Basketball
Brittney Griner, the WNBA’s first overall pick of 2013, already has plenty of game, but she added another weapon to her ever-expanding offensive arsenal by working with the NBA’s all-time scoring leader this week. During a one-on-one training session on Wednesday, the Phoenix Mercury rookie watched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar showcase his signature shot – the skyhook – and then took some shots of her own, attempting to master the move that helped Abdul-Jabbar rack up more than 38,000 points in his [...]Read more →
Sacramento Kings fans didn’t have a lot to cheer about this season, but they got to celebrate a major victory on Wednesday. All 30 NBA team owners gathered on Wednesday for a four hour meeting to vote on the Kings’ proposed move to Seattle. Even though the team owners, the Maloof family, had approved the sale to a Seattle investment group, the majority of team owners voted against the move by a count of 22-8, effectively keeping the team in [...]Read more →
Kansas Jayhawks NCAA
Kentucky, Florida State, and North Carolina were all vying for his services in hope of landing the player regarded as the best high school basketball prospect since LeBron James in 2003. However, all three schools will have to settle with being runner-ups in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes because the forward announced Tuesday morning that he will be attending the University of Kansas. Some experts projected that Florida State, the alma mater of Wiggins’ parents, was the favorite to land the forward [...]Read more →
Basketball Chicago Bulls Miami Heat
Despite being undermanned, the Chicago Bulls have remained physical with the Miami Heat in their second-round playoff series, but it was the defending champs who really flexed their muscles in game four. Led by newly-crowned MVP LeBron James, the Heat ran away with the win in a rout 88-65, holding the Bulls to their lowest offensive output in franchise history in the postseason. The active Miami defense forced 17 turnovers and held the Bulls to a dismal 25.7 field goal [...]Read more →
Considering how volatile and hostile the playoff series between the Heat and Bulls has been, it’s understandable that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau would lose his cool, but it’s only going to cost him. Thibodeau’s frustration after the Bulls’ game three loss boiled over on Saturday as he criticized the officiating and suggested referees might be favoring the defending champs. The NBA announced Thidobeau will be fined $35,000 for his comments. Here’s what Thidobeau said following game three, according to ESPN.com: [...]Read more →