Four year agos, we posted a piece on Jeremy Lin and the discrimination that Asian-Americans basketball players face on the court and off: Lin has to deal with ignorance and insensitive comments normally reserved for a different era: “I hear everything: ‘Go back to China. Orchestra is on the other side of campus. Open up your eyes,’ ” Lin said. “They’re yelling at me before,...
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli player to ever play in the NBA has had a successful NBA career thus far, so much so that the 22-year old has had a mural painted in his honor in Sacramento. Discuss Israeli Basketball in our Israeli basketball forum. However, the 6-9 forward’s mural has recently been defaced with swastikas, not once, but twice. From the AP: Police say after a swastika was found...
A New York Times article recently ran chronicling Tim Bassett’s experience as a former NCAA star, ABA and NBA player in the 1960s and 1970s. Specifically, the article touches upon the racism that Bassett faced in college basketball when he left Idaho for the University of Georgia. The article displays a side of Adolph Rupp that many NCAA fans may not be aware of. Kentucky’s legendary Hall-of-Fame...
The San Francisco Chronicle featured a great article on Asian-American basketball players and how negative perceptions of their athletic ability, racial stereotypes, and ignorant fan comments have affected them at every level of the game. The piece features quotes from past players like Rex Walters and current players like Jeremy Lin, a star Asian-American player from Palo Alto, California who...
The Spanish National Team posed for a controversial pre-Olympic games advertisement in which the 15-member team each used a gesture popular for making fun of Asian people. From Pau Gasol to Ricky Rubio, each member of the team used their index fingers to pull up the corners of their eyes, mimicking the eyes of an Asian person, or in this case, a Chinese person. The advertisement was backed by a...
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 →
Russell Westbrook finally got his game-winning three against the Golden State Warriors. Earlier this month, Westbrook hit a huge three that put his Thunder up by 1 only to have Andre Iguadola hit a buzzer beater. With the Thunder down 2 – Kevin Durant missed a 7 foot jumper. Serge Ibaka gathered the rebound and shot a 15 foot jumper that also missed. Thabo Seolosha saved the ball from going out of bounds. The ball went right into Westbrook’s hands. […]Read more →
Here are a few of our picks of the new Canadian basketball stars. Torontonian Tristan Thompson triumphs after a shaky start Twenty-two years old and measuring 6ft 9in, Tristan Thompson is one of the new batch of Canadian born players tipped for major success. In 2011 he was selected 4th overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Born in Toronto and having played at College level over in Texas, Thompson is a tireless worker – but his rookie season was perhaps […]Read more →
The Boston Celtics’ rookie head coach, Brad Stevens, finally earned his first win in the big leagues with a 97-87 victory over the another winless team in the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Discuss the NBA in our NBA forum The Celtics were 0-4 up until that point, and getting one in the win column was a big step forward for Stevens, especially. While the win was a load off the team’s shoulders, it certainly won’t be helping the Boston Celtics […]Read more →
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Minutes from now, the NBA Developmental League (NBDL, or “D-League”) Draft will start and, according to agent Ara Vartanian, it is very likely that his client Kris Rosales, a 6’0” 165-lb Filipino-American point guard hailing from Bellflower in Southern California, will become the first “Fil-Am” player ever drafted into the D-League. Last year the Santa Cruz Warriors, an affiliate of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors drafted the 6’9” 210-lb power forward Japeth Aguilar with the 13th pick of the seventh […]Read more →
2013 NBA Season Preview: Can The Miami Heat Three-Peat? With the start of the NBA season on Tuesday – three games take the stage: the Orlando Magic taking on the Indiana Pacers, the “Battle of Los Angeles” between the Clippers and the Lakers and the headliner, the reborn Derrick Rose-led Chicago Bulls visiting the defending champion Miami Heat – one of the most exciting betting options in basketball comes alive once again. So, what makes betting on basketball so exciting? […]Read more →