January 11, 2013 – FIBA Europe has expressed its deep concern about the recent developments in Lithuania, with the reported arrest and detention of Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LBF) Secretary General Mindaugas Balciunas on suspicion of embezzlement of public funds. In a letter to the LBF, FIBA Europe made it clear that it is especially concerned as, according to media reports, the case made...
FIBA announced several changes to the World Cup of Basketball on Sunday via the Associated Press and ESPN.com. The 2018 event will be pushed back to 2019 and will act as a 2020 Olympic qualifier, along with four qualifying tournaments that will be held in four separate zones. In the past, the winner of the world championship would automatically qualify for the Olympics, but every other team besides...
American college basketball’s leading player Brittney Griner has withdrawn from consideration for the United States women’s Olympic team. Discuss Women’s Basketball in our forum The 2.03m center, who led Baylor to the NCAA title earlier this month and was named the Associated Press Player of the Year, was among the leading candidates to fill the 12th and final roster spot in Geno...
FIBA confirmed that they will approve the transfer of players under NBA contracts so that they may play for FIBA affiliated leagues and clubs during the NBA lockout. Discuss the NBA lockout in our NBA forum During the lockout, NBA players under contract with an NBA team are free to play outside of the NBA, whether for their national teams and/or for club teams. Now FIBA has opened up the gates to allow...
How does the NBA lockout affect all the international basketball tournaments that are coming up and the players participating for their national teams? (Discuss the NBA Lockout) Interbasket received an email from FIBA explaining the impact of the NBA’s decision to lockout their players that includes comments from Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General and IOC member, and French Basketball Federation...
º de Agosto 88 Petro Luanda 74 (41-33 at halftime (ao intervalo)) Carlos Almeida 24 pts, Armando Costa 18 pts, Joaquim Gomes “Kikas” 15 pts + 16 rebs | Mario Porter 18 pts + 9 rebs, Eduardo Mingas 12 pts + 6 rebs 1º de Agosto claimed the African trophy for the second time in a row, having now five titles, the most by any team in the tournament. APR was third by beating Mazembe 92-80. Primeiro...
disaster Oklahoma City Thunder
Even after the Thunder and Kevin Durant saw their season come to an early end this past week, they were able to step up in a major way off the court on Tuesday. After a massive tornado ravaged Oklahoma City on Monday, killing more than 50 people, Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant announced he would pledge $1 million to the American Red Cross to help the relief effort, according to ESPN.com. And after seeing their best player make [...]Read more →
As the offseason NBA coaching carousel continues to spin round, one coach that won’t be on board is former Orlando Magic head man Stan Van Gundy. Many teams that are looking for new coaches, including the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Bobcats may have had Van Gundy in mind for their current openings, but he took himself out of the running on Tuesday, telling Orlando radio station SportsTalk 1080 that he will not join an NBA team for the [...]Read more →
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 →