As the saying goes, “To the victor goes the spoils” and budding NBA superstar Russell Westbrook is beginning to see this happen before his very eyes. After helping lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA finals followed by a Gold Medal with team USA, the two-time NBA All-Star has officially agreed to an endorsement deal with Nike’s elite Jordan Brand according to nikeblog.com. Westbrook will...
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...
David Andersen sank two free throws Saturday to give Australia a come-from-behind 76-75 victory over Jordan in its opening match at the basketball world championship. (Discuss the Australia-Jordan match in our World Championships forum) Andersen finished with 22 points and center Alex Maric led Australia with 23, while forward Zaid Abbas led Jordan with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Rasheim Wright added...
Shanghai, China – Zaid Abbaas will feature prominently for Jordan at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey but for now, the athletic forward is making a name for himself in Shanghai, China. Abbaas led the Shanghai Sharks, the team owned by Yao Ming, to a 119-113 overtime win against Bayi in the CBA on Wednesday with 25 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Abbaas is averaging almost 14...
It’s been a busy week for FIBA as they announced the four wild cards on Saturday, and determined the top four seeds for the World Championships of Basketball on Sunday. Now the federation that overseas international basketball has announced the draw results that will determine the groupings for the 2010 world basketball event in Istanbul, Turkey. The 24 participating nations were drawn into...
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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 →
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 →