Twenty-five of the NBA’s brightest young stars battled for Team USA roster spots during the final day of the team’s minicamp on Thursday in Las Vegas, but only two shined brightest. USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski hasn’t made an official decision as to who will make the cut yet, but in his mind, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis stood out from the pack. “I’m not...
After Team USA captured the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, we expected that the 2016 roster would be comprised of most of the same members and on Wednesday, two of them officially committed to the squad. According to ESPN.com, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and Minnesota Timberwolves big man Kevin Love both announced they will return to play for Team USA at an impromptu press...
It’s been less than a month since Mike Krzyzewski agreed to return to coach the men’s USA basketball team, but things are already moving quickly, as the team has rounded out its assistant coaching staff this week and now has announced who will be trying out for the squad at next month’s summer minicamp. According to ESPN.com, 27 NBA players have been invited to the camp, which will...
After convincing Mike Krzyzewski to return as the head coach for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, USA Basketball announced that Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams will join Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim as the team’s assistant coaches. According to ESPN.com, the new coaches are signed on to work under Coach K for the next three years,...
Apparently, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has changed his mind about coaching the men’s USA basketball team. For months, Coach K has repeatedly said he planned to retire from coaching international basketball, but USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo remained confident he could sway the Hall of Fame coach once Duke finished their 2012-2013 season and it appears he has. According to ESPN.com,...
Basketball is always one of the more popular sports during the summer Olympics, but that’s only one of the reasons the International Olympic Committee is considering adding another variation of the game to its Rio 2016 lineup. According to ESPN.com, the IOC is planning to add extra events to the Rio 2016 Games and 3-on-3 basketball is among the top candidates, along with BMX Freestyle. IOC sports...
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 →
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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 →