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Hoops Overseas

Every weekday, around noon, a group of middle-aged men gather at their local YMCA. They are tax attorneys, small business owners, employees of the city, the unemployable and everything in between. Their elbows are knobby, stomachs rounded and hairs...
Fans in China have nicknamed Jimmer Fredette “Jimo.” The sobriquet isn’t a play on Fredette’s name but an honorary title that translates to “loneliness master.” For most of the season it could have been said that Fredette’s scoring mastery...

Q&A With Will Bynum

At 34, Will Bynum is not the typical NBA D-League player. But the 6’ guard and veteran of eight NBA seasons is used to being an outlier. Bynum is probably best known for the six seasons he spent with the...
The regular season of the EuroLeague is reaching its' peak with only 9 rounds left to play. If I have learned anything from the 21 rounds so far, it is not to expect the expected to happen. There have been...
January 8, 2016, Tianjin, China -- Nan Zhang hit the first shot of the game – an 18-footer along the baseline – the ball nipping against the back of the rim before lifelessly plopping through the net. They would be Zhang’s...
The West Asian Basketball Association - WABA - 2017 Asia Cup qualifiers concluded on Thursday. Lebanon finished first in the standings - though as host of the 2017 Asia Cup, they were essentially playing for nothing because of their auto-bid....

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Under 44 Is Playoff Success For Washington Wizards in Games 4...

The magic that will help the Washington Wizards get past their first round match up against the Atlanta Hawks is the number 44. Exactly...

Zen and the Art of Minor League Basketball

The NBA D-League season ended Thursday with the Raptors 905 winning the league championship over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. I was continually impressed this...

Celtics Back in Control of Series

BOSTON – The once down and demoralized Boston Celtics are now one win away from their first Playoff series win in as many years...

Is It Time to Accept that Blake Griffin has Become Injury-Prone?

Blake Griffin is going to be a free-agent this summer and for once, there’s a possibility that he may not resign with the Clippers. Things...

Shaq Diesel: Retrospective of a Crossover Classic

The Big Aristotle. The Big Baryshnikov. The Real Deal. The Shaqtus. Shaquille O’Neal has always been a man of many nicknames, all of them more...