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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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Love & Basketball, or Something: Bachelorette Contestant and former Albany Point...

Back in the day, if you wanted to mix basketball and romance, you fired up the VCR, blew the dust off the VHS jacket,...

The NBA Draft Lottery is for Losers

On Tuesday night, a number of dreams were cast to the winds while others were shattered. The NBA Draft Lottery took place and the...

Looking Back at the 1999-2000 Portland Trail Blazers

Despite winning the NBA championship in 1977, the Portland Trailblazers have long been known as a forlorn franchise with terrible luck with injuries. Bill...

Through the Cracks: the 1991-92 Cleveland Cavaliers

When you research basketball thoroughly, you learn to appreciate the teams that have been forgotten, the players whose feats have been surpassed and beaten....

That Time I Hooped With That Guy From That Show

I saw Greg Oden at a Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles once. This was back in 2011, when he was just entering the free fall...