Hoops Overseas

Basketball junkies use the hashtag #ballislife to designate certain images or ideas that symbolize the game’s importance in life’s hierarchy. A photo of a teenager shooting in winter: Snow is nothing #ballislife. A selfie of a guy with a cut...
Team USA did what was expected and won gold. Serbia picked up their first ever Olympic medal, silver, and Spain bronzed, earning a medal for the third consecutive Olympics. With the games coming to their official end, PopGates’ Noah Perkins...
Robertas Javtokas’s face has wrinkled and his skin has leathered. Still, at 36, his shoulders are as impressive as they’ve ever been and he maintains the look of a man who could bench press an obscene amount of weight...
War is hell, but some wars — the kind of wars that tear a country apart along ethnic lines; the kind of wars that cause neighbors, best friends and family members to butcher one another in genocidal killing sprees...
What was 12 is now eight as group play in Rio has come to a close. Argentina, the U.S., Spain, France, Lithuania, Australia, Croatia and Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals, leaving behind Venezuela, China, Brazil and Nigeria. Lets take a...
Chinese players often struggle on the international stage. Yi Jianlian is the exception of the rule. Yi is a 7’0" 258 pound big guy, who could easily play center instead of power forward. Slightly unexpected in modern basketball, with most teams...

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