Category Archive for: ‘FIBA’

The greed of the NBA lockout is still evident in USA Basketball controversy

Being on the Olympic team, like being on the NBA All-star team, gives a player fantastic clout in fans’ eyes, resulting in increased ticket sales, TV viewership, advertising revenue, endorsements, sneakers sales, jerseys, etc.

In other words, NBA players ARE being paid for being on the national team!

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NBA D-League Shows its Sleazy Side Prior to Playoffs

[Note: I have recently learned that the d-league has approved Greene’s return to the Flash and he is flying to …

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FIBA Goal tending rules hit the D-League

The NBA is piloting FIBA’s goal tending rules in the D-league. Could David Stern and Stew Jackson be more out of touch with NBA fans?

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Lebron is no Michael — Or Kobe for that matter

Regardless of whether you think it was right or wrong for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to take …

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The Utah Flash victory no one will remember

In case you missed it, the basketball world buzzed for about 15 minutes in September of 2009 about a possible …

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Artest for Ariza?! What were the Lakers thinking?!!!

During the 2009 NBA Playoffs: Trevor Ariza shot 50% from the floor. Ron Artest shot 39%. Trevor Ariza shot 48% from the arc. Ron Artest shot 28%. Trevor Ariza made clutch defensive stops again and again for the Lakers. Ron Artest, a supposed lock down defender, made boneheaded decisions that resulted in technical fouls and ejections. Trevor Ariza knows the intricacies of the triangle offense and is productive in it. Ron Artest doesn’t, and frankly doesn’t have a reputation for being the brightest bulb in the ceiling. Trevor Ariza is young and getting better. Ron Artest is declining. Ron Artest is a stronger BRAND name than Trevor Ariza, but Trevor is the better player — especially for the Lakers.

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June 30 is Blog about NBA Officiating Day

QUESTION: what does the McDonald’s fast food chain and NBA Officiating having in common? ANSWER: They are both run by …

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My Wish List for the NBA (version 1.0)

I’ve been rewatching Olympic Men’s Basketball, wishing the NBA preseason were already here. To keep from going crazy, I’ve decided …

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USA Basketball: 8n’t It Great?

It had been EIGHT years since USA Men’s Basketball had won an international competition. Then, in USA’s EIGHTH game of …

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We Did It

To my surprise, I started crying when the game ended, just a little, as I watched USA coach Mike Krzyzewski …

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