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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven, an Arizona State University graduate, is a veteran sports journalist based in Tokyo. He is The Japan Times’ chief basketball reporter.


Michael Porter Jr. shows potential in recent games

Michael Porter Jr. didn't play last season due to a serious back injury (and surgeries in 2017 and 2018 while in college),...

High school coaching legend Morgan Wootten, 88, receiving hospice care

Morgan Wootten, considered one of basketball’s most brilliant minds, is receiving hospice care at his home, it was announced on Monday.

Kenny Atkinson to be inducted into Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame

Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson is among the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2020. An announcement...

Prolific passer LeBron James on track for historic feat

LeBron James, who has always been a tremendous passer, is on the verge of another huge accomplishment in his amazing career.

Luka Doncic could win MVP, MIP awards in same season

I expect LeBron James or Giannis Antetokounmpo to be this season's MVP Award winner, but it’s intriguing to know that Luka Doncic...

‘In All Airness’ nearing a broadcasting milestone

The podcast “In All Airness” is closing in on a special milestone: episode No. 100. The 97th and most...

Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning visit China

While the NBA and China are dealing with the reality of a rocky, complicated relationship, Dikembe Mutombo and Alonzo Mourning visited Gansu,...

New documentary series explores Buffalo Braves history

Do you know the history of the Buffalo Braves? A new six-part documentary series, “Before the Clippers, We Were the Braves,” which...

Alyssa Ewing James becomes college coach like her famous uncle

Alyssa Ewing James is following in the footsteps of her famous uncle. Which means after her playing career, she...

Ben Simmons thanks Mavericks for supporting Australia wildfire relief efforts

In the midst of the widespread devastation caused by the wildfires in Australia, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is grateful that the...




LeBron James thinks the Lakers don’t need to make a trade before the deadline

After the Los Angeles Lakers-Brooklyn Nets game...

Anthony Davis and LeBron James speaking with Bill Clinton postgame

LeBron over Kyrie

“That’s for Bron” – Anthony Davis to Kyrie Irving after blocking him