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Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven, an Arizona State University graduate, is a veteran sports journalist based in Tokyo. He was The Japan Times’ longtime chief basketball reporter.
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Leanne Barrett: New Zealand’s first FIBA agent

Leanne Barrett is a people person. In particular, she enjoys the camaraderie that sports brings to individuals’ lives. She enjoys helping people, too. Just ask...

Darrell Armstrong inducted into Magic Hall of Fame

Orlando Magic fans didn’t celebrate a home victory on Friday night; instead, they celebrated the career of fan favorite Darrell Armstrong before the hosts’...

Dirk Nowitzki wins Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award

Dirk Nowitzki received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday in Berlin. The 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards brought together a who’s who of personalities...

Easy Ed Macauley was MVP of inaugural NBA All-Star Game

Easy Ed Macauley was the only 20-point scorer in the inaugural NBA All-Star Game, which was held on March 2, 1951 at the Boston...

Productive bench fuels Oklahoma City Thunder’s success

The Oklahoma City Thunder aren’t at the top of the list of teams expected to contend for a championship this season. But head coach Billy...

Loyola Marymount to honor Hank Gathers with statue outside Gersten Pavilion

Hank Gathers, one of the best college basketball players of all time, never got the chance to showcase his impressive skills at the pro...

Feb. 5: a day of big moments in NBA history

Basketball-reference.com archives a gold mine of information about NBA history, including Feb. 5, a day that marked the start of several stars’ careers. The...

Kentucky’s John Calipari says he deserved technical foul

John Calipari received a technical foul during the 15th-ranked Wildcats’ 80-72 home victory over Mississippi State on Tuesday night. The longtime University of Kentucky basketball...

Flashback to 1980: Arizona State’s best-ever starting lineup

Longtime Arizona Daily Star columnist Greg Hansen recently wrote a compelling piece that looked back at the Arizona State men’s basketball team’s talented starting...

In remembrance of basketball legend Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant entered the NBA with supreme confidence, chart-topping machismo and unbelievable athletic skills, ready to compete at age 17. And for nearly two...

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