Other – TalkBasket.net https://www.talkbasket.net NBA, EuroLeague, FIBA basketball news Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:37:43 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 Dwyane Wade trying to convince his wife Gabrielle Union to start OnlyFans account https://www.talkbasket.net/120211-dwyane-wade-trying-to-convince-his-wife-gabrielle-union-to-start-onlyfans-account https://www.talkbasket.net/120211-dwyane-wade-trying-to-convince-his-wife-gabrielle-union-to-start-onlyfans-account#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:37:37 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120211 In the course of the pandemic, OnlyFans, a site that hosts mainly paid adult content, has significantly increased in popularity. It especially popular among female users that use it to earn money. Recently, it has become the site for celebrities. Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade tries to persuade his wife Gabrielle Union to immerse into […]

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Dwyane Wade trying to convince his wife Gabrielle Union to start OnlyFans account

In the course of the pandemic, OnlyFans, a site that hosts mainly paid adult content, has significantly increased in popularity. It especially popular among female users that use it to earn money.

Recently, it has become the site for celebrities. Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade tries to persuade his wife Gabrielle Union to immerse into the OnlyFans business with him but so far he hasn’t succeeded.

“I’m trying to convince my wife that we should start a only fans account and she’s looking at me like…” D-Wade tweeted.

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Magic Johnson to Larry King: “Rest In Peace my friend!” https://www.talkbasket.net/120053-magic-johnson-to-larry-king-rest-in-peace-my-friend https://www.talkbasket.net/120053-magic-johnson-to-larry-king-rest-in-peace-my-friend#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 17:52:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120053 Larry King, the Brooklyn-bred man who became cable TV’s most well-known talk-show host, has died at age 87. The Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson took to Twitter to react to the news:

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Magic Johnson to Larry King: “Rest In Peace my friend!”

Larry King, the Brooklyn-bred man who became cable TV’s most well-known talk-show host, has died at age 87. The Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson took to Twitter to react to the news:

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Clay Travis: China is guilty of Genocide. So why isn’t NBA calling them out? https://www.talkbasket.net/119773-clay-travis-china-is-guilty-of-genocide-so-why-isnt-nba-calling-them-out https://www.talkbasket.net/119773-clay-travis-china-is-guilty-of-genocide-so-why-isnt-nba-calling-them-out#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:17:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119773 After Mike Pompeo declared Tuesday that China’s policies against Muslims in its Xinjiang region constitute crimes against humanity and genocide, sports journalist and OutKick host Clay Travis reacted to the news: “Everybody in the NBA over the last four years has decided to get extremely political. I want you to keep tabs on this. How […]

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Clay Travis: China is guilty of Genocide. So why isn’t NBA calling them out?

After Mike Pompeo declared Tuesday that China’s policies against Muslims in its Xinjiang region constitute crimes against humanity and genocide, sports journalist and OutKick host Clay Travis reacted to the news:

“Everybody in the NBA over the last four years has decided to get extremely political. I want you to keep tabs on this. How many NBA players will mention that the United States state department has now labeled China as a genocidal country?”

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5 Hollywood Stars Who Used to Play Basketball https://www.talkbasket.net/119735-5-stars-who-used-to-play-basketball https://www.talkbasket.net/119735-5-stars-who-used-to-play-basketball#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 09:44:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119735 Many actors and actresses, singers, and other famous people played sports during their school years. Some of them preferred basketball. These are stars who chose sport instead of playing new casino games free. David Duchovny David Duchovny known as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder played basketball at the point guard position. Yet, David had to […]

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5 Hollywood Stars Who Used to Play Basketball

Many actors and actresses, singers, and other famous people played sports during their school years. Some of them preferred basketball. These are stars who chose sport instead of playing new casino games free.

David Duchovny

David Duchovny known as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder played basketball at the point guard position. Yet, David had to quit basketball because of an injury. But he always said he dreamed of being a basketball player.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington had a passion for basketball in high school. He is now an avid LA Lakers fan and hangs out in the Staples Center bleachers with Curtis Jackson and Ice Cube. In 1998, Denzel starred in Spike Lee’s He Got Game. The movie, of course, had to do with basketball.

Jason Segel

Jason Segel also played basketball. Segel’s high school teammate became an NBA player. And he was Jason Collins, who managed to play for seven NBA clubs, including, New Jersey Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves and others. And Segel himself works in the film industry. Siegel and his team have won state championships and slam-dunk contests. 

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis loves basketball and played it during his high school years. But he connected his life with the movie industry. Yet, he has not forgotten about basketball and plays in celebrity exhibition games. 

George Clooney

George Clooney is an American actor, film director, and producer. He is a winner of two Academy Awards and five Golden Globes. He also got a BAFTA and a Saturn Award. Moreover, Clooney played for the Augusta High School team.

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Top 5 Basketball Themed New Video Games https://www.talkbasket.net/119737-top-5-basketball-themed-new-video-games https://www.talkbasket.net/119737-top-5-basketball-themed-new-video-games#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:54:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119737 All fans love to watch their athletes playing and appreciate their ability and victory. However, video games provide an exciting opportunity to one’s hopes and dreams and often concede the users to play the role of general manager. Basketball video games were not advanced in the ’90s, but now they are growing and shifting toward […]

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Top 5 Basketball Themed New Video Games

All fans love to watch their athletes playing and appreciate their ability and victory. However, video games provide an exciting opportunity to one’s hopes and dreams and often concede the users to play the role of general manager. Basketball video games were not advanced in the ’90s, but now they are growing and shifting toward playing online on screen. 50 Lines slot machine is the best online casino game that you can play for free. You can earn real money by playing this game. This game offers African safari, wilds, scatters, and free spins articles. 

Here is the list of the top 5 basketball themed new video games.

NCAA March Madness 2004

NCAA Basketball is the first 3D Basketball video game known in Europe as World League Basketball. However, this game has a healthy fascination with Blue devils. You can pick any squad of your choice, and they can take fight song, mascot, and beautiful color coordination. In this game, the player chooses his team and plays against the computer or human player. 

You have to score most baskets in the given time through passing. You have an opportunity to save this game on your android phone also have the option of settings that you can use anytime. The North American version of this game has five influential societies (ACC, SWC, Big East, Big 8 SEC) with fictional players. However, the Japanese have released their own fictional NBA representations, and Europe has fictional stories throughout the world. 

NBA Inside Drive 2002

This video game was published by the Microsoft studios, based on the National Basketball Association. It was the first Xbox game and did not get any fame because people who played this game were more invisible. After two and a half years, the NBA brought back to the NBA inside drive 2002 and released in 2002 as an Xbox game. 

In the ’90s Malabro and Marques Jhonson played this game play-by-play for Sonics. There were several comedowns with this game, and you can play only one session with the available Franchise. Besides these problems, this game has a lot of fun and activity. It is the best game due to the Xbox feature, and it does not shine much today, but it still provides the best product head to head. 

NBA Street Volume 2

This game was released on April 24, 2003, and has two versions. The original one was nice, and later one became a beast. This Basketball video game was published under EA sports Big label and known as EA Canada. However, the best point of this game is to add three players at a time, and you can get an opportunity to roll with them. To lineup with Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan, and Dominique Wilkins adds a good experience. By adding background music from Bobitto Gracia, give a pulsatile rhythm to the game.

Moreover, this game also offers new tricks and moves by introducing game-breaker level. Players can also earn reward points at the end, used to purchase many rewards like; players, Jerseys, and courts. Anyhow, if the player wins several games then, most of the levels automatically unlocked. It is easy to play this game in a short time. This game provides an opportunity to check if you have not had a chance in the past. 

NBA 2K9

This game was released on October 7, 2008, and has the best graphics as a ball game. Moreover, the pictures look astonishing if you play them on PlayStation 3 or Xbox. This game has Kevin Garnett and Boston Celtics as their athletes. However, this game was developed by visual sports and published by 2K sports. This game was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft windows.

If you have a defensive team like the Celtics, then it can play good defense compared to Gribbles that play poor defense. The game is overall good except for the fault in lanes. The player can choose any team and can alter the style and overall presentation. Moreover, this game has several single, multiple player modes, including work, online, and quick play. You can also create new teams and players. 

NBA Jam

This game was developed by Canada and published by EA sports. This game was available as a full retail for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. All versions of this game were available by purchasing a coupon for Elite 11, but later on, on September 28, 2010, EA announced NBA Elite would not perform this action. If you do not like games, you will definitely like NBA jam.

This game has 3D models with high-resolution graphics and several outrageous aspects of fire catching return from the original game. The Jam creator Mark Turmell is serving as the consultant of this game. In this game, the turbo coloring of player shoes shows that all the players came from fantasyland. Several people put quarters in these machines to blame them. It was a fun game to play against humans and such a fun game to play against the computer.

Conclusion

This task provides all information about the top 5 basketball-themed video games. Each genre of writing describes all aspects of sports in-depth. In this project, basketball video games present an opportunity to combat with free time. You can choose the player of your choice with multiple or single modes of games. With the given tools of games, you can change the settings of the game anytime. These games have a specialty of multiple players at a time. Although, video games have several benefits to recover boredom but have side effects on health due to overuse. It is beneficial only in limits.

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Are the Brooklyn Nets now favourites for the 2021 NBA Championship? https://www.talkbasket.net/119679-are-the-brooklyn-nets-now-favourites-for-the-2021-nba-championship https://www.talkbasket.net/119679-are-the-brooklyn-nets-now-favourites-for-the-2021-nba-championship#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 23:40:55 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119679 With the Nets recently acquiring James Harden, they now have possibly the best offensive trio in the history of the NBA. But they had to give up a lot of their role players for this trade to the point where their defense is now incredibly weak and they have little to no depth on their […]

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Are the Brooklyn Nets now favourites for the 2021 NBA Championship?

With the Nets recently acquiring James Harden, they now have possibly the best offensive trio in the history of the NBA. But they had to give up a lot of their role players for this trade to the point where their defense is now incredibly weak and they have little to no depth on their team. But the big question, though, is can they win the 2021 NBA Championship?

Even before they signed James Harden, they were one of the front-runners for the title. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are a deadly duo themselves and then, at the time, they had Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince and Radions Kurucs. Jarrett Allen is one of the best young rim protectors in the league and the other 3 players really added depth to the team. LeVert is a streaky type player who can have certain nights where he explodes with a 30 point game, and at just 26, he has a lot of room improvement. All of these players are still young, in fact, and the Nets traded away the majority of their future to sign James Harden. And if the signing of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving didn’t already make it clear, the Nets are playing for the Championship this season and next season. At this point in time, the General Manager doesn’t care about the franchise in even 10 years’ time, just winning these upcoming Championships at all costs.

But has James Harden actually made the Nets a better team? I cannot give a definitive answer to that question as I really don’t know. But I don’t think James Harden will be the source of problems with this team, it’ll be Kyrie Irving.

After Kyrie Irving did his best Dennis Rodman impression and had an unauthorised absence from the Brooklyn Nets, he is now quarantining, due to Covid-19 restrictions, and will be back out on the court shortly. While I appreciate that Kyrie may have personal issues to deal with, he signed a 4 year/ $136,490,600 contract with the Nets to play games for them. But not only is he disrespecting the Brooklyn Nets, he’s also disrespecting the entire NBA organization.

Many fans will tune into Brooklyn Net’s games expecting to see Kyrie play. So if Kyrie doesn’t show up, fans are less likely to watch Nets games. But this is only breaking the ice on issues that are surrounding Kyrie and the Nets. I could make an entire video on this topic and, in fact, that’s exactly what I’ve done. But to save you watching until the end to hear my opinion, I do believe the Nets can win the Championship this season, but I still have the Lakers as my favourite.

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Clay Travis on NBA’s China hypocrisy: “They shut up and dribble for Chairman XI” https://www.talkbasket.net/119658-clay-travis-on-nbas-china-hypocrisy-they-shut-up-and-dribble-for-chairman-xi https://www.talkbasket.net/119658-clay-travis-on-nbas-china-hypocrisy-they-shut-up-and-dribble-for-chairman-xi#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 18:28:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119658 Tuesday, sports journalist and OutKick host Clay Travis joined Shannon Bream on Fox News @ Night to talk about the NBA’s China hypocrisy, Title IX, and the marketplace of ideas, via OutKick: “You’ve got Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr, and LeBron James saying they ‘won’t shut up and dribble,’ that they are more than basketball,” Travis […]

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Clay Travis on NBA’s China hypocrisy: “They shut up and dribble for Chairman XI”

Tuesday, sports journalist and OutKick host Clay Travis joined Shannon Bream on Fox News @ Night to talk about the NBA’s China hypocrisy, Title IX, and the marketplace of ideas, via OutKick:

“You’ve got Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr, and LeBron James saying they ‘won’t shut up and dribble,’ that they are more than basketball,” Travis notes “but when it comes to the genocide in China, they won’t say a word.”

“They shut up and dribble for Chairman XI,” Clay goes on.

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Delonte West has a job at the Rebound therapy center in Florida https://www.talkbasket.net/119515-delonte-west-has-a-job-at-the-rebound-therapy-center-in-florida https://www.talkbasket.net/119515-delonte-west-has-a-job-at-the-rebound-therapy-center-in-florida#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:07:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119515 According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, a former NBA guard Delonte West, who played for the Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks and earned more than $16 million, now has a job at the therapy center in Florida he attended. The tech entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban helped […]

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Delonte West has a job at the Rebound therapy center in Florida

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, a former NBA guard Delonte West, who played for the Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks and earned more than $16 million, now has a job at the therapy center in Florida he attended.

The tech entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban helped reunite West with his mother in September and has remained in close contact.

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Michael Jordan refused to play golf with Anthony Anderson again after getting beat by him https://www.talkbasket.net/119482-michael-jordan-refused-to-play-golf-with-anthony-anderson-again-after-getting-beat-by-him https://www.talkbasket.net/119482-michael-jordan-refused-to-play-golf-with-anthony-anderson-again-after-getting-beat-by-him#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 08:56:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119482 Actor and game show host Anthony Anderson beat Michael Jordan at golf once, and dominos (on a Michael Jordan Jumpman Domino Set) while on vacation. Michael refused to play golf with Anthony again, and didn’t talk to him for a few days on vacation, Anderson revealed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend.

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Michael Jordan refused to play golf with Anthony Anderson again after getting beat by him

Actor and game show host Anthony Anderson beat Michael Jordan at golf once, and dominos (on a Michael Jordan Jumpman Domino Set) while on vacation.

Michael refused to play golf with Anthony again, and didn’t talk to him for a few days on vacation, Anderson revealed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend.

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LeBron James congratulates Dwyane Wade on his 39th birthday https://www.talkbasket.net/119340-lebron-james-congratulates-dwyane-wade-on-his-39th-birthday https://www.talkbasket.net/119340-lebron-james-congratulates-dwyane-wade-on-his-39th-birthday#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:16:01 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119340 The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James took to Instagram to congratulate his former teammate and a friend Dwyane Wade on his 39th birthday. “My brother 4L,” LeBron wrote, adding “Happy GDay Dwyane Wade enjoy your day as I know you will!!! #morelife.” James and Wade played together for four seasons through 2010-2014, winning two […]

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LeBron James congratulates Dwyane Wade on his 39th birthday

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James took to Instagram to congratulate his former teammate and a friend Dwyane Wade on his 39th birthday.

“My brother 4L,” LeBron wrote, adding “Happy GDay Dwyane Wade enjoy your day as I know you will!!! #morelife.” James and Wade played together for four seasons through 2010-2014, winning two championships during the period. Prior to the Heatless era D-Wade won another title in 2006 with Shaquille O’Neal as his co-superstar.

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Anthony Davis: “My boy Davante Adams said I’m him. These boys different” https://www.talkbasket.net/119227-anthony-davis-my-boy-davante-adams-said-im-him-these-boys-different https://www.talkbasket.net/119227-anthony-davis-my-boy-davante-adams-said-im-him-these-boys-different#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 01:02:12 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119227 Los Angeles Lakers star big man Anthony Davis’s reaction to the Packers beating the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 on Saturday: “My boy Davante Adams said I’m him. These boys different. It’s different when you coming into that frozen tundra man. Number 1 offense in the league for a reason.”

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Anthony Davis: “My boy Davante Adams said I’m him. These boys different”

Los Angeles Lakers star big man Anthony Davis’s reaction to the Packers beating the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 on Saturday: “My boy Davante Adams said I’m him. These boys different. It’s different when you coming into that frozen tundra man. Number 1 offense in the league for a reason.”

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LeBron James on first brief footage for ‘Space Jam 2’ teaser trailer https://www.talkbasket.net/119197-lebron-james-on-first-brief-footage-for-space-jam-2-teaser-trailer https://www.talkbasket.net/119197-lebron-james-on-first-brief-footage-for-space-jam-2-teaser-trailer#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 21:20:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119197 HBO Max has unveiled teaser footage with LeBron James on his Tune squad jersey from Space Jam 2. In a video compilation of 2021 movies set to be released by the streaming service, James and his cartoon friends are briefly shown. A sequel of the previous Space Jam starring Michael Jordan is prepared to released this […]

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LeBron James on first brief footage for ‘Space Jam 2’ teaser trailer

HBO Max has unveiled teaser footage with LeBron James on his Tune squad jersey from Space Jam 2. In a video compilation of 2021 movies set to be released by the streaming service, James and his cartoon friends are briefly shown.

A sequel of the previous Space Jam starring Michael Jordan is prepared to released this year with LeBron James in the leading role.

James is getting trapped in a virtual-reality world and he has to lead the Looney Tunes against a basketball team of digitalized NBA superstars.

This will be the first leading role for the Lakers’ superstar. He also starred in the movie ‘Trainwreck’ in a supporting role in the past.

Space Jam 2 is set to be released in theaters and HBO Max on July 16.

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Wendy Williams says Lamar Odom should fight Matt Barnes in a boxing match, Barnes reaction https://www.talkbasket.net/119163-wendy-williams-says-lamar-odom-should-fight-matt-barnes-in-the-celebrity-boxing-match https://www.talkbasket.net/119163-wendy-williams-says-lamar-odom-should-fight-matt-barnes-in-the-celebrity-boxing-match#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 10:25:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119163 Recently, a former NBA power forward Lamar Odom, 41, has signed a deal for a celebrity boxing match. But no news of his potential rival was announced. American television host, Wendy Williams, suggests that Lamar Odom should fight another ex-NBA player Matt Barness, 40. She sees Barnes as an equal opponent for Odom. Barnes responded […]

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Wendy Williams says Lamar Odom should fight Matt Barnes in a boxing match, Barnes reaction

Recently, a former NBA power forward Lamar Odom, 41, has signed a deal for a celebrity boxing match. But no news of his potential rival was announced.

American television host, Wendy Williams, suggests that Lamar Odom should fight another ex-NBA player Matt Barness, 40. She sees Barnes as an equal opponent for Odom.

Barnes responded to Wendy Williams by saying that he will not fight his brother:

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Bradley Beal and his son getting buckets https://www.talkbasket.net/119148-bradley-beal-and-his-son-getting-buckets https://www.talkbasket.net/119148-bradley-beal-and-his-son-getting-buckets#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 09:00:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119148 Washington Wizards shooting guard and current NBA scoring leader Bradley Beal, who averages 34.9 points this season so far, find time for his son as well. Bradley takes his son to individual workouts and even gets some buckets together, despite the tight NBA schedule. Beal and his wife Kamiah Adams have two sons together.

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Bradley Beal and his son getting buckets

Washington Wizards shooting guard and current NBA scoring leader Bradley Beal, who averages 34.9 points this season so far, find time for his son as well.

Bradley takes his son to individual workouts and even gets some buckets together, despite the tight NBA schedule.

Beal and his wife Kamiah Adams have two sons together.

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Lakers’ LeBron James is ready to leave Coca Cola and join PepsiCo https://www.talkbasket.net/119058-lakers-lebron-james-is-ready-to-leave-coca-cola-and-join-pepsico https://www.talkbasket.net/119058-lakers-lebron-james-is-ready-to-leave-coca-cola-and-join-pepsico#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:25:49 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119058 As reported by AJ Perez and Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports, LeBron James is expected to leave Coca-Cola and join PepsiCo. The Lakers star is expected to promote Mountain Dew’s new drink ‘Rise Energy’ and may also include integration with the Blaze Pizza chain in which James owns a stake. LeBron James is therefore […]

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Lakers’ LeBron James is ready to leave Coca Cola and join PepsiCo

As reported by AJ Perez and Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports, LeBron James is expected to leave Coca-Cola and join PepsiCo.

The Lakers star is expected to promote Mountain Dew’s new drink ‘Rise Energy’ and may also include integration with the Blaze Pizza chain in which James owns a stake.

LeBron James is therefore preparing to leave Coca Cola, a company with which he signed a contract in 2003. James will join the Pepsi world along with Joel Embiid, Zion Williamson, and Jamal Murray.

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Houston rapper Travis Scott shows support to James Harden after the blockbuster trade https://www.talkbasket.net/118977-houston-rapper-travis-scott-shows-support-to-james-harden-after-the-blockbuster-trade https://www.talkbasket.net/118977-houston-rapper-travis-scott-shows-support-to-james-harden-after-the-blockbuster-trade#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:34:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118977 American rapper and record producer from Houston, Jacques Bermon Webster II (professionally known as Travis Scott), just saw how his hometown team sent one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers, James Harden, to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. T-Scott took to Instagram to post a picture of himself with Harden and a heart emoji, thus […]

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Houston rapper Travis Scott shows support to James Harden after the blockbuster trade

American rapper and record producer from Houston, Jacques Bermon Webster II (professionally known as Travis Scott), just saw how his hometown team sent one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers, James Harden, to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

T-Scott took to Instagram to post a picture of himself with Harden and a heart emoji, thus expressing his support.

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Jimmy Butler goes Undercover on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram https://www.talkbasket.net/118899-jimmy-butler-goes-undercover-on-youtube-twitter-and-instagram https://www.talkbasket.net/118899-jimmy-butler-goes-undercover-on-youtube-twitter-and-instagram#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 19:21:38 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118899 On this episode of Actually Me, the Miami Heat star forward Jimmy Butler goes undercover on the Internet and responds to real comments from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Quora and Wikipedia. How did he get the nickname “Jimmy Buckets?” Who is the funniest player on the Miami Heat?

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Jimmy Butler goes Undercover on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram

On this episode of Actually Me, the Miami Heat star forward Jimmy Butler goes undercover on the Internet and responds to real comments from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Quora and Wikipedia.

How did he get the nickname “Jimmy Buckets?” Who is the funniest player on the Miami Heat?

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Lamar Odom signs celebrity boxing deal https://www.talkbasket.net/118649-lamar-odom-signs-celebrity-boxing-deal https://www.talkbasket.net/118649-lamar-odom-signs-celebrity-boxing-deal#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:51:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118649 According to TMZ Sports, a former NBA power forward Lamar Odom, 41, has inked a deal with a celebrity boxing match and will step into the ring on June 12 at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Odom played 14 seasons for four teams. His career averages were 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.7 […]

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Lamar Odom signs celebrity boxing deal

According to TMZ Sports, a former NBA power forward Lamar Odom, 41, has inked a deal with a celebrity boxing match and will step into the ring on June 12 at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

Odom played 14 seasons for four teams. His career averages were 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 961 regular-season games. He won the NBA titles in 2009 and 2010 and was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.

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Video of maskless Kyrie Irving spotted at a birthday party for his sister https://www.talkbasket.net/118478-video-of-kyrie-irving-spotted-at-a-birthday-party-for-his-sister https://www.talkbasket.net/118478-video-of-kyrie-irving-spotted-at-a-birthday-party-for-his-sister#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:32:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118478 According to Adrian Wojnarowski os ESPN, the NBA is expected to begin examining online videos circulating of a maskless Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving at a family birthday party. Irving is not expected to return this week.

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Video of maskless Kyrie Irving spotted at a birthday party for his sister

According to Adrian Wojnarowski os ESPN, the NBA is expected to begin examining online videos circulating of a maskless Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving at a family birthday party. Irving is not expected to return this week.

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Tips for choosing the right sportswear https://www.talkbasket.net/118479-tips-for-choosing-the-right-sportswear https://www.talkbasket.net/118479-tips-for-choosing-the-right-sportswear#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:03:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118479 Exercise is very beneficial for health, both in the short and long term. Based on many studies, those who exercise regularly tend to develop healthy living habits, which in turn will have an impact on longevity. That’s why ex-athletes tend to live longer than the average person, especially those who are used to working in […]

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Tips for choosing the right sportswear

Exercise is very beneficial for health, both in the short and long term. Based on many studies, those who exercise regularly tend to develop healthy living habits, which in turn will have an impact on longevity. That’s why ex-athletes tend to live longer than the average person, especially those who are used to working in offices

Are you ready to start over? If you are ready to exercise regularly, you should understand that on your way, there are always distractions. These disorders vary, but the most striking is the comfort in exercising. One of the factors that determine comfort is sportswear.

Did you know that the clothing you choose for physical exercise is essential? Many people do not pay attention to the clothes they choose to go to training or practice sports, and the truth is that a bad choice can lead to various discomforts when exercising. Three characteristics to consider in a sports garment are functionality, durability and comfort; the mixture of these three aspects will result in the perfect kit to give it all in your training center.

Here are some important keys to make this decision:

100% breathable shirts: This functionality is very important to avoid overheating. For this reason, the material from which the shirts are made is key, and we must go to specialized brands to guarantee their quality. Don’t choose jerseys with “hot material” because they will interfere with your training. You may need to pay more for 100% breathable shirts but the benefits you will get are worth more than what you are already paying for.

The importance of sizes: Depending on the type of exercise we are going to do, the size of the clothes is key. If we are going to practice anaerobic exercises -short cycles of lifting weights or abdominals, for example-, the garments should not be too tight or too loose (in the first case they will be uncomfortable, and in the second we will have the danger of being entangle in machines).

Choosing the right footwear: A few months ago we published a specific article with some tips to help you choose the best footwear for exercising. Depending on the sport you are going to do, you should choose a model with some peculiarities or others, since they will favor your comfort and well-being. Don’t be careless in choosing, for example, you want to ride a bicycle but wear a basketball jersey.

Underwear: You have to pay attention to all the details, even if you think they don’t matter. It is useless to choose perfectly outer garments for the type of exercise you are going to do, if we later choose inappropriate underwear. Do not wear cotton underwear, as it does not promote perspiration and itching will appear later.

At DHgate, you can find cheap jerseys from China, sweatshirts, technical shirts, gloves, leggings, socks … with a very HEALTHY design. Happy training! Hopefully after reading this guide you can choose the right sports clothing to support your sports activities.

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LaMelo Ball says he’s such a good rebounder because he played a lot of twenty-one https://www.talkbasket.net/118430-lamelo-ball-says-hes-such-a-good-rebounder-because-he-played-a-lot-of-twenty-one https://www.talkbasket.net/118430-lamelo-ball-says-hes-such-a-good-rebounder-because-he-played-a-lot-of-twenty-one#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 06:59:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118430 ESPN’s crew Rachel Nichols, David Fizdale, and Brian Windhorst review Stephen Curry’s struggles in the Golden State Warriors’ win vs. the Toronto Raptors and react to Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball getting his first triple-double, then saying he’s such a good rebounder because he played twenty-one when he was younger. Despite that he plays in […]

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LaMelo Ball says he’s such a good rebounder because he played a lot of twenty-one

ESPN’s crew Rachel Nichols, David Fizdale, and Brian Windhorst review Stephen Curry’s struggles in the Golden State Warriors’ win vs. the Toronto Raptors and react to Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball getting his first triple-double, then saying he’s such a good rebounder because he played twenty-one when he was younger.

Despite that he plays in the point guard position, LaMelo grabs 6.3 rebounds per game this season. Worth mentioning that his height is 6’8″ (2.03m).

Twenty-one (21) is a simple basketball variation usually played by at least three players on a half-court. The game is individually-based, and the object is to score exactly 21 points before your challengers. By individual, it means you do not have any teammates within the game, and you are responsible solely for your points and overall performance, while other players are attempting the same.

Basic rules:
• A 3-point shot earns you 3 points.
• Regular shots made inside the 3-point line are worth 2 points.
• Free-throws made from the free-throw line is worth a point.

For detailed rules click here.

So if you’ve ever thought about how to improve your rebound skills, the twenty-one basketball game may be the answer.

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Thunder’s Andre Roberson’s girlfriend Rachel Demita is crazy about basketball https://www.talkbasket.net/118321-thunders-andre-robersons-girlfriend-rachel-demita-is-crazy-about-basketball https://www.talkbasket.net/118321-thunders-andre-robersons-girlfriend-rachel-demita-is-crazy-about-basketball#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:21:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118321 Since 2018, the Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Andre Roberson is dating vlogger Rachel Demita. That is maybe not the most well know couple but truly one of the most sporty ones. Roberson himself comes from an athlete’s family. His father, John Roberson, graduated from New Mexico State, where he was a member of the men’s […]

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Thunder’s Andre Roberson’s girlfriend Rachel Demita is crazy about basketball

Since 2018, the Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Andre Roberson is dating vlogger Rachel Demita. That is maybe not the most well know couple but truly one of the most sporty ones.

Roberson himself comes from an athlete’s family. His father, John Roberson, graduated from New Mexico State, where he was a member of the men’s basketball team and played 12 years professionally overseas after college. His mother, Lisa Roberson, was also an All-American at New Mexico State in volleyball.

Rachel Demita is also not an average girl. The 30-year-old Demita was a basketball player. She had an impressive playing career and was an All-American basketball player, and earned a full-ride division 1 scholarship to Old Dominion University in 2008. 

But later made an even better career off the court as she became popular from hosting and producing the first-ever TV show broadcast through a video game, NBA 2KTV.

Her IG features lots of photos and videos where she performs spectacular tricks with a ball.

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Dwyane Wade receives a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible for his 39th birthday https://www.talkbasket.net/118299-dwyane-wade-receives-a-1988-mercedes-benz-560sl-convertible-for-his-39th-birthday https://www.talkbasket.net/118299-dwyane-wade-receives-a-1988-mercedes-benz-560sl-convertible-for-his-39th-birthday#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 06:09:05 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118299 Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade’s wife surprised her husband just before his 39th birthday and gave him a rather rare and unique gift these days. Actress Gabrielle Union-Wade gifted him a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible. “Oh! Damn, okay. Alright. Go man! Yeah baby!” Dwyane reacted on his IG account: The white Mercedes with brown leather […]

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Dwyane Wade receives a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible for his 39th birthday

Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade’s wife surprised her husband just before his 39th birthday and gave him a rather rare and unique gift these days.

Actress Gabrielle Union-Wade gifted him a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible.

“Oh! Damn, okay. Alright. Go man! Yeah baby!” Dwyane reacted on his IG account:

The white Mercedes with brown leather interior can cost between $10K and $100K depending on the condition.

Photo by www.dailymail.co.uk

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LeBron James is hyped as he receives his brand new Hummer EV https://www.talkbasket.net/118161-lebron-james-is-hyped-as-he-receives-his-brand-new-hummer-ev https://www.talkbasket.net/118161-lebron-james-is-hyped-as-he-receives-his-brand-new-hummer-ev#respond Sun, 10 Jan 2021 02:31:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118161 The Los Angeles Lakers star and most well-known self-proclaimed social justice warrior LeBron James shows off his brand new Hummer EV:

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LeBron James is hyped as he receives his brand new Hummer EV

The Los Angeles Lakers star and most well-known self-proclaimed social justice warrior LeBron James shows off his brand new Hummer EV:

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90 European Players to Compete in Second NBA 2K League European Invitational https://www.talkbasket.net/117971-90-european-players-to-compete-in-second-nba-2k-league-european-invitational https://www.talkbasket.net/117971-90-european-players-to-compete-in-second-nba-2k-league-european-invitational#respond Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:22:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117971 From Jan.8 – 10, the NBA 2K League will host the second NBA 2K League European Invitational, which will feature 90 players from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. competing in three days of high-intensity, online gameplay in front of NBA 2K League […]

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90 European Players to Compete in Second NBA 2K League European Invitational

From Jan.8 – 10, the NBA 2K League will host the second NBA 2K League European Invitational, which will feature 90 players from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. competing in three days of high-intensity, online gameplay in front of NBA 2K League coaches and scouts. The league will award draft eligibility to a select number of top performers from the event.

Players who earned eligibility for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft through last off-season’s international qualifying events will automatically be eligible for the 2021 Draft but still can compete in the European Invitational in January. Below is a list of players who earned draft eligibility for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft by participating in last year’s NBA 2K League European Invitational:

Germany

Jannis Neumann (JLB_2K)*

Marcel Stohl (MGoCrzy)*

Spain

Mario Ortega Ariza (avemario32)

Eduardo Pascual de Vera (eduardopv)

The United Kingdom

Jordan Polverino (WelshJordy)*

*indicates player will also participate in this year’s event.

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Jesse Kelly on LeBron James’ two Americas: ‘There’s the America of … millionaire brats who think they’re oppressed and … America that actually exists’ https://www.talkbasket.net/117968-jesse-kelly-on-lebron-james-two-americas-theres-the-america-of-millionaire-brats-who-think-theyre-oppressed-and-america-that-actually-exists https://www.talkbasket.net/117968-jesse-kelly-on-lebron-james-two-americas-theres-the-america-of-millionaire-brats-who-think-theyre-oppressed-and-america-that-actually-exists#respond Fri, 08 Jan 2021 15:09:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117968 Following the Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James reacted to President Donald Trump supporters’ storming of the Capitol on Wednesday, saying “We live in two Americas, and that was a prime example of that yesterday,” host of the Jesse Kelly Show Jesse Kelly took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the issue:

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Jesse Kelly on LeBron James’ two Americas: ‘There’s the America of … millionaire brats who think they’re oppressed and … America that actually exists’

Following the Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James reacted to President Donald Trump supporters’ storming of the Capitol on Wednesday, saying “We live in two Americas, and that was a prime example of that yesterday,” host of the Jesse Kelly Show Jesse Kelly took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the issue:

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John Salley on LeBron James being pressured to take vaccine https://www.talkbasket.net/117964-john-salley-on-lebron-james-being-pressured-to-take-vaccine https://www.talkbasket.net/117964-john-salley-on-lebron-james-being-pressured-to-take-vaccine#respond Fri, 08 Jan 2021 13:05:18 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117964 In this VladTV clip, a former NBA player John Salley opened up about why he thinks the NBA isn’t doing the bubble again this season, and he explained that you can’t play in isolation. Using the Roman gladiators as an example, Salley explained how it takes a live audience cheering the players on, along with […]

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John Salley on LeBron James being pressured to take vaccine

In this VladTV clip, a former NBA player John Salley opened up about why he thinks the NBA isn’t doing the bubble again this season, and he explained that you can’t play in isolation.

Using the Roman gladiators as an example, Salley explained how it takes a live audience cheering the players on, along with a steady routine, which makes it great.

Moving along, John spoke about how he doesn’t believe that COVID will be going away any time soon, and LeBron James being pressured to take the vaccine, which you can hear more about above:

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Which NBA players could be in NFL with Terrell Owens (LeBron James, Russell Westbrook) https://www.talkbasket.net/117960-which-nba-players-could-be-in-nfl-with-terrell-owens-lebron-james-russell-westbrook https://www.talkbasket.net/117960-which-nba-players-could-be-in-nfl-with-terrell-owens-lebron-james-russell-westbrook#respond Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:40:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117960 In this No Chill with Gilbert Arenas clip, a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for 16 seasons Terrell Owens and ex NBA star guard Gilbert Arenas, who last played professionally in China for the Shanghai Sharks in 2013, discuss what happens when you take an NBA player and […]

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Which NBA players could be in NFL with Terrell Owens (LeBron James, Russell Westbrook)

In this No Chill with Gilbert Arenas clip, a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for 16 seasons Terrell Owens and ex NBA star guard Gilbert Arenas, who last played professionally in China for the Shanghai Sharks in 2013, discuss what happens when you take an NBA player and put them in the NFL, and who might be able to survive:

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Steve Nash says the Capitol attack ‘puts things in perspective’ https://www.talkbasket.net/117928-steve-nash-says-the-capitol-attack-puts-things-in-perspective https://www.talkbasket.net/117928-steve-nash-says-the-capitol-attack-puts-things-in-perspective#respond Fri, 08 Jan 2021 08:22:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117928 After the game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash was asked about the attack on Capitol Hill that occurred on Wednesday by pro-Trump supporters. Nash claimed that a situation like this put things in perspective on what’s important regarding your workplace and society pointing out that basketball is just a […]

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Steve Nash says the Capitol attack ‘puts things in perspective’

After the game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash was asked about the attack on Capitol Hill that occurred on Wednesday by pro-Trump supporters.

Nash claimed that a situation like this put things in perspective on what’s important regarding your workplace and society pointing out that basketball is just a game.

(via Brian Lewis of NY Post)

“We put our life into the game, we have passion for it, and we work every day to try to give everything we have to this. These situations are a reminder that it’s just a game and there’s so many inequities in our society and the world that are so much bigger than the game we play.”

Then, he pointed out the flagrant disparities in how the armed rioters got treated by the law enforcers on Wednesday compared to other situations in the past.

“I’m sure it’s on everyone’s mind, the obvious and flagrant disparity in the way these situations are treated and I think we’re all in lockstep as to how unequal these situations and scenarios in society is.

“That’s why players and the league have continued to fight for change and social justice, and here we are again,” the Brooklyn Nets’ head coach concluded.

The Nets claimed their fifth win in the season on Thursday’s matchup against the leading team in the East to improve to a 5-4 record.

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Lakers’ LeBron James reflects on Donald Trump’s presidency in wake of violence on Capitol Hill https://www.talkbasket.net/117923-lakers-lebron-james-reflects-on-donald-trumps-presidency-in-wake-of-violence-on-capitol-hill https://www.talkbasket.net/117923-lakers-lebron-james-reflects-on-donald-trumps-presidency-in-wake-of-violence-on-capitol-hill#respond Fri, 08 Jan 2021 07:43:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117923 LeBron James reflected on the violent riots that occurred in Capitol Hill on Wednesday by pro-Trump supporters. The Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar talked on the matter in the post-game media session of the Spurs-Lakers matchup. James claimed that what took place on Wednesday is a direct correlation to the outgoing President of the United States […]

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Lakers’ LeBron James reflects on Donald Trump’s presidency in wake of violence on Capitol Hill

LeBron James reflected on the violent riots that occurred in Capitol Hill on Wednesday by pro-Trump supporters. The Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar talked on the matter in the post-game media session of the Spurs-Lakers matchup.

James claimed that what took place on Wednesday is a direct correlation to the outgoing President of the United States Donald Trump.

At the same time, he referred to the double-standard that police enforcers had on getting the situation under control during Wednesday drawing parallel lines with the way police attacked protesters in other situations.

(via Mark Medina of USA Today Sports):

“The events that took place yesterday was a direct correlation of the President that is in the seat right now – his actions, his beliefs, his wishes. He cares about nobody besides himself,” James said on Donald Trump.

“I couldn’t help but wonder if it was my kind storming the Capitol, what would have happened. I think we already know,” the Lakers’ superstar continued.

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Jimmy Butler reacts to breach at US Capitol https://www.talkbasket.net/117777-jimmy-butler-reacts-to-breach-at-us-capitol https://www.talkbasket.net/117777-jimmy-butler-reacts-to-breach-at-us-capitol#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2021 09:03:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117777 Miami Heat leader Jimmy Butler said he’s not surprised to see what happened in Washington DC today, where Trump supporters breached the US Capitol building against little resistance to attempt to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election. Butler and the Heat travel to face the Washington Wizards in DC on Saturday.

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Jimmy Butler reacts to breach at US Capitol

Miami Heat leader Jimmy Butler said he’s not surprised to see what happened in Washington DC today, where Trump supporters breached the US Capitol building against little resistance to attempt to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election.

Butler and the Heat travel to face the Washington Wizards in DC on Saturday.

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Coach Steve Kerr calls Capitol rioters “Traitors” https://www.talkbasket.net/117775-coach-steve-kerr-calls-capitol-rioters-traitors https://www.talkbasket.net/117775-coach-steve-kerr-calls-capitol-rioters-traitors#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2021 09:00:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117775 Golden State head coach Steve Kerr called it disheartening to watch thousands of “traitors” storm the US Capitol building and how the Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers responded to the news ahead of their game on Wednesday night.

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Coach Steve Kerr calls Capitol rioters “Traitors”

Golden State head coach Steve Kerr called it disheartening to watch thousands of “traitors” storm the US Capitol building and how the Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers responded to the news ahead of their game on Wednesday night.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo reflects on being black in America https://www.talkbasket.net/117748-giannis-antetokounmpo-reflects-on-being-black-in-america https://www.talkbasket.net/117748-giannis-antetokounmpo-reflects-on-being-black-in-america#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2021 06:17:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117748 Protesters attacked the United States Capitol, and the Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo reacted to the riots. He also reflects on being Black in America: “My kid is going to grow up here in America and my kid is Black. I cannot imagine my kid going through what I see on TV”, Giannis to the […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo reflects on being black in America

Protesters attacked the United States Capitol, and the Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo reacted to the riots. He also reflects on being Black in America:

“My kid is going to grow up here in America and my kid is Black. I cannot imagine my kid going through what I see on TV”, Giannis to the reporters.

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NBA players, coaches react to Donald Trump supporters storming U.S. Capitol https://www.talkbasket.net/117696-nba-players-coaches-react-to-donald-trump-supporters-storming-u-s-capitol https://www.talkbasket.net/117696-nba-players-coaches-react-to-donald-trump-supporters-storming-u-s-capitol#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2021 00:03:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117696 Several NBA players and coaches reacted to Donald Trump supporters storming U.S Capitol on Wednesday. From Doc Rivers and Scott Brooks to Ja Morant and Jamal Murray, NBA players and coaches expressed their frustration and anger for what happened in Washington earlier today.

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NBA players, coaches react to Donald Trump supporters storming U.S. Capitol

Several NBA players and coaches reacted to Donald Trump supporters storming U.S Capitol on Wednesday.

From Doc Rivers and Scott Brooks to Ja Morant and Jamal Murray, NBA players and coaches expressed their frustration and anger for what happened in Washington earlier today.

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Is it time to worry about the Toronto Raptors? https://www.talkbasket.net/117636-is-it-time-to-worry-about-the-toronto-raptors https://www.talkbasket.net/117636-is-it-time-to-worry-about-the-toronto-raptors#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2021 17:33:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117636 So far this season, the Toronto Raptors have a record of 1-5, their worst start to a season since 2005. Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry have faced most of the blame for this weak start, as they are the two best players on the team and appear to be underperforming. They are both shooting poorly […]

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Is it time to worry about the Toronto Raptors?

So far this season, the Toronto Raptors have a record of 1-5, their worst start to a season since 2005. Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry have faced most of the blame for this weak start, as they are the two best players on the team and appear to be underperforming. They are both shooting poorly from the field, with Lowry at 40.5% and Siakam at 40.7%, so far this season. But with it only being 6 games into the season, they have a lot of time to turn the season around.

Last season, the Raptors did surprisingly well in the regular season and finished 2nd seed in the East. Despite the loss of Kawhi Leonard in the off-season, they actually improved their win percentage from 2019 to 2020, going from 70.7% to 73.6%. Then from last season to this season, there weren’t any huge changes to their roster, but they definitely got weaker at the Centre position. They lost Serge Ibaka to the Clippers and Marc Gasol to the Lakers, which I can’t think was planned. These were both their starting centers last season and the only player they’ve signed to replace them is Aron Baynes. Ibaka and Gasol are both great defensive Centres so they are without a doubt, worse this season on the defensive end.

Something else that I think is worth mentioning, is that they’re playing in a different stadium to what they’re usually. As they’re the Toronto Raptors, they usually play all their home games in Toronto. But with Canada placing travel restrictions on people entering their country, obviously due to Covid-19, the Raptors team are unable to travel across the Canadian-American border as they usually would. So far this season, all their home games have been played at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, which is the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, an ice hockey team. So it will take the Raptors some time to get used to their new stadium.

So is it time to worry about the Raptors this season? Maybe, but it’s still way too early to make any accurate predictions. If they’re still near the bottom of the table when we’re 30 games into the season, then it’s time to worry.

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Kawhi Leonard reacts to decision on Jacob Blake shooting https://www.talkbasket.net/117628-kawhi-leonard-reacts-to-decision-on-jacob-blake-shooting https://www.talkbasket.net/117628-kawhi-leonard-reacts-to-decision-on-jacob-blake-shooting#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2021 14:08:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117628 Kawhi Leonard has spoken out following Winsconsin prosecutors failing to charge police officer Rusten Sheskey for the shooting of Jacob Blake. Blake, an African American, is now paralyzed from the waist down following the injuries sustained in the incident that took place in August last year. “It keeps happening,” Leonard told reporters after his Los […]

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Kawhi Leonard reacts to decision on Jacob Blake shooting

Kawhi Leonard has spoken out following Winsconsin prosecutors failing to charge police officer Rusten Sheskey for the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Blake, an African American, is now paralyzed from the waist down following the injuries sustained in the incident that took place in August last year.

“It keeps happening,” Leonard told reporters after his Los Angeles Clippers lost to the San Antonio Spurs. “We are still doing things to better the community, try to get better laws for the officers with those firearms but it’s sad…hopefully in the future we can get these guys to stop releasing fire on us.”

Per Todd Richmond and Michael Tam of the Associated Press, Kenosha County District attorney Michael Gravely said he decided not to file criminal charges against the officer because he could not find evidence that disproved his self-defense claims.

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LeBron James expresses his deep concern about Dr. Dre health https://www.talkbasket.net/117614-lebron-james-expresses-his-deep-concern-about-dr-dre-health https://www.talkbasket.net/117614-lebron-james-expresses-his-deep-concern-about-dr-dre-health#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2021 09:59:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117614 The greatest star of all time LeBron James supports his good friend Dr. Dre who was hospitalized due to brain aneurysm and expects to see him in the best condition soon. For long years, Dr. Dre was one of the most ardent fans of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. “Praying for you my […]

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LeBron James expresses his deep concern about Dr. Dre health

The greatest star of all time LeBron James supports his good friend Dr. Dre who was hospitalized due to brain aneurysm and expects to see him in the best condition soon.

For long years, Dr. Dre was one of the most ardent fans of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. “Praying for you my Brother!!” the four-time NBA champion wrote on Instagram as he shared a photo of him and Dr. Dre.

Dr. Dre later provided an update on his health via an Instagram post. “Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I’m doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!” he wrote.

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Lakers’ LeBron James reacts to Georgia Senate races https://www.talkbasket.net/117607-lakers-lebron-james-reacts-to-georgia-senate-races https://www.talkbasket.net/117607-lakers-lebron-james-reacts-to-georgia-senate-races#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2021 08:58:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117607 Los Angeles Lakers star and self-proclaimed social justice warrior LeBron James reacted to the news that the police officer, who shot Jacob Blake and spurred an NBA work stoppage over the summer, will not be charged. “A blow to the gut and a blow to the heart,” James noted. LeBron also talks about politicians Rafael […]

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Lakers’ LeBron James reacts to Georgia Senate races

Los Angeles Lakers star and self-proclaimed social justice warrior LeBron James reacted to the news that the police officer, who shot Jacob Blake and spurred an NBA work stoppage over the summer, will not be charged.

“A blow to the gut and a blow to the heart,” James noted.

LeBron also talks about politicians Rafael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, who performed strongly in Georgia behind a record turnout for a Senate runoff election, one that will decide the party that controls the US Senate for the next two years.

Before that, LeBron agitated on social media:

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Anthony Davis on Jacob Blake decision: “We feel like we let the family down” https://www.talkbasket.net/117592-anthony-davis-on-jacob-blake-decision-we-feel-like-we-let-the-family-down https://www.talkbasket.net/117592-anthony-davis-on-jacob-blake-decision-we-feel-like-we-let-the-family-down#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2021 06:38:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117592 The Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar Anthony Davis felt disappointed after news that the officers responsible for the shooting of Jacob Blake will not face charges. “It sucks,” Davis told reporters, after Tuesday’s news broke out that Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley decided that Sheskey, who shot Blake seven times in the back in August, will […]

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The Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar Anthony Davis felt disappointed after news that the officers responsible for the shooting of Jacob Blake will not face charges.

“It sucks,” Davis told reporters, after Tuesday’s news broke out that Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley decided that Sheskey, who shot Blake seven times in the back in August, will not face charges. Neither will officers Vincent Arenas and Brittany Meronek, who were involved in the incident.

“We as a community tried to support the family and do everything we can to get justice for him. For that to happen, it sucks for us. It feels like we let the family down,” Davis claimed.

Blake is paralyzed from the waist down since August’s incident. During the NBA season restart on Walt Dinsey World, the Bucks decided to not take up the court for a scheduled playoff game against the Orlando Magic following the police shooting of Blake.

The NBA players tried to raise awareness on racial discrimination and social injustice, especially during the last few months.

While playing in the Orlando bubble the NBA superstars call for justice for the likes of Blake, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other victims of police brutality.

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NBA coaches, players react to ruling in Jacob Blake shooting https://www.talkbasket.net/117585-nba-coaches-players-react-to-ruling-in-jacob-blake-shooting https://www.talkbasket.net/117585-nba-coaches-players-react-to-ruling-in-jacob-blake-shooting#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2021 06:08:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117585 Several NBA coaches and players reacted to the news that the police officer that shot Jacob Blake in August will not face any criminal charges. From Steve Nash to Tyronn Lue and Kawhi Leonard, they all expressed their disappointment and frustration for the decision.

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NBA coaches, players react to ruling in Jacob Blake shooting

Several NBA coaches and players reacted to the news that the police officer that shot Jacob Blake in August will not face any criminal charges.

From Steve Nash to Tyronn Lue and Kawhi Leonard, they all expressed their disappointment and frustration for the decision.

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Lakers players frustrated with ruling in Jacob Blake shooting https://www.talkbasket.net/117579-lakers-players-frustrated-with-ruling-in-jacob-blake-shooting https://www.talkbasket.net/117579-lakers-players-frustrated-with-ruling-in-jacob-blake-shooting#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2021 05:59:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117579 The players of the Los Angeles Lakers expressed their frustration for the decision on the Jacob Blake shooting. After a local country district decision was released on Tuesday, the police officer that shot Blake seven times in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August has been cleared of criminal charges. “It can’t deter those citizens who are trying […]

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Lakers players frustrated with ruling in Jacob Blake shooting

The players of the Los Angeles Lakers expressed their frustration for the decision on the Jacob Blake shooting.

After a local country district decision was released on Tuesday, the police officer that shot Blake seven times in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August has been cleared of criminal charges.

“It can’t deter those citizens who are trying to do right, who are trying to fight for equality, trying to fight for the right things. … We can’t lose our heads. We can’t start rioting. We have to be calculated,” Lakers guard Wesley Matthews told reporters, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

“A blow to the gut and a blow to the heart,” the superstar of the Lakers, LeBron James, noted.

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Ty Lawson is ready for his next overseas mission https://www.talkbasket.net/117459-ty-lawson-is-ready-for-his-next-overseas-mission https://www.talkbasket.net/117459-ty-lawson-is-ready-for-his-next-overseas-mission#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2021 11:24:38 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117459 In what looked like an unexpected series of events, Greek team Kolossos H Hotels, located on the island of Rhodes, recently announced the signing of free-agent point guard Ty Lawson. The team started the season with two other guards at the helm: JaQuan Lyle and Dusty Hannahs. Both had turned heads in college but never […]

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Ty Lawson is ready for his next overseas mission

In what looked like an unexpected series of events, Greek team Kolossos H Hotels, located on the island of Rhodes, recently announced the signing of free-agent point guard Ty Lawson.

The team started the season with two other guards at the helm: JaQuan Lyle and Dusty Hannahs. Both had turned heads in college but never managed to find chemistry in an ensemble that is still trying to figure things out in the Greek League. Kolossos currently stand at 3-7, being placed nearer to the relegation zone rather than to the playoffs.

But the present status of the team is likely to change. Lawson, 33, a consensus second-team All-American and NCAA champion in 2009, was at one point considered one of the best guards in the NBA. However, China became his home for the last three years, excluding a five-game stint with the Washington Wizards in 2018.

Kolossos marks Lawson’s first professional contract since being banned from the Chinese Basketball Association in September due to some Instagram comments that were considered racist. Prior to his release, he averaged 27.3 points, 8.7 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game.

One of the keys to his latest deal, which has already been announced, is the relationship that Lawson developed with Kolossos’ head coach Ilias Kantzouris, when the former played with Lithuanian powerhouse Žalgiris Kaunas during the 2011 NBA lockout and the latter was an assistant coach at that time.

TalkBasket.net had an exclusive albeit brief chat with the 5’11’’ guard, who is ready to embark on another overseas journey. Kolossos H Hotels management told him not to do any interviews until he steps foot in Greece and is officially presented by the club.

So, what follows is not an interview, but Ty Lawson explaining his present status.

“I’m waiting for my Chinese visa, so that I can get back to China after I come to Greece. I believe it will be done Thursday or Friday (7/8 January). As soon as I get it, I am on the next flight out. The team will book my tickets once I get my visa. Then, I’ll be on my way to Greece.”

When asked why he stayed in China, he replied: “Because the COVID situation is really non existent. Right now, there’s hardly any cases and I’m allowed to work out in the gym, play basketball, go eat somewhere. In the United States, I live in California where everything is shut down. So, I thought China is a better place to stay.”

Ty Lawson says he’s trying to stay in shape: “I have been practicing here. My big brother, who I stay with, has a gym in his hotel. I play basketball, I work out and I have a gym 24/7 at my disposal.”

The former Nuggets point guard has caught up with the developments in his new club, including some of his future teammates: “I’m aware of the situation. We’re hoping to make the playoffs because the team is one game from there and one win from last place. So, I understand the importance of winning games. The coach has sent me some of the games, so I can watch the plays. I know about the team and everything. For instance, there’s Enes Kanter’s brother on the team. I know Enes and I’m big fan of him. I’m excited.”

Last but not least is Zalgiris, a club that Lawson is still very fond of: “It was good. I had to leave early because I was still under contract in the NBA and then, when the league started, I had to go back. I love Zalgiris and I’m very aware of European basketball.”

Let’s see what Rhodes may have in store for him.

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Frank Vogel talks about experimenting with different Lakers lineups and rotations https://www.talkbasket.net/117462-frank-vogel-talks-about-experimenting-with-different-lakers-lineups-and-rotations https://www.talkbasket.net/117462-frank-vogel-talks-about-experimenting-with-different-lakers-lineups-and-rotations#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2021 10:50:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117462 The defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers made moves this past offseason to improve their roster even further. With the new additions, there is even more options available for head coach Frank Vogel. “We want to manage the season outside of the wins and losses… We have a pretty steady tone with our teaching that […]

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Frank Vogel talks about experimenting with different Lakers lineups and rotations

The defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers made moves this past offseason to improve their roster even further. With the new additions, there is even more options available for head coach Frank Vogel.

“We want to manage the season outside of the wins and losses… We have a pretty steady tone with our teaching that removes whether we won or lost the game,” he said.

“Managing different combinations and who’s in and who’s out, those types of things. I think we also try to remove where we’re at in the standings and all these types of things.

Just have the mindset to grow throughout the year. And hopefully land in a spot where we position ourselves second half of the year going to the playoffs playing the best basketball.”

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Kevin Love shows off his New Year’s gift from LeBron James https://www.talkbasket.net/116927-kevin-love-shows-off-his-new-years-gift-from-lebron-james https://www.talkbasket.net/116927-kevin-love-shows-off-his-new-years-gift-from-lebron-james#respond Fri, 01 Jan 2021 22:45:19 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116927 Cleveland Cavaliers skilled forward Kevin Love reveals the gift from his old teammate:

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Kevin Love shows off his New Year’s gift from LeBron James

Cleveland Cavaliers skilled forward Kevin Love reveals the gift from his old teammate:

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John Salley on Rajon Rondo’s girl attacking attendant: “I want a girl who fights!” https://www.talkbasket.net/116834-john-salley-on-rajon-rondos-girl-attacking-attendant-i-want-a-girl-who-fights https://www.talkbasket.net/116834-john-salley-on-rajon-rondos-girl-attacking-attendant-i-want-a-girl-who-fights#respond Thu, 31 Dec 2020 23:36:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116834 In this VladTV clip, a four-time NBA champion John Salley shares his thoughts on the new Atlanta Hawks guard Rajon Rondo and his girlfriend being sued for $1 million by a parking lot attendant that was in an altercation with Rondo’s girlfriend. John then questioned if the incident was behind the NBA-title defending Los Angeles […]

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John Salley on Rajon Rondo’s girl attacking attendant: “I want a girl who fights!”

In this VladTV clip, a four-time NBA champion John Salley shares his thoughts on the new Atlanta Hawks guard Rajon Rondo and his girlfriend being sued for $1 million by a parking lot attendant that was in an altercation with Rondo’s girlfriend.

John then questioned if the incident was behind the NBA-title defending Los Angeles Lakers’ decision not to re-sign Rondo for this season, which led to Vlad saying a woman that is quick to fight is a liability for a wealthy person.

Salley then disagreed and stated that he loves women who will scrap:

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NBA players wish LeBron James a Happy 36th Birthday https://www.talkbasket.net/116817-nba-players-wish-lebron-james-a-happy-36th-birthday https://www.talkbasket.net/116817-nba-players-wish-lebron-james-a-happy-36th-birthday#respond Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:02:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116817 The NBA title-defending Los Angeles Lakers star and reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James on Wednesday turned 36 years old. The Lakers small forward Kyle Kuzma was among the many to wish a Happy Birthday to James:

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NBA players wish LeBron James a Happy 36th Birthday

The NBA title-defending Los Angeles Lakers star and reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James on Wednesday turned 36 years old. The Lakers small forward Kyle Kuzma was among the many to wish a Happy Birthday to James:

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LeBron James reveals his birthday celebration plans with Lakers teammates https://www.talkbasket.net/116777-lebron-james-reveals-his-birthday-celebration-plans-with-lakers-teammates https://www.talkbasket.net/116777-lebron-james-reveals-his-birthday-celebration-plans-with-lakers-teammates#respond Thu, 31 Dec 2020 10:20:43 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116777 The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James turned 36-years-old yesterday. On his birthday the four-time NBA champion played against the San Antonio Spurs, helping the Lakers earn their third win of the season. After the game James was asked if he had any plans to celebrate his birthday with his Lakers teammates. “”We’ll probably just […]

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LeBron James reveals his birthday celebration plans with Lakers teammates

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James turned 36-years-old yesterday. On his birthday the four-time NBA champion played against the San Antonio Spurs, helping the Lakers earn their third win of the season.

After the game James was asked if he had any plans to celebrate his birthday with his Lakers teammates. “”We’ll probably just drink some wine. I know that’s what’s Imma do. My teammates are always welcome to join,” LeBron told Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet.

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Celebrities congratulate LeBron James on his 36th birthday https://www.talkbasket.net/116765-celebrities-congratulate-lebron-james-on-his-36th-birthday https://www.talkbasket.net/116765-celebrities-congratulate-lebron-james-on-his-36th-birthday#respond Thu, 31 Dec 2020 10:05:29 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116765 The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James received many birthday wishes yesterday. The four-time NBA champion, who turned 36 yesterday, was congratulated by celebrities too. Justin Timberlake, David Beckham, Timbaland, nas, Quavo, DJ Khaled were among those who shared their congratulations to LeBron via Instagram stories.

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Celebrities congratulate LeBron James on his 36th birthday

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James received many birthday wishes yesterday. The four-time NBA champion, who turned 36 yesterday, was congratulated by celebrities too.

Justin Timberlake, David Beckham, Timbaland, nas, Quavo, DJ Khaled were among those who shared their congratulations to LeBron via Instagram stories.

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Kobe Bryant reportedly had plans to leave Nike and start the Mamba sneaker brand https://www.talkbasket.net/116628-kobe-bryant-reportedly-had-plans-to-leave-nike-and-start-the-mamba-sneaker-brand https://www.talkbasket.net/116628-kobe-bryant-reportedly-had-plans-to-leave-nike-and-start-the-mamba-sneaker-brand#respond Wed, 30 Dec 2020 09:22:09 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116628 According to reports, the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had plans to leave Nike to start his own sneaker brand. Bryant’s plans for this venture were revealed on Tuesday by entrepreneur and co-founder of Virgin Hyperloop Shervin Pishevar:

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Kobe Bryant reportedly had plans to leave Nike and start the Mamba sneaker brand

According to reports, the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had plans to leave Nike to start his own sneaker brand.

Bryant’s plans for this venture were revealed on Tuesday by entrepreneur and co-founder of Virgin Hyperloop Shervin Pishevar:

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Practice These Skills At Home To Up Your Basketball Game https://www.talkbasket.net/116623-practice-these-skills-at-home-to-up-your-basketball-game https://www.talkbasket.net/116623-practice-these-skills-at-home-to-up-your-basketball-game#respond Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:40:10 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116623 Basketball is an amazing sport that requires skill, coordination, dexterity, and aim. The name of the game is scoring baskets, and becoming consistent on the court requires repeated practice with some of the best portable basketball hoops in the market.  Even though every player needs extra practice shooting, it is important to be well-rounded and […]

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Practice These Skills At Home To Up Your Basketball Game

Basketball is an amazing sport that requires skill, coordination, dexterity, and aim. The name of the game is scoring baskets, and becoming consistent on the court requires repeated practice with some of the best portable basketball hoops in the market. 

Even though every player needs extra practice shooting, it is important to be well-rounded and bring unique skills to your team. Here are a few extra skills to master so you can better your game!

3-Point Shots 

Every player wants to make a basket from outside the 3-point line because it will win your team extra points, but it takes lots of practice. With your home hoop set up, measure twenty feet out from the hoop in all directions, so you have a rough half-circle marked out with chalk or tape. 

When shooting, stand outside your half circle and make sure to keep the ball away from your body as it comes up, so your forearms stay perpendicular to the court. This will keep your shot straighter. 

Keeping your toes pointed towards the basket when you shoot and keeping your shoulders square will also help you make these shots!

Dribbling and Ball Control

One of the unique elements of basketball is the fast-paced movement. When guarding another player, passing the ball, or running down the court, any good player needs to practice handling the ball! 

Your skills will improve by practicing drills where you use one hand to dribble as close to the ground as possible and control two basketballs simultaneously in a windshield wiper motion. 

If you would like to make these drills more difficult, try dribbling the basketball with one hand and tossing a tennis ball up in the air with the other. The goal is to toss the tennis ball and catch it without stopping your dribbling. 

Footwork and Agility

Getting yourself close to the hoop can be the most difficult part of the game because of the defenders. The game is ultimately decided by which team has agile players who have talented players enough to dodge past the defense. 

A good way to practice and improve this skill is using a tool called a ladder, which has a series of squares tied together that lie flat on your carpet, field, or cement. You can do ladder drills involving stepping in and out of the squares as you move from one end to the other. 

Speed On The Court

Getting the ball across the court to score points will require a great deal of speed in addition to agility. There are some great drills to increase your speed and endurance, like line drills and other sprinting exercises. 

A very beneficial drill to do every day is sometimes referred to as “suicides,” where the player stands at one side of the court and sprints a quarter of the way across and back. Half of the way across and back, and eventually all the way down the court and back. 

Suicides train you to pick up speed fast and sustain your high speed all the way across the court. 

The More Practice, the More Consistency

Practice is the key to success, especially in a sport like basketball. Being agile and scoring points for your team requires hours of repetition and drills. 

Practicing 3-point shots and dribbling skills a hundred times will create muscle memory, and you will be consistent on the court. Improving speed and agility is only done through hard work and lots of conditioning drills, so be sure to put in the time and work every day!

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Larsa Pippen addresses Bronny James rumors https://www.talkbasket.net/116337-larsa-pippen-addresses-bronny-james-rumors https://www.talkbasket.net/116337-larsa-pippen-addresses-bronny-james-rumors#respond Mon, 28 Dec 2020 15:41:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116337 A single like by Bronny James of Larsa Pippen’s photo on Instagram turned into internet storm. The 16-year-old son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James explained via IG story that Pippen is his friend’s mother. LeBron himself was furious with the rumors linking his eldest son to a 46-year-old woman, saying that a […]

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Larsa Pippen addresses Bronny James rumors

A single like by Bronny James of Larsa Pippen’s photo on Instagram turned into internet storm. The 16-year-old son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James explained via IG story that Pippen is his friend’s mother.

LeBron himself was furious with the rumors linking his eldest son to a 46-year-old woman, saying that a child should not be involved in such speculations.

Pippen also tweeted an explanation on the story: “Some of these stories are so disgusting the fact that my sons friends can’t like my pics without some ppl writing some weirdo sh*t is crazy.”

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Dwyane Wade played 1-on-1 with his son Zaire: “You want to beat me, you gotta beat me” https://www.talkbasket.net/116327-dwyane-wade-played-1-on-1-with-his-son-zaire-you-want-to-beat-me-you-gotta-beat-me https://www.talkbasket.net/116327-dwyane-wade-played-1-on-1-with-his-son-zaire-you-want-to-beat-me-you-gotta-beat-me#respond Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:30:02 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116327 Retired Miami Heat legend, the 38-year-old Dwyane Wade, played a basketball 1-on-1 match against his 18-year-old son Zaire Wade. Dwyane controlled the game and gave some trash-talking before grabbing the win on his eldest son. “You want to beat me, you gotta beat me,” Dwayne told Zaire. Zaire was salty after losing to his father […]

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Dwyane Wade played 1-on-1 with his son Zaire: “You want to beat me, you gotta beat me”

Retired Miami Heat legend, the 38-year-old Dwyane Wade, played a basketball 1-on-1 match against his 18-year-old son Zaire Wade. Dwyane controlled the game and gave some trash-talking before grabbing the win on his eldest son.

“You want to beat me, you gotta beat me,” Dwayne told Zaire.

Zaire was salty after losing to his father in a 1-on-1 matchup.

“You win on post-ups, congratulations,” Zaire said.

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Michael Porter Jr. gave a Tesla car to his father on Christmas https://www.talkbasket.net/116304-michael-porter-jr-gave-a-tesla-car-to-his-father-on-christmas https://www.talkbasket.net/116304-michael-porter-jr-gave-a-tesla-car-to-his-father-on-christmas#respond Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:39:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116304 The 22-year-old Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. surprised his dad with a brand new Tesla for Christmas. Porter Jr. has played two seasons for the Nuggets. His career averages are 9.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 57 regular-season games.

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Michael Porter Jr. gave a Tesla car to his father on Christmas

The 22-year-old Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. surprised his dad with a brand new Tesla for Christmas.

Porter Jr. has played two seasons for the Nuggets. His career averages are 9.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 57 regular-season games.

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Couple Kyle Kuzma and Winnie Harlow spent Christmas together https://www.talkbasket.net/116300-couple-kyle-kuzma-and-winnie-harlow-spent-christmas-together https://www.talkbasket.net/116300-couple-kyle-kuzma-and-winnie-harlow-spent-christmas-together#respond Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:30:35 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116300 Los Angeles Lakers player Kyle Kuzma spent his first Christmas with his girlfriend, model Winnie Harlow. The couple posted a photo on social media and called it “First Kuzmas:” They endowed each other with fancy gifts:

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Couple Kyle Kuzma and Winnie Harlow spent Christmas together

Los Angeles Lakers player Kyle Kuzma spent his first Christmas with his girlfriend, model Winnie Harlow. The couple posted a photo on social media and called it “First Kuzmas:”

They endowed each other with fancy gifts:

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LeBron James shares childhood memories of playing basketball on Christmas https://www.talkbasket.net/115983-lebron-james-shares-childhood-memories-of-playing-basketball-on-christmas https://www.talkbasket.net/115983-lebron-james-shares-childhood-memories-of-playing-basketball-on-christmas#respond Sat, 26 Dec 2020 00:41:40 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115983 LeBron James is a generational talent and he never fails to remind us how much of a big part of his life is the game of basketball. In particular, the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar shared some childhood memories of playing the game on Christmas. The King shared his memories on social media since he said […]

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LeBron James shares childhood memories of playing basketball on Christmas

LeBron James is a generational talent and he never fails to remind us how much of a big part of his life is the game of basketball.

In particular, the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar shared some childhood memories of playing the game on Christmas. The King shared his memories on social media since he said that he loves to play basketball on Christmas.

“Hooping on Christmas Day ain’t nothing new to me! Been doing this and love it even more every year since then! Merry Xmas to all out there!” James wrote.

James and the Lakers will be looking for their first win of the young season on Christmas Day against the Mavericks following their opening night loss against the Clippers.

The veteran superstar is expected to play despite turning his ankle in the first game against the Clippers that caused him to miss the final moments of the game.

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James Harden responds to alleged strip club video https://www.talkbasket.net/115676-james-harden-responds-to-alleged-strip-club-video https://www.talkbasket.net/115676-james-harden-responds-to-alleged-strip-club-video#respond Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:27:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115676 The Houston Rockets superstar James Harden responded to allegations that he was at a strip club in a video which surfaced recently. Harden denied allegations claiming that he “went to show love to his homegirl at her event (not a strip club)”. “ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. I WENT TO SHOW LOVE TO MY HOMEGIRL AT […]

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James Harden responds to alleged strip club video

The Houston Rockets superstar James Harden responded to allegations that he was at a strip club in a video which surfaced recently. Harden denied allegations claiming that he “went to show love to his homegirl at her event (not a strip club)”.

“ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. I WENT TO SHOW LOVE TO MY HOMEGIRL AT HER EVENT (NOT A STRIP CLUB) BECAUSE SHE IS BECOMING A BOSS AND PUTTING HER PEOPLE IN POSITION OF SUCCESS AND NOW IT’S A PROBLEM.

“EVERYDAY IT’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

“NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES PEOPLE TRY TO DRAG MY NAME UNDER YOU CAN’T.

“THE REAL ALWAYS END ON TOP.”

James Harden

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The video of James Harden at the strip club https://www.talkbasket.net/115659-the-video-of-james-harden-at-the-strip-club https://www.talkbasket.net/115659-the-video-of-james-harden-at-the-strip-club#respond Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:30:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115659 Houston Rockets are working with the NBA to review this clip of James Harden at a strip club. Harden could miss the season opener if the video of him allegedly at the club is recent enough to violate COVID-19 rules.

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The video of James Harden at the strip club

Houston Rockets are working with the NBA to review this clip of James Harden at a strip club. Harden could miss the season opener if the video of him allegedly at the club is recent enough to violate COVID-19 rules.

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Rajon Rondo accuser punched in face by Rondo’s girlfriend (Video) https://www.talkbasket.net/115538-rajon-rondo-accuser-punched-in-face-by-rondos-girlfriend-video https://www.talkbasket.net/115538-rajon-rondo-accuser-punched-in-face-by-rondos-girlfriend-video#respond Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:25:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115538 Atlanta Hawks star guard Rajon Rondo appeared to nudge a woman into a car and then stand by as his girlfriend punched her in the face … new video obtained by TMZ Sports shows. Rondo, his GF and another woman were involved in an altercation at an apartment complex in Los Angeles back on July […]

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Rajon Rondo accuser punched in face by Rondo’s girlfriend (Video)

Atlanta Hawks star guard Rajon Rondo appeared to nudge a woman into a car and then stand by as his girlfriend punched her in the face … new video obtained by TMZ Sports shows.

Rondo, his GF and another woman were involved in an altercation at an apartment complex in Los Angeles back on July 28.

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Barack Obama explains why Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all-time https://www.talkbasket.net/115244-barack-obama-explains-why-stephen-curry-is-the-best-shooter-of-all-time https://www.talkbasket.net/115244-barack-obama-explains-why-stephen-curry-is-the-best-shooter-of-all-time#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2020 17:33:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115244 Barack Obama is known for his close relationship with basketball, and he is not afraid of sharing his opinion on various debates around the sport. In one of those, the former President of the United States explained to Bill Simmons why Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all-time. “I have not seen anybody who […]

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Barack Obama explains why Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all-time

Barack Obama is known for his close relationship with basketball, and he is not afraid of sharing his opinion on various debates around the sport.

In one of those, the former President of the United States explained to Bill Simmons why Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all-time.

“I have not seen anybody who can shoot that way, in as many ways, in as unlikely ways, as consistently as Steph Curry.”

The Warriors’ superstar had some incredible seasons using his unreal three-point ability to dissect NBA defenses and become almost unstoppable.

In 11 years in the NBA, Curry has built up quite a resume, earning six All-Star appearances, six All-NBA appearances, two MVPs, and three NBA Championships.

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Will the Phoenix Suns finally make the Playoffs? https://www.talkbasket.net/115184-will-the-phoenix-suns-finally-make-the-playoffs https://www.talkbasket.net/115184-will-the-phoenix-suns-finally-make-the-playoffs#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2020 10:33:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115184 With the Suns missing the Playoffs this past season, it marked a 10 year Playoff drought for the them. Devin Booker has been with them the past 5 seasons and he’s a tremendous talent; one of the most underrated players in the league. However, his success in the league has been minimal, to say the […]

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Will the Phoenix Suns finally make the Playoffs?

With the Suns missing the Playoffs this past season, it marked a 10 year Playoff drought for the them. Devin Booker has been with them the past 5 seasons and he’s a tremendous talent; one of the most underrated players in the league. However, his success in the league has been minimal, to say the least. But it could all change this season with the signing of Chris Paul.

Even though Chris Paul is 35 now, he’s still an elite point guard in the league. Last season, he led the Thunder to the 5th seed in the West, which for their roster, was very impressive. I envision him having a similar effect on the Suns this season and his leadership should have a great impact on the relatively young Suns team. As for Devin Booker, he should finally make the Playoffs this season and I think we’ll see his game elevate to a new level.

After his impressive run in the Bubble, and Phoenix going 8-0 at one point, Booker looked the best he ever has. He’s been gradually improving each season and has proven himself as one of the best Shooting Guards in the league, but he still has another level he can reach. With him only been 24, he has plenty of time left in his career and I think there could be a time we consider Booker the best Shooting Guard in the league.

With Chris Paul now on the Suns, they’ve got another offensive threat and someone who can take some of the scoring pressure off Booker. Booker will also be able to play off the ball a bit more, as Chris Paul can run the floor, so Booker should get a lot more catch and shoot opportunities. I’m also excited to see how Paul and DeAndre Ayton work in the pick and roll as Ayton certainly has the potential to be a great Centre in the league. He’s only had two years in the league so far but he’s very efficient from in and around the paint, and he’s not half bad on defense either.

So my prediction for the Suns this season is quite high if I’m honest, but I think they can pull it off. I predict they’ll finish 5th seed in the West, where Chris Paul finished last season with the Thunder. The Suns should almost have a Big 3 with Paul, Booker and Ayton and I expect Ayton to take some big steps in his game this year, just like Booker. Paul’s leadership should be a notable factor in this too and there is a lot that can be learned from Paul. Let’s just wait and see how good they really are.

Why has no one recreated Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s skyhook?

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Larsa Pippen visits Malik Beasley in Minnesota as romance story continues https://www.talkbasket.net/115076-larsa-pippen-visits-malik-beasley-in-minnesota-as-romance-story-continues https://www.talkbasket.net/115076-larsa-pippen-visits-malik-beasley-in-minnesota-as-romance-story-continues#respond Fri, 18 Dec 2020 23:01:36 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115076 Larsa Pippen continues her romance story with Malik Beasley, as the couple enjoyed a night out in Minnesota earlier this week. As reported by Daily Mail and Us Weekly, Larsa Pippen visited Beasley in Minnesota, as the Wolves player is getting ready for the start of the NBA season. Pippen and Beasley started dating almost […]

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Larsa Pippen visits Malik Beasley in Minnesota as romance story continues

Larsa Pippen continues her romance story with Malik Beasley, as the couple enjoyed a night out in Minnesota earlier this week.

As reported by Daily Mail and Us Weekly, Larsa Pippen visited Beasley in Minnesota, as the Wolves player is getting ready for the start of the NBA season.

Pippen and Beasley started dating almost a month ago, when they were pictured together holding hands in Miami.

Meanwhile, Beasley’s wife, Montaya Yao, has already filed for divorce.

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DeMar DeRozan on sharing his mental health issues publicly https://www.talkbasket.net/114943-demar-derozan-on-sharing-his-mental-health-issues-publicly https://www.talkbasket.net/114943-demar-derozan-on-sharing-his-mental-health-issues-publicly#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2020 17:02:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114943 While appearing on the All The Smoke podcast hosted by former NBA players Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, the San Antonio Spurs star wing DeMar DeRozan opened up about his mental health struggles and discusses the impact of sharing his issues publicly. DeRozan has played 11 seasons for the Toronto Raptors and Spurs. His career […]

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DeMar DeRozan on sharing his mental health issues publicly

While appearing on the All The Smoke podcast hosted by former NBA players Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, the San Antonio Spurs star wing DeMar DeRozan opened up about his mental health struggles and discusses the impact of sharing his issues publicly.

DeRozan has played 11 seasons for the Toronto Raptors and Spurs. His career averages are 20.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 820 regular-season games. He has been selected to play in 4 All-Star Games.

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Roy Jones Jr. explains why Nate Robinson lost to Jake Paul https://www.talkbasket.net/114843-roy-jones-jr-explains-why-nate-robinson-lost-to-jake-paul https://www.talkbasket.net/114843-roy-jones-jr-explains-why-nate-robinson-lost-to-jake-paul#respond Wed, 16 Dec 2020 18:49:57 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114843 During his appearance on the Club Shay Shay podcast hosted by the three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. told Shannon why former NBA guard Nate Robinson lost to YouTube sensation Jake Paul and compared weight differences between him and another boxing icon Mike Tyson: […]

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Roy Jones Jr. explains why Nate Robinson lost to Jake Paul

During his appearance on the Club Shay Shay podcast hosted by the three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. told Shannon why former NBA guard Nate Robinson lost to YouTube sensation Jake Paul and compared weight differences between him and another boxing icon Mike Tyson:

“Nate’s only 5’9” 181 pounds, while Jake came down from 210. People looked at me and Mike and said: ‘Y’all are about the same size.’ No, we’re not. You see Mike’s head? He’s capable of totting way more weight than I am.”

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What will the Miami Heat be like this season? https://www.talkbasket.net/114730-what-will-the-miami-heat-be-like-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/114730-what-will-the-miami-heat-be-like-this-season#respond Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:52:47 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114730 With the Miami Heat’s unexpected success this season, what can we expect the Heat to be like next season? Well, that’s quite a tough question to answer but let’s break it down. First of all, the Heat have a very similar roster, still, to what they had last season. They still have Jimmy Butler and […]

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What will the Miami Heat be like this season?

With the Miami Heat’s unexpected success this season, what can we expect the Heat to be like next season? Well, that’s quite a tough question to answer but let’s break it down.

First of all, the Heat have a very similar roster, still, to what they had last season. They still have Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, who are their two main players and they have made some nice additions too. They picked up Maurice Harkless and Avery Bradley who can add some depth to the roster but they, unfortunately, lost Jae Crowder and Justise Winslow. All in all, their roster is neither better nor worse, in my opinion.

But then it’s important to look at their competition this season as well. The Bucks will be as strong as they always are, and Giannis will only get better. The Celtics should improve as well, as their roster is fairly young. The Nets could be a big problem, with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving being back healthy as well. But they’re the only three teams that I’d say are better than the Heat. The East is looking fairly weak for this upcoming season.

In terms of skill, the Heat are a similar level to the Pacers, Raptors, 76ers and Wizards and, in a 7 game series, I would have the Heat as the favourite for each. Jimmy Butler has shown how great he really is and if he can play like that again this upcoming season, then I see no reason as to why he can’t lead the Heat to another Finals appearance. It’s a tough challenge, but I think Jimmy and the Heat are up for it.

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Remembering Bruce O’Neil, a basketball visionary https://www.talkbasket.net/114555-remembering-bruce-oneil-a-basketball-visionary https://www.talkbasket.net/114555-remembering-bruce-oneil-a-basketball-visionary#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2020 18:23:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114555 Bruce O’Neil was an integral part of international basketball for decades. He made a lasting impact on the coaching fraternity, on players’ lives, on building a global basketball community. O’Neil died of a heart attack on Nov. 21 in Oregon. He was 75. He is survived by his wife, Eileen, four children, six grand children […]

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Bruce O’Neil was an integral part of international basketball for decades.

He made a lasting impact on the coaching fraternity, on players’ lives, on building a global basketball community.

O’Neil died of a heart attack on Nov. 21 in Oregon. He was 75.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, four children, six grand children and one great-granddaughter.

A lifetime in basketball

A native of Tacoma, Washington, he played college ball at the University of Hawaii in the 1960s. After settling in Oregon, he returned with his bride to Hawaii to complete his bachelor’s degree. O’Neil also landed a job as the top assistant coach for Hawaii in 1969. At age 27, he took over as head coach in 1973. It was a short stint in charge for O’Neil.

Hawaii did experience success and high-profile opponents during O’Neil’s stint at the helm. For instance, in the 1974-75 season, Hawaii played Bobby Knight-led Indiana in the Rainbow Classic title game. The Hoosiers, who were ranked No. 2 at the time, went 31-1 that season. Indiana won the game 69-52.

During O’Neil’s third season at the helm, he was axed in 1976.

Former Rainbow Warriors player, assistant coach and head coach Bob Nash remembered O’Neil as an important figure in Hawaii hoops history.

“He was chiefly responsible for recruiting the great talent to UH in the ’70s,” Nash said recently. “He made some laps in judgment that cost him from being a long tenure coach at Hawaii. He and his family are dear friends of mine and it’s so sad he left us so soon.”

O’Neil was involved in various basketball-related projects for the next decade and a half before finding his true niche. He served as president of the United States Basketball Academy from its inception in 1992 until his death.

The USBA provided opportunities

Five years after a dream was hatched, the USBA opened its doors. It was nestled in an ideal setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and a myriad of actions. The USBA campus is 47 miles east of Eugene, Oregon, and sits on 46 acres in the McKenzie River Valley in Blue River. It was there where Bruce O’Neil forged lifelong connections with generations of players and coaches. Perhaps in the future a gym in China will have a statue of him proudly on display.

O’Neil has been instrumental in helping growth the game in China since the USBA was established. His obituary, which was posted on tributearchive.com noted: “With over 130 trips to China, he is considered one of the foremost experts regarding China basketball. During those years the USBA has trained over 2,000 Chinese players, coaches and administrators at its world class training facility in Oregon and Bruce has led over 30 USA all-star teams to China for various competitions…”

The United States Basketball Academy opened its doors in 1997.

Longtime international basketball coach Bob Pierce, who has guided teams in China and Japan throughout the 21st century in addition to his current work as a scout for the Miami Heat, was a close friend of O’Neil’s and witnessed his love for the game and the role that the USBA played in helping grow the game.The USBA became a destination to go to to learn about the game.

“(It) has hosted basketball teams and coaches from around the world,” Pierce noted. “Japan, China, Korea, Colombia, England, Lebanon, these countries and more have sent teams ranging from youth and college teams all the way up to the top professional and national teams, to train and learn from some of the top coaches in the United States.

“Cabins on the camp site are named after coaches like John Wooden, Pete Newell, Dale Brown, Jim Harrick and Bob Hill, all famous coaches who helped Bruce bring the USBA into existence.”

Chamberlain ‘encouraged’ O’Neil to open a camp

“Wilt Chamberlain was the one who encouraged Bruce to open up a basketball camp, and also insisted that the words ‘United States’ be part of the name,” Pierce recalled. “A picture of a young Yao Ming standing outside the Great Hall greets visitors to the USBA’s dining hall.

“During my busiest summer working at the USBA in 2006, former NBA Hall of Fame players Rick Barry and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stopped by to visit Bruce O’Neil and watch the camps.”

Reflecting on his long friendship with O’Neil, Pierce admitted that “I find it hard to believe that Bruce has left us.”

Pierce added: “He was one of the most positive people I have ever known with a great vision for what basketball could be in China and around the world. My lasting image of Bruce will always be him grilling steaks outside the Great Hall at the USBA, smiling and happy to be hosting players and coaches from somewhere around the world. “

Bruce O’Neil loved the USBA’s camaraderie and learning environment.

Final interaction with O’Neil

Two days before he passed away, O’Neil connected with Pierce via WeChat.

Kevin Zhang, a 6-foot-9 rookie for the Liaoning Flying Leopards had notched a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) in his first official Chinese Basketball Association game.

O’Neil was delighted to receive the news from Pierce.

“That’s my boy!!”O’Neil replied on the social messaging app.

Strong ties with the students

“Kevin Zhang is another in a long line of Bruce’s ‘adopted sons and daughters’  in China,” Pierce pointed out.

He went on: “Over the past 20 years almost every important player, coach, or top league official from China has spent time with Bruce at the USBA in Blue River, Oregon or has stayed at his home in Eugene. Many lived with Bruce and his wife for months at a time. Kevin had done both, staying with Bruce to improve his English, then moving on to play high school basketball at two different schools before playing two seasons at Tulane University. Bruce also took his grandson Kaelan’s high school team (South Eugene) to Shenyang, China, Kevin’s hometown in Liaoning province, on a summer trip partially arranged by Kevin’s mom, a high-ranking government official in Liaoning.”

Longtime USBA president Bruce O’Neil and former bj-league commissioner Toshimitsu Kawachi

First visit with O’Neil in 1997

For Bob Pierce, his first interaction with O’Neil occurred in 1997, when he was serving as an assistant under Bob Gaillard at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

O’Neil and Gaillard were friends, and had been coaching rivals when Gaillard worked at the University of San Francisco. (He was the 1977 NCAA Coach of the Year.)

“We drove down to Blue River, Oregon, to Bruce’s unfinished camp site, for a fantasy basketball camp featuring a Hall of Fame former NBA player, Rick Barry,” Pierce recalled. “The indoor gym hadn’t even been built yet, so all drills were done on the outdoor courts. Which became a problem the next day when it rained and forced us indoors. That led to a day of watching basketball videos that Bruce’s video company had produced. The highlight of the weekend was an outdoor dinner and campfire, with a fantasy camper asking Rick Barry if he thought Michael Jordan was the greatest player of all time. (The look on Rick’s face was priceless. I’m not sure you can ask Rick a question like that without including him as one of the contenders for the title.)

“With no gym, and only a handful of campers at the unofficial opening, it was hard to imagine what the USBA would become. Only a few months later, I left for Japan to become the assistant coach for the Hitachi Rising Sun in the JBL 2nd Division. My coaching career in Asia and the USBA have the same birth year, 1997.

“Every year when I would return to Portland, I would visit with Coach Gaillard. He would update me on the USBA, and talk about his trips to China with Bruce to do basketball clinics. I was getting more intrigued, especially after Bob told me about the first Big Man and Guard Camp held at the USBA featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and former NBA guard Jay Humphries.”

Coaches, including Bob Hill (third from right) and Bob Pierce (right), savored opportunities to work with Bruce O’Neil.

A visionary leader

Bruce O’Neil wasn’t interested in just teaching the game in the Oregon backwoods. He had lofty ambitions. He wanted to spread the institute’s knowledge by working in the world’s most populous country.

“In January of 2005 I let Bruce know I was in Beijing to watch a few CBA games,” Pierce stated. “The day before I was set to return to Japan, I received an email from Bruce saying he had arrived in China to do a clinic for college coaches, which included an invitation to join them at the Olympic Training Center. Over the next couple of days, I was able to watch Jim Harrick and Bob Hill do their clinics. I also traveled with them to visit the Great Wall.  

“When we parted ways, Bruce extended the invitation to work at the 2005 Big Man and Guard Camp, which was going to be run by Bob Hill. Bruce was always a big picture guy, a dreamer, someone who had ideas that others would call crazy. Within months, as the Big Man and Guard Camp approached, Bruce had convinced me to leave Japan to help him start the USBA Chinese Institute that he was planning to open in the fall of 2005.”

Hill dished out hoop wisdom

Traveling back and forth across the Pacific Ocean provide opportunities for Pierce to be around O’Neil’s well-connected circle, which included some great basketball minds and innovative thinkers.

Just ask Pierce.

“Working with Bob Hill at the 2005 Big Man and Guard Camp was like getting an  advanced degree in basketball,” he said recently. “Several big men from the University of Kentucky and the University of Oregon were in attendance. This is why coaches came to the USBA. We often learned more than the teams and players who came there to train.”

The camp produced a competitive environment.

Which, in turn, prepared players for potential careers in the pros.

Pierce recalled, “The Big Man and Guard Camp was immediately followed by the CBA Draft Camp. Nineteen of the 20 CBA teams from China came to the USBA to watch dozens of prospects play and then draft two for their teams. This is where I saw the compassionate side of Bruce. Coaching at the highest levels is tough. Coaches get fired for losing. Some know they will never coach at the NCAA D-I level again. One of the coaches in 2005 was Pete Gillen, who that year was fired after seven seasons at the University of Virginia. Pete had been Bruce’s assistant at Hawaii in 1975-76. Many coaches used the USBA as a way to make connections for their next job, or like Pete, to transition from coaching into broadcasting.

“In the evenings the coaches, from the NBA, NCAA, NAIA, and overseas would sit in the cabins named after Dale Brown, Pete Newell, and John Wooden talking basketball. Some of the best clinics I’ve ever attended were in these evening sessions.”

The USBA Chinese Institute attends a Rockets-Blazers game on Dec. 11, 2005, and meets Yao Ming.

USBA Chinese Institute’s Mixed Success

After many delays, on October 21, 2005, nine of the eventual 10 young players arrived at the USBA from junior teams in China.

It was full immersion in basketball, academics and American culture for them, including homestays with American families over the Christmas holidays.

“We played games against the JV teams at local colleges like Willamette University in Salem, and Concordia College in Portland,” Pierce noted. “One of them went to on to play at the University of Hawaii before returning to play in the CBA for a few seasons. Two of these original players are still playing in the CBA during this current 2020-2021 season. The USBA Chinese Institute only lasted a few years, but it typified Bruce’s ambitious projects.

“I lived at the USBA during most of 2006, again working at the Big Man and Guard Camp and the CBA Draft Camp. The bj-league commissioner, Toshimitsu Kawachi, was also a guest at the USBA that summer as he wanted to see how the CBA Draft Camp worked. Later in the summer we also brought the Nihon University men’s basketball to the USBA for a training camp.”

For Pierce, back to Asia

Even after his work took home back to China, then Japan and back to China again, Pierce found fulfillment in staying connected with the USBA and his good friend Bruce O’Neil.

In short, it was a yearly ritual.

“I left the USBA in the fall of 2006 to start a new team in Shenzhen, China. Later returning to Japan to spend five seasons coaching in the bj-league. But from 2006 until 2019 every time I returned to Portland, Oregon, I would drive down to Eugene to visit Bruce,” Pierce explained.

“I would usually arrange my trips based on who was visiting the USBA. Training camp for Zhejiang Guangsha from the CBA. A club team from Colombia. The Bulldogs from London, England. The Beijing Ducks junior team. The Beijing women’s team. Three young players from Korea. A young prospect from Mongolia whose father was 7 feet tall. The junior women’s team from Shandong, China.”

COVID-19 disruptions

Until the end of his productive life, Bruce O’Neil was always thinking of ways to grow the game, connect people and provide opportunities.

Case in point: His latest project “was a cooperation with Beijing Shougang, the parent company of the Beijing Ducks, to host their Pioneer Program,” Pierce reported. “In 2019 there were about 50 young Chinese players living at the USBA, playing basketball and studying English, with the goal of eventually enrolling in high schools or colleges in the United States.
“COVID-19 disrupted the program in 2020, and now with Bruce’s passing, no one knows what will happen to it. But it certainly illustrates Bruce’s ambitious plans to help as many basketball players in China, and around the world, as possible.”

A special environment

While the USBA Chinese Institute didn’t have a long history like its founder in Oregon, it left an indelible mark on former players. And that fact resonates with Pierce when he thinks about the special bonds that were formed there.

“I stay in touch with many of the original USBA Chinese Institute players from the first two years,” he said. “Many are now married with kids, working at normal jobs. All are still involved with basketball and dream of meeting again at the USBA in Blue River, Oregon, with their kids in tow, so that their children can experience the same things that they did.

“That is Bruce O’Neil’s legacy.”

For more information about the United States Basketball Academy, visit usbausa.com.

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Best Basketball Games To Play On The Internet https://www.talkbasket.net/114562-best-basketball-games-to-play-on-the-internet https://www.talkbasket.net/114562-best-basketball-games-to-play-on-the-internet#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2020 04:04:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114562 Every fifth US citizen aged between 18 and 34 is an avid basketball fan and every third regularly watches the game. The stats across other countries may be lower but the fact remains: basketball is one of the most popular games. And the best thing is that anyone can be a basketball star. All that […]

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Best Basketball Games To Play On The Internet

Every fifth US citizen aged between 18 and 34 is an avid basketball fan and every third regularly watches the game. The stats across other countries may be lower but the fact remains: basketball is one of the most popular games. And the best thing is that anyone can be a basketball star. All that is needed is a smartphone or personal computer and an Internet connection.

Online games give a chance to kill time and have some fun without a need to overthink. Below we have made a list of the best online basketball games which you can play on different devices. Read our description, pick the title you liked the most, and start playing immediately. We guarantee that you’ll immediately forget about boredom.

Basketball Stars

The game of basketball was invented in 1891 and who would have thought that nowadays everyone would be able to enjoy it on a screen. Basketball Stars is a Madpuffers creation for one or two players. You can choose a favorite team and players including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and many others.

Players can choose a solo- or a duo-mode, try out the defensive and offensive approaches, and score all imaginable combinations. Basketball Stars has a quick mode where you can play a random game for fun. To move players, use the WASD combo. A+A is used to dash.

Basketball Classic Games

This might not be the most classical variation but surely deserves your attention. Especially if you not only love basketball but also don’t mind making a few spins at an online casino. Here are the most popular basketball-themed slots on the modern market:

  • Basketball Game
  • Basketball Star
  • Slam Dunk
  • Slam Funk
  • Dennis Rodman Slot

You can find the above mobile games and other entertaining titles at NZ Casino HEX, one of the biggest gaming guides for Kiwis. Just make sure you have enough free time because these games will keep you engaged for hours. And the best part is that you can try them out for free without a need to spend a cent.

Tap-Tap Shots

Some might say that tapping games are already in the past but we are sure that they still have lots of fans across the world. These games are endless and you can play them without worrying much about the stats and skills. At Tap-Tap your goal is to score as much as possible and to improve your own highest result. The game can be played on all sorts of devices.

To pitch the ball, press the left mouse key and then use controls to score the ball into the net. There is a set timer, so you might need to hurry up if you want to improve the stats. But let us warn you: this simple game with clear mechanics can be rather addictive.

Basketball Skills

As you get from the title, this game is created for those who want to polish their mastership of the game. Basketball Skills is available in several modes including time attack, arcade, and distance mode. Your main goal, obviously, is to score baskets in the chosen mode.

Not depending on the session (except the Time Attack), you have ten balls to succeed. When the game progresses, it becomes more difficult to score. Each mode has its own peculiarities, so you will never be bored. For example, if choosing Time Attack you have an unlimited number of balls and need to score as many of them as possible within the indicated time.

Basketball games to play on mobile

Even though most games are already created with smartphone users in mind and you can pick a title that runs both on desktop and mobile, there are games that can be played only on the go. The most popular are:

  • Free Throw
  • Basketball Stars
  • Dunk Shoot
  • Basketball Line

These games are available in numerous modes where you can choose a favorite player or team, try out different combinations, and even chat with other players.

A great way to kill time and boost your skills

It doesn’t matter whether you are searching for a way to boost your basketball skills or simply want to escape boredom, games mentioned in this article will surely keep you engaged for hours.

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Wizards’ player Rui Hachimura was spotted with LaMelo Ball’s ex-girlfriend Ashley Alvano https://www.talkbasket.net/114247-wizards-player-rui-hachimura-was-spotted-with-lamelo-balls-ex-girlfriend-ashley-alvano https://www.talkbasket.net/114247-wizards-player-rui-hachimura-was-spotted-with-lamelo-balls-ex-girlfriend-ashley-alvano#respond Sat, 12 Dec 2020 09:42:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114247 A girl Ashley Alvano, who became widely known for her connection with basketball player LaMelo Ball through his high school days, was spotted with the Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura. Alvano will turn 20 on Dec 20 this year when Rui Hachimura is a 22-year-old. Hachimura has played one season for the Wizards. His career averages are […]

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Wizards’ player Rui Hachimura was spotted with LaMelo Ball’s ex-girlfriend Ashley Alvano

A girl Ashley Alvano, who became widely known for her connection with basketball player LaMelo Ball through his high school days, was spotted with the Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura.

Alvano will turn 20 on Dec 20 this year when Rui Hachimura is a 22-year-old.

Hachimura has played one season for the Wizards. His career averages are 13.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 48 regular-season games.

Meanwhile, LaMelo Ball got a custom 14k gold, diamond-encrusted grill just before the upcoming 2020/2021 NBA season.

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Kyrie Irving responds to NBA after getting fined for not attending media sessions https://www.talkbasket.net/114162-kyrie-irving-responds-to-nba-after-getting-fined-for-not-attending-media-sessions https://www.talkbasket.net/114162-kyrie-irving-responds-to-nba-after-getting-fined-for-not-attending-media-sessions#respond Fri, 11 Dec 2020 20:33:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114162 The Brooklyn Nets’ superstar Kyrie Irving had a vigorous response to getting fined for not attending media sessions last week. The league issued a $25,000 fine to both Irving and the Nets, per Shams Charania. The 2016 champion sent a message to the NBA and the media via an official statement. In the statement, Irving […]

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Kyrie Irving responds to NBA after getting fined for not attending media sessions

The Brooklyn Nets’ superstar Kyrie Irving had a vigorous response to getting fined for not attending media sessions last week.

The league issued a $25,000 fine to both Irving and the Nets, per Shams Charania. The 2016 champion sent a message to the NBA and the media via an official statement.

In the statement, Irving used a quote from human rights activist Malcolm X and called for the money to be donated to “marginalized communities”.

Irving has denied multiple requests to speak with the media since preseason camp started on Dec. 1.

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LeBron James won TIME’s 2020 Athlete of the Year award https://www.talkbasket.net/114103-lebron-james-won-times-2020-athlete-of-the-year-award https://www.talkbasket.net/114103-lebron-james-won-times-2020-athlete-of-the-year-award#respond Fri, 11 Dec 2020 11:43:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114103 Los Angeles Lakers star forward and reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James has been named TIME’s 2020 Athlete of the Year. The 35-year-old James made a meaningful impact on and off the court this season, leading the Lakers to their 17th NBA championship and starting a nonprofit campaign to help fight voter suppression nationwide, reports […]

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LeBron James won TIME’s 2020 Athlete of the Year award

Los Angeles Lakers star forward and reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James has been named TIME’s 2020 Athlete of the Year.

The 35-year-old James made a meaningful impact on and off the court this season, leading the Lakers to their 17th NBA championship and starting a nonprofit campaign to help fight voter suppression nationwide, reports NBA.com:

Recently, he also won the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year award for the third time:

LeBron James’ best plays from his championship 2019-20 season:

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How good will LaMelo Ball be this year? https://www.talkbasket.net/113937-how-good-will-lamelo-ball-be-this-year https://www.talkbasket.net/113937-how-good-will-lamelo-ball-be-this-year#respond Thu, 10 Dec 2020 17:31:54 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113937 After what was a unique NBA draft, as it was obviously all online, who is most likely to succeed in the NBA and who is set to win ROTY? By far the most well-known player in this draft class is LaMelo Ball, brother of Pelican’s guard Lonzo Ball. Although he was selected one spot behind […]

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How good will LaMelo Ball be this year?

After what was a unique NBA draft, as it was obviously all online, who is most likely to succeed in the NBA and who is set to win ROTY? By far the most well-known player in this draft class is LaMelo Ball, brother of Pelican’s guard Lonzo Ball. Although he was selected one spot behind his brother, I believe his potential is much greater and I believe he’ll win ROTY.

LaMelo does play the point like his brother Lonzo but he’s even taller than he is, standing at 6’8. This makes him the second tallest point guard in the NBA, only behind Ben Simmons. Even though he’s not as good at passing as his brother, he’s better than him in other ways. I would say he’s a better ball handler and for his size, I’m surprised he’s as quick as he is. I’ve seen many ankle breakers from LaMelo in his High School days, then overseas and then in his Dad’s league, the Junior Basketball Association, so I hope we see more in the NBA. With him being drafted to the Hornets, they’re obviously not the best team in the league so he should get a lot of playing time this season. They do have Terry Rozier though, who I think is a very underrated point guard, so I think they’ll play Rozier off the ball and LaMelo at the point.

An area where LaMelo is no match for Lonzo is defense but Lamelo isn’t a bad defender. If you look at old videos from 3 or 4 years ago when LaMelo was first in the spotlight, his defense was terrible and he didn’t put much effort in. As well, you would often catch him cherry-picking with him sometimes not even making the effort to get back on defense. But from what I’ve seen recently, he’s changed a lot. He makes a conscientious effort to have his knees bent when guarding his man and to stay in front of him. With LaMelo being so tall, he’ll always have a hard time keeping up with shorter guards, but when he’s guarding players that are a similar height, he can really hold his own. He will need to get a bit more muscular now that he’s in the NBA but most players are quite slender when they enter the league so this is no concern to me.

Where Lamelo excels though, is his shooting. He has a pretty good mid-range shot and his 3 is decent. Something I like is that he’s recently altered his shooting form a bit, as his old form was quite inconsistent. He used to release the ball very far on the left side of his body which caused his elbow to flare out, making his shot less accurate. But from what I’ve seen recently, his right leg doesn’t swing out as much as it used to and he releases the ball much more centrally. His elbow and wrist now sit further under the ball when he releases his shot so he should start shooting more consistently.

So I think LaMelo is a real contender for Rookie Of The Year this year and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Hornet’s are exciting to watch with the new duo of him and Gordon Hayward. We’ll just have to wait and see though.

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LaVar Ball reacts to LaMelo getting a new VVS grill https://www.talkbasket.net/113912-lavar-ball-reacts-to-lamelo-getting-a-new-vvs-grill https://www.talkbasket.net/113912-lavar-ball-reacts-to-lamelo-getting-a-new-vvs-grill#respond Thu, 10 Dec 2020 07:55:40 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113912 LaVar Ball, the Big Baller Brand co-founder and father of three NBA players, responds to the news that his youngest son LaMelo got a new custom VVS grill. The 19-year-old point guard was drafted 3rd overall by the Charlotte Hornets last month and before the upcoming 2020/2021 NBA season marked his NBA career with a 14K gold, […]

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LaVar Ball reacts to LaMelo getting a new VVS grill

LaVar Ball, the Big Baller Brand co-founder and father of three NBA players, responds to the news that his youngest son LaMelo got a new custom VVS grill.

The 19-year-old point guard was drafted 3rd overall by the Charlotte Hornets last month and before the upcoming 2020/2021 NBA season marked his NBA career with a 14K gold, diamond-encrusted grill:

See how LaVar reacted to his son’s choice and what he thinks about it:

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LaMelo Ball got a custom VVS diamond grill https://www.talkbasket.net/113908-lamelo-ball-got-a-custom-vvs-diamond-grill https://www.talkbasket.net/113908-lamelo-ball-got-a-custom-vvs-diamond-grill#respond Thu, 10 Dec 2020 07:24:10 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113908 The 19-year-old LaMelo Ball, who was selected No. 3 overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2020 NBA Draft, unusually marked his start in the NBA. According to TMZ Sports, a promising young point guard got a pair of 14k white gold chompers (8 top teeth, 8 bottoms) with VVS diamonds in a honeycomb set. Custom […]

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LaMelo Ball got a custom VVS diamond grill

The 19-year-old LaMelo Ball, who was selected No. 3 overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2020 NBA Draft, unusually marked his start in the NBA.

According to TMZ Sports, a promising young point guard got a pair of 14k white gold chompers (8 top teeth, 8 bottoms) with VVS diamonds in a honeycomb set. Custom gold, diamond-encrusted grill made special for LaMelo by AP The Jeweler from Atlanta. Rookie demonstrated his permanent grill on the AP The Jeweler’s official Instagram account.

Last season, Ball performed in 12 games for the National Basketball League’s Hawks team based out of Australia, averaging 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.8 assists in the professional league.

See how LaVar Ball reacted that his youngest son got a new VVS grill.

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Paul Pierce is getting sued by his weed man over unpaid wages https://www.talkbasket.net/113841-paul-pierce-is-getting-sued-by-his-weed-man-over-unpaid-wages https://www.talkbasket.net/113841-paul-pierce-is-getting-sued-by-his-weed-man-over-unpaid-wages#respond Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:38:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113841 NBA legend and now ESPN analyst, the 43-year-old Paul Pierce is being sued over an alleged weed deal gone bad, according to TMZ Sports. The 2008 NBA champion and Finals MVP was sued by Kenneth Johnson, who works in the weed market. Pierce appointed Mr. Johnson in 2016 to “design and develop a warehouse to cultivate […]

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Paul Pierce is getting sued by his weed man over unpaid wages

NBA legend and now ESPN analyst, the 43-year-old Paul Pierce is being sued over an alleged weed deal gone bad, according to TMZ Sports. The 2008 NBA champion and Finals MVP was sued by Kenneth Johnson, who works in the weed market.

Pierce appointed Mr. Johnson in 2016 to “design and develop a warehouse to cultivate cannabis from inception to completion”, according to the lawsuit. Disagreements between the parties had arisen when Pierce decided to cut Johnson’s payment from $10,000 to $4,000 per month until Pierce had the product to sell at the full rate.

Johnson declares that Pierce reduced pay to get the business operating because they couldn’t get weed plants into the warehouse until 2018. The former basketball player motivated his decision by saying that he has to pay salaries to employees and can’t store the product at the full amount.

Johnson reportedly wasn’t getting his full payment as of Nov. 19 and decided to leave the business. Johnson is accusing Pierce of backpay “plus unpaid overtime, missed meal period violations and more”, according to TMZ Sports.

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Gilbert Arenas: LeBron James & Steph laughing hurt Nate Robinson more than the fight https://www.talkbasket.net/113848-gilbert-arenas-lebron-james-steph-laughing-hurt-nate-robinson-more-than-the-fight https://www.talkbasket.net/113848-gilbert-arenas-lebron-james-steph-laughing-hurt-nate-robinson-more-than-the-fight#respond Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:25:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113848 Ex-NBA star guard Gilbert Arenas, who last played professionally in China for the Shanghai Sharks in 2013, and former NFL tight end, who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, Shannon Sharpe give their full reactions to the brutal YouTube sensation Jake Paul knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson in an exhibition boxing […]

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Gilbert Arenas: LeBron James & Steph laughing hurt Nate Robinson more than the fight

Ex-NBA star guard Gilbert Arenas, who last played professionally in China for the Shanghai Sharks in 2013, and former NFL tight end, who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, Shannon Sharpe give their full reactions to the brutal YouTube sensation Jake Paul knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson in an exhibition boxing match leading up to the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Junior fight on Nov. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Arenas and Sharpe discuss Nate Robinson underestimating the YouTuber and not taking the fight seriously. Arenas, who knows Robinson personally, described what hurt the former NBA player the most: “Because of the Curry’s, the LeBron’s, everyone laughing, that probably hurt Nate Robinson’s soul more than the actual fight.”

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Jake Paul challenges LeBron James to a fight? https://www.talkbasket.net/113847-jake-paul-challenges-lebron-james-to-a-fight https://www.talkbasket.net/113847-jake-paul-challenges-lebron-james-to-a-fight#respond Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:23:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113847 After defeating former NBA star Nate Robinson in a boxing fight, youtuber Jake Paul appears to have a new target. It is no other than the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. Even though at first Paul was not fond of the idea to fight James, his recent tweet looks like a challenge for LeBron […]

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Jake Paul challenges LeBron James to a fight?

After defeating former NBA star Nate Robinson in a boxing fight, youtuber Jake Paul appears to have a new target. It is no other than the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.

Even though at first Paul was not fond of the idea to fight James, his recent tweet looks like a challenge for LeBron to fight. Paul, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio tweeted: “Let’s see who the real king of Ohio is?” and tagged James, who is also a native of Ohio (born in Akron).

Even if Paul’s tweet was indeed a challenge to LeBron, it is almost guaranteed that such a fight would not happen while the four-time NBA champion is not retired from basketball due to risk of injuries. And it does not seem to be near as James, who turns 36 in late December, recently signed a two-year extension with the Lakers which will keep him in LA until at least 2023.

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LeBron James reveals Space Jam: New Legacy storyline https://www.talkbasket.net/113740-lebron-james-reveals-space-jam-new-legacy-storyline https://www.talkbasket.net/113740-lebron-james-reveals-space-jam-new-legacy-storyline#respond Tue, 08 Dec 2020 16:31:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113740 The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James shared some tidbits from the storyline of the upcoming movie Space Jam: New Legacy in which he is acting. According to James, the movie will not be a sequel to the first movie Space Jam in which Michael Jordan starred. As expected, the movie will include a basketball […]

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LeBron James reveals Space Jam: New Legacy storyline

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James shared some tidbits from the storyline of the upcoming movie Space Jam: New Legacy in which he is acting.

According to James, the movie will not be a sequel to the first movie Space Jam in which Michael Jordan starred. As expected, the movie will include a basketball game. But, the story will be about LeBron and his son.

“It’s not a sequel. It’s called “Space Jam: New Legacy.” It’s not Space Jam 2. There will be a basketball game. I’ll say that. There will be some people that are a little bit out of this world that we’re competing against,” James told Allie Clifton, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye on the Road Trippin’ podcast.

“It’s more of a family movie. It’s a parenting movie between me and my son. Me trying to demand my son to do something because I was taught that way growing up. Demand my son to play basketball. ‘This is all you’re gonna do. This is how you do it.’ And me as a parent not listening to my son and not believing in what my son is actually great at,” he continued.

“So it’s a tackling between me being a parent, supporting my son and my son basically turning off at some point. And me trying to regain that trust throughout the movie. Along with the great Bugs Bunny and Lola and Taz and Tweety and all of them.”

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The 35-year-old LeBron James after Sports Illustrated award: “We’re more than athletes” https://www.talkbasket.net/113708-the-35-year-old-lebron-james-after-sports-illustrated-award-were-more-than-athletes https://www.talkbasket.net/113708-the-35-year-old-lebron-james-after-sports-illustrated-award-were-more-than-athletes#respond Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:32:59 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113708 On Monday, US sports magazine Sports Illustrated announced that the 35-year-old basketball player LeBron James has been elected as the 2020 athlete. He was one of five athlete activists to receive this year’s honor with Breanna Stewart, Patrick Mahomes, Naomi Osaka, and Laurent D. Tardif. The Los Angeles Lakers star became the first athlete to […]

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The 35-year-old LeBron James after Sports Illustrated award: “We’re more than athletes”

On Monday, US sports magazine Sports Illustrated announced that the 35-year-old basketball player LeBron James has been elected as the 2020 athlete. He was one of five athlete activists to receive this year’s honor with Breanna Stewart, Patrick Mahomes, Naomi Osaka, and Laurent D. Tardif.

The Los Angeles Lakers star became the first athlete to receive the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year award for the third time. Before that, James, who played 17 seasons in the NBA and participated in ten NBA Finals, became the best Sports Illustrated athlete in 2012 and 2016.

LeBron’s career averages are 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists in 1,265 regular-season NBA games. He has won 4 MVP Awards and has been selected to play in 16 All-Star games.

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Barack Obama’s high school jersey sold at an even higher price than LeBron James’ jersey https://www.talkbasket.net/113568-barack-obamas-high-school-jersey-sold-at-an-even-higher-price-than-lebron-james-jersey https://www.talkbasket.net/113568-barack-obamas-high-school-jersey-sold-at-an-even-higher-price-than-lebron-james-jersey#respond Mon, 07 Dec 2020 13:01:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113568 Former US President Barack Obama’s high school basketball jersey was sold for $192,000 and that is a new World Record for a high school jersey sold at auction. The price broke the previous record set by LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, whose 2002 St. Vincent-St. Mary’s jersey was sold for $187,500 in 2019. […]

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Barack Obama’s high school jersey sold at an even higher price than LeBron James’ jersey

Former US President Barack Obama’s high school basketball jersey was sold for $192,000 and that is a new World Record for a high school jersey sold at auction.

The price broke the previous record set by LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, whose 2002 St. Vincent-St. Mary’s jersey was sold for $187,500 in 2019.

In his birth state of Hawaii, Obama was a basketball player. While at Punahou School, a private college prep institution in Honolulu, he helped lead the team to a state basketball championship in 1979.

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Tips for Choosing Treadmills Workout Shoes for Basketball players https://www.talkbasket.net/113544-tips-for-choosing-treadmills-workout-shoes-for-basketball-players https://www.talkbasket.net/113544-tips-for-choosing-treadmills-workout-shoes-for-basketball-players#respond Mon, 07 Dec 2020 09:00:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113544 When working out, there are a variety of shoes available for this exercise. Just as there are different types of shoes, there are also different types of a person’s leg. Not every shoe works out for everybody, as people’s feet are different. Plus, we all know how tall NBA players are to the average American […]

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Tips for Choosing Treadmills Workout Shoes for Basketball players

When working out, there are a variety of shoes available for this exercise. Just as there are different types of shoes, there are also different types of a person’s leg. Not every shoe works out for everybody, as people’s feet are different. Plus, we all know how tall NBA players are to the average American male. Here, we can help you choose your next workout shoes, which will make you feel comfortable.

Budget

First on the list is to know how large your pocket is, or much you’re willing to take out for your exercise boots. While it is not the most important on this list, it is important for people to make a low purchase for high-quality shoes. Making comparisons on shoes or getting more information on shoes can help in this aspect. Plus, after being worn for 300-600 miles, shoes could be replaced.

Knowing Your Feet

The next thing you need to do before buying a shoe is getting your feet measured at a store selling shoes. The employees at the store will be able to measure your feet properly as well as check for any issues like pigeon toes, over-pronation, and others. When it comes to this, there are three different types of feet; Normal, Flat, and High-arched Feet. These are the common types of feet and there is a notable difference between them. Knowing what category your foot belongs to takes you a step closer to choosing the best-fit shoe for your feet.

Weight

Lightweight shoes are basically designed for running or walking, they are designed to light to make it easy for people to move around quickly with a little hitch. However, lightweight shoes, oftentimes, comes with little padding, the only problem for these type of shoes. The best treadmill running shoes are probably the perfect shoes that provide the best balance between padding and its weight.

Cushioning

Running on a treadmill sees people put more pressure on their heel than the toe, so this means treadmill runners need shoes that offer more cushioning in the heel area to reduce the impact when they are running. This will help the runners avoid being sore on the second day and not being sore makes the runners become consistent in their exercise.

Flexible

Flexibility is one of the most important features a shoe should have. If an athletic shoe doesn’t offer the proper flexibility, the exerciser is most likely to develop issues like shin splints. Running shoes should not bend in the arch, but rather at the ball of the foot.

Shoes should be able to twist or bend at the owner’s request. It has been mentioned that manufacturers find it difficult to deliver a shoe with a good balance between flexibility and comfort because of the different types of foot. While cross-training sneakers have proved to be the best for several activities, it might not be the best type of shoes for walking or running.

Comfort

Comfort is the luxury all the best shoes should provide to all players when working out or exercising. It is known everywhere that walking, jogging, or running in uncomfortable shoes can only lead to injury and the injury will not be limited to just one. Inconsistency will only produce seed when players become uncomfortable in the shoes they put on.

While it may take several tries to find the shoes that give the perfect fit, having the most comfortable is worth going round in circles of a store. The wisest course of action is to research well, ask the right questions, and get the right feel for your chosen pair. Once you have done that, you’ll end up with shoes that will help you perform better.

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Teddy Atlas reacts to Nate Robinson KO by Jake Paul https://www.talkbasket.net/113481-teddy-atlas-reacts-to-nate-robinson-ko-by-jake-paul https://www.talkbasket.net/113481-teddy-atlas-reacts-to-nate-robinson-ko-by-jake-paul#respond Sun, 06 Dec 2020 15:07:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113481 Teddy Atlas, the former boxing trainer for Mike Tyson, reacts to the brutal YouTube sensation Jake Paul knockout of ex-NBA point guard Nate Robinson in an exhibition boxing match leading up to the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Junior fight on Nov. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles, Calif.:

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Teddy Atlas reacts to Nate Robinson KO by Jake Paul

Teddy Atlas, the former boxing trainer for Mike Tyson, reacts to the brutal YouTube sensation Jake Paul knockout of ex-NBA point guard Nate Robinson in an exhibition boxing match leading up to the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Junior fight on Nov. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles, Calif.:

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James Harden gave generous gifts to his friend Lil Baby https://www.talkbasket.net/113273-james-harden-gave-generous-gifts-to-his-friend-lil-baby https://www.talkbasket.net/113273-james-harden-gave-generous-gifts-to-his-friend-lil-baby#respond Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:38:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113273 Houston Rockets superstar James Harden had unique gifts for his friend, rapper Lil Baby, on his birthday. Dominique Armani Jones turned 26 on December 3. One of the NBA scoring leaders James Harden gifted a Prada bag, honey buns, $100K cash, and a Richard Mille watch for his friends birthday: That’s, like, $300,000 worth of […]

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James Harden gave generous gifts to his friend Lil Baby

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden had unique gifts for his friend, rapper Lil Baby, on his birthday. Dominique Armani Jones turned 26 on December 3.

One of the NBA scoring leaders James Harden gifted a Prada bag, honey buns, $100K cash, and a Richard Mille watch for his friends birthday:

That’s, like, $300,000 worth of benefits for Lil Baby. He was euphoric.

“He gave me a Prada bag, because he Prada me. Full of honey buns, with a honey bun. You know what I’m saying?”, Lil Baby said.

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Stephen Curry interviews Barack Obama https://www.talkbasket.net/113058-stephen-curry-interviews-barack-obama https://www.talkbasket.net/113058-stephen-curry-interviews-barack-obama#respond Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:45:59 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113058 Three-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, in an informal setting, took an interview on Instagram live from the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, Barack Obama. The conversation was president Obama’s first-ever IG live. Enjoy this interview and see what their conversation was about, how they responded […]

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Stephen Curry interviews Barack Obama

Three-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, in an informal setting, took an interview on Instagram live from the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, Barack Obama. The conversation was president Obama’s first-ever IG live.

Enjoy this interview and see what their conversation was about, how they responded to the questions and answers, and what uncomfortable topics the former president had from one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. The main discussion was regarding key themes from Obama’s recently released memoir, A Promised Land.

They are friends and together participate in celebrity golf tournaments. Curry also attended the White House in 2015 and gave a five-minute speech to dignitaries as part of President Barack Obama’s launch of his President’s Malaria Initiative strategy for 2015–2020.

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Scotty Pippen Jr. reacts to speculation about Larsa Pippen, Malik Beasley https://www.talkbasket.net/112993-scotty-pippen-jr-reacts-to-speculation-about-larsa-pippen-malik-beasley https://www.talkbasket.net/112993-scotty-pippen-jr-reacts-to-speculation-about-larsa-pippen-malik-beasley#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 21:26:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112993 The son of Scottie Pippen, Scotty Pippen Jr., reacted to speculation about his mother Larsa Pippen and her relationship with Malik Beasley. Larsa Pippen was spotted hanging out together with Beasley. However, Scotty Pippen Jr. does not seem concerned about it. “Focused on myself and my goals. I’m not responsible for nobody’s actions. All good over […]

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Scotty Pippen Jr. reacts to speculation about Larsa Pippen, Malik Beasley

The son of Scottie Pippen, Scotty Pippen Jr., reacted to speculation about his mother Larsa Pippen and her relationship with Malik Beasley.

Larsa Pippen was spotted hanging out together with Beasley. However, Scotty Pippen Jr. does not seem concerned about it.

“Focused on myself and my goals. I’m not responsible for nobody’s actions. All good over here,” he tweeted.

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The inside scoop on Jimmy Butler’s rumored relationship with Selena Gomez https://www.talkbasket.net/112987-the-inside-scoop-on-jimmy-butlers-rumored-relationship-with-selena-gomez https://www.talkbasket.net/112987-the-inside-scoop-on-jimmy-butlers-rumored-relationship-with-selena-gomez#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 21:14:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112987 Additional details on Jimmy Butler’s rumored relationship with singer and actor Selena Gomez have surfaced in the wake of the pair getting spotted together. Butler, who had himself quite the time inside the NBA bubble, might be having just an enjoyable a period out of it and, according to an insider, has been spending time […]

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The inside scoop on Jimmy Butler’s rumored relationship with Selena Gomez

Additional details on Jimmy Butler’s rumored relationship with singer and actor Selena Gomez have surfaced in the wake of the pair getting spotted together.

Butler, who had himself quite the time inside the NBA bubble, might be having just an enjoyable a period out of it and, according to an insider, has been spending time with the pop star. E! News reports Gomez is keeping her options open but has been out with the Miami Heat forward multiple times and thinks he’s “a great guy.”

The report reads:

“As the source put things, Selena is ‘keeping her options open but has been on a few dates with Jimmy and thinks he’s a great guy’.”

“They hung out a few times while Selena was in New York City,” it continues. “Jimmy asked her to go to dinner and they had a great time. It’s very casual and she’s open to seeing where things go, but isn’t settling down just yet.

“Per the source, the 28-year-old singer ‘is currently single but has recently been more open to dating.’”

Butler became a father late last year but it appears he’s no longer in a relationship with the mother of his baby girl. Should their dating bloom into something more, it would mark Selena’s first serious relationship in the last few years.

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Is Luka Doncic the best point guard in the league? https://www.talkbasket.net/112935-is-luka-doncic-the-best-point-guard-in-the-league https://www.talkbasket.net/112935-is-luka-doncic-the-best-point-guard-in-the-league#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:03:35 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112935 This past season, Luka Dončić averaged an incredible 28.8 ppg, 8.8 apg and 9.4 rpg. He did this in only his second NBA season too, and of course, he started in the All Star game, which was fully deserved. Last season, you could pretty comfortably say that he was the best point guard in the […]

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Is Luka Doncic the best point guard in the league?

This past season, Luka Dončić averaged an incredible 28.8 ppg, 8.8 apg and 9.4 rpg. He did this in only his second NBA season too, and of course, he started in the All Star game, which was fully deserved. Last season, you could pretty comfortably say that he was the best point guard in the league. But this season, Steph Curry will be back healthy for the Warriors. So who will be the best point guard this season?

The last time we saw Curry play properly, was in the 2019 Finals against the Raptors. During this 6 game series, he averaged an insane 30.5 ppg and showed why he led the Warriors to their previous 2 titles. If it wasn’t for Cousins, Thompson and Durant getting injured, the Warriors would’ve likely won but injuries happen. The injury curse then continued to spread throughout the Warriors as Curry injured his hand early on in the 2019-20 season and only played 5 games all season. However, he is back healthy now and should play the vast majority of games this season.

Unfortunately for the Warriors, Klay Thompson is likely to miss this entire season with a torn Achilles injury. So their title hopes for this season are severely diminished. Nevertheless, I predict Curry will have another standout season as one of the best in the NBA. But I think this may be the season that Luka overtakes Curry as the best point guard in the NBA.

We all know that Luka is only going to improve more this season and I believe it’s only a matter of time until he wins MVP. Personally, I’ve never seen a player make scoring look as easy as Luka does. He’s not particularly quick but can get to the basket with ease. He doesn’t have a quick release yet he can hit his step-back 3 on anyone. He doesn’t look strong but he routinely posts up and scores on his man with ease.

With Steph not having Klay this year, I predict he won’t play as well as on offense. Klay would often have a lot of attention as no team wants to leave him wide open. This year, it’s likely we’ll see Steph double-teamed more frequently which will limit the number of shots he’s able to take a game. And shooting fewer shots will mean he makes fewer shots. Every year that we’ve seen Steph excel, it’s always been with another star on his team; he’s never been the sole star on his team like Lebron or Luka. Whereas these past 2 seasons, Luka has shown that he can lead a team to the playoffs and hopefully soon, lead a team to a championship.

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Jayson Tatum added a new tattoo on his body https://www.talkbasket.net/112925-jayson-tatum-added-a-new-tattoo-on-his-body https://www.talkbasket.net/112925-jayson-tatum-added-a-new-tattoo-on-his-body#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:04:36 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112925 Boston Celtics member and one of the biggest young talents in the NBA, Jayson Tatum, got a new tattoo on this body. The 22-year-old forward displayed what his new tattoo looks like on his Instagram story. It is not the first time Tatum decorates his body with a massive back tattoo as he already had […]

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Jayson Tatum added a new tattoo on his body

Boston Celtics member and one of the biggest young talents in the NBA, Jayson Tatum, got a new tattoo on this body. The 22-year-old forward displayed what his new tattoo looks like on his Instagram story.

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It is not the first time Tatum decorates his body with a massive back tattoo as he already had a “Gods will” note on the back. Previously, he was roasted after fans realize that the tattoo contains a grammar mistake. Now he fixed it to correct spell “God’s will” and put a new piece of ink on his back’s left side.

The body art reflects the street sign of Archer Ave in Saint Louis, Missouri, which is where Tatum was born and raised. There’s also an illustration of a house right under the street sign. That could be his childhood home.

The superstar forward and the Celtics have agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $195 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The rookie max extension could end up being worth close to $200 million.

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Damian Lillard on Nate Robinson’s fight vs. Jake Paul: “A lot of the people don’t got the nuts to do it” https://www.talkbasket.net/112915-damian-lillard-on-nate-robinsons-fight-vs-jake-paul-a-lot-of-the-people-dont-got-the-nuts-to-do-it https://www.talkbasket.net/112915-damian-lillard-on-nate-robinsons-fight-vs-jake-paul-a-lot-of-the-people-dont-got-the-nuts-to-do-it#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:47:31 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112915 Nate Robinson was the butt of jokes from NBA personalities and fans alike after getting knocked out by YouTuber Jake Paul on the end of his boxing debut this past Saturday. Robinson, one of the more athletic players of yesteryear and a three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner, was no match for Paul, who floored […]

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Damian Lillard on Nate Robinson’s fight vs. Jake Paul: “A lot of the people don’t got the nuts to do it”

Nate Robinson was the butt of jokes from NBA personalities and fans alike after getting knocked out by YouTuber Jake Paul on the end of his boxing debut this past Saturday.

Robinson, one of the more athletic players of yesteryear and a three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner, was no match for Paul, who floored him three times in the span of two minutes.

Lillard, though, has said he respects Robinson for having the gall to get in the ring.

“I think what he did was bold,” the Portland Trail Blazers superstar said on a conference call this week, per USA Today. “He got in the ring. A lot of the people don’t got the nuts to do it. So respect to him for doing it.”

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Lilard claimed to have a different view to most when it comes to boxing because he watches it a lot and is a ware of what goes on behind the scenes.

“You go into a fight and all it takes is one punch. Anything can happen,” he continued. “On one side you got to respect fighters. Respect the sport. Let fighters fight. Some of them train their whole life to be fighters. Some of them, that is all they do. They’re in the gym sparring. They’re in the gym working on their footwork, and they jab and they hook and they uppercut and absorbing punches and keeping their necks strong and keeping their chins right. That’s what they do. I think it was a bold move by him.

“Everybody is making a big thing out of it because it was Nate Robinson. But people get knocked out in in the boxing gym every day. They’re a part of that sport. He chose to participate in that sport. He just came up on the wrong end of it. I watch boxing so much that I don’t view it the same way everybody else does because I know that’s part of the fight game.”

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NBA 2K League’s first-ever “Winter Cla$h” tips off Friday https://www.talkbasket.net/112800-nba-2k-leagues-first-ever-winter-clah-tips-off-friday https://www.talkbasket.net/112800-nba-2k-leagues-first-ever-winter-clah-tips-off-friday#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:19:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112800 NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League announced today the league’s first-ever “NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h,” a three-part online tournament beginning Friday, Dec. 4 featuring NBA G League Ignite players, social media influencers and fan-organized teams, competing alongside and against NBA 2K League players for a share of a $35,000 prize pool. The NBA 2K League […]

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NBA 2K League’s first-ever “Winter Cla$h” tips off Friday

NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League announced today the league’s first-ever “NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h,” a three-part online tournament beginning Friday, Dec. 4 featuring NBA G League Ignite players, social media influencers and fan-organized teams, competing alongside and against NBA 2K League players for a share of a $35,000 prize pool. The NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h will be livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. Registration for the fan bracket begins this week at NBA2KLeague.com*.

“Coming off our most-watched season to date, we’re excited to continue our positive momentum by engaging with NBA G League Ignite players, fans and influencers through offseason events like the NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “This unique event will bring together some of the most recognizable personalities from the NBA 2K League, the 2K community and beyond to showcase their skills in a variety of game modes on NBA 2K21.”

In the three tournament stages, teams comprised of influencers, NBA G League Ignite players and NBA 2K League players will accumulate points for two designated captain duos consisting of Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd (Mavs Gaming), Dayvon “G O O F Y 7 5 7” Curry (Blazer5 Gaming) and two influencers to be announced in the coming days. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, “BFW Live Presented by Bud Light” on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch channel will feature a special NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h episode, where each captain duo will draft three NBA 2K League players and three additional influencers or NBA G League Ignite players who will earn points for the duo for the duration of the tournament. At the conclusion of the tournament, the influencer captain belonging to the captain duo whose drafted players have earned the most points will receive $7,000, with the runner-up influencer captain receiving $5,000.

The first stage tips off Friday, Dec. 4 with a 5-on-5 NBA 2K21 Pro-Am match. Teams will include a captain duo, influencers and NBA G League Ignite players.

The second stage will begin on Monday, Dec. 7 – Tuesday, Dec. 8 and will feature eight fan-organized teams in each of two distinct console brackets, competing against each other in 2-on-2 competition on NBA 2K21’s MyPark game mode. The winning and runner-up teams from each fan bracket will advance to eight-team main brackets played on their respective consoles on Friday, Dec. 11, where they’ll compete against teams made up of NBA G League Ignite players, NBA 2K League players and influencers.

The third and final stage will take place Friday, Dec. 18 and will be a 5-on-5 NBA 2K21 Pro-Am match. Each team will feature a captain duo and three NBA 2K League players.

All games in each stage of the NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h will be played in a best-of-three format.

Below please find a current list of NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h participants. A full list of participants and the complete game schedule will be announced in the coming days.

  • AnnoyingTV – Influencer and content creator with over 519K subscribers on YouTube and 8K subscribers on Twitch
  • Alexander “Steez” Bernstein (76ers GC) –The former financial advisor helped lead 76ers GC to the 2019 NBA 2K League Finals
  • Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd (Mavs Gaming) –The No. 1 overall pick in the inaugural NBA 2K League Draft averaged 15.6 ppg and 3.4 apg at shooting guard during the 2020 season
  • DeMar “Deedz” Butler (Heat Check Gaming) – The former U.S. Navy member was selected by Jazz Gaming in the inaugural NBA 2K League Draft
  • Dayvon “G O O F Y 7 5 7” Curry (Blazer5 Gaming) – The 2018 NBA 2K League Champion with Knicks Gaming averaged a double-double (11.7 ppg, 12.7 rpg) with Grizz Gaming during the 2020 season
  • Cody Demps (NBA G League Ignite) – Appeared in 40 games for the Stockton Kings during the 2019-20 NBA G League season and averaged 14.4 ppg along with 5.4 rpg
  • Dominus – Influencer and NBA 2K content creator with 272K subscribers on YouTube
  • Brendan “Reizey” Hill (Magic Gaming) – The point guard was named 2019 NBA 2K League Rookie of the Year
  • IpodKingCarter – Influencer and NBA 2K content creator with 646K subscribers on YouTube; also streams on Facebook Gaming
  • ItsPikaaa – Influencer with 293K followers on TikTok
  • Jonathan Kuminga (NBA G League Ignite) – Ranked the No. 4 high-school player in the 2020 ESPN 100 and the top player in New Jersey in the Class of 2020
  • William “Strainer” Morales (Cavs Legion GC) – Shooting guard who averaged 21.7 ppg and 4.1 apg during the 2020 season
  • Sten “SAV” Valge-Saar (Lakers Gaming) – The Canada native was named a finalist for 2020 NBA 2K League Rookie of the Year Delivered by Panera Bread after averaging 32.9 ppg and 8.7 apg
  • Justin “Sherm” Sherman (Hornets Venom GT) – Point guard who averaged 22.6 ppg and 5.3 apg with Mavs Gaming during the 2020 season
  • StaxMontana– Influencer and NBA 2K content creator with 36K subscribers on YouTube
  • TyTheGuy – Hip hop recording artist, influencer and content creator with 494K YouTube subscribers

The NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h has a total prize pool of $35,000. Below please find the prizing breakdown:

  • $16,000 available in the tournament’s second stage in the main brackets ($5,000, $2,000 and $500 awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd/4th place, respectively on each console)
  • $12,000 available to the influencer captains based on points accumulated throughout the three stages ($7,000 and $5,000 awarded to the winning and runner-up influencer captains, respectively)
  • $5,000 awarded to the winning team of the 5v5 Pro-Am influencer game
  • $1,000 awarded to the winners of each fan bracket in the tournament’s second stage

For more information, fans can follow the NBA 2K League on Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), Twitch (NBA2KLeague) and YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA2KLeague.com.

*Fan participation in the NBA 2K League Winter Cla$h subject to Official Rules. Not all fans who sign up will get to participate.

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Shannon Sharpe on Nate Robinson stepping on the ring: “We’re fooling these guys into thinking they can do it” https://www.talkbasket.net/112784-shannon-sharpe-on-nate-robinson-stepping-on-the-ring-were-fooling-these-guys-into-thinking-they-can-do-it https://www.talkbasket.net/112784-shannon-sharpe-on-nate-robinson-stepping-on-the-ring-were-fooling-these-guys-into-thinking-they-can-do-it#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:57:28 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112784 Former NBA point guard Nate Robinson learned the hard way that crossing over into a new sport isn’t easy. Robinson took on YouTube sensation Jake Paul in an exhibition boxing match leading up to the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Junior fight and was out cold less than 2 minutes into the second round. Then, we saw […]

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Shannon Sharpe on Nate Robinson stepping on the ring: “We’re fooling these guys into thinking they can do it”

Former NBA point guard Nate Robinson learned the hard way that crossing over into a new sport isn’t easy. Robinson took on YouTube sensation Jake Paul in an exhibition boxing match leading up to the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Junior fight and was out cold less than 2 minutes into the second round.

Then, we saw Tyson make his return to boxing over the weekend taking on Roy Jones Junior. Both fighters showed flashes of their former greatness, with Tyson being the more active fighter, in a fight that ultimately resulted in a draw.

Hear what a former NFL tight end, who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, Shannon Sharpe have to say about the fights:

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Kawhi Leonard responded to the new Clippers jerseys: “I’m just playing” https://www.talkbasket.net/112764-kawhi-leonard-responded-to-the-new-clippers-jerseys-im-just-playing https://www.talkbasket.net/112764-kawhi-leonard-responded-to-the-new-clippers-jerseys-im-just-playing#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 15:46:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112764 The Los Angeles Clippers exposed this season’s Nike City Edition outfits with the ‘Los Angeles’ wordmark applied from the last season and sketched by artist Mister Cartoon. The team leader and the biggest star, Kawhi Leonard, reacted with his inherent modesty:

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Kawhi Leonard responded to the new Clippers jerseys: “I’m just playing”

The Los Angeles Clippers exposed this season’s Nike City Edition outfits with the ‘Los Angeles’ wordmark applied from the last season and sketched by artist Mister Cartoon.

The team leader and the biggest star, Kawhi Leonard, reacted with his inherent modesty:

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Larsa Pippen is dating Timberwolves Malik Beasley https://www.talkbasket.net/112756-larsa-pippen-is-dating-timberwolves-malik-beasley https://www.talkbasket.net/112756-larsa-pippen-is-dating-timberwolves-malik-beasley#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:49:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112756 Larsa Pippen, an American TV personality and model, was recognized with the Minnesota Timberwolves Malik Beasley days after the player signed a $60 million deal. The couple was spotted holding hands. The 46-year-old Larsa is still married to Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen. She cheated on Scottie with rapper Future and recently revealed that she had a […]

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Larsa Pippen is dating Timberwolves Malik Beasley

Larsa Pippen, an American TV personality and model, was recognized with the Minnesota Timberwolves Malik Beasley days after the player signed a $60 million deal. The couple was spotted holding hands.

The 46-year-old Larsa is still married to Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen. She cheated on Scottie with rapper Future and recently revealed that she had a relationship with center Tristan Thompson before he hook-up with Khloe Kardashian.

The Denver Nuggets selected Malik Beasley with the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. In February 2020, he was traded to Minnesota as part of a multi-team trade deal.

Promising 24-year-old guard/forward Malik Beasley has been charged with fifth-degree drug possession and the threat of violence following a Sept. 27 arrest in Plymouth, Minnesota, but was later released without charge. Beasley is also married to IG model Montana Yao.

Beasley averaged 20.7 points in 14 games with the Wolves shooting 43% from three-point range.

Photo via www.egotasticsports.com

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Lance Stephenson calls out Jake Paul and states that boxing isn’t for basketball players https://www.talkbasket.net/112751-lance-stephenson-calls-out-jake-paul-and-states-that-boxing-isnt-for-the-basketball-players https://www.talkbasket.net/112751-lance-stephenson-calls-out-jake-paul-and-states-that-boxing-isnt-for-the-basketball-players#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:34:26 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112751 Ex-NBA forward Lance Stephenson, who has hopes to sign a contract with an NBA team before the upcoming season, reacted to Nate Robinson getting knocked out by Jake Paul: “Boxing is not basketball players. I’m not talking s**t to no boxers no more.” From there, he continued, saying “I want to fight you @jakepaul we […]

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Lance Stephenson calls out Jake Paul and states that boxing isn’t for basketball players

Ex-NBA forward Lance Stephenson, who has hopes to sign a contract with an NBA team before the upcoming season, reacted to Nate Robinson getting knocked out by Jake Paul:

“Boxing is not basketball players. I’m not talking s**t to no boxers no more.” From there, he continued, saying “I want to fight you @jakepaul we not going out like that,” Stephenson wrote on his IG.

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Photo via saycheesetv/Instagram

Former NBA player Nate Robinson was knocked out in the second round by YouTuber Jake Paul in a light heavyweight match in the undercard of the heavyweight exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.:

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Kevin Durant will collaborate with 2K Sports on NBA2k video game development https://www.talkbasket.net/112749-kevin-durant-will-collaborate-with-2k-sports-on-nba2k-video-game-development https://www.talkbasket.net/112749-kevin-durant-will-collaborate-with-2k-sports-on-nba2k-video-game-development#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:02:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112749 Brooklyn Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant has a passion for playing computer games. When the NBA league was suspended due to a global COVID-19 pandemic, some of the NBA players participated in an online 2K20 tournament. The two-time NBA champion Durant was the favorite to win the NBA 2K contest. Despite that, the now-Portland Trail Blazers […]

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Kevin Durant will collaborate with 2K Sports on NBA2k video game development

Brooklyn Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant has a passion for playing computer games.

When the NBA league was suspended due to a global COVID-19 pandemic, some of the NBA players participated in an online 2K20 tournament.

The two-time NBA champion Durant was the favorite to win the NBA 2K contest. Despite that, the now-Portland Trail Blazers forward Derrick Jones Jr. eliminated KD in the first round of the Players-Only 2K tournament.

Now, Kevin Durant and 2K Sports have announced a new long-term partnership. It is reported that a basketball player will contribute to the creation and development of the NBA 2k games and will be featured on the cover of the mobile game.

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Colby Covington after Nate Robinson’s KO loss: “I’d make LeBron James eat the canvas in half the amount of time” https://www.talkbasket.net/112747-colby-covington-after-nate-robinsons-ko-loss-id-make-lebron-james-eat-the-canvas-in-half-the-amount-of-time https://www.talkbasket.net/112747-colby-covington-after-nate-robinsons-ko-loss-id-make-lebron-james-eat-the-canvas-in-half-the-amount-of-time#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:34:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112747 UFC fighter and former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington took a proverbial jab at LeBron James in the wake of former NBA star Nate Robinson knockout loss to Jake Paul in a boxing fight. Covington, who has previously called out LeBron for his political stance, tweeted that he would destroy the Los Angeles Lakers superstar […]

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Colby Covington after Nate Robinson’s KO loss: “I’d make LeBron James eat the canvas in half the amount of time”

UFC fighter and former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington took a proverbial jab at LeBron James in the wake of former NBA star Nate Robinson knockout loss to Jake Paul in a boxing fight.

Covington, who has previously called out LeBron for his political stance, tweeted that he would destroy the Los Angeles Lakers superstar if the two fought each other. The reason why it would so easy for him to beat James is because the NBA players are soft.

“Heard they finally scraped Nate Robinson’s carcass off the Staples Center floor. I’d make LeBron James eat the canvas in half the amount of time. Everyone knows current NBA players are the softest and most privileged athletes on the planet,” Covington tweeted.

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Andrew Bogut announces retirement from basketball https://www.talkbasket.net/112692-andrew-bogut-announces-retirement-from-basketball https://www.talkbasket.net/112692-andrew-bogut-announces-retirement-from-basketball#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:52:07 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112692 After 14 NBA seasons and two seasons in the National Basketball League (NBL), Andrew Bogut has decided to call it a career. Bogut, 36, made the announcement on his Rogue Bogues podcast. “The decision hasn’t been an easy one, but I think it is the right decision,” Bogut said. “The decision that I made and […]

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Andrew Bogut announces retirement from basketball

After 14 NBA seasons and two seasons in the National Basketball League (NBL), Andrew Bogut has decided to call it a career.

Bogut, 36, made the announcement on his Rogue Bogues podcast.

“The decision hasn’t been an easy one, but I think it is the right decision,” Bogut said. “The decision that I made and where I will be signing for next season is absolutely nowhere. I will be retiring from professional basketball, effective immediately. … I was hoping to get to 2020 Tokyo Games and then call it a day after that. … It’s just not meant to be … I just can’t physically and mentally get to 2021 with the way the body has been.”

Bogut played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers and then spent the last two years with the Sydney Kings in the NBL.

In 706 NBA games, Bogut, the former No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, averaged 9.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 blocks per game.

In his final season in the NBL, Bogut averaged 8.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.

He represented Australia at three Olympic Games (2004, 2008, 2016) and two FIBA World Cups (2006, 2019).

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Stephen A. Smith reacts to Nate Robinson getting KO’d https://www.talkbasket.net/112672-stephen-a-smith-reacts-to-nate-robinson-getting-kod https://www.talkbasket.net/112672-stephen-a-smith-reacts-to-nate-robinson-getting-kod#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 19:14:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112672 ESPN’s highest-paid sportscaster with an annual salary of nearly $8 million Stephen A. Smith and retired hip hop performer-turned-ESPN analyst Max Kellerman discuss a pair of boxing matches, with former NBA guard Nate Robinson getting knocked out by YouTube star Jake Paul, and Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. ending in a draw on Saturday […]

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Stephen A. Smith reacts to Nate Robinson getting KO’d

ESPN’s highest-paid sportscaster with an annual salary of nearly $8 million Stephen A. Smith and retired hip hop performer-turned-ESPN analyst Max Kellerman discuss a pair of boxing matches, with former NBA guard Nate Robinson getting knocked out by YouTube star Jake Paul, and Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. ending in a draw on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.:

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Lakers’ Dennis Schroder settling in Los Angeles https://www.talkbasket.net/112663-lakers-dennis-schroder-settling-in-los-angeles https://www.talkbasket.net/112663-lakers-dennis-schroder-settling-in-los-angeles#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:52:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112663 The new Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder is already settling in his new home in Los Angeles. His wife Elle shared a video of their room in The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey, a luxury hotel in the greater Los Angeles area. Schroder joined the Lakers via a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange […]

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Lakers’ Dennis Schroder settling in Los Angeles

The new Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder is already settling in his new home in Los Angeles. His wife Elle shared a video of their room in The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey, a luxury hotel in the greater Los Angeles area.

Schroder joined the Lakers via a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Danny Green and draft rights to Jaden McDaniels. The 27-year-old will replace Rajon Rondo who opted out of his contract and signed with the Atlanta Hawks.

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Exclusive: NBA’s official highlight creator WSC Sports explains how its technology works https://www.talkbasket.net/112449-exclusive-nbas-official-highlight-creator-wsc-sports-explains-how-its-technology-works https://www.talkbasket.net/112449-exclusive-nbas-official-highlight-creator-wsc-sports-explains-how-its-technology-works#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:34:54 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112449 The NBA bubble is no more, yet the memories created in that isolated location in Orlando won’t soon be forgotten – certainly not while the many highlights remain. As we all saw, the league managed to complete its 2019/20 campaign following a coronavirus-prompted shut down in March, and things look to be well on schedule […]

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Exclusive: NBA’s official highlight creator WSC Sports explains how its technology works

The NBA bubble is no more, yet the memories created in that isolated location in Orlando won’t soon be forgotten – certainly not while the many highlights remain. As we all saw, the league managed to complete its 2019/20 campaign following a coronavirus-prompted shut down in March, and things look to be well on schedule for a return on the proposed December 22 date.

The 2020 playoffs will go down as one of the most memorable in recent times. The Miami Heat’s improbable run, the Denver Nuggets coming back from 3-1 twice and, of course, the Los Angeles Lakers’ long-awaited return to the top of the totem pole. The NBA postseason was filled with unforgettable moments which were followed up by nifty highlights to speedy effect, much to the delight of the adoring public.

In case you were amazed at the fact that various social media outlets, apps, subscription services, and websites were able to distribute highlights so quickly after the plays actually happened, look no further than WSC Sports. The AI sports video provider, an official NBA partner, can boast having created 67,290 highlight clips from the playoffs alone.

Via WSC Sports

The footage, processed and analyzed mere seconds after various plays occurred, was created automatically, bereft of human interference. A total of 2,747 dunk highlights were singled out, packaged, and distributed across multiple platforms over the course of the playoffs, while 1,718 three-pointers (including that game-winner from Luka Doncic that brought a double-bang out of Mike Breen) were immortalized all via artificial intelligence.

WSC Sports now serves around 150 clients in total, lending its tech to media distribution outlets across the sporting world. Where the NBA playoffs are concerned, 30 of those clients used the company’s service to create a combined 67K+ of highlights.

You might be wondering how AI is able to determine which parts of a basketball game are actually highlight-worthy without the input of a human being. We were wondering the same – so we asked.

WSC’s Director of Marketing and Business Development Galit Shiri was happy to tell us how the company’s tech is able to fashion such noteworthy plays in so little time all on its own.

“Well, that’s the automagical part,” she explained. “We use advanced algorithms that analyze video, audio and data feeds to identify each and every action that occurs throughout a sporting event. Those algorithms determine the perfect “In” and “Out” points for each such action clip – as if a human video editor has cut it – and give a rating to each clip, determining the importance it holds in terms of interest and storytelling. It also includes all the metadata to each event, so that all the information is attached to the clip.

“While the game, match, or just plainly – the event is being played, the platform indexes the actions in this manner – which makes it possible to retrieve any action to compile any sort of highlight.”

Despite all of the excitement coming from the bubble TV ratings were actually down. However, just about everyone who paid attention is aware the NBA’s move to Orlando was a profound success. Given the advent of technology, television is hardly the sole resource for sports viewing in this day and age.

“TV ratings were reported to be down for all major US sports in the past few months, this could be for a number of reasons – a global pandemic is a significant one, for sure, but in particular the changing ways in which modern fans consume sports played a big part here. Leagues and broadcasters offer fans much more content surrounding games than ever before on more platforms and devices,” Galit explained. “For example, you’ll likely see short clips on Twitter, longer highlights on YouTube, and then vertical video highlights on Instagram stories. Not to mention footage shared on team and league apps and sports subscription services. Essentially each and every type of fan is being served the content they desire for the platform they use the most making up for any dip in TV ratings.”

Galit would not be drawn into discussing WSC’s contractual relationship with the NBA for professional reasons but it’s all pretty amazing how the company came out of virtually nowhere to secure a partnership with one of the most-watched leagues in the world.

Via WSC Sports

As you might imagine, WSC came from humble beginnings and, like an aspiring basketball prospect, worked it’s way up from the G League to earn a contract with the NBA (yes, literally).

“WSC Sports started developing its automation solution back in 2011,” the marketing director recalled. “The first stage besides building the technology was also getting right into the market to understand the real needs and use-cases, and finding product-market-fit – meaning to solve a real pain or problem that exists.

“In 2013 the company raised its first round of funding which, as most startups know, is as hard as can be, especially back in 2013 when sports tech wasn’t as popular and common a sector as it is today. By 2014 we’d already started utilizing the platform with Big East Conference and the D League (which later became the G League). Fast forward a year later and the NBA became our prized client, with which we continued to develop the technology and added various more functionalities to the initial content automation solution.”

As impressive as WSC’s tech already is, the folks over there are already working towards developing new products, improving the platform, and its offerings. They promise an even better 2021.

“Thinking of how we grew during 2020, both in terms of the business and products – 2021 is going to be just as impressive, if not even more so,” Galit assures.

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NBA players react to Nate Robinson getting knocked out https://www.talkbasket.net/112565-nba-players-react-to-nate-robinson-getting-knocked-out https://www.talkbasket.net/112565-nba-players-react-to-nate-robinson-getting-knocked-out#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2020 13:06:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112565 Former NBA guard Nate Robinson was knocked out by YouTuber Jake Paul on the Mike Tyson undercard on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and NBA players had a ton to say about it:

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NBA players react to Nate Robinson getting knocked out

Former NBA guard Nate Robinson was knocked out by YouTuber Jake Paul on the Mike Tyson undercard on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and NBA players had a ton to say about it:

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Nate Robinson was knocked out by Jake Paul https://www.talkbasket.net/112557-nate-robinson-was-knocked-out-by-jake-paul https://www.talkbasket.net/112557-nate-robinson-was-knocked-out-by-jake-paul#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2020 11:56:54 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112557 Former NBA player Nate Robinson was knocked out in the second round by YouTuber Jake Paul in a light heavyweight match in the undercard of the heavyweight exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Nate Robinson was knocked out by Jake Paul

Former NBA player Nate Robinson was knocked out in the second round by YouTuber Jake Paul in a light heavyweight match in the undercard of the heavyweight exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Jake Paul interview after knocking out Nate Robinson https://www.talkbasket.net/112554-jake-paul-interview-after-knocking-out-nate-robinson https://www.talkbasket.net/112554-jake-paul-interview-after-knocking-out-nate-robinson#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2020 11:27:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112554 YouTuber superstar Jake Paul wants to fight UFC legend Conor McGregor and knock him out in the boxing ring after his devastating win over NBA’s three-time slam dunk champion Nate Robinson. It was Paul’s third career boxing match and his second as a professional boxer:

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Jake Paul interview after knocking out Nate Robinson

YouTuber superstar Jake Paul wants to fight UFC legend Conor McGregor and knock him out in the boxing ring after his devastating win over NBA’s three-time slam dunk champion Nate Robinson. It was Paul’s third career boxing match and his second as a professional boxer:

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Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Nate Robinson https://www.talkbasket.net/112551-jake-paul-celebrates-after-knocking-out-nate-robinson https://www.talkbasket.net/112551-jake-paul-celebrates-after-knocking-out-nate-robinson#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2020 11:10:12 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112551 The American social media star Jake Paul moved to 2-0 with a knockout win over former NBA star guard Nate Robinson, destroying his bitter rival with multiple knockdowns. Paul after knocking out Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. undercard:

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Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Nate Robinson

The American social media star Jake Paul moved to 2-0 with a knockout win over former NBA star guard Nate Robinson, destroying his bitter rival with multiple knockdowns.

Paul after knocking out Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. undercard:

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Olympiacos will host Mega Soccerbet in charity game https://www.talkbasket.net/112509-olympiacos-will-host-mega-soccerbet-in-the-charity-game https://www.talkbasket.net/112509-olympiacos-will-host-mega-soccerbet-in-the-charity-game#respond Sat, 28 Nov 2020 22:12:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112509 Olympiacos will play a friendly match against Mega Soccerbet at “Peace and Friendship” Stadium on the 4th of January. The Greek squad invited the team from Serbia to play the match as part of the “Monday’s Game Night against COVID” and the raised funds will be used as support in the fight against the famous […]

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Olympiacos will host Mega Soccerbet in charity game

Olympiacos will play a friendly match against Mega Soccerbet at “Peace and Friendship” Stadium on the 4th of January.

The Greek squad invited the team from Serbia to play the match as part of the “Monday’s Game Night against COVID” and the raised funds will be used as support in the fight against the famous pandemic.

Photo: Mega Soccerbet/Ivica Veselinov

The young team of Mega is presented on Olympiacos’ official website as a squad that produced a lot of great players that are now playing in Europe and the NBA. The most famous ex-player of Mega Soccerbet is Denver Nuggets‘ player Nikola Jokić.

The Greek TV station ERT will be live broadcasting this humanitarian event between the EuroLeague squad and “Little Big Club”.

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Nate Robinson and Jake Paul come face-to-face before their fight tomorrow https://www.talkbasket.net/112422-nate-robinson-and-jake-paul-come-face-to-face-before-their-fight-tomorrow https://www.talkbasket.net/112422-nate-robinson-and-jake-paul-come-face-to-face-before-their-fight-tomorrow#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:46:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112422 The American social media star Jake Paul and ex NBA star guard Nate Robinson, who has not played in the league since the 2015-2016 season, will fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as an undercard to former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. vs. former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson.

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Nate Robinson and Jake Paul come face-to-face before their fight tomorrow

The American social media star Jake Paul and ex NBA star guard Nate Robinson, who has not played in the league since the 2015-2016 season, will fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as an undercard to former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. vs. former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson.

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The best episodes of NBA players celebrate Thanksgiving https://www.talkbasket.net/112384-the-best-episodes-of-nba-players-celebrate-thanksgiving https://www.talkbasket.net/112384-the-best-episodes-of-nba-players-celebrate-thanksgiving#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:23:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112384 View the most exciting moments from the NBA players’ Thanksgiving celebration.

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The best episodes of NBA players celebrate Thanksgiving

View the most exciting moments from the NBA players’ Thanksgiving celebration.

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LeBron James trained even on Thanksgiving morning https://www.talkbasket.net/112368-lebron-james-trained-even-on-thanksgiving-morning https://www.talkbasket.net/112368-lebron-james-trained-even-on-thanksgiving-morning#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:48:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112368 Four-time NBA champion with three different teams and sports icon LeBron James shows exceptional discipline and workout even on Thanksgiving day. LeBron has played 17 seasons for three teams. His career averages are 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists in 1,265 regular-season games. The most well-known self-proclaimed social justice warrior has won four MVP […]

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LeBron James trained even on Thanksgiving morning

Four-time NBA champion with three different teams and sports icon LeBron James shows exceptional discipline and workout even on Thanksgiving day.

LeBron has played 17 seasons for three teams. His career averages are 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists in 1,265 regular-season games.

The most well-known self-proclaimed social justice warrior has won four MVP awards and has been selected to play in 16 All-Star Games.

His wish on Thanksgiving:

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LaMelo Ball celebrated Thanksgiving in his Rolls-Royce Cullinan https://www.talkbasket.net/112364-lamelo-ball-celebrated-thanksgiving-in-his-rolls-royce-cullinan https://www.talkbasket.net/112364-lamelo-ball-celebrated-thanksgiving-in-his-rolls-royce-cullinan#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:40:23 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112364 Charlotte Hornets rookie point guard LaMelo Ball and his brother Lonzo Ball, from the New Orlean Pelicans, celebrated Thanksgiving day in a new Rolls-Royce Cullinan, driving around the area and doing a live stream on social media. Melo was gifted a new Rolls Royce after getting drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 3rd pick […]

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LaMelo Ball celebrated Thanksgiving in his Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Charlotte Hornets rookie point guard LaMelo Ball and his brother Lonzo Ball, from the New Orlean Pelicans, celebrated Thanksgiving day in a new Rolls-Royce Cullinan, driving around the area and doing a live stream on social media.

Melo was gifted a new Rolls Royce after getting drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 3rd pick overall in the 2020 NBA draft.

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Who is the favourite for the championship next season? https://www.talkbasket.net/112268-who-is-the-favourite-for-the-championship-next-season https://www.talkbasket.net/112268-who-is-the-favourite-for-the-championship-next-season#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:43:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112268 It’s fair to say the Lakers were the best team this season by a country mile. But next season may be a different story. Steph will be back healthy on the Warriors, the Clippers are still a contender and the Nets have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. There have been no further developments on James […]

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Who is the favourite for the championship next season?

It’s fair to say the Lakers were the best team this season by a country mile. But next season may be a different story. Steph will be back healthy on the Warriors, the Clippers are still a contender and the Nets have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. There have been no further developments on James Harden going to the Nets but that could still be a possibility. And if Harden does get traded to the Nets then I’ll have them as my favourite but for now, let’s just talk about who teams will definitely have next season.

As I’ve mentioned before, I believe the Lakers have already strengthened their team for next season, with the addition of Montrezl Harrell, Dennis Schröder, and Marc Gasol. Anthony Davis has yet to resign but this is very, very likely and in the next few days I assume he’ll sign the supermax deal. This would keep the NBA’s best duo together, him and Lebron, and many people would have them as their favourite. But there is a dark horse that can contend next season.

The Milwaukee Bucks

For most of the season, these were the favourites to win the championship. They won the most games in the NBA and were in good stead to make it out of the East. In the first round, they faced the relatively weak Orlando Magic and dispatched them comfortably with a 4-1 victory. In the second round, they faced the Miami Heat. Now the Miami Heat only finished 5th in the East but also won their first-round game easily, beating the Indiana Pacers 4-0. The Bucks were still the favourite by a long way in this series, but as we know, the Heat pulled off an unbelievable victory, defeating the Bucks in only 5 games.

I think the Bucks are still contenders this season though. They have lost Eric Bledsoe but acquired Jrue Holiday in the process, who is far better in my opinion. He’s one of the best defensive guards in the league and will average 20 points a night this season. He’s a great facilitator as well, always looking to get his teammates open and he averages a cool 6.4 assists a game for his career. The Bucks still have Khris Middleton as well so their team has improved slightly, by my judgment. Their biggest obstacle though will be the Brooklyn Nets. Two of the most proficient scorers in the league on one team is a deadly combination. I predict these two will face off in the Eastern Conference Final and the Bucks will get the better of them.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to the death of Diego Maradona https://www.talkbasket.net/112193-giannis-antetokounmpo-reacts-to-the-death-of-diego-maradona https://www.talkbasket.net/112193-giannis-antetokounmpo-reacts-to-the-death-of-diego-maradona#respond Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:50:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112193 Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona, who is regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time, has died from a heart attack at home in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the age of 60. The Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo took to Twitter today after learning of the passing of a football legend:

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Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to the death of Diego Maradona

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona, who is regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time, has died from a heart attack at home in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the age of 60.

The Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo took to Twitter today after learning of the passing of a football legend:

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Lonzo Ball starts his own company; separates himself from ‘BBB’ https://www.talkbasket.net/112011-lonzo-ball-starts-his-own-company-separates-himself-from-bbb https://www.talkbasket.net/112011-lonzo-ball-starts-his-own-company-separates-himself-from-bbb#respond Tue, 24 Nov 2020 02:11:02 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112011 The New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball is officially starting his own company separating himself from “Big Baller Brand”, the company of his father LaVar Ball. Ball’s new company will be called “Born to Ball Inc’, according to the LA Sports Radio. The Pelicans guard will also come out with a line titled “ApolloZo”. Ball […]

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Lonzo Ball starts his own company; separates himself from ‘BBB’

The New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball is officially starting his own company separating himself from “Big Baller Brand”, the company of his father LaVar Ball.

Ball’s new company will be called “Born to Ball Inc’, according to the LA Sports Radio. The Pelicans guard will also come out with a line titled “ApolloZo”.

Ball joined the New Orleans Pelicans last season being part of the Anthony Davis blockbuster trade. He had a great season until the NBA hiatus putting up 11.8 points, 6.1 boards and 7.0 assists per game.

After Jrue Holiday trade to the Milwaukee Bucks, the third-year point guard is expected to have a bigger role in the Pelicans’ offense.

Ball is entering the last season of his rookie contract, and he is eligible for an extension in the coming month. However, Ball could also wait to test the market in the 2021 offseason as a potential restricted free agent.

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Imagine losing your CAREER over a tweet… Clay Travis talks with ex-Kings announcer Grant Napear https://www.talkbasket.net/111454-imagine-losing-your-career-over-a-tweet-clay-travis-talks-with-ex-kings-announcer-grant-napear https://www.talkbasket.net/111454-imagine-losing-your-career-over-a-tweet-clay-travis-talks-with-ex-kings-announcer-grant-napear#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:16:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111454 Former Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear, who currently hosts his own podcast If You Don’t Like That With Grant Napear, sent a tweet saying “All Lives Matter” and lost his entire career, and sports journalist and OutKick host Clay Travis wants to know what really went down behind the scenes: Grant Napear’s tweet that […]

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Imagine losing your CAREER over a tweet… Clay Travis talks with ex-Kings announcer Grant Napear

Former Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear, who currently hosts his own podcast If You Don’t Like That With Grant Napear, sent a tweet saying “All Lives Matter” and lost his entire career, and sports journalist and OutKick host Clay Travis wants to know what really went down behind the scenes:

Grant Napear’s tweet that sparked bolsheviks’ anger:

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New vs Old casinos and their connection with basketball slot games https://www.talkbasket.net/111248-new-vs-old-casinos-and-their-connection-with-basketball-slot-games https://www.talkbasket.net/111248-new-vs-old-casinos-and-their-connection-with-basketball-slot-games#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:28:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111248 Over the last few years, several new casinos have been created in order to enhance players’ experience. The transition from old to new casinos has not been much difficult, as new casinos offer plenty of options to play and earn money. At the same time, new online casinos provide an updated service in regards to […]

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New vs Old casinos and their connection with basketball slot games

Over the last few years, several new casinos have been created in order to enhance players’ experience. The transition from old to new casinos has not been much difficult, as new casinos offer plenty of options to play and earn money.

At the same time, new online casinos provide an updated service in regards to privacy, customer support and payment and that’s why more people are interested in making the switch from the old casinos.

In terms of privacy, new casinos give players the opportunity to play from their home by just having a fast and secure internet connection available.

At the same time, they offer a high level of security and prevent attackers from stealing personal and sensitive information when the players register their data (e.g passwords, usernames etc).

Furthermore, in new casinos, players have a 24/7 customer support available, via phone, email or live chat, which can help understand how to enter the game or receive the necessary instructions.

When it comes to payment, players have the option to make payments (e.g deposit) by using their credit cards and also receive their money via PayPal, for instance, by just creating their account.

Concurrently, new casinos allow a wider range of currencies to be used, therefore they enable more people worldwide to join and play. In that way, players can receive their money in their preferred and relevant currency and avoid losing money due to currency conversion.

In addition, the vast majority of online casinos has several languages available and players can select the one that fits them best, which will help them fully understand not only the games, but the way the respective casinos operate.

Last but not least, most new online casinos offer a wide variety of deals to players in order to enhance their experience. These offers usually vary from free money to play to bonuses that act as extra motivation for players to sign up and play.

Overall, these are the main differences the new casinos have compared to the old ones and they have certainly helped players have fun and have more ways to earn money.

When it comes to basketball, new online casinos offer a variety of games for players in order to enjoy their favorite sport and won money. Something that was not the case in old casinos.

According to NyeCasino2020.com, several online casinos provide players with new basketball slot games that enable them to earn money through their favorite sport. Some of them even offer betting odds for significant basketball games, even though this is not very common.

In conclusion, new casinos have revolutionized the way people can play casino games and earn money, making it easier and safer compared to the old casinos.

And with more countries lifting suspensions to online casinos, more players will be able to sign up and play in the coming months.

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LeBron James sponsors “Lobos 1707” brand https://www.talkbasket.net/111234-lebron-james-sponsors-lobos-1707-brand https://www.talkbasket.net/111234-lebron-james-sponsors-lobos-1707-brand#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:51:58 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111234 Four-time NBA champion LeBron James has invested in the beverage industry. James, with partners, has backed the Lobos 1707 Tequila and mezcal. Lobos 1707 is called after the Spanish word for ‘wolves.’ The trademark was established by Diego Osorio, chief creative officer and CEO Dia Simms. His investment partners are business friend Maverick Carter, sports […]

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LeBron James sponsors “Lobos 1707” brand

Four-time NBA champion LeBron James has invested in the beverage industry. James, with partners, has backed the Lobos 1707 Tequila and mezcal. Lobos 1707 is called after the Spanish word for ‘wolves.’ The trademark was established by Diego Osorio, chief creative officer and CEO Dia Simms.

His investment partners are business friend Maverick Carter, sports agent Rich Paul, teammate Anthony Davis and Warriors player Draymond Green.

It was common knowledge in the past that James was a fan of Tequila. Per thespiritsbusiness.com:

“I knew the first time I tasted Lobos 1707 Tequila that it was special. When I learned more about the brand story and leadership team, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Lobos 1707 is about celebrating the strength of the group and bringing people together. It’s about shared passion and values. I love sipping Tequila with my friends, and we want a brand that speaks to us,” James said.

Lobos 1707 will be available in California, New York, Florida, and Mexico stores soon.

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Kevin Love: I still think about suicide https://www.talkbasket.net/111046-kevin-love-i-still-think-about-suicide https://www.talkbasket.net/111046-kevin-love-i-still-think-about-suicide#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:52:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111046 NBA Champion and five-time All-Star Kevin Love says he still thinks about committing suicide. On this weekend’s episode of In Depth with Graham Bensinger, Love talks about the low point he reached in 2012 where he began researching ways to take his own life, his ongoing battle with mental health, and how, through The Kevin […]

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Kevin Love: I still think about suicide

NBA Champion and five-time All-Star Kevin Love says he still thinks about committing suicide. On this weekend’s episode of In Depth with Graham Bensinger, Love talks about the low point he reached in 2012 where he began researching ways to take his own life, his ongoing battle with mental health, and how, through The Kevin Love Fund, he is working to help others.

An injury in 2012 sent Kevin Love into a downward spiral, suffering from depression and anxiety to such a degree that he would not leave his room. He started to research ways to take his life.

KEVIN LOVE: “I had a number of ways…the good thing that happens is when you do search that it comes up with the national suicide prevention line. There was a couple ways that I toyed with, but it was just scary to get down that route and think about the idea of, you know, taking my own life.”

Love said it was a thought that frequently crossed his mind. And although he has made great strides in his mental health, he still sometimes has those thoughts.

GRAHAM BENSINGER: “Does it ever get to a point anymore where you still have suicidal thoughts?”

KEVIN LOVE: “If whoever’s gonna watch this who has had those thoughts before, I think it does cross your mind and I’ve just learned to speak my truth, honestly.

“I’ve learned that, you know, nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say. So me keeping that in is actually more harmful.”

Even with therapy, Love says there are still some days that are “super brutal.” 

KEVIN LOVE: …I’ve obviously had days that I really do struggle, I suffer a lot from imposter theory as well. Like I sometimes don’t feel deserving. I don’t feel like I’m worthy of what I’ve accomplished, or the success I’ve had, and a lot of times I feel like a fraud, because I don’t feel like I’ve achieved enough.

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American point guard Ameer Jackson signs for Iraq’s Ghaz Al-Shamal https://www.talkbasket.net/110905-american-point-guard-ameer-jackson-signs-for-iraqs-ghaz-al-shamal https://www.talkbasket.net/110905-american-point-guard-ameer-jackson-signs-for-iraqs-ghaz-al-shamal#respond Tue, 17 Nov 2020 19:23:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110905 It’s been a wild few weeks for American point guard Ameer Jackson. The 26-year-old, who hails from New Jersey, was all set to head back to Qatar for a second season with Al-Khor less than a month ago but he will be flying to Iraq instead, where he is expected to join the Ghaz Al-Shamal […]

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American point guard Ameer Jackson signs for Iraq’s Ghaz Al-Shamal

It’s been a wild few weeks for American point guard Ameer Jackson. The 26-year-old, who hails from New Jersey, was all set to head back to Qatar for a second season with Al-Khor less than a month ago but he will be flying to Iraq instead, where he is expected to join the Ghaz Al-Shamal (North Gas) squad in the Iraqi Basketball League.

Speaking exclusively to Talkbasket.net, Jackson revealed he wasn’t able to return to Qatar due to passport delays exacerbated by a COVID-19 spike in the region. He now expects to head out to Iraq in early December, in time to prepare for the upcoming season -the campaign tips off on the 19th.

The former Winston-Salem State University guard says he’s signed a deal for a single season and, while his course has changed, the goal remains the same. In a previous interview with Talkbasket.net, Ameer claimed to be bent on getting a tryout with an NBA Summer League team.

“Right now just want to provide for my family and build a strong CV overseas but I definitely want to play in a summer league, show my talents and hopefully land a contract,” he said back in October.

Jackson’s basketball journey has taken him to Romania, Qatar, Tunisia, and now Iraq. He led the Qatari league in scoring during his stint with Al-Khor, registering 24.3 points per game. He’s hoping to do just as well in this new chapter.

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BetterHelp Presents – Free Agency and NBA Players – How mental health impacts athletes https://www.talkbasket.net/110767-betterhelp-presents-free-agency-and-nba-players-how-mental-health-impacts-athletes https://www.talkbasket.net/110767-betterhelp-presents-free-agency-and-nba-players-how-mental-health-impacts-athletes#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:40:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110767 When a basketball player becomes a free agent, their contract has not been renewed, causing anxiety. As an NBA player, when you’re not a team member, that can be a daunting concept. He will not be a free agent forever. Remember that basketball is a highly competitive field. It’s comforting to be a member of […]

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BetterHelp Presents – Free Agency and NBA Players – How mental health impacts athletes

When a basketball player becomes a free agent, their contract has not been renewed, causing anxiety. As an NBA player, when you’re not a team member, that can be a daunting concept. He will not be a free agent forever. Remember that basketball is a highly competitive field. It’s comforting to be a member of a team, but once you become a free agent, there are other concerns. Here are some ways you can handle the transition to free agency.

Radical acceptance 

We do not have control over things in life, and one of them is when a contract ends. You’ve enjoyed your time playing for a particular team, and now that time is over. It’s okay to grieve the loss of being on a team. As an athlete, you bond with your team members. Understandably, transitioning to being a free agent can be difficult. You may not know how to handle the situation, and that’s okay. You can reach out for help to a licensed therapist if you are experiencing anxiety about your transition. There are also some advantages to being a free agent rather than being attached to a team.

Restricted Free Agent 

It’s crucial to note that being a free agent isn’t necessarily straightforward. There may be restrictions on your rights. There are two types of free agents. One is a restricted free agent (RFA). These players are allowed to sign an offer sheet with another team. However, it’s crucial to note that the player’s original team can retain him if they match the terms of the competing team’s offer. The original team has the “right of first refusal.” When a player is an RFA that can cause him anxiety, he might feel somewhat trapped. It’s crucial to be honest about these feelings and talk them out with fellow athletes and a mental health professional if necessary. BetterHelp has an excellent option for online therapy, which is flexible for athletes. https://www.facebook.com/BetterHelp/

Unrestricted Free Agent 

An unrestricted free agent (UFA) has unlimited freedom to sign with their team of choice. Once they commit to a contract, they officially join the team. Additionally, some unrestricted free agents have options to exercise with their current team contracts. There is a lot more freedom when you are a UFA. That can feel exciting to a player or daunting. As a player, you can try to focus on the positive aspect of the situation. As an Unrestricted Free Agent, you have time to regroup and assess where you would like to go in your career. You can look at what you’ve accomplished on your previous team and figure out your next career move. Life is about choices. Now you have the opportunity to pursue a position on another team. 

Managing emotions surrounding free agency 

It’s not easy being an athlete. There are many mental health concerns that athletes have to deal with, including anxiety and perfectionism. If you have a game that doesn’t go well, you might experience depression. There’s no wrong way to feel. And sometimes, athletes are discouraged from expressing their feelings, resulting in further mental health concerns. It’s best to be open and honest about how you feel. You might feel the pressure to perform and be a superstar. That’s why online therapy can help. Don’t be afraid to reach out to a licensed mental health professional who can support you. Athletes have hectic schedules, and online therapy can be an excellent place to speak about your feelings. Flexible and affordable. Your mental health matters, and you will play better when you have somebody on your side as a dedicated support.

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Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested Sunday on weapon charges https://www.talkbasket.net/110662-kevin-porter-jr-was-arrested-sunday-on-weapon-charges https://www.talkbasket.net/110662-kevin-porter-jr-was-arrested-sunday-on-weapon-charges#respond Sun, 15 Nov 2020 19:33:28 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110662 According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested early Sunday morning in Mahoning County on gun charges. “Mr. Porter was issued a summons for a petty offense and released,” his attorney Alex Spiro said in a statement emailed to the USA TODAY Sports. “We are gathering information […]

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Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested Sunday on weapon charges

According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested early Sunday morning in Mahoning County on gun charges.

“Mr. Porter was issued a summons for a petty offense and released,” his attorney Alex Spiro said in a statement emailed to the USA TODAY Sports. “We are gathering information and will have further comment at a later point.”

Porter Jr. was released Sunday on $4,000 bond.

Last season, the former 30th overall pick averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game, while shooting at 44.2 percent from the floor and 33.5 percent from three.

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Metta Sandiford-Artest shares the impact of growing up in Queensbridge https://www.talkbasket.net/110560-metta-sandiford-artest-shares-the-impact-of-growing-up-in-queensbridge https://www.talkbasket.net/110560-metta-sandiford-artest-shares-the-impact-of-growing-up-in-queensbridge#respond Sat, 14 Nov 2020 15:43:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110560 During his appearance on All The Smoke podcast hosted by ex-NBA players Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, former Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta Sandiford-Artest, known as Ron Artest for much of his NBA career, opens up about growing up in Queensbridge and the impact it had on his life and basketball career:

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Metta Sandiford-Artest shares the impact of growing up in Queensbridge

During his appearance on All The Smoke podcast hosted by ex-NBA players Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, former Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta Sandiford-Artest, known as Ron Artest for much of his NBA career, opens up about growing up in Queensbridge and the impact it had on his life and basketball career:

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Olympiacos announced positive COVID-19 case https://www.talkbasket.net/110554-olympiacos-announced-positive-for-covid-19-case https://www.talkbasket.net/110554-olympiacos-announced-positive-for-covid-19-case#respond Sat, 14 Nov 2020 13:26:12 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110554 After eight rounds in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Olympiacos Piraeus announced a positive COVID-19 case within the club, after their game against ALBA Berlin in Piraeus. The club didn’t mention the name of the case, but stated that the case had no symptoms and is staying isolated. The rest of the team members will be […]

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Olympiacos announced positive COVID-19 case

After eight rounds in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Olympiacos Piraeus announced a positive COVID-19 case within the club, after their game against ALBA Berlin in Piraeus. The club didn’t mention the name of the case, but stated that the case had no symptoms and is staying isolated.

The rest of the team members will be tested tomorrow (15/11).

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NBA legends Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson return with new season of critically acclaimed ‘Knuckleheads’ Podcast https://www.talkbasket.net/110448-nba-legends-darius-miles-and-quentin-richardson-return-with-new-season-of-critically-acclaimed-knuckleheads-podcast https://www.talkbasket.net/110448-nba-legends-darius-miles-and-quentin-richardson-return-with-new-season-of-critically-acclaimed-knuckleheads-podcast#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 18:33:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110448 NEW YORK, NY — November 13, 2020 — The Players’ Tribune (TPT), a first-of-its-kind media company developed by athletes for athletes to connect them with fans through the power of storytelling, today announced the return of the critically acclaimed basketball podcast ‘Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles’ for an all-new season.  Named for the […]

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NBA legends Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson return with new season of critically acclaimed ‘Knuckleheads’ Podcast

NEW YORK, NY November 13, 2020The Players’ Tribune (TPT), a first-of-its-kind media company developed by athletes for athletes to connect them with fans through the power of storytelling, today announced the return of the critically acclaimed basketball podcast ‘Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles’ for an all-new season. 

Named for the on-court celebration the duo made famous, this unguarded, humorous and incredibly engaging podcast that has garnered over 5 million downloads transcends sports to discuss everything from culture and current events to personal backstories, the golden era of sports, and beyond with some of the games biggest cultural icons and all-time greats. 

This season is no different as Miles and Richardson bring an unrivaled list of guests from different eras of the game including Iman Shumpert, George Gervin, Shawn Kemp, Jamal Murray, Cynthia Cooper, Seimone Augustus, Deron Williams, and many more. 

Season five of ‘Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles’ will kick-off on Tuesday, November 17, with an 11-episode run that starts with Denver Nuggets star, Jamal Murray. 

“Darius and I are excited to deliver another season of Knuckleheads and are really appreciative of all our fans for continuing to rock with us through the new format as we continue to stay our asses at home”  said Richardson.  “We’re just hitting our prime and are thrilled to be back for more compelling conversations and inspiring stories behind the most iconic names in basketball” added Miles. 

“It’s been an absolute thrill to watch these guys grow as hosts and continue to take the show to greater heights with each new season,”  said Carl Scott. “We’re excited to hear what they have in-store for the new season.

To-date the show has welcomed an unmatched roster of current basketball superstars and  Hall-of-Fame legends including Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Kevin Durant, Shaquille O’Neal, Isaiah Thomas, A’Ja Wilson, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Dwayne Wade, Allen Iverson, and more to uncover the personal experiences that have inspired each athlete’s path to stardom, offer unprecedented access to life in the league and humbly reveal their first real “welcome to the league” moment. 

Fans can look forward to new episodes on Tuesdays on all major podcast services and online at The Players’ Tribune website and video of the episodes will be available on Thursdays on The Players’ Tribune YouTube.

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DeMarcus Cousins started following LeBron James on Twitter https://www.talkbasket.net/110438-demarcus-cousins-started-following-lebron-james-on-twitter https://www.talkbasket.net/110438-demarcus-cousins-started-following-lebron-james-on-twitter#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 11:01:43 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110438 It remains to be seen where free agent center DeMarcus Cousins will continue his career. HoopsHype spotted that Cousins started following LeBron James on Twitter on November 11. Cousins was LeBron’s teammate on the Lakers for the major part of the last season before being waived on February 13. Though he played zero games after […]

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DeMarcus Cousins started following LeBron James on Twitter

It remains to be seen where free agent center DeMarcus Cousins will continue his career. HoopsHype spotted that Cousins started following LeBron James on Twitter on November 11.

Cousins was LeBron’s teammate on the Lakers for the major part of the last season before being waived on February 13. Though he played zero games after tearing his ACL in preseason workouts.

One would expect that Cousins would have already followed his teammate and the league’s face. On the other hand, Kyle Kuzma followed his teammate Danny Green on the same day too, despite playing a season together.

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What it takes to feed NBA giant Shaquille O’Neal https://www.talkbasket.net/110427-what-it-takes-to-feed-nba-giant-shaquille-oneal https://www.talkbasket.net/110427-what-it-takes-to-feed-nba-giant-shaquille-oneal#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:45:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110427 Shaquille O’Neal might be the largest man basketball has ever seen. So that only means one thing, the man can eat like no other. Check out what it takes to fill up the 7’1, 325 pound Hall-of-Famer. Back in 2017, Tracy Humphrey, who works at 11Alive, visited Shaq and his girlfriend (at the time), and […]

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What it takes to feed NBA giant Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal might be the largest man basketball has ever seen. So that only means one thing, the man can eat like no other. Check out what it takes to fill up the 7’1, 325 pound Hall-of-Famer.

Back in 2017, Tracy Humphrey, who works at 11Alive, visited Shaq and his girlfriend (at the time), and found out what he consumes everyday for breakfast! His girlfriend, and his girlfriend’s sister, regulate the amount of food he consumes each day, and told Tracy Humphrey that she makes sure that “he eats healthy.” For starters, Shaq enjoys 2 to 3 pancakes per day. But, these aren’t just your regular pancakes. These are pancakes filled with sprouted whole wheat flour, cinnamon, coconut sugar, nutmeg, almond milk, and bananas. They are giant, thick pancakes. Next up, Shaq downs an egg-white omelet with organic grass-fed chicken sausage, kale, bell pepper, 6 egg-whites, and various seasonings.

It wasn’t revealed what exactly the big fella eats for his next two meals, but studies show that Shaq’s body requires 3,400 calories minimum each day due to his size. This is insane, due to the fact that the average human requires roughly 2,000 calories per day.

Check out the interview below:

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Two-Time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and NBA Champion Festus Ezeli Headline First Virtual ‘Power Forward Huddle’ https://www.talkbasket.net/110428-two-time-nba-all-star-victor-oladipo-and-nba-champion-festus-ezeli-headline-first-virtual-power-forward-huddle https://www.talkbasket.net/110428-two-time-nba-all-star-victor-oladipo-and-nba-champion-festus-ezeli-headline-first-virtual-power-forward-huddle#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:29:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110428 ABUJA, Nigeria, November 13, 2020/ — ExxonMobil Foundation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and Africare, a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues, announced today that two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and 2015 NBA Champion Festus Ezeli will headline the first virtual ‘Power Forward Huddle’ on Thursday, Nov. 19.  […]

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Two-Time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and NBA Champion Festus Ezeli Headline First Virtual ‘Power Forward Huddle’

ABUJA, Nigeria, November 13, 2020/ — ExxonMobil Foundation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and Africare, a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues, announced today that two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and 2015 NBA Champion Festus Ezeli will headline the first virtual ‘Power Forward Huddle’ on Thursday, Nov. 19. 

The event, which will be conducted virtually for the first time and livestreamed on the NBA Africa YouTube (https://bit.ly/3eUlNoV) channel at 4:00 p.m. CAT, will celebrate seven years of the Power Forward program for youth ages 14 and under and coaches from 30 schools in Abuja, Nigeria.  

As part of the Power Forward program, ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare donated 30,000 masks, 90 new handwashing stations and hand sanitizer to 30 Power Forward schools in Abuja. The handwashing stations will reach 35,000 school community users.

“Using the convening power of sports, our successful collaboration with the NBA and Africare allows young people to play the games they love while receiving the life-skills and public health messages they need to stay healthy,” said ExxonMobil Foundation President, Kevin Murphy. “Every year, young people graduate these programs with knowledge on how to protect themselves from infectious diseases like malaria and COVID-19.”  

“We are thrilled to celebrate the seventh year of the Power Forward program in Abuja alongside our partners ExxonMobil and Africare,” said NBA Africa CEO, Victor Williams. “Power Forward has become an annual celebration for the participating schools in Abuja, and we are grateful to be joined this year by Victor Oladipo and Festus Ezeli, who will make this year’s virtual event even more memorable for participating youth and coaches.”

“Nigeria, like other sub-Saharan African countries, is experiencing a youth bulge,” said Africare President and CEO, Robert Mallett. “The Power Forward project has shown year after year that this model of youth leadership is successful and replicable. It is impactful. It has three elements that make for success: strong partners in ExxonMobil and the NBA, focused objectives and enthusiastic participants. That is a winning formula anywhere, anytime, and we are very thrilled to be part of the daily transformations we help to make possible.”

Power Forward, a youth development initiative launched in 2013 by the ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare, uses basketball to teach health literacy, including malaria prevention and personal hygiene, and life skills, such as leadership, respect and responsibility, to students in 30 secondary schools in Abuja. 

To date, Power Forward has reached more than 80,000 youth in schools and communities in need, and nearly 30,000 people have attended past Power Forward community events.

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Kyle Kuzma outlines new sneaker for Puma https://www.talkbasket.net/110420-kyle-kuzma-outlines-new-sneaker-for-puma https://www.talkbasket.net/110420-kyle-kuzma-outlines-new-sneaker-for-puma#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 07:57:10 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110420 Just after small forward Kyle Kuzma won his first NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, he has been busy designing his latest sneakers for Puma. Kuzma left Nike for PUMA. One of his reasons was seeking more creative input.

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Kyle Kuzma outlines new sneaker for Puma

Just after small forward Kyle Kuzma won his first NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, he has been busy designing his latest sneakers for Puma.

Kuzma left Nike for PUMA. One of his reasons was seeking more creative input.

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Dwight Howard intense workout with his girlfriend Te’a Cooper https://www.talkbasket.net/110410-dwight-howard-intense-workout-with-his-girlfriend-tea-cooper https://www.talkbasket.net/110410-dwight-howard-intense-workout-with-his-girlfriend-tea-cooper#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 07:23:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110410 The Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, who finally won the NBA champion ring in 2020, is preparing for another season. Howard’s company is backed by his fiancée, the 23-year-old Te’a Cooper, who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks team. Take a look at how the basketball family individually prepares for the 2020-21 season. Howard and […]

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Dwight Howard intense workout with his girlfriend Te’a Cooper

The Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, who finally won the NBA champion ring in 2020, is preparing for another season.

Howard’s company is backed by his fiancée, the 23-year-old Te’a Cooper, who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks team. Take a look at how the basketball family individually prepares for the 2020-21 season.

Howard and Cooper form a powerful basketball couple in the LA basketball scene.

Cooper likes to shine not only on the basketball court:

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JaVale McGee is ramping his workouts for the season back up https://www.talkbasket.net/110408-javale-mcgee-is-ramping-his-workouts-for-the-season-back-up https://www.talkbasket.net/110408-javale-mcgee-is-ramping-his-workouts-for-the-season-back-up#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 07:05:35 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110408 Los Angeles Lakers big man JaVale McGee is getting ready for his thirteenth season in the NBA. The 32-year-old versatile player trains in the gym to be ready at full capacity for the 2020-21 NBA season. McGee has won three NBA Championship rings during his career (2017, 2018, 2020), and it looks like he’s ready […]

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JaVale McGee is ramping his workouts for the season back up

Los Angeles Lakers big man JaVale McGee is getting ready for his thirteenth season in the NBA. The 32-year-old versatile player trains in the gym to be ready at full capacity for the 2020-21 NBA season.

McGee has won three NBA Championship rings during his career (2017, 2018, 2020), and it looks like he’s ready for another great season.

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Nate Robinson’s workouts for his boxing match vs. Jake Paul https://www.talkbasket.net/110297-nate-robinsons-workouts-for-his-boxing-match-vs-jake-paul https://www.talkbasket.net/110297-nate-robinsons-workouts-for-his-boxing-match-vs-jake-paul#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 14:57:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110297 Most remembered for winning NBA Slam Dunk Contest three times, former NBA point guard Nate Robinson is preparing for an upcoming boxing match against social media star Jake Paul. The fight will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 28th. Estimate Robinson’s form and preparation before the upcoming fight:

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Nate Robinson’s workouts for his boxing match vs. Jake Paul

Most remembered for winning NBA Slam Dunk Contest three times, former NBA point guard Nate Robinson is preparing for an upcoming boxing match against social media star Jake Paul.

The fight will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 28th. Estimate Robinson’s form and preparation before the upcoming fight:

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Stephen Curry, Jeremy Lin work out together at University of San Francisco https://www.talkbasket.net/110147-stephen-curry-jeremy-lin-work-out-together-at-university-of-san-francisco https://www.talkbasket.net/110147-stephen-curry-jeremy-lin-work-out-together-at-university-of-san-francisco#respond Wed, 11 Nov 2020 01:13:01 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110147 Jeremy Lin plans his return to the NBA, after spending two seasons with the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association. The former Rockets’ and Knicks’ guard has been working out with various NBA stars this offseason. More importantly, the New York Post’s Justin Terranova reported interest between the Warriors and Lin. An Instagram post on Tuesday shows Lin to work […]

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Stephen Curry, Jeremy Lin work out together at University of San Francisco

Jeremy Lin plans his return to the NBA, after spending two seasons with the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association.

The former Rockets’ and Knicks’ guard has been working out with various NBA stars this offseason. More importantly, the New York Post’s Justin Terranova reported interest between the Warriors and Lin.

An Instagram post on Tuesday shows Lin to work out with Golden State’s superstar and two-time MVP Stephen Curry at San Francisco University.

Lin played for the Raptors the last time he was a member of an NBA team winning the championship with the Canadians in 2019.

He appeared in 23 games averaging 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest.

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert, DeAndre Jordan, and a fifth unidentifiable teammate playing against Jeremy Lin:

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Sixers’ new jerseys may have a subtle ‘Trust the Process’ reference https://www.talkbasket.net/110120-sixers-new-jerseys-may-have-subtle-trust-the-process-reference https://www.talkbasket.net/110120-sixers-new-jerseys-may-have-subtle-trust-the-process-reference#respond Tue, 10 Nov 2020 23:17:55 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110120 The Philadelphia 76ers revealed their new City Edition uniforms for the 2020-2021 NBA season. The team decided to bring back the black uniforms paying homage to the Allen Iverson era. However, the uniform may include another subtitled reference according to some hawk-eyed Twitter users. The back of the jerseys featured a design that appeared to […]

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Sixers’ new jerseys may have a subtle ‘Trust the Process’ reference

The Philadelphia 76ers revealed their new City Edition uniforms for the 2020-2021 NBA season. The team decided to bring back the black uniforms paying homage to the Allen Iverson era.

However, the uniform may include another subtitled reference according to some hawk-eyed Twitter users. The back of the jerseys featured a design that appeared to include the initials “TTP’.

That may be a reference to the ‘Trust the Process’ era, which was the franchise’s mantra during their rebuilding years under general manager Sam Hinkie.

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Olimpia Milano suspends team’s activity due to COVID-19 https://www.talkbasket.net/110014-olimpia-milano-suspends-teams-activity-due-to-covid-19 https://www.talkbasket.net/110014-olimpia-milano-suspends-teams-activity-due-to-covid-19#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2020 18:25:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110014 Following their latest COVID-19 tests on Sunday (8/11), Olimpia Milano announced that several positive cases have been found within the team. For that reason, the Italian club announced that all team’s activities will be suspended until at least their next verification test on November 10th. Olimpia Milan informed that all the cases are asymptomatic and […]

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Olimpia Milano suspends team’s activity due to COVID-19

Following their latest COVID-19 tests on Sunday (8/11), Olimpia Milano announced that several positive cases have been found within the team. For that reason, the Italian club announced that all team’s activities will be suspended until at least their next verification test on November 10th.

Olimpia Milan informed that all the cases are asymptomatic and isolated and that the local health authorities have been immediately informed.

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Bucks’ Sterling Brown reaches settlement in civil rights lawsuit https://www.talkbasket.net/110006-bucks-sterling-brown-reaches-settlement-in-civil-rights-lawsuit https://www.talkbasket.net/110006-bucks-sterling-brown-reaches-settlement-in-civil-rights-lawsuit#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2020 16:44:29 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110006 Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown has reached a $750,000 settlement with the city of Milwaukee for his civil rights lawsuit, according to Shams Charania. Brown’s lawsuit accused police officers of race-based arrest and excessive force from an incident back in January 2018. Along with the financial settlement in Brown’s lawsuit stating officers used excessive force with […]

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Bucks’ Sterling Brown reaches settlement in civil rights lawsuit

Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown has reached a $750,000 settlement with the city of Milwaukee for his civil rights lawsuit, according to Shams Charania.

Brown’s lawsuit accused police officers of race-based arrest and excessive force from an incident back in January 2018.

Along with the financial settlement in Brown’s lawsuit stating officers used excessive force with a taser and racially profiled him, the city of Milwaukee would admit to constitutional violation and commitment to incorporate changes to the Police Department operating procedures, Charania adds.

Officers arrested and tased Brown outside a Walgreens after they found his car double-parked across two parking spots in the early hours of Jan. 26, 2018.

While Brown was waiting for a citation, several officers arrived on scene and the incident escalated when an officer ordered Brown to take his hands out of his sweatshirt.

When Brown did not comply, officers took him to the ground and tasered him.

Brown told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated in July 2018:

During the day I’m not going to park double handicap. I was literally in and out. But I parked in a double handicap. I should have been given a ticket, no doubt about it. That has [been] no justification to what escalated afterwards. So I did it, but what came after, you can’t even compare it to what I should’ve gotten for what happened.”

Brown said he feared for his life and his mindset was to stay as calm as possible so he could “get home.”

NBA commissioner Adam Silver called the video of Brown’s arrest “disheartening.”

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NBA players react to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris win the 2020 US Presidential Election https://www.talkbasket.net/109965-nba-players-react-to-joe-biden-kamala-harris-win-the-2020-us-presidential-election https://www.talkbasket.net/109965-nba-players-react-to-joe-biden-kamala-harris-win-the-2020-us-presidential-election#respond Sun, 08 Nov 2020 23:13:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109965 Several NBA players took to Twitter and reacted to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris winning the 2020 Presidential Election in the United States. The majority of the NBA players had already endorsed Biden and Harris prior to the election.

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NBA players react to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris win the 2020 US Presidential Election

Several NBA players took to Twitter and reacted to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris winning the 2020 Presidential Election in the United States.

The majority of the NBA players had already endorsed Biden and Harris prior to the election.

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Donovan Mitchell ‘excited’ about Kamala Harris becoming first black Vice President https://www.talkbasket.net/109915-donovan-mitchell-excited-about-kamala-harris-becoming-first-black-vice-president https://www.talkbasket.net/109915-donovan-mitchell-excited-about-kamala-harris-becoming-first-black-vice-president#respond Sat, 07 Nov 2020 23:08:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109915 Donovan Mitchell shared his excitement about Kamala Harris becoming the first South Asian American black woman to be elected Vice President of the United States. The star of the Utah Jazz took to Twitter to react to Joe Biden and Harris winning the 2020 US Presidential Election. “I am extremely excited to have Joe Biden […]

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Donovan Mitchell ‘excited’ about Kamala Harris becoming first black Vice President

Donovan Mitchell shared his excitement about Kamala Harris becoming the first South Asian American black woman to be elected Vice President of the United States.

The star of the Utah Jazz took to Twitter to react to Joe Biden and Harris winning the 2020 US Presidential Election.

“I am extremely excited to have Joe Biden as president but growing up with my mother and sister two black women! For them to have someone like Kamala Harris leading the charge man is truly incredible not just for black people but for BLACK WOMEN!” Mitchell tweeted.

Mitchell, LeBron James and the vast majority of the NBA players endorsed Biden and Harris prior to the elections.

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LeBron James reacts to Joe Biden winning the 2020 US Presidential Election https://www.talkbasket.net/109912-lebron-james-reacts-to-joe-biden-winning-the-2020-us-presidential-election https://www.talkbasket.net/109912-lebron-james-reacts-to-joe-biden-winning-the-2020-us-presidential-election#respond Sat, 07 Nov 2020 22:44:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109912 LeBron James reacted to the news that Joe Biden won the Presidential Election and is the new president of the United States. James was happy for the result, as he endorsed Biden prior to the elections. The superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers had a severe feud with Donald Trump and heavily criticized him for […]

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LeBron James reacts to Joe Biden winning the 2020 US Presidential Election

LeBron James reacted to the news that Joe Biden won the Presidential Election and is the new president of the United States.

James was happy for the result, as he endorsed Biden prior to the elections.

The superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers had a severe feud with Donald Trump and heavily criticized him for his actions.

James used his platform to raise people’s awareness in the current social climate in the United States and force change.

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Delonte West taking shots in the gym https://www.talkbasket.net/109759-delonte-west-taking-shots-in-the-gym https://www.talkbasket.net/109759-delonte-west-taking-shots-in-the-gym#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2020 19:21:49 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109759 Former NBA guard Delonte West is back in the gym while recovering in Florida: West, recently checked into a rehab facility, played for four teams in eight NBA seasons, and earned more than $16 million. During his NBA career, he averaged 9.7 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game.

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Delonte West taking shots in the gym

Former NBA guard Delonte West is back in the gym while recovering in Florida:

West, recently checked into a rehab facility, played for four teams in eight NBA seasons, and earned more than $16 million. During his NBA career, he averaged 9.7 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game.

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Tyler Herro enjoying vacation life with half-naked Katya Elise Henry https://www.talkbasket.net/109750-tyler-herro-enjoying-vacation-life-with-half-naked-katya-elise-henry https://www.talkbasket.net/109750-tyler-herro-enjoying-vacation-life-with-half-naked-katya-elise-henry#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2020 15:31:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109750 Trade rumors start brewing for the Miami Heat rookie sensation Tyler Herro but he has no worries as he is seen on the gram making out with his half-naked girlfriend Katya Elise Henry. Stay tuned for the details:

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Tyler Herro enjoying vacation life with half-naked Katya Elise Henry

Trade rumors start brewing for the Miami Heat rookie sensation Tyler Herro but he has no worries as he is seen on the gram making out with his half-naked girlfriend Katya Elise Henry. Stay tuned for the details:

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Bronny James caught liking photos of Instagram model https://www.talkbasket.net/109742-bronny-james-caught-liking-photos-of-instagram-model https://www.talkbasket.net/109742-bronny-james-caught-liking-photos-of-instagram-model#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:21:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109742 The life of a son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is under a microscope. Bronny James recently liked photos of an Instagram model who goes by the name Isabella. Pretty soon a screenshot of Bronny’s like caught attention of Twitter user Steez DiNucci who tweeted it for everyone to see. The 16-year-old […]

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Bronny James caught liking photos of Instagram model

The life of a son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is under a microscope. Bronny James recently liked photos of an Instagram model who goes by the name Isabella.

Pretty soon a screenshot of Bronny’s like caught attention of Twitter user Steez DiNucci who tweeted it for everyone to see.

The 16-year-old guard lately has been in the news not because of his basketball but for smoking on social media and posting TikTok video with his alleged girlfriend.

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Larry Nance Jr. on his political evolution: “I’m pretty upset about all this stuff that’s going on” https://www.talkbasket.net/109733-larry-nance-jr-on-his-political-evolution-im-pretty-upset-about-all-this-stuff-thats-going-on https://www.talkbasket.net/109733-larry-nance-jr-on-his-political-evolution-im-pretty-upset-about-all-this-stuff-thats-going-on#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2020 01:00:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109733 Larry Nance Jr. opened up about his decision to spend more time on understanding the political situation in the United States. The forward/center of the Cleveland Cavaliers said he was upset about the current social climate and wanted to help force change. “I just kind of didn’t realize that it was that important, you know? […]

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Larry Nance Jr. on his political evolution: “I’m pretty upset about all this stuff that’s going on”

Larry Nance Jr. opened up about his decision to spend more time on understanding the political situation in the United States.

The forward/center of the Cleveland Cavaliers said he was upset about the current social climate and wanted to help force change.

“I just kind of didn’t realize that it was that important, you know? I’m like well, the president is just kind of somebody that’s just going to sit up there and, you know, kind of be a figurehead…I just didn’t know any better.

And, you know, now after seeing everything that’s going on and learning like, how do we actually invoke this change we want to see. And, you know, that answer being that answer being the polls like, well, hey, look, I’m pretty upset about how George Floyd died. I’m pretty upset about how Breonna Taylor was treated.

I’m pretty upset about all this stuff that’s going on. I’m pretty upset about how we’re handling COVID, so, you know, instead of sitting here being upset about it, I should make my voice–you know, I can’t be upset if I don’t use my right to vote.

Like I have no right to be sitting here mad and angry about what’s going on in our country, if I didn’t, you know, use my voice to try to change it. And so, I think that’s what guys are really starting to realize.

And, you know, I don’t know the exact number, but it’s going to be way higher than twenty two percent this year,” Nance Jr. told Mary Harris of Slate.

Nance Jr. and the majority of the NBA players have been in favor of Joe Biden, who is having the upper hand at the moment in the battle against Donald Trump.

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Josh Hart surprised by the number of people that voted for Donald Trump https://www.talkbasket.net/109719-josh-hart-surprised-by-the-number-of-people-that-voted-for-donald-trump https://www.talkbasket.net/109719-josh-hart-surprised-by-the-number-of-people-that-voted-for-donald-trump#respond Wed, 04 Nov 2020 21:40:59 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109719 Josh Hart took to Twitter and reacted to the battle between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the 2020 US elections. The guard of the New Orleans Pelicans was surprised by the number of people that voted for Trump. “The fact that people really voting for this racist to stay in power shows you how […]

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Josh Hart surprised by the number of people that voted for Donald Trump

Josh Hart took to Twitter and reacted to the battle between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the 2020 US elections.

The guard of the New Orleans Pelicans was surprised by the number of people that voted for Trump.

“The fact that people really voting for this racist to stay in power shows you how this country really feel behind closed doors,” Hart tweeted.

Biden is having the upper hand at the moment, yet there is no official confirmation of his victory over Trump.

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CJ McCollum reacts to the 2020 general elections in the US https://www.talkbasket.net/109715-cj-mccollum-reacts-to-the-2020-general-elections-in-the-us https://www.talkbasket.net/109715-cj-mccollum-reacts-to-the-2020-general-elections-in-the-us#respond Wed, 04 Nov 2020 20:47:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109715 CJ McCollum took to Twitter and reacted to the results of the general elections in the United States. The superstar of the Portland Trail Blazers shared his thoughts on Donald Trump suggesting he would proceed to the courts to contest a potential loss to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “A recount with a 20k loss just […]

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CJ McCollum reacts to the 2020 general elections in the US

CJ McCollum took to Twitter and reacted to the results of the general elections in the United States.

The superstar of the Portland Trail Blazers shared his thoughts on Donald Trump suggesting he would proceed to the courts to contest a potential loss to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

“A recount with a 20k loss just means you’re going to lose twice,” McCollum tweeted.

There is no official result regarding the winner of the elections yet, but Biden is having the upper hand at the moment.

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Wendell Carter Jr. denies his relationship with Justina Valentine https://www.talkbasket.net/109674-wendell-carter-jr-denies-his-relationship-with-justina-valentine https://www.talkbasket.net/109674-wendell-carter-jr-denies-his-relationship-with-justina-valentine#respond Wed, 04 Nov 2020 10:20:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109674 Chicago Bulls power forward Wendell Carter Jr. recorded his excuses for possible flirting with music artist Justina Valentine. You can’t condemn or justify a 21-year-old basketball player for drawing his attention to an attractive 33-year-old woman who is reportedly lonely. She is broadly famous for her single Candy Land, All The Way, and other songs.

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Wendell Carter Jr. denies his relationship with Justina Valentine

Chicago Bulls power forward Wendell Carter Jr. recorded his excuses for possible flirting with music artist Justina Valentine.

You can’t condemn or justify a 21-year-old basketball player for drawing his attention to an attractive 33-year-old woman who is reportedly lonely.

She is broadly famous for her single Candy Land, All The Way, and other songs.

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Damian Lillard improves his shooting technique https://www.talkbasket.net/109614-damian-lillard-improves-his-shooting-technique https://www.talkbasket.net/109614-damian-lillard-improves-his-shooting-technique#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:35:55 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109614 Portland Trail Blazers point guard and music artist Damian Lillard is back on the basketball court. After videos from the gym with weights and boxing gloves, he finally took the ball in his hands. Thirty-year-old Lillard, known for his long-range shots, improves his shooting skills and prepares for the upcoming season.

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Damian Lillard improves his shooting technique

Portland Trail Blazers point guard and music artist Damian Lillard is back on the basketball court. After videos from the gym with weights and boxing gloves, he finally took the ball in his hands.

Thirty-year-old Lillard, known for his long-range shots, improves his shooting skills and prepares for the upcoming season.

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Joe Johnson still trains his body and skills https://www.talkbasket.net/109612-joe-johnson-still-train-his-body-and-skills https://www.talkbasket.net/109612-joe-johnson-still-train-his-body-and-skills#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:19:14 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109612 Veteran free agent but still not retired, Joe Johnson, who has played 18 seasons in NBA, maintains great shape. In this video, the thirty-nine-year-old Johnson is working out in the gym and keeps the excellent physical shape. The last time Johnson played for the Houston Rockets in the 2017–18 season. In 2019, he signed with […]

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Joe Johnson still trains his body and skills

Veteran free agent but still not retired, Joe Johnson, who has played 18 seasons in NBA, maintains great shape.

In this video, the thirty-nine-year-old Johnson is working out in the gym and keeps the excellent physical shape.

The last time Johnson played for the Houston Rockets in the 2017–18 season. In 2019, he signed with the Detroit Pistons but was waived after one month. Shooting guard was selected for seven All-Star games during his NBA career.

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Jason Whitlock: “LeBron is a failure as a Hollywood mogul. He gets TV deals as pay for his political activism” https://www.talkbasket.net/109608-jason-whitlock-lebron-is-a-failure-as-a-hollywood-mogul-he-gets-tv-deals-as-pay-for-his-political-activism https://www.talkbasket.net/109608-jason-whitlock-lebron-is-a-failure-as-a-hollywood-mogul-he-gets-tv-deals-as-pay-for-his-political-activism#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:47:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109608 Sports journalist Jason Whitlock slammed LeBron James for the low viewership of his HBO show The Shop, which featured former president of the United States Barack Obama. According to Whitlock, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is using the money he gets from TV deals as a pay for his political activism. LeBron has spoken openly […]

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Jason Whitlock: “LeBron is a failure as a Hollywood mogul. He gets TV deals as pay for his political activism”

Sports journalist Jason Whitlock slammed LeBron James for the low viewership of his HBO show The Shop, which featured former president of the United States Barack Obama.

According to Whitlock, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is using the money he gets from TV deals as a pay for his political activism. LeBron has spoken openly against president Donald Trump. He has also endorsed Joe Biden, Trump’s main rival in the presidential elections.

“Things the mainstream sports media and blogosphere won’t tell you. President Obama appeared on LeBron James’ HBO show The Shop on Friday. It drew 93,000 viewers. LeBron is a failure as a Hollywood mogul. He gets TV deals as pay for his political activism,” Whitlock tweeted.

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Karl-Anthony Towns opens up on mother’s death in emotional video https://www.talkbasket.net/109595-karl-anthony-towns-opens-up-on-mothers-death-in-emotional-video https://www.talkbasket.net/109595-karl-anthony-towns-opens-up-on-mothers-death-in-emotional-video#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2020 02:40:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109595 The Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns opened up about his mother, Jacqueline Towns, who passed away due to coronavirus’ complications. In a heartfelt video titled “The Toughest Year of My Life”, the two-time All-Star center talked about the tragic passing of his beloved mother. Jacqueline Towns died on April 13 due to complications from COVID-19. The Timberwolves […]

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Karl-Anthony Towns opens up on mother’s death in emotional video

The Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns opened up about his mother, Jacqueline Towns, who passed away due to coronavirus’ complications.

In a heartfelt video titled “The Toughest Year of My Life”, the two-time All-Star center talked about the tragic passing of his beloved mother.

Jacqueline Towns died on April 13 due to complications from COVID-19. The Timberwolves released a statement at the time, saying she “had been battling the virus for more than a month” before she died.

The Wolves’ center explained in the video that she seemed to get better in the third week, after she diagnosed with the virus.

However, she suffered a stroke during the night with the doctors saying she would not be able to have a meaningful life in the aftermath. 

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“LeBron James sucks!” – chants rain down at a Donald Trump rally https://www.talkbasket.net/109570-lebron-james-sucks-chants-rain-down-at-a-donald-trump-rally https://www.talkbasket.net/109570-lebron-james-sucks-chants-rain-down-at-a-donald-trump-rally#respond Mon, 02 Nov 2020 21:59:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109570 U.S. President Donald Trump is speaking at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Monday, via TMZ Sports: “How about basketball? How about LeBron? I felt badly for LeBron. I felt very badly. Down 71% and that’s for their championship – I didn’t want watch one shot. … When they don’t respect our country, when they […]

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“LeBron James sucks!” – chants rain down at a Donald Trump rally

U.S. President Donald Trump is speaking at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Monday, via TMZ Sports:

“How about basketball? How about LeBron? I felt badly for LeBron. I felt very badly. Down 71% and that’s for their championship – I didn’t want watch one shot. … When they don’t respect our country, when they don’t respect our flag, nobody wants to watch. Nobody!” Trump said.

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Tim Pool on Barack Obama 3: “Obama be sinking those 3’s just like he sank hellfire missiles all over kids in the middle east” https://www.talkbasket.net/109491-tim-pool-on-barack-obama-3-obama-be-sinking-those-3s-just-like-he-sank-hellfire-missiles-all-over-kids-in-the-middle-east https://www.talkbasket.net/109491-tim-pool-on-barack-obama-3-obama-be-sinking-those-3s-just-like-he-sank-hellfire-missiles-all-over-kids-in-the-middle-east#respond Sun, 01 Nov 2020 14:27:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109491 “That’s what I do!” – former President Barack Obama, who played basketball at Punahou High School in Hawaii, after he sank a corner 3-pointer while campaigning for Joe Biden in Flint, Michigan: YouTuber and political commentator Tim Pool took to Twitter to react to Obama’s shot:

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Tim Pool on Barack Obama 3: “Obama be sinking those 3’s just like he sank hellfire missiles all over kids in the middle east”

“That’s what I do!” – former President Barack Obama, who played basketball at Punahou High School in Hawaii, after he sank a corner 3-pointer while campaigning for Joe Biden in Flint, Michigan:

YouTuber and political commentator Tim Pool took to Twitter to react to Obama’s shot:

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Kevin Love offers condolences, after news of Sean Connery’s passing https://www.talkbasket.net/109471-kevin-love-offers-condolences-after-news-of-sean-connerys-passing https://www.talkbasket.net/109471-kevin-love-offers-condolences-after-news-of-sean-connerys-passing#respond Sun, 01 Nov 2020 01:45:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109471 The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar Kevin Love made a tribute-post for Sean Connery, after the news of his passing this morning. The All-Star forward offered his condolences and included photos of the actor in his legendary role as James Bond. Connery was the first actor to portray the legendary role of James Bond. The Oscar-winning actor appeared […]

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Kevin Love offers condolences, after news of Sean Connery’s passing

The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar Kevin Love made a tribute-post for Sean Connery, after the news of his passing this morning.

The All-Star forward offered his condolences and included photos of the actor in his legendary role as James Bond. Connery was the first actor to portray the legendary role of James Bond.

The Oscar-winning actor appeared in seven Bond movies. He passed away at the age of 90.

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Jason Whitlock: “LeBron James and all these NFL players, go into the rap lane… that’s why criminality and criminals are celebrated and icons” https://www.talkbasket.net/109455-jason-whitlock-lebron-james-and-all-these-nfl-players-go-into-the-rap-lane-thats-why-criminality-and-criminals-are-celebrated-and-icons https://www.talkbasket.net/109455-jason-whitlock-lebron-james-and-all-these-nfl-players-go-into-the-rap-lane-thats-why-criminality-and-criminals-are-celebrated-and-icons#respond Sun, 01 Nov 2020 00:07:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109455 Sports journalist and Fearless host Jason Whitlock talks about how professional athletes, including the Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James, have turned resisting criminals into cultural icons:

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Jason Whitlock: “LeBron James and all these NFL players, go into the rap lane… that’s why criminality and criminals are celebrated and icons”

Sports journalist and Fearless host Jason Whitlock talks about how professional athletes, including the Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James, have turned resisting criminals into cultural icons:

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LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul delivers powerful message in the Klutch Sports ‘Pro Day’ https://www.talkbasket.net/109382-lebron-james-agent-rich-paul-delivers-powerful-message-in-the-klutch-sports-pro-day https://www.talkbasket.net/109382-lebron-james-agent-rich-paul-delivers-powerful-message-in-the-klutch-sports-pro-day#respond Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:27:29 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109382 Rich Paul is one of the most famous agents in the world of sports with a long list of famous athletes in his clientele. Paul, who is a childhood friend of LeBron James and his agent, delivered a strong message referring to the hating Klutch Sports is receiving due to its success. The agency hosted […]

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LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul delivers powerful message in the Klutch Sports ‘Pro Day’

Rich Paul is one of the most famous agents in the world of sports with a long list of famous athletes in his clientele.

Paul, who is a childhood friend of LeBron James and his agent, delivered a strong message referring to the hating Klutch Sports is receiving due to its success.

The agency hosted a live Pro Day for Georgia’s Anthony Edwards and Kentucky’s Tyrese Maxey on Thursday, which was televised live on ESPN2.

In a lengthy Instagram post, the super agent fired back at his haters.

“I want to thank everyone for their support last night, Paul posted. It’s not often you see support like this for these young men coming into the league. This is much bigger than makes and misses! When black it’s discredited, it’s critiqued, narratives are driven,” Paul wrote of the criticisms Klutch Sports is getting around the NBA.

“It’s a shock when the black athlete isn’t making the black agent work for free, or feel as if it’s a privilege to represent them but instead respect their practice and expertise. Why? When is the other way around, the athlete should be lucky to have the agent and every move is genius. Why? Discouragement has killed more people than guns, but it won’t work here. These men are more than athletes, and I couldn’t be more proud to work with them. The old narratives won’t work. Young kids, this picture is what kicking discouragements ass looks like! Keep believing in yourselves, it will happen for you!”

Paul is getting his athletes huge exposure with several basketball events throughout the year and that’s the reason he got a long list of superstars in his list.

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Anonymously United with Love!! I want to thank everyone for their support last night. It’s not often you see support like this for these young men coming into the league. This is much bigger than makes and misses! When black it’s discredited, it’s critiqued, narratives are driven. It’s a shock when the black athlete isn’t making the black agent work for free, or feel as if it’s a privilege to represent them but instead respect their practice and expertise. Why? When is the other way around, the athlete should be lucky to have the agent and every move is genius. Why? Discouragement has killed more people than guns, but it won’t work here. These men are more than athletes, and I couldn’t be more proud to work with them . The old narratives won’t work. Young kids, this picture is what kicking discouragements ass looks like! Keep believing in yourselves, it will happen for you! #tmc🏁 #BuiltDifferent #Klutch

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Nate Robinson vs Jake Paul full press conference https://www.talkbasket.net/109333-nate-robinson-vs-jake-paul-full-press-conference https://www.talkbasket.net/109333-nate-robinson-vs-jake-paul-full-press-conference#respond Fri, 30 Oct 2020 15:33:55 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109333 The American social media star Jake Paul and former NBA point guard Nate Robinson, who has not played in the league since the 2015-2016 season, will fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as an undercard to Roy Jones Jr. vs Mike Tyson. Full press conference for November 28th fight:

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Nate Robinson vs Jake Paul full press conference

The American social media star Jake Paul and former NBA point guard Nate Robinson, who has not played in the league since the 2015-2016 season, will fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as an undercard to Roy Jones Jr. vs Mike Tyson. Full press conference for November 28th fight:

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Dimitris Giannakopoulos gets hospitalized due to a heart attack https://www.talkbasket.net/109321-dimitris-giannakopoulos-gets-hospitalized-due-to-a-heart-attack https://www.talkbasket.net/109321-dimitris-giannakopoulos-gets-hospitalized-due-to-a-heart-attack#respond Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:25:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109321 Former Panathinaikos’ president and main shareholder, Dimitris Giannakopoulos was hospitalized on Thursday evening (29/10) due to chest pains. According to iefimerida.gr, it was found that Giannakopoulos suffered a heart attack and his current condition is stable.

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Dimitris Giannakopoulos gets hospitalized due to a heart attack

Former Panathinaikos’ president and main shareholder, Dimitris Giannakopoulos was hospitalized on Thursday evening (29/10) due to chest pains. According to iefimerida.gr, it was found that Giannakopoulos suffered a heart attack and his current condition is stable.

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Brad Kanis aims to prepare the next generations of American players in Europe https://www.talkbasket.net/109233-brad-kanis-aims-to-prepare-the-next-generations-of-american-players-in-europe https://www.talkbasket.net/109233-brad-kanis-aims-to-prepare-the-next-generations-of-american-players-in-europe#respond Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:23:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109233 For many American players who come to Europe at an early age, certain particularities surrounding the basketball reality in the “old continent” may seem odd. Transitioning from one style to another can take its toll, especially when it comes to athletes who sometimes miss basic elements needed overseas. Europrobasket International Basketball Academy promises to fill […]

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Brad Kanis aims to prepare the next generations of American players in Europe

For many American players who come to Europe at an early age, certain particularities surrounding the basketball reality in the “old continent” may seem odd. Transitioning from one style to another can take its toll, especially when it comes to athletes who sometimes miss basic elements needed overseas.

Europrobasket International Basketball Academy promises to fill in the gaps. The Academy is to be found in the largest and most technologically advanced basketball training facility in Europe, located in Valencia. It is called “L’ALqueria del Basket” and its owner, Valencia Basket, has made giant steps over the last years – as far as both the youth and the men’s team are concerned.

The complex made headlines last summer, when it hosted the ACB Liga Endesa 2020 Final Tournament. Valencia became the stage for 12 Spanish teams to play for the championship, not only because of the quality of their facilities, but also thanks to a project that emphasized its health plan, which was key considering the current COVID-19 pandemic. It was a plan that the NBA followed closely before deciding on a way to finish the season. This was only the beginning for an ambitious club and its owner, billionaire Juan Roig, who now aims to build a new arena with a capacity of 15,600 spectators for sporting events and a total of 16 basketball courts.

Europrobasket offers junior programs through a collaboration with Valencia Basket since 2017. The owner of the Academy is Brad Kanis, a retired basketball player born in Portland, Oregon. Kanis gathered heaps of overseas experience by playing in North and South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He even tried Europe, towards the end of his short-lived career: ”I played in Kosovo to keep with my conditioning, just for fun. But it definitely helped with meeting some coaches”, he remembers.

Then came Spain and Europrobasket. “I finished the season in Morocco and I came over to Spain to check out the market and try out with some teams. Then, I decided that I wanted to give opportunities to players to work their way up to higher divisions, teach European basketball to Americans and try to get them adapted to playing in Europe. Guys that maybe got overlooked, D1-D3 players that don’t have any agent. They pay a fee to come and train with us and they get the chance to play professionally in Europe.”

However, the first attempt was anything but idyllic: “In 2015, I started the Academy in Girona – where Marc Gasol first played- but I didn’t like the way things were going with their Academy. There was only one court and we had to share it with them. We didn’t get enough gym time and had to turn down teams that wanted to come.”

Brad Kanis and Marc Gasol in Girona (2015)

Moving out was an inevitability, but it turned out for the best. “In 2017, Valencia Basket invited us to come see their facilities comprising thirteen courts, nine of which are indoor. Next door they are building a new arena. So, we moved our program in Valencia. Here, we have a team from a University in Canada, three-four high school teams at the same time. Valencia Basket have decided to bring a more international exposure to their facility. At any given program, we can have players, coaches and staff from 12-16 different countries.”

The Academy requires players to be at least 18 years or older, although occasionally they may have some 16 or 17-year-olds, accompanied by an adult. Facilities are typically available only during normal practice times and not on weekends. Europrobasket mainly focuses on training and preparing players for overseas opportunities. A professional staff comprising strengthening and conditioning coaches from Spain and head coaches from all over Europe teaches the basic rules and systems of basketball in the continent.

Getting a contract is by no means guaranteed; however, players with talent, basketball IQ, work ethic and character will hardly remain unsigned: “Right now, we have about 14-15 players, boys and girls”, says Kanis. “There’s a few more still waiting on their visas. When they come to me, they stay for about 3-12 weeks. So, I get to learn what kind of person they are, their characters and personalities. Most of them will not have a long future playing basketball in Europe. But the fact that they can play for a couple of years, building some kind of resume, can change their life. That’s why I started this whole thing and that’s what makes me excited and proud. When I get a call from an agent, me and the players share the same feeling. I am pretty proud of all of them, although it’s hard to follow every single one.”

Exposure and visibility are factors to be reckoned with, since a variety of teams, managers, coaches, agents or scouts across Europe are monitoring the Academy.

“I’ve kept a lot of my contacts in the US and I’ve worked to create more. So, I started getting players’ interest through coaches and trainers. I would help them get on to a team and then, their friends would come. A lot of it is based on word of mouth. A successful player might bring another two. Obviously, we have a website and social media in order to grow our brand. When players come, we value their skills, attitude and work ethic. We recommend them to teams that have openings. Now, teams and coaches contact me whenever they have an opening. In Spain, it’s eight different divisions and we place players in all of them. I’m pretty good about judging where a player could possible be successful.”

After they leave the Academy, players usually end up in Portugal and Spain, or even Ireland, Germany, Bosnia and the Czech Republic. Europeans are easier to find opportunities for because they have the European Union passport and they don’t need work visas.

When a young player first joins Europrobasket, he learns that “it’s not easy, like winning the lottery. Players in Europe are very intelligent and American players have to adapt to a more team-oriented style. Around 70% of our players come from the US. No1 is the character of the player. Most teams in Europe would agree with that. They won’t tolerate those who don’t treat it as a job, don’t respect their teammates and get into conflicts with coaches.”

The percentage of players that land a pro contract with a team is inextricably linked to their level and attitude. Exceedingly high expectations and self-evaluation might blur one’s perspective: “We get a lot of players that believe they should be playing professionally. That should not be a matter of belief, but of talent level. Our program is pretty open for those who want to learn, make a career out of it or prepare for the season. Most people know that pays can be low, but it’s also difficult to be at a high level. Teams are expecting a lot, even from athletes who get a few hundred euros a month.”

In terms of placements, percentages vary across the gender spectrum: “95% of the players that should be and could be playing on teams, are already there. 30% of our girls have signed a contract, while the boys’ percentage is lower. Girls are more realistic about their level and that’s why there’s a lot of opportunities out there for them. Guys, on the other hand, want to be millionaires and dream big”, Kanis explains.

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An article on Europrobasket website cites seven skills that all import players should have. Decoding what it takes to succeed in Europe is not that simple, especially for American imports, who are in a disadvantage compared to their European peers: “Some players who come to Europe at an early age, are missing important pieces in their game because when they were growing up, they used to play for their father’s or their uncle’s team. Their coaches had no idea what they were doing; they could be math teachers who had just read a book about coaching and then became coaches at an amateur level. That’s what happens in the US when you bounce around from AAU teams to high school teams without a structure. Playing against a very structured team like Zalgiris – who have a pro coaching staff, a sports director, a president – you understand that their players are learning what they should at each age.”

A common misconception among many US players about overseas basketball is simply based on ignorance. “Overseas” is a very broad concept which includes totally different styles and basketball realities. “That’s very true”, Kanis concedes. “In the US, there’s NBA, NCAA and there’s overseas basketball which can be Bolivia or 4th Division in Mexico. I’d like my players to know what the differences are; that there are higher and lower levels and that not all levels are respected as the same. For instance, I try to explain to my players that a First Division team in the Middle East, South America or Asia can be compared to a 3rd Division team in Spain. They have to understand that the basketball level in countries like Spain, Italy, France, Greece is very high.”

The facility in Valencia is the largest in Europe. However, homegrown players that make it to the Spanish club’s first team are few and far between. “Their priority is to develop Spanish players. It’s not like Barcelona or Real Madrid that bring players from all over the world. You don’t see as many big names coming from this club. But the first team is a different story. In order to compete, they’re going to need international players. For their Junior Program, they’re accepting kids only from the Valencia area.”

Nevertheless, the club is not actively involved in the project of the Academy, but “they’re open to collaborate with us. The type of levels that they are dealing with are way above the level of the players that are typically in our program.”

In the ‘90s and 00’s, Valencia hosted a great soccer team that played two consecutive UEFA Champions League finals. According to Kanis, basketball in the region has been getting some more ground over the last years: “I’ve only been in Spain for five years, but I know that Valencia is putting a lot of effort into basketball. Juan Roig, the main sponsor for the club, is building a new facility for their kids in order to have all of them in one place. They want to host big events and clinics. I have met him many times. His contribution to Valencia and the club is very important. The new arena could keep them in the Euroleague for a longer time, possibly getting them a 10-year license.”

Maciej Lampe, a veteran NBA and Euroleague player, has participated in several training programs. Brad Kanis says his presence in the facilties benefitted greatly Europrobasket and its players: “We had him in Girona. He hasn’t been to the facilities in Valencia, but having someone like him around is helpful as the program director and players get to see his work ethic and all the effort he puts in. His whole day revolves around maintaining his body and getting his workout, riding bikes and swimming. It was definitely a big bonus for our guys.”

Born in 1983, Kanis went undrafted, but joined the Houston Rockets Summer League team in 2008. How close did he get to playing in the NBA? “I don’t know if I had quite the level for that. I had some problems with my family growing up and I didn’t think I was going to play basketball; my sister passed away in high school. My main focus was school and when I played at college, I had a full-time job and it was difficult to focus on playing. When I did focus, I was 22 and I got the opportunity to train with the Houston Rockets for a summer. I was working with Yao Ming and then went to minicamp and the Summer League in Las Vegas. It was always my dream to play, but I wasn’t quite there”, he acknowledges.

Brad Kanis with Yao Ming in 2008

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Chris Bosh admits he likes producing Hip-Hop music https://www.talkbasket.net/109311-chris-bosh-admits-he-likes-producing-hip-hop-music https://www.talkbasket.net/109311-chris-bosh-admits-he-likes-producing-hip-hop-music#respond Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:45:37 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109311 Retired NBA player Chris Bosh reveals that he loves making Hip-Hop music. In this interview, Bosh explains his transition from basketball player to music-making. Two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat talks about motivation and experience when you have to go outside your comfort zone:

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Chris Bosh admits he likes producing Hip-Hop music

Retired NBA player Chris Bosh reveals that he loves making Hip-Hop music. In this interview, Bosh explains his transition from basketball player to music-making.

Two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat talks about motivation and experience when you have to go outside your comfort zone:

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Kyle Kuzma and Winnie Harlow workout in the gym together https://www.talkbasket.net/109302-kyle-kuzma-and-winnie-harlow-workout-in-the-gym-together https://www.talkbasket.net/109302-kyle-kuzma-and-winnie-harlow-workout-in-the-gym-together#respond Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:05:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109302 Los Angeles Lakers player and NBA champion Kyle Kuzma and fashion model Winnie Harlow do not hide warm feelings and even spend time in the gym together. Twenty-six-year-old Winnie Harlow is twenty-five-year-old Kuzma’s girlfriend and supports him not only on the basketball court, but also in the gym. View how they spend time together training […]

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Kyle Kuzma and Winnie Harlow workout in the gym together

Los Angeles Lakers player and NBA champion Kyle Kuzma and fashion model Winnie Harlow do not hide warm feelings and even spend time in the gym together.

Twenty-six-year-old Winnie Harlow is twenty-five-year-old Kuzma’s girlfriend and supports him not only on the basketball court, but also in the gym.

View how they spend time together training and what workouts they do to stay in perfect shape.

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Bronny James is the most influential high school athlete of all-time, says shoe executive https://www.talkbasket.net/109296-bronny-james-is-the-most-influential-high-school-athlete-of-all-time-says-shoe-executive https://www.talkbasket.net/109296-bronny-james-is-the-most-influential-high-school-athlete-of-all-time-says-shoe-executive#respond Fri, 30 Oct 2020 02:44:43 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109296 Bronny James, son of the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar and future Hall of Famer LeBron James, is a high-school basketball phenomenon with great following in the basketball and the media world. According to one shoe executive, Bronny is the most influential high-school athlete of all time, as reported by 247sports.com. “The game itself was just […]

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Bronny James is the most influential high school athlete of all-time, says shoe executive

Bronny James, son of the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar and future Hall of Famer LeBron James, is a high-school basketball phenomenon with great following in the basketball and the media world.

According to one shoe executive, Bronny is the most influential high-school athlete of all time, as reported by 247sports.com.

“The game itself was just a scrimmage, but that didn’t stop people from showing up. Sierra Canyon’s gym was full. 

Gabrielle Union, Wade’s wife, was there. Danny Green strolled in. Dahntay Jones. There were Instagram basketball celebrities, shoe industry folks and just pure basketball fans. Some were there to get a look at D-Wade’s son, Zaire. Some to see Kentucky commit BJ Boston. Some just for the show.

But, mostly, the gym was packed for Bronny James. Just 15, James has amassed a following and brand that exceeds most professional athletes, before even playing an actual high school game.  

Said one shoe executive: “He’s the most influential high school athlete of all-time.” 

Bronny has a huge following in social media with more than 3.5 million followers on Instagram. Sierra Canyon’s games was mostly sold-out, even if James wasn’t a starting caliber player in his first season.

However, the pressure is huge under the strong spotlight for a 15-year-old athlete, however being the son of one of the best NBA players ever helps him have elite help on sharpening his basketball skill.

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Timberwolves’ Malik Beasley faces two felony charges https://www.talkbasket.net/109241-timberwolves-malik-beasley-faces-two-felony-charges https://www.talkbasket.net/109241-timberwolves-malik-beasley-faces-two-felony-charges#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:41:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109241 Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been charged with fifth-degree drug possession and threat of violence following a Sept. 27 arrest in Plymouth, Minnesota. The joint statement from Beasley’s attorneys, Steve Haney and Ryan Pacyga via Shams Charania: “We are cooperating with the law enforcement investigation and will carefully review the discovery and charges in […]

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Timberwolves’ Malik Beasley faces two felony charges

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been charged with fifth-degree drug possession and threat of violence following a Sept. 27 arrest in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The joint statement from Beasley’s attorneys, Steve Haney and Ryan Pacyga via Shams Charania:

“We are cooperating with the law enforcement investigation and will carefully review the discovery and charges in the coming days.”

A family alleged that Beasley pointed an assault rifle at them when they were on the road outside his home.

They stated they were on a Parade of Homes tour with their 13-year-old, when they pulled up to the roped-off residence, assumed it was closed, and decided to look for another home to view, the complaint says. The victims at the time were on the shoulder of the road in front of the roped-off house. The complaint continues, saying that the victims heard a tapping on the window and saw Beasley pointing the firearm at them, telling them to get off his property. The victims got back onto the road and saw Beasley pointing the rifle at them as they drove off,” according to a press release issued by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

At the time of his arrest back in September, Beasley was originally facing charges of marijuana possession and concealing stolen property (weapons).

The 23-year-old’s wife, Montana Yao, 23, also faces a felony drug possession charge.

Beasley, who will be a restricted free agent this offseason, averaged a career-best 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in 14 games for the Timberwolves after being dealt by the Denver Nuggets at the trade deadline.

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Michael Beasley: “Democratic Party has been nothing but detrimental to the black community” https://www.talkbasket.net/109216-michael-beasley-democratic-party-has-been-nothing-but-detrimental-to-the-black-community https://www.talkbasket.net/109216-michael-beasley-democratic-party-has-been-nothing-but-detrimental-to-the-black-community#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:17:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109216 Michael Beasley shared his views on the Democratic Party via a series of tweets that brought attacks on him from supporters of the said party. The former second overall NBA Draft pick started by tweeting that he thinks he is a republican. That was enough to have some of his followers triggered. Beasley then proceeded […]

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Michael Beasley: “Democratic Party has been nothing but detrimental to the black community”

Michael Beasley shared his views on the Democratic Party via a series of tweets that brought attacks on him from supporters of the said party.

The former second overall NBA Draft pick started by tweeting that he thinks he is a republican. That was enough to have some of his followers triggered.

Beasley then proceeded to explain his position. “I just simply can’t stand for what the Democratic Party has done to my kind since….. I’m really a cool person, we can sit down and talk about it,” he tweeted.

“I didn’t say stand for Trump or Biden…. but facts being facts, the Democratic Party has been nothing but detrimental to the black community… and that’s 100%,” Beasley continued.

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Dwight Howard responds to accusations that he is a ‘deadbeat dad’ https://www.talkbasket.net/109214-dwight-howard-responds-to-accusations-that-he-is-a-deadbeat-dad https://www.talkbasket.net/109214-dwight-howard-responds-to-accusations-that-he-is-a-deadbeat-dad#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:04:40 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109214 The Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard responded to his son Braylon Howard who posted an Instagram video saying that he hates his father for neglecting him. The newly crowned NBA champion denied accusations that he is a deadbeat father by. He gave an example of his other son who lives with him. “There’s no […]

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Dwight Howard responds to accusations that he is a ‘deadbeat dad’

The Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard responded to his son Braylon Howard who posted an Instagram video saying that he hates his father for neglecting him.

The newly crowned NBA champion denied accusations that he is a deadbeat father by. He gave an example of his other son who lives with him.

“There’s no way I could be a deadbeat dad if I have a son that lives with me. The situation with my other son, it’s unfortunate that a lot of things have been made public,” Howard told Nina Brown per AceShowbiz.

“He was one of the biggest reasons why I was able to go out there and help this team win the championship,” former dunk contest champion referred to his title with the Lakers.

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Damian Lillard working hard in the gym with boxing gloves https://www.talkbasket.net/109210-damian-lillard-working-hard-in-the-gym-with-boxing-gloves https://www.talkbasket.net/109210-damian-lillard-working-hard-in-the-gym-with-boxing-gloves#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:27:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109210 Portland Trail Blazers playmaker and part-time rapper Damian Lillard works in the gym and prepares for the upcoming season. Thirty-year-old Lillard doesn’t hesitate to put on boxing gloves to demonstrate his impact strength and fight skills.

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Damian Lillard working hard in the gym with boxing gloves

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