Global Basketball News for 13 Aug 2019
The FIBA Basketball World Cup is almost here. The tournament, which will include 32 nations competing for the Naismith Trophy, will begin with a match-up between Poland and Venezuela in Beijing, China... on August 31. USA Basketball will play its first official contest on September 1 against the Czech Republic. The team is coached by […] The post Who Will Represent Team USA In The FIBA World Cup? appeared first on SLAM.
The 18th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the biggest yet. In just a few weeks, the tournament will kick off in China (a first-time host) with a record 32 teams. Seven are from the... Americas, eight from Asia and Oceania, five from Africa and 12 from Europe. Over 16 days (Aug. […] The post 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Preview: Details and Major Storylines appeared first on SLAM.
The Toronto Raptors open defence of the NBA title against one of the most hyped rookies in years. Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans will be in town to see the Raptors raise the championship... banner and receive their rings on Oct. 22 to kick off Toronto's 25th season in the NBA. This will […]
LeBron James “doesn’t have anything to prove to anyone”--in Los Angeles, or anywhere else for that matter--according to Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Abdul-Jabbar says James can now compete... for an NBA title with Anthony Davis by his side. The Hall of Fame center adds that LeBron will eventually be considered among the Purple and Gold’s […] The post Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: LeBron James ‘Doesn't Have Anything to Prove to Anyone’ appeared first on SLAM.
Rui Hachimura helped lead Japan to a 99-89 win over New Zealand in a World Cup warm-up game.
Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for illegal gun possession, Brooklyn's district attorney announced Monday.
Plus, the latest on U.S.A. Basketball, Zion Williamson and reimagining the Christmas Day games.
Griner, of the Phoenix Mercury, and the Dallas Wings' Kristine Anigwe became tangled as they battled for a rebound.
There’s an expectation that Bol Bol will claim the last available two-way slot for the Denver Nuggets, a Denver Post report suggests. Bol, the No. 44 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, would join Tyler... Cook if such a deal comes to fruition. While there’s nothing official yet, the decision to let Bol log time […] The post Bol Bol Expected To Sign Two-Way Deal With Nuggets appeared first on SLAM.
For the first time in four months, Mo'ne Davis wanted to play a real game of basketball. That didn't mean shooting a few hoops after softball practice. No, she wanted to play a competitive game of... five-on-five basketball. So she called up her brother, Quran, who told her he was headed to Smith Playground in […] The post THE EVOLUTION: Mo’ne Davis Discusses Her Relationship with Basketball appeared first on SLAM.
The Orlando Magic have signed undrafted South Carolina guard Hassani Gravett to an exhibit 10 contract, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. The scribe notes that he’s likely to play for the... club’s G League squad, which the exhibit 10 clause facilitates. Gravett averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Gamecocks in […] The post Hassani Gravett Signs Exhibit 10 Deal With Orlando Magic appeared first on SLAM.
The Denver Nuggets have signed undrafted forward Tyler Cook to a two-way contract, Matt Schubert of the Denver Post reports. Cook played three seasons at Iowa before serving with Denver’s Summer... League squad in Las Vegas. Cook will occupy one of two available two-way slots for the Nuggets, the other remaining open for Bol Bol […] The post Nuggets Sign Forward Tyler Cook To Two-Way Deal appeared first on SLAM.
Russian basketball team Lokomotiv Kuban has signed 26-year-old big man Alan Williams, the team revealed on Twitter (hat tip to Sportando). The forward has played the past two seasons with the Brooklyn... Nets and Phoenix Suns. While Williams was used sparingly on a two-way contract with the Nets in 2018-19 and missed the majority of […] The post Alan Williams Inks Deal With Russian Club appeared first on SLAM.
Jaxson Hayes wants to swap jerseys with LeBron. Coby White wants to learn to play the piano. Cam Reddish is looking forward to facing Kevin Durant. Get to know the NBA's top rookies beyond the X's and... O's.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed 2017 NBA Draft, 16th-overall pick Justin Patton, the team has announced. Patton was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves but has struggled with injuries... throughout his first two seasons in the NBA. After missing all but one game in 2017-18, Patton played four games for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2018-19. […] The post Justin Patton Signs With Oklahoma City Thunder appeared first on SLAM.
The WNBA has revealed its response to the altercation between Brittney Griner and Kristine Anigwe on Saturday night. The incident occurred during the final quarter of a Wings victory over the Mercury.... Griner will face the stiffest punishment, a three-game ban, for throwing punches, escalating the incident and making contact with Wings guard Kayla Thornton. […] The post WNBA Announces Suspensions For Altercation Between Brittney Griner, Kristine Anigwe appeared first on SLAM.
There's an old belief in the Philippines that the strongest fighters have a duty to not only go to war, but to lead. They have an obligation to their people to guide both through combat and through... action. The tradition passed down from generation to generation is that the most tenacious champions will protect their […] The post Nike LeBron 16 Low ‘Agimat’ is a Tribute to Filipino Folklore appeared first on SLAM.
The NCAA recently created requirements for agents representing prospects who are testing the draft waters. The organization mandated that these agents be required to hold a bachelor’s degree and be... certified by the NBPA for at least three seasons among other criteria. Many believe the implementation of the criteria targeted Rich Paul with some calling […] The post NCAA Alters “Rich Paul Rule” appeared first on SLAM.
The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a one-year deal with ex-Celtics two-way player P.J. Dozier, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The 22-year-old will compete for a spot in the team’s already deep... rotation. Dozier played sparingly for Boston’s big league club last season but was named a G League All-Star in 2019, averaging 21.0 points, […] The post P.J. Dozier, Denver Nuggets Agree to Deal appeared first on SLAM.