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NBA: 5 Questions
NBA: 5 Questions

The NBA is entering their dog days of the season. It’s always fun to step back and take a scan around the league at some of the storylines that have developed. With over 2,400 games in a season, new storylines are developing almost daily that affect a team, a conference, and even the whole league. As we get deep into January, the grind of the season is starting to affect some players, especially rookies who are playing more games than

Feb 2 2016
Shaquille O'Neal to be honoured by the Lakers with a statue at Staples Center
Shaquille O'Neal to be honoured by the Lakers with a statue at Staples Center

Shaquille O’Neal with the Larry O’Brien trophy and the NBA Finals MVP trophy as a Laker.On Wednesday night, the storied NBA franchise, Los Angeles Lakers made an announcement regarding former league MVP Shaquille O’Neal. The franchise announced that O’Neal will have a statue unveiled in his honor outside Staples Center during the 2016-17 NBA season.Shaq joins an esteemed group of athletes, such as Jerry West (&rd

Jan 29 2016
NBA: Power Rankings 17-26 January 2016
NBA: Power Rankings 17-26 January 2016

Kemba Walker (left) and DeMarcus Cousins were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for last week. Well we finally had the tilt NBA fans have all been waiting for on Monday night when the San Antonio Spurs travelled to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors, and what we got was a no contest beatdown by the defending champs. Silly me for putting the Spurs number one in the power rankings last week, as the Warriors quickly

Jan 28 2016
10 motivational stories of Kobe Bryant's work ethic
10 motivational stories of Kobe Bryant's work ethic

Largely considered one of the finest in the professional basketball arena worldwide, Kobe Bryant's work ethic is also something that has been lauded time and again. There are numerous people from different walks of life that the Black Mamba has inspired both on and off the field, and the motivational stories of Kobe Bryant’s work ethic has reminded people to work harder every day of your life. Two decades earlier, Kobe Bryant was draft

Jan 27 2016
NBA: Top 5 three point shooters
NBA: Top 5 three point shooters

With the NBA trending towards a more wide open, analytics minded game, the three point shot is becoming more and more prevalent as teams are on pace to shoot the most threes ever in a season (1,938 threes per team, up from 1,838 threes per team last season). Teams are actively hunting for threes more than ever, even getting perceived bad shooters to beging chucking up the shot worth an extra point. The saying goes, “If you can make 33% of

Kobe Bryant will not participate in Rio 2016
Kobe Bryant will not participate in Rio 2016

Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest ever in NBA historyBasketball legend Kobe Bryant has revealed that he will not be playing in the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics, ESPN reported.At a pre-game news conference in Salt Lake City before the Lakers‘ game against the Utah Jazz, the 37-year old mentioned, “I think as beautiful as it would be to play for our country, when I say my last game is going to be my last game, I'm going to reti

Jan 17 2016
Top 5 Celebrations in the NBA
Top 5 Celebrations in the NBA

The Dikembe Mutombo finger wag is an iconic celebration. Part of playing basketball is having fun with the game, enjoying the good moments and sometimes taking the bad ones a little too hard. Along the enjoyment lines is watching one of your favorite players in the league make a big play for his team and then celebrate with his own unique celebration. Celebrations can be funny, they can send a message, and sometimes they just let you know

Jan 10 2016
Kobe Bryant leads by a big margin in second returns of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game voting
Kobe Bryant leads by a big margin in second returns of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game voting

Kobe Bryant leads last year’s leading vote getter in Stephen Curry by more than 300,000 votes.The 2016 NBA All-Star Game voting began on December 10th and ends six weeks later on 22nd of January. Four weeks in, the second returns of the voting process are in and just like the first returns, Kobe Bryant rules the roost. The Los Angeles Lakers franchise superstar, in his final season of his NBA career, currently leads not only the W

Jan 9 2016
Why is Kobe Bryant nicknamed 'Black Mamba'?
Why is Kobe Bryant nicknamed 'Black Mamba'?

Kobe Bryant is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players everIn sports, we often see many players getting monikers that stick with them throughout their careers. Sachin Tendulkar is popularly known as ‘The Little Master’, Pele is nicknamed ‘Black Pearl’, Michael Phelps is known as ‘The Baltimore Bullet’, amongst others.These sobriquets often create a unique image of the sport star in the minds of the p

Jan 7 2016
Preview and predictions for the NBA's spectacular Christmas Day game slate
Preview and predictions for the NBA's spectacular Christmas Day game slate

The 2015 NBA Christmas Day jerseys Each year the NBA makes it a point to arrange high drama or huge rivalry games on marquee days in the regular season such as Christmas, Veteran's day, Martin Luther King day and Super Bowl Sunday. Unfortunately the league has to include its big teams on a huge game night like Christmas, resulting in the Los Angeles Lakers featuring in one of the match-ups. Other than that disappointing inc

Dec 24 2015
Shaq, Yao Ming and Allen Iverson highlight Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 nominees
Shaq, Yao Ming and Allen Iverson highlight Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 nominees

China’s Yao Ming (7’6”) standing alongside Shaquille O’Neal (7’1”).The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame’s decision to make potential honourees eligible for induction just four years after retirement instead of the previous rule of five years, has added three huge NBA names to the possible inductees for the Class of 2016. Celebrating the 124th birthday of the sport of basketball on December the 21st, the Hal

Dec 23 2015
5 NBA players who could or should be traded before mid-season trade deadline
5 NBA players who could or should be traded before mid-season trade deadline

Dwight Howard, if traded, will be the biggest name to make a switch The NBA mid-season trade deadline for the ongoing season is at 3 pm Eastern Time on the 18th February. Why is that important? Trade talks between NBA teams see a huge spike between the 15th of December and the trade deadline. Why is December 15th important? From this date on, the majority of NBA players can be traded, as per the NBA rule books. Bobby Marks, a for

Dec 21 2015
The 5 most undeserving players to win NBA championships
The 5 most undeserving players to win NBA championships

Honorable mention – Mengke Bateer, the first Chinese player to win a championship (Spurs, 2003) The one common thing that every NBA champion will tell you in the post-win interview is “œThis was a team effort and everybody did their bit. We couldn’™t have done it without each other.” But what they’re really thinking is “œI wish that #@%& gets traded in the next 30 seconds because he

Dec 15 2015
Kobe Bryant might turn owner of an NBA team, reveals his favourite championship
Kobe Bryant might turn owner of an NBA team, reveals his favourite championship

Hmmm, what’s he thinking? The 2016 Olympics, Italy and now, add team owner to the mix. That’s what’s cooking for Kobe Bryant after April 2016. Making the USA Olympic basketball team might be a long shot for the future Hall of Famer, despite him being a favourite of coach Mike Krzyzewski, considering his health.  Kobe himself dismissed speculation of him going back to his childhood home, Italy, to play in the Euroleagu

Dec 7 2015
Messi pays tribute to Kobe Bryant on Instagram
Messi pays tribute to Kobe Bryant on Instagram

Lionel Messi credits Kobe Bryant with fostering his interest in basketball   Football legend Lionel Messi paid tribute to Basketball legend Kobe Bryant via a post on Instagram. The LA Lakers star announced his retirement on the conclusion of the NBA season recently, using player-journalist website ‘The Players Tribune’ to pen a poem titled ‘Dear Basketball’ announcing his retirement from the game. Messi acknow

Dec 3 2015
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