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20 Great FIBA Moments Involving NBA Players

20 Great FIBA Moments Involving NBA Players

Basketball never stops. When professional leagues across the world go into hiatus, international basketball is usually not far away. Many from outside the U.S. have put themselves on the NBA map with their play in FIBA events, and conversely, many NBA players have added to their legacies while representing their countries. From all over the globe, here are 20 times… Read more →

EuroBasket's Five Most Intriguing Players

EuroBasket’s Five Most Intriguing Players

Lost in the aftermath of the Boomers’ Oceania sweep of the Tall Blacks earlier this month is the fact that there are numerous other FIBA Qualifying Tournaments taking place around the world. Teams from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe all battling for a spot in the one major event that is still regarded above all others: The Olympic Games. Perhaps… Read more →

Injury Bug Strikes Marianna Tolo

Injury Bug Strikes Marianna Tolo

First Bec Allen, then Erin Phillips, then Dante Exum… now Marianna Tolo. In disappointing news for Aussie basketball fans, LA Sparks center Marianna Tolo has suffered a torn ACL in her left knee while playing in the WNBA. Sparks Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler announced earlier today that Tolo will undergo reconstruction surgery and that a timetable for… Read more →

Leilani Mitchell Hits Another WNBA Game-Winner

Leilani Mitchell Hits Another WNBA Game-Winner

This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you shoot yourself out of a slump. Phoenix Mercury and Opals point guard Leilani Mitchell, having struggled considerably to find her range over the last month, went four of seven from beyond the arc against the Connecticut Sun, connecting on a contested game winning triple as time expired. Going into last night’s contest, Mitchell… Read more →

From The Glasshouse to The Show

From The Glasshouse to The Show

Watching a “coaching tree” grow over time is interesting for a couple reasons – it’s fascinating to see just how far the branches will extend and, moreover, how the school of thought they (likely) share will affect the league. Pat Riley’s tree includes the Van Gundy brothers and Erik Spoelstra, all of whom design 7-12 potential defensive schemes for their… Read more →

International Dunk War

International Dunk War

July 17, 1999 San Juan, Puerto Rico Olympic Qualifying Tournament Argentina vs. USA Result: 103-72, USA win by 31 points. Everything went according to script. Everything except this: Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan fell victim to an emphatic baseline dunk from 19 year-old Andres Nocioni. The play was promptly dubbed an Argentine basketball highlight “to last a generation”. The repercussions, however, were yet to… Read more →

Swaggy P: "Can I Play for the Australia Olympic Team"

Swaggy P: “Can I Play for the Australia Olympic Team”

With the Aussie Boomers officially qualified for next year’s Rio Olympics, Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young wants in.Swaggy P is, of course, engaged to Australian rapper Iggy Azalea after successfully proposing to her in June at his 30th birthday party. The couple have been spending a bit of time Down Under recently, with Iggy showing her fiancé around her homeland. She… Read more →