Well-traveled Tyler going back to China

Nov 26, 2015

Well-traveled Tyler going back to China

Former Tokyo Apache and NBA big man Jeremy Tyler is returning to China. Tyler will play for Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to published reports. The CBA season is already underway, and Fujian is 4-4 in the 20-team circuit as of ...

Nov 23, 2015

Hamamatsu overwhelms Nara for ninth straight victory

The defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix drained 19 3-pointers in a runaway 109-63 triumph over the Bambitious Nara on Monday afternoon in the bj-league. The Western Conference-leading Phoenix (13-3 overall, 8-2 at home) led 25-10 after one quarter and 51-26 at halftime, and were ...

Crane Thunders crush Cinq Reves

Nov 23, 2015

Crane Thunders crush Cinq Reves

The Gunma Crane Thunders reached the playoffs last season after a 1-12 start, making necessary adjustments and steady improvement over their remaining 39 regular-season contests under veteran bench boss Charlie Parker. This season, new head coach Hirokazu Nema, formerly an assistant under Parker, has ...

Nov 21, 2015

Dynamic duo lead B-Corsairs past Wat's

The more they play together, the more effective they will become. And when they’re at their best, Jordan Henriquez-Roberts and Carl Hall already form a dynamic one-two punch for the Yokohama B-Corsairs. Call them Yokohama’s own Twin Towers: the 214-cm Henriquez-Roberts, who’s in his ...

Nov 20, 2015

Shimane trounces Hiroshima in series opener

The expansion Hiroshima Lightning faced a 24-point deficit after 10 minutes on Friday night, and never recovered. The visiting Shimane Susanoo Magic routed the Lightning 115-62 in the series opener in Hiroshima. Shimane (9-6) controlled the boards from start to finish, out-rebounding the hosts ...

Johnson rips Shiga management after release

| Nov 19, 2015

Johnson rips Shiga management after release

After being shown the door following just 12 games with the Shiga Lakestars, 2014-15 regular-season MVP Kejuan Johnson reflected on the team’s decision. Johnson insisted that he’s been made “the scapegoat” for the Lakestars’ inconsistent play. Coming off their first Final Four appearance since ...

Nov 17, 2015

Lakestars terminate contract of former league MVP Johnson

The Shiga Lakestars released star guard Kejuan Johnson on Tuesday, two days after he scored a season-low one point. Johnson joined Shiga after a dynamic 2014-15 campaign, when he was named the bj-league’s regular-season MVP while playing for the Sendai 89ers. He led the ...

Grouses cruise to victory over Cinq Reves

Nov 16, 2015

Grouses cruise to victory over Cinq Reves

The Toyama Grouses dominated in all facets of their weekend series against the host Tokyo Cinq Reves. Not only did the Grouses crush the Cinq Reves 93-65 on Sunday afternoon in Inagi, they also blasted the hosts by a stunning 63 points a day ...

Newton reflects on stellar Japan career

| Nov 14, 2015

Newton reflects on stellar Japan career

To define true greatness in pro sports, there’s no greater measuring stick than championships. Which is why Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell remains the quintessential winner in North American pro sports. He starred on 11 NBA championship squads in 13 seasons. In the bj-league, ...