Gunma's Hamilton happy to help others shine

| May 18, 2016

Gunma's Hamilton happy to help others shine

The Japan Times has featured periodic interviews with players in the bj-league since 2006 in this long-running series. Gary Hamilton of the Gunma Crane Thunders is the subject of this week’s profile. Because the league’s final game was held on Sunday, this article wraps ...

Golden Kings bring curtain down on bj-league with fourth title

May 15, 2016

Golden Kings bring curtain down on bj-league with fourth title

Four championships in nine seasons. That’s the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ remarkable legacy in the bj-league. The Golden Kings closed out the league’s 11th season, its final chapter, with a solid all-around game on Sunday, beating the Toyama Grouses 86-74 at Ariake Colosseum before a ...

Ryukyu's Ravenel named playoff MVP

May 15, 2016

Ryukyu's Ravenel named playoff MVP

Ryukyu Golden Kings big man Evan Ravenel made a big impact in Sunday’s bj-league championship game against the Toyama Grouses. The Ohio State alum scored nine of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter and pulled down 12 rebounds. He made 10 of ...

Viney leads charge as Grouses storm into bj-league title game

May 14, 2016

Viney leads charge as Grouses storm into bj-league title game

For the Toyama Grouses’ loyal fans, the team’s 14-game winning streak is a delightful number. But they have another number in mind — No. 15. That challenge awaits them on Sunday in the team’s first-ever appearance in the bj-league title game. Head coach Bob ...

Hannaryz punch ticket to Final Four with win over Lakestars

May 8, 2016

Hannaryz punch ticket to Final Four with win over Lakestars

After seeing their streak of three consecutive Final Four appearances halted by the Shiga Lakestars last season, the Kyoto Hannaryz avenged that series defeat over the weekend. Kyoto, the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed, eliminated Shiga from the playoffs on Sunday with an 88-77 ...