| Aug 9, 2012

Time to expand hoop tourney to 24 nations

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Yao Ming’s success in the NBA, short-lived but significant, sparked widespread interest in basketball in China. Furthermore, India has placed a growing emphasis on growing the sport at all levels. In summary, that’s about one-third of the earth’s potential number of athletes that may ...

Tunisian hoop team eyes upset in London

| Jul 30, 2012

Tunisian hoop team eyes upset in London

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Here’s something I do know: Adel Tlatli is a name unknown to most people following the Olympics. In Tunisia, though, he is a hero, not to be confused with English pop sensation Adele. Tlatli, a bespectacled 54-year-old, guided Tunisia to its first Olympic basketball ...

Gasol leads by example for club and country

| Jul 29, 2012

Gasol leads by example for club and country

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Fact: Kobe Bryant is one of the five most famous athletes on the planet. His Los Angeles Lakers teammate Pau Gasol, a supremely talented and intelligent big man is instantly recognized almost everywhere he goes, too. This will only increase in time. Gasol, Spain’s ...

| Mar 31, 2012

Takamatsu's plight reflects poorly on league

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The Takamatsu Five Arrows are awful, so bad that they don’t even pretend to be a cheap imitation of a mediocre franchise. Entering this weekend’s games, first-year coach Kenzo Maeda’s club has dropped 15 consecutive games. The Five Arrows are 2-40, a failure rate ...