Brave Thunders cruise past Levanga

Dec 2, 2016

Brave Thunders cruise past Levanga

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There’s nothing new about Nick Fazekas scoring points in bunches. It happens all the time. The former NBA big man did it again on Friday night — 33 points to be precise. The Kawasaki Brave Thunders center also grabbed 14 rebounds and handed out ...

Ryukyu struggling to adapt in new era

| Dec 1, 2016

Ryukyu struggling to adapt in new era

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The Ryukyu Golden Kings have experienced incredible success over the past nine years. The Okinawa-based franchise’s record fourth title was its crowning achievement in the final game in bj-league history in May at Ariake Colosseum. This season is a different story — so far. ...

Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

Nov 5, 2016

Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

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The Osaka Evessa pulled away from the Ryukyu Golden Kings in the second half on Saturday en route to a runaway victory over their former fierce bj-league rival. In the Evessa’s 96-57 triumph in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, big man Xavier Gibson, a Florida State ...

Katakami preps teams for media

| Oct 27, 2016

Katakami preps teams for media

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Credit the B. League for making an earnest effort to raise the professional reputation of men’s basketball in Japan. Elevating the sport is not just about having the former NBL, NBDL and bj-league teams under one umbrella. Little things that may go unnoticed to ...

B. League ready to begin first-ever season

Sep 21, 2016

B. League ready to begin first-ever season

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A new era in Japan pro basketball begins this week. Thirty-six teams, equally divided among the first and second divisions, will vie for popularity and notoriety in the inaugural B. League season. It all starts on Thursday night at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, where the ...

Playoff MVP Ravenel to join Israel's Maccabi Haifa

Aug 12, 2016

Playoff MVP Ravenel to join Israel's Maccabi Haifa

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After being named playoff MVP in May and helping the Ryukyu Golden Kings secure their fourth championship in the bj-league’s 11th and final season, Evan Ravenel is taking his hoop talents to Israel. Instead of remaining with Ryukyu during the inaugural B. League campaign, ...