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. ...

Star Burns a man without a team

| Aug 4, 2016

Star Burns a man without a team

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Sixth man extraordinaire Draelon Burns is a man without a team. The DePaul University alum parted ways with the Ryukyu Golden Kings after his contract expired following the team’s fourth title-winning season ended in May by beating the Toyama Grouses 86-7. Now, just weeks ...

Sep 6, 2014

Alvark hold off Kings' spirited comeback

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The Toyota Alvark jumped out to a 26-8 lead by the end of the first quarter against the Ryukyu Golden Kings during Friday’s preseason game in Okinawa City. The lopsided score vanished, but the Alvark, an NBL powerhouse team, held on for a 76-75 ...

| May 29, 2014

Teamwork, defense keyed Ryukyu title

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What made the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ remarkable championship season even more startling was the team’s cohesiveness and singular focus. It started in training camp and lasted until the final second ticked off the clock at Ariake Colosseum on Sunday. The Golden Kings’ strictly business ...

Apr 17, 2014

Ryukyu's Burns garners league accolade

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Draelon Burns played an integral role in the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ splendid 24-2 record in home games this season. Exhibit A: In the first game of their final home series, Burns had 30 points (one shy of his season-high total), nine rebounds, four assists ...