Dream Games provide taste of sport's future in Japan

Basketball Sep 15, 2015

Dream Games provide taste of sport's future in Japan

by Ed Odeven

It's been obvious for many years that Japan's basketball leaders needed to take bigger, bolder steps to promote the game across the archipelago. After all, marquee events and ambitious, big-scale marketing are essential to broaden interest in the sport, propelling it from a niche audience ...

NBL squads sweep Dream Games

Basketball Sep 13, 2015

NBL squads sweep Dream Games

by Ed Odeven

Sunday's Dream Games presented a glimpse of the entertainment and talent that will be in the spotlight in the fall of 2016, when the Japan Professional Basketball League makes its debut. The two-game preseason doubleheader brought hoop fans to Ota City General Gymnasium just weeks ...

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

Basketball May 30, 2015

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Needing just one more win, the Aisin SeaHorses wasted no time to extend the best-of-five series into a decisive game. Instead, they clinched the NBL championship in front of their loyal fans, who traveled from Aichi Prefecture. The Western Conference club seized its first league ...

NBL's second season tips off this weekend

Basketball Oct 9, 2014

NBL's second season tips off this weekend

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In many ways, the National Basketball League's first year was a trial-and-error period. And Year Two is geared to provide more diversion and success. As the 2014-15 NBL campaign opens on Friday night with a game between the reigning champion Toshiba Brave Thunders and the ...

Team effort gives SeaHorses win over Sunrockers

Basketball Feb 16, 2014

Team effort gives SeaHorses win over Sunrockers

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Aisin SeaHorses took advantage of their deep roster and had five players scoring in double digits in a 84-74 win over the Hitachi Sunrockers at Ota City Gymnasium on Sunday. The SeaHorses, a Western Conference club, swept a two-game series against Hitachi and improved ...