Brave Thunders run past Lakestars

Basketball / B. League Mar 16, 2018

Brave Thunders run past Lakestars

by Ed Odeven

The Kawasaki Brave Thunders had more points through three quarters than the visiting Shiga Lakestars accumulated in Friday's game. Not a good sign for the Lakestars. Kawasaki cruised to an 83-60 victory in the series opener at Todoroki Arena. The Brave Thunders improved to 15-7 at ...

Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

Basketball Oct 11, 2016

Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

by Ed Odeven

Whenever he stepped on the court during 11 distinguished seasons as a special ambassador for Japan pro basketball, Cohey Aoki increased the visibility of the sport. Fans loved watching him play, and rightfully so. He displayed a pure joy for the game, but exhibited a ...

Basketball / B. League Sep 23, 2016

Shimane signs veteran guard Aoki

The Shimane Susanoo Magic added veteran point guard Cohey Aoki to their roster for the inaugural B. League season, the second-division club announced on Thursday. The 167-cm Aoki was named to a record nine bj-league All-Star teams. He spent the last three seasons with the ...

Sendai forward White named bj-league MVP

Basketball / BJ-League Apr 27, 2016

Sendai forward White named bj-league MVP

by Ed Odeven

Sendai 89ers forward Wendell White joined fellow league legend Lynn Washington, the retired Osaka Evessa icon, as the bj-league's only two-time regular-season MVPs, as the league's 11th and final regular-season awards were announced on Wednesday. White earned his first MVP honor for the 2009-10 season, ...

League blows chance to honor Aoki

Basketball / BJ-League | HOOP SCOOP Jan 23, 2016

League blows chance to honor Aoki

by Ed Odeven

It's absolutely ridiculous that the most popular player in bj-league history is not going to play in the circuit's 10th and final All-Star Game. But it's not surprising. Really, it isn't. The bj-league has often failed to do things logically. And it's often failed to capitalize ...