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HOOP SCOOP

Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Oct 21, 2012
Payton says NBA players lack will to defend
Gary Payton played point guard as fearlessly and with as much intensity on defense as anyone has ever done. He's equally as bold when it comes to dishing out his opinions about the sport he still loves.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Sep 30, 2012
Panasonic helped bring foreign players to Japan
Just as the Japan Basketball League is preparing to re-brand itself as the National Basketball League (NBL) for 2013-14, it is also coping with the planned loss of one of Japan's most successful basketball clubs, the Panasonic Trians.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 9, 2012
Time to expand hoop tourney to 24 nations
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.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 8, 2012
Durant leads U.S. to victory over Argentina, continues to emerge as force
Kevin Durant has become the premier scorer in the world.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 30, 2012
Tunisian hoop team eyes upset in London
Here's something I do know: Adel Tlatli is a name unknown to most people following the Olympics.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 29, 2012
Gasol leads by example for club and country
Fact: Kobe Bryant is one of the five most famous athletes on the planet.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 22, 2012
Summer League needed to help players improve
Summer time shouldn't be a low-key offseason for the bj-league. Instead, there's plenty of work to do — together.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 7, 2012
Handling of Chiba's departure latest bogey by league incompetents
The Chiba Jets' recent defection announcement from the bj-league to play in the re-branded JBL in 2013-14 triggered two reactions. And the first one is shared by most people in Japan's basketball community.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 24, 2012
Mutombo using stature to make a difference in world
Dikembe Mutombo commands attention, and it's not because he towers over people at 218 cm, or the fascinating fact that he speaks nine languages (including five African dialects) or blocked 3,289 shots during his 18-season NBA career. Simply put, the big fellow has lived a remarkable life.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 16, 2012
Ryukyu's Newton named JT's top player for second time
With non-stop, nonsensical expansion since the first games were staged in the fall of 2005, the bj-league's ranks have swelled to include a growing number of solid players, including an abundance of former NCAA Division I performers.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
May 22, 2012
Newton, Golden Kings know what it takes to excel
Seven seasons are in the record books now, and the only numbers that truly resonate are championships.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 29, 2012
Yokohama's Burrell the total package
Justin Burrell embodies the best attributes of professional sports.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 20, 2012
For Iwate's Malloy, Hurricane Katrina provided valuable life lessons
Natural disasters can alter one's outlook on life in a positive way, and give an individual a greater sense of purpose or focus in everything he/she does.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 31, 2012
Takamatsu's plight reflects poorly on league
The Takamatsu Five Arrows are awful, so bad that they don't even pretend to be a cheap imitation of a mediocre franchise.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 18, 2012
Shinshu's Raivio making impression with speed, skills
Shinshu Brave Warriors guard Derek Raivio makes basketball look like a simple game, taking complex concepts and executing them with ease.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 3, 2012
Time for league to adopt 6-foul rule
There are several sensible reasons for the bj-league to adopt the NBA's six-personal foul disqualification rule. And by doing so, Japan's upstart pro circuit would be increasing the number of personal fouls it permits by one.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 15, 2012
Opinions split on moving powerhouse Phoenix to Western Conference
There's a very real possibility that the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix will play in the bj-league's Western Conference next season, as the league's preliminary scheduling blueprint for 2012-13 has shown. It's not official yet, but the expectation here is that it's a done deal.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 15, 2012
Some of best players show mettle when it comes to taking a charge
Dunks are basketball's flashiest plays. The in-your-face posturing, instant reactions from teammates, high-fives and chatter from the bench and the stands often follow a well-executed slam, and cable television and YouTube highlight reels make dunks an omnipresent part of modern sports culture.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 18, 2011
Don't expect Japanese basketball to embrace a real, workable plan
Every few months a false sense of hope surfaces on the blogosphere and in the mainstream media, where optimists peddle the message that Japan's basketball "leaders" finally have their act together, that a new men's pro league will, ahem, finally replace the outdated, increasingly irrelevant JBL and the...
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Nov 23, 2011
Coach K's winning formula is a lesson for all sports teams
What leads to long-term team success in team sports?

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