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  • LaVar Ball sends his sons to play in LITHUANIA after pulling them both out of school [tr]

    12/12/2017 6:41:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2017 | Staff
    The two youngest sons of LaVar Ball will play with a professional basketball team in Lithuania for one year. LiAngelo Ball, 19, and LaMelo Ball, 16, have signed a one-year contract with Prienai Vytautas in the Lithuanian Basketball League, The Vertical reports. The brothers will begin their international careers in January.
  • Mayans, Yes Mayans, Love Basketball

    12/08/2017 12:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Some 50 years ago, an area was cleared, hoops were erected and the town of San Pedro La Laguna, nestled at the foot of a volcano in Guatemala's southwestern shore, had its first basketball court. No matter that the court was made of dirt then. Today, that same ground houses the town's municipal court. By day, children participate in dribbling drills to later show off their Kyrie Irving moves or Steph Curry skills. Beginning in the 1980's, NBA games were televised, and the sport's popularity grew. The rest is history. The local Hoyas and Cavaliers square off in the municipal...
  • LaVar Ball: LiAngelo, LaMelo sign with agent, will play overseas

    12/08/2017 5:16:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 7, 2017 | Jeff Goodman
    LaVar Ball told ESPN that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with agent Harrison Gaines, ending any speculation that LaMelo will play college basketball. The plan is now for both to play on the same team overseas. "I don't care about the money," LaVar Ball said on Thursday morning. "I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time. The priority is for the boys to play on the same team."
  • Watch: Alabama basketball finishes with just three players after entire bench ejected

    11/25/2017 4:58:37 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 39 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | November 25, 2017 | Thomas Lott Omnisport
    As crazy as it may have been how Alabama's football team was manhandled by Auburn, it's not nearly as crazy as what the Crimson Tide basketball team was forced to do. The entire Tide bench got ejected while they had one player foul out and another get hurt, so they played three-on-five basketball in the second half of Saturday's 89-84 loss to Minnesota.
  • Why The NBA Will Eventually Overtake The NFL In Popularity And Why It Matters (2year old article)

    11/24/2017 1:04:42 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 12, 2015 | Roger Groves
    The NBA is outdueling the NFL in global popularity. There are now about 100 international players in the NBA. The NFL is too distant to be counted in a two League race. The NBA’s critical mass is an economic mass as well. The NBA quite adeptly realized that changing the playing times can increase the international viewership. It increased the number of Sunday early-afternoon games. A 12:30 pm game allows a growing European fan base to watch the games in early evening (7:30 pm). They then have time to finish the game, have a glass of warm milk or alcoholic...
  • Muslim College Basketball Player Kicked Off Team for Disrespecting National Anthem

    11/19/2017 10:17:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | Moonbattery
    It is reassuring to know that community colleges in western Kansas hold their athletes to higher behavioral standards than does the disgraceful NFL. A Muslim player who refused to show respect for the national anthem for religious reasons has been kicked off the team: That has ignited concerns over whether Garden City Community College violated the civil rights of 19-year-old Rasool Samir, who continued shooting balls during the anthem Nov. 1, leading to a confrontation with a fan who accused him of disrespecting the flag. Don’t worry, moonbats. The ACLU is on the case, absurdly screeching that making the punk...
  • TAKEDOWN! Fan Confronts Muslim Athlete Who Shot Hoops During National Anthem

    Jim Howard, of Garden City, Kansas is a red-blooded, American patriot and a faithful supporter of the athletic program at the local community college. For 32 years he’s volunteered with the booster club – keeping scorebooks, holding fundraisers, running the chain gang for football – and even providing a place for players to have a Thanksgiving meal. He was in the stands on Nov. 1 for the season-opener of the Garden City Broncbusters basketball team. And when the announcer asked everyone to stand for the national anthem, he dutifully joined the crowd and stood at attention. That’s when he noticed...
  • 3 UCLA basketball players apologize for shoplifting in China

    11/15/2017 2:25:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    msn ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China apologized Wednesday before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely. LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were described as "good young men" by Alford at a campus news conference. The coach said the trio wouldn't be allowed to suit up, practice or travel with the team while the university continues to sort out the circumstances of last week's incident in Hangzhou, China. Ball, Hill and Riley took turns acknowledging their actions and apologizing while also thanking President Donald Trump for intervening on their behalf...
  • Stan Van Gundy: Athletes Protesting Inequality Are "Role Models Of American Patriotism"

    11/15/2017 12:17:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Deadspin ^ | November 14, 2017 | Emma Baccellieri
    Stan Van Gundy praised the work of Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who have protested racial injustice in an op-ed for Time magazine today, complete with a list of specific policy proposals on the subject.
  • Racist white supremacist President saves three black youths from prison in China

    11/15/2017 10:11:04 AM PST · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-15-17 | DrJohn
    "Donald Trump's Message Resonates With White Supremacists" says the NY Times"Stop acting surprised, America: Donald Trump is a white supremacist" says Salon. "Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist" says WaPo"Donald Trump is a textbook racist" says the LA TimesDonald Trump is a racist, says Maxine Waters. Three black UCLA basketball players got themselves arrested in China stupidly for shoplifting and discovered that China doesn't care if they're UCLA basketball players. Three freshmen UCLA basketball players were arrested in China on shoplifting charges on Tuesday, ESPN reported. Among the arrested was LiAngelo Ball, younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers...
  • Trump: Waiting for a 'Thank you' from 3 UCLA basketball players back in US

    11/15/2017 9:39:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 65 replies ^ | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is hearing crickets from a trio of UCLA basketball players, despite his successful full-court press to get China to drop shoplifting charges against them. The three players, LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were arrested after being accused of stealing designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou. Trump, while on a tour of Asia, urged his Chinese counterpart to let them go, and may have been looking for some credit Wednesday. *snip* “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for...
  • Three UCLA Basketball Players Set to Leave China

    11/14/2017 5:43:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 14, 2017 | Scooby Axson
    President Donald Trump confirmed that he did intervene with China President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players who were arrested after shoplifting in China and those players are set to leave the country. LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were arrested last Tuesday for allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou before their season opener against Georgia Tech.
  • Trump reportedly intervenes in LiAngelo Ball, UCLA basketball players’ shoplifting case in China

    11/13/2017 11:30:21 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 28 replies
    OC Register ^ | 11/13/2017 | Thuc Nhi Nguyen
    The case of the three UCLA basketball players arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting has officially caught the eye of President Donald Trump, who personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case, according to the Washington Post. Trump was on a two-day state visit to Beijing, part of a five-nation tour of in Asia, three days after UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested for allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. ESPN reported last Friday that police have surveillance footage of the trio committing the crimes in three stores in...
  • Bill Walton apologizes ‘on behalf of the human race’ over UCLA shoplifting in China

    11/11/2017 8:44:17 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 11, 2017 | Matt Bonesteel
    UCLA and Georgia Tech finally played their season-opening college basketball game in China after nearly a week of drama surrounding an alleged shoplifting incident involving three Bruins players. UCLA great Bill Walton, who was doing color commentary for the ESPN broadcast, wants everyone to know that the school and everyone associated with it is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very sorry for all of this. Very. “I am sad, disappointed and embarrassed. This is a very big deal,” Walton said as the game tipped off late Friday night on the U.S. East Coast. “The noble purpose...
  • Report: UCLA players stole from three stores in China, will not fly back with team

    11/11/2017 4:05:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 156 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | November 11,2017 | Larry Brown
    There is no doubt about it — the three UCLA players screwed up big time. And now the players may be facing additional charges. UCLA Bruins freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested earlier this week on shoplifting charges in China, where their team spent the week prior to Saturday’s opener against Georgia Tech. But things have gotten worse.
  • LiAngelo Ball and UCLA teammates could face 3-10 years in prison if convicted of shoplifting

    11/08/2017 2:49:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 7, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    If standard practices are applied, the three UCLA basketball players – including LiAngelo Ball – arrested Tuesday in mainland China under suspicion of shoplifting face between three and 10 years in prison if convicted, according to Chinese lawyers who briefed Yahoo Sports on the applicable laws. The sentencing guidelines could shift depending on the amount that the Chinese could prove was allegedly stolen. Authorities believe the players shoplifted from a Louis Vuitton store near the UCLA team hotel outside of Shanghai. The Bruins are in China to play Georgia Tech on Saturday in the season opener. The players were arrested...
  • Report: LiAngelo Ball Among Three UCLA Players Arrested For Shoplifting in China

    11/07/2017 1:44:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    SI ^ | November 7, 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    LiAngelo Ball was one of three UCLA players who were arrested in China for shoplifting, Jeff Goodman of reports. Along with Ball, fellow freshmen Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were also arrested, according to Goodman. The Bruins are in China for their season opener against Georgia Tech, which will be played Friday in Shanghai.
  • San Antonio Spurs Preach ‘Equality’ Over JumboTron During Pregame Ceremony

    10/19/2017 11:29:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Real Clear Sports ^ | October 18, 2017 | Will Levith
    Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs have doubled down on President Trump. Just days after Popovich called the president a “soulless coward” for accusing former presidents of not calling families of fallen soldiers (a complete fabrication, it turns out), before yesterday’s home opener, the team played a video over its scoreboard calling for unity. It was played immediately after players stood for the national anthem, and while it played, players from both the Spurs and visiting Minnesota Timberwolves locked arms, per ESPN. (Former Spurs’ stars Tim Duncan and David Robinson were in attendance and also locked arms with players.)
  • Report: Rick Pitino Files Lawsuit Against Adidas

    10/18/2017 7:49:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2017 | Daniel Rapaport
    Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has filed lawsuits against Adidas America, Inc. and Adidas North America, Inc. claiming damages caused by the company's bribing of recruits, reports ESPN's Jay Bilas. The crux of Pitino's lawsuit is the coach's assertion that he had no knowledge of Adidas' alleged bribes, and the their corrupt activity resulted in his firing, which was made official Monday.
  • The step-by-step process of how the words 'corruption' and 'fraud' came to college basketball

    09/29/2017 1:26:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 29, 2017 | Mark Schlabach
    The FBI announced Tuesday that 10 people, including four college basketball assistant coaches, were arrested as part of a two-year investigation into bribes and other corruption in the sport. Assistant coaches from Arizona, Auburn, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma State and USC were implicated in the investigation, and on Wednesday, Louisville announced that athletic director Tom Jurich and longtime basketball coach Rick Pitino have been placed on administrative leave.