Kamal’s ‘Starting 5 Under 25’ to Watch at 2014 FIBA World Cup

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Without big names like Kevin Durant, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili leading their nations at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, as well as many of their fellow NBA contingent choosing to focus on the upcoming season, some shine has been taken off the tournament. Media and marketing (particularly in North America) […]

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Finland is the 2014 FIBA World Cup “League Pass team”

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) What is the definition of an NBA “League Pass team”? Well, hardcore hoop heads will know that it isn’t necessarily a team that’s pegged to win a lot of games or even become championship contenders. Typically, these are squads that are from small markets, not regularly on national television, are young […]

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Kevin Durant Looks Exactly Like Terry Crews In The New NBA 2K15 Game

Say what you will about video game technology nowadays, they’re usually pretty spot on. Especially the folks at 2K Sports who produce the wildly popular NBA 2K series. Unfortunately, the first look at virtual MVP and cover star Kevin Durant looks a little bit more like Thunder center Kendrick Perkins’ and movie star Terry Crews’ […]

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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: USA Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) As the most star studded nation at the FIBA World Cup as well as being defending champions, Team USA are deserved favourites to repeat. However, coach Mike Krzyzewski will be without quite a few influential players, some due to injury and others opting to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. The […]

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All You Need Is Love

Kevin Love will opt out of his current deal and head to Cleveland, in a deal said to be agreed upon by the Cavaliers and the Timberwolves early this morning. According to multiple sources, the 25 year old Wolves All Star is finally getting his wish, and will be traded to the already stacked Cleveland Cavaliers […]

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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: Lithuania Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Coming into this tournament having qualified as runners-up in 2013 EuroBasket, coach Jonas Kazlauskas will look for his side to take a step forward and use the 80-66 loss to France in the final as a rallying point. Two young stars to watch for the Lithuanians are Toronto Raptors Jonas Valaciunas […]

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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: Australia Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Looking to transition from a Quarterfinal appearance at the 2012 London Olympic Games and avoid a Team USA squad that defeated them 119-86, the Boomers of Australia and coach Andrej Lemanis have named its final squad. Even without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut, there’s a good contingent of NBA talent. This […]

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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: Greece Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Qualifying as one of four wild card teams, Greece is looking to return to the success of 2005 and 2006. In 2005, the Greeks were crowned EuroBasket champions defeating Russia 66-61 in the Quarterfinal, France 67-66 in the Semifinals and Germany 78-62 in the Final. They followed that up with a […]

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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: Croatia Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) The Croatians are coming off a forth place finish in 2013 EuroBasket, losing 77-62 to Lithuania in the Semifinals before falling to powerhouse Spain 92-66 in the Third place game. Coach Jasmin Repesa has named a top squad that has a good blend of talent, with players on the verge of […]

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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: Argentina Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) As the best team out of South America, Argentina come into the FIBA World Cup with a strong veteran base to its squad under coach Julio Lamas. The Argentines made the Semifinals of the 2012 London Olympics, losing 109-83 to Team USA before finishing in fourth place after falling to Russia […]

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