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2014 FIBA World Cup: Three Euro-based players with NBA futures

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Throughout the 2014 FIBA World Cup there have been some stellar performances from quite a few players that are currently on NBA rosters. These are players we’re well familiar with, or in some cases will get familiar with them if/when they decide to come to North America. What I’d like to…




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Mixed Bag

This article is my first take on nailing down a couple of completely random thoughts/suggestions about the upcoming 2014/15 NBA Season. Not one thing you look at may make sense to you, and that’s perfectly fine because the assorted array of conclusions I’m about to write about are my own personal views. Want to know…




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Sneaker Watch: Adidas Crazylight Boost

Adidas have unveiled the new, amazing ‘Crazylight Boost’ sneaker for Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. The new sneaker pays homage to the Blazers Point Guard, with the colourway of Purple, Red & Black nodding at Lillards College colours of Weber State and his NBA home of Portland. Lillard’s nickname of ‘DAME’ is also incorporated…




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FIBA World Cup: Brazil dominate rivals and Boomers come up short

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Yesterday’s knockout games were good, but today’s games were even better! Providing excitement and drama in two games that were billed as interesting clashes. Brazil too strong for Argentina In a battle of two South American rivals that aren’t fond of each other on the pitch or on the court, it…




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Enter the Dragon

Kamal Hylton has done an incredible job so far of covering the FIBA World Cup; this article is more about National Pride.   In what was our fifth game of this tournament, we went in with the circumstances around final standings hanging in the balance. Far too often have we found ourselves in a solid…




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FIBA World Cup: Splash Bros. highlight beginning of knockout stages

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Group stage play is now behind us, a part of the competition that had some interesting teams, moments and games. This included the upset of the tournament with Senegal defeating a major European nation in Croatia 77-75, the Philippines ending a 40-year drought in major FIBA competition with a 81-79 win…




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Rookie Watch: Dante Exum

#RookieWatch Continues…… If you haven’t caught up on the articles that have been published thus far, make sure you get around to reading them. The rookies covered by Nick Caro, Nick How and Matt Leslie are: Julius Randle, Marcus Smart and Elfrid Payton. All three articles have been brilliantly written and not one is following…




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MJ’s Cons Go To Auction

ESPN and Darren Rovell are reporting that a pair of old, worn 1980’s Converse basketball shoes are going to Auction in the United States, and the bidding starts at over $5,000!  The catch? they were worn by His Airness, Michael Jordan, during the 1984 Olympic Games Gold Medal match. The shoes were reportedly signed and…




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Quality Slice

I sent out quite possibly the worst hint for this upcoming article and without fail it was easily dismantled and figured out. Thanks to Nick How for trying to stir the pot and throw in names such as Ian Botham and Glen Davis.   About a year ago for a school assignment I wrote an…




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ROOKIE WATCH: MARCUS SMART (BOSTON CELTICS)

Following on from Nick C’s opening Julius Randle Rookie feature, I have decided to choose new Boston Celtics draftee Marcus Smart. My decision behind the pick was that as a Boston Celtics fan, I feel I can give a true account to his Rookie season as I’ll be watching him more than any other rookie in…