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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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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: Serbia Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Formerly one of the top teams in the world, at a time when players like Vlade Divac and Peja Stojakovic were suiting up for the former Yugoslavia, the Serbian national team has fallen on tough times. The Serbs qualified for the FIBA World Cup by defeating Italy in the 2013 EuroBasket […]

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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: Spain Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Qualifying as the host nation, Spain comes into the FIBA World Cup as a cohesive unit with coach Juan Antonio Orenga. He brings a group of proven winners, as the majority of the squad won silver at the 2012 London Olympics. Spain are stacked with NBA quality in all positions, something […]

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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: France Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Qualifying as winners of the 2013 FIBA Eurobasket tournament, Les Bleus will be riding high after European success. However, Coach Vincent Collet squad will not be as strong this time around with key absences of quality NBA talent. Most notably 2013 Eurobasket MVP Tony Parker, whom has decided to take the […]

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The Curious Case Of Kobe Bryant

It wasn’t long ago. June 2010, and Los Angeles was in a state of euphoria. The Lakers had just won the NBA Championship on their home floor, in game 7 against a tough Boston Celtics squad, and had ambitions of their second three-peat under the guidance of Phil Jackson. There was hysteria at the Staples […]

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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup: Brazil Preview

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Qualifying as one of the four Wild Card teams, Brazil backed its way into proceedings. However, Coach Ruben Magnano’s squad has a good mix of NBA talent and international experience that will be looking to avenge its Round of 16 defeat to South American rivals Argentina at the 2012 London Olympic […]

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2014 NBA Summer League: Nuggets Mining for Gold in Gary Harris

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) When we look at how the 2014 NBA Draft unfolded, there are a few teams that can make a case at this point that they have the “Steal of the Draft”. One of those teams are the Denver Nuggets and 19th overall selection Gary Harris, acquired by the Nuggets with Croatian […]

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2014 NBA Summer League: UCONN’s DeAndre Daniels proving a smart pick by Raptors

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) While all the attention from draft night to summer league for the Toronto Raptors has been on its 20th overall selection in 18-year-old Brazilian Bruno Caboclo, second round selection in 37th overall pick DeAndre Daniels has been making a impression of his own. The 6-foot-nine forward out of University of Connecticut […]

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2014 NBA Summer League: Young Suns Shine in Vegas

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) In the late game at Cox Pavilion, the Phoenix Suns followed up its 74-72 loss on Saturday to the Golden State Warriors with a 93-82 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Phoenix’s summer league squad has an array of talent on display for coach Jeff Hornacek to work with, led by this […]

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