Tweet of the Night: Canada Basketball

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The road to Rio made a stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico last night for the opener of the Marchand Cup, and Andrew Wiggins led Canada to an 85-80 victory over Luis Scola and Argentina. When you look around the globe and try to discern who the next basketball powerhouse will be, the best place to look is just north of the U.S. border. Canada will one day be able to field a tam of NBA players all in their primes

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Today is Kobe Bryant’s 37th Birthday

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Best wishes to the Mamba. Here, courtesy of former ESPN researcher Peter Newmann, are a few fast facts on the player we have seen too little of over the past two seasons. (Although yesterday, Saturday, he finally put up some shots for the first time since his rotator cuff surgery). [Read more…]

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$50,000 Filmmaking Award Offered by 2XU Compression Shorts

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Interested in filmmaking and basketball? Create a video and win up to $50,000 in awards for showing how the 2XU brand and basketball are driven by their love for the sport, and not by the hype that surrounds it. 2XU, a performance wear company, produces MCS (Muscle Containment Stamping) compression tights. This project is looking for short, documentary style videos that explain how 2XU is the favored brand for compression tights by many professional basketball players, but due to NBA brand endorsements are

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Will Online Gambling Sites and the NBA Combine Forces?

If you love basketball in the United States, you love the NBA. Many of the men and women who love basketball also love online gambling, and the two could be coming together in one of the biggest partnerships that either industry has ever seen. The truth is that gambling has not been able to be promoted or even used in the advertising of any sport in the United States because technically, online gambling is not legal there. With that being said,

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NBA Releases Kinder, Gentler 2015-16 Schedule

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The kinder, gentler NBA schedule is out. First, here’s the stuff you want. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 27 and has a TNT doubleheader with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visiting the Chicago Bulls and the New Orleans Pelicans visiting MVP Stephen Curry and the defending champion Golden State Warriors, who will be handing out rings and hoisting their title banner. Both are rematches of playoff showdowns. The following night, it’s ESPN’s turn with Kevin Durant returning for the Oklahoma City Thunder

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The Basketball Tournament Enters The Home Stretch, Four Teams Remain For $1 Million Prize

A new champion will be crowned in the second annual Basketball Tournament. The 97-team field is down to four, and the defending champs are not amongst the remaining squads. City of Gods, Team 23, Overseas Elite and The Ants Alumni all emerged from a weekend field of 17 that squared off on the campus of DePaul University in Chicago over the weekend to punch their tickets to New York City for the semifinals and finals of the $1 million, winner-take-all tourney. The semifinals will take place

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The Case For Rookie Of The Year Favorites

We spent much of July covering the Summer League, and as always, some of the most interesting stories revolved around the performances of the most prominent new rookies. Basketball fans know by now to take Summer League stats lightly, as they rarely translate to much more than the vaguest indication of what a player will do once the regular season rolls around. Case in point: Seth Curry is not about to average 25 PPG in the league. But he did earn

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