From in-depth analysis, podcasts and vintage flashbacks, to casual news and previews, our UK-based team has you covered on all things NBA.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men’s professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams. It is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world.
It goes without saying that the Cleveland Cavaliers are a mess right now. Despite possessing a 31-20 record, good enough for third in the Eastern Conference, stories of in-fighting combined with a run of bad results against the league’s elite have left question marks galore hanging over the wine and gold. Things came to aRead more
Flopping is more than just an improvised flapping of arms until you fall gracefully onto the hardwood, while the officials assess a flagrant foul. Flopping is an art form; one that requires timing, assessment and a new mentality to the game of basketball. The ‘win at all costs’ mind-set is so thoroughly ingrained in certainRead more
The Los Angeles Clippers were backed into a corner and looked to Motor City to ignite their accelerated rebuild. Since Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets, prior the 2017-2018 season, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has been challenged by a myriad of injuries and personnel setbacks. The Clips have gallantly battled through theseRead more
Roberson's freak injury could be utilised to benefit the Cavaliers' quest for George Hill in a potential three team trade
After last nights games one thing is clear, the Oklahoma City Thunder are in trouble; despite a blowout 121-108 win over the Detroit Pistons. As Andre Roberson, the defensive stalwart of the Thunder, was stretchered off the court with what can only be described as a freak injury – a season-ending rupture of his leftRead more
When it was announced in the spring of 2016 that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had agreed to sell jersey sponsorship for the 2017-2018 season, the news was met with a mixed reaction, to say the least. The motives for the league were obvious, as the move created avenues to increase revenue and garner even moreRead more
The 82 game regular season can often be overlooked and the phrase ‘I’m bored and waiting for April’ often means it gets pre-defined as simply a means to an end. The opening 41 game salvo of the 2017-18 season however, has been far from a boring ride; here are some observations and thoughts so far.Read more
The dust has settled on Britain’s most noteworthy yearly basketball fixture and what a triumph NBA London 2018 turned out to be. “I have had an opportunity to interact with several of the players, many of whom had not been to London before, and I can tell you they’re all having a great time,” NBARead more
NBA basketball first ventured to the U.K. 24 years ago. Back in 1993 the Orlando Magic and the Atlanta Hawks played out a pair of back-to-back preseason games at Wembley Stadium that featured the talents of a young Shaquille O’Neal and those of legend-in-the making-Dominique Wilkins. The two teams shared the spoils in an entertainingRead more
In the coming weeks, teenage basketball prospects LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball will compete in their first competitive games for BC Vytautas Prienai in Lithuania. They will be playing their part in a unique narrative, seldom seen for high-profile American players – heading to Eastern Europe, by order of their reality TV father, who turned hisRead more
The 30-10 Boston Celtics are due to hop the Atlantic Ocean next week, ahead of this year’s NBA London fixture against the almost-done-processing Philadelphia 76ers on January 11th. The event will mark the eighth regular-season game in a row to sell out the O2 Arena and fans all over the UK (and Europe) are thrilledRead more