NBA


NBA

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.


Does anyone really care about the fate of the Cavaliers?
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 a
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Flopping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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 certain
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Blake up and smell the coffee
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 these
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Adam Silver says jersey sponsorship is here to stay
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 more
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NBA London: A post-weekend recap
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,” NBA
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Revisiting the top 5 NBA games played right here in the U.K.
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 entertaining
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The Ball brothers and the importance of adapting
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 his
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