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NBA free agency big winner

THE Los Angeles Lakers are the biggest winners in the NBA free-agent sweepstakes after securing the services on The King LeBron James on a four-year, $153.3-million deal, including a player option in the final year of the agreement. The deal, which was reached 20 hours into the start of free agency last July 1, is […]

A wrong is a wrong

ANY moment now, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) will hand out its decision regarding the full-blown melee that erupted midway through the third quarter of Australia’s game-shortened 89-53 shellacking of the Philippines in a World Cup qualifying game last July 2 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan that saw the ejection of 13 players, […]

NCAA import ban

THE National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced that it would enforce the ban on all foreign athletes or so-called “imports” starting in Season 96 (2020-21). Approve. But it’s too long a time yet. Make it a year from now. Last week, I was able to catch an interview by CNN PH of an import […]

NBA Draft surprises

THERE were but a few surprises during the 2018 National Basketball Association draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York last June 21. Expectedly, the topnotch U.S. college prospects and one high-publicized international candidate who were projected to go early in the annual grab-bag made it as lottery selections. Then again, six of those […]

Lakers eye Big Three

THE Los Angeles Lakers are eyeing their own Big Three for the 2018-19 NBA season that unwraps in mid-October this year. The team wants Cleveland’s LeBron James, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard and Oklahoma City’s Paul George via free agency or a trade. James and George are eligible for unrestricted free agency by July 1. As […]

NBA All-Star free agents

THE back-to-back National Basketball Association (NBA) titlist Golden State Warriors have $127 million in salaries committed to eight players for the 2018-19 season. Heading into the summer, the Warriors have six free agents at the moment and are certain to exceed the league’s projected salary cap of $101 million even if back-to-back Finals Most Valuable […]

Must-win situation for Cavs

DOWN 0-2, LeBron James and the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers are in a must-win situation in today’s Game Three of the 2018 National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals against the reigning titlist Golden State Warriors at the Quicken Loans Arena. With the homecourt advantage, the Warriors grabbed a commanding lead in the best-of-seven duel by defeating the […]

Series shifts to Cleveland

THE reigning National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors have grabbed a commanding 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the best-of-seven 2018 NBA Finals. The Warriors protected “home serve” with a pair of wins at the Oracle Arena. The Bay Area squad, winner of the Larry O’Brien championship hardware in two of the last […]

Hoopster: Cavs are underdogs

THIS is terribly outrageous but it will only serve as a great motivation for LeBron James aka The King. According to the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, the reiging NBA titlist Golden State Warriors are overwhelming favorites to beat James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth consecutive Finals between the two teams. If you […]

Decisive Game 7

IT’S a win-or-go-home survival game for the reigning National Basketball Association (NBA) titlist Golden State Warriors and the playoffs’ top-seeded Houston Rockets as they battle each other today (Manila time) at the Toyota Center in the decisive Game Seven of the Western final series. Golden State, which had dropped two consecutive games in the series, […]

Rockets over Warriors in 6

THE reigning National Basketball Association titlist Golden State Warriors are on the road to open a best-of-seven duel for the first time in 15 playoff series when they travel to Houston today, Tuesday (Manila time), to face the postseason’s top-seeded Rockets in Game One of the West final series at the Toyota Center. That’s because […]

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