2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class announced

2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class announced

Nine individuals will comprise the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, it was announced over the weekend. All-time greats Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan headline the list along with fellow NBA standout Kevin Garnett, with two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, WNBA star Tamika Catchings, and college coaching giant Eddie Sutton receiving significant […]

Chinese Basketball Association preparing for relaunch

Chinese Basketball Association preparing for relaunch

What challenges exist for the Chinese Basketball Association to relaunch its season during the global COVID-19 pandemic? Plenty, but CBA officials are hoping to get the current campaign started again. Court Side Newspaper’s interview with a China-based NBA talent evaluator on Monday outlined many of the logistical challenges and concerns that exist. First, a brief […]

Stephon Marbury working to secure 10 million masks for NYC

Stephon Marbury working to secure 10 million masks for NYC

Stephon Marbury experienced plenty of ups and downs during his 13-season NBA career before becoming a basketball legend in China. In nearly a decade as a star attraction in the Asian nation, the New York City native became a fan favorite and cultural icon. This put him in a unique position to leverage his fame […]

Tokyo Olympics no sure thing for 2020

Tokyo Olympics no sure thing for 2020

The question isn’t if basketball will be played at the Tokyo Olympics. The question is this: When will the Tokyo Olympics take place? There are growing doubts that this will be an Olympic year. Growing sentiment points to 2021, or later. The original plan, which called for the Tokyo Olympics to start on July 24, […]

Best-case scenario: 2019-20 NBA season resumes in June

Best-case scenario: 2019-20 NBA season resumes in June

There’s no guarantee that the 2019-20 NBA season can resume or be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak. It looks like the worst-case scenario is a real possibility. Last Wednesday, World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The NBA suspended its season on the same day. On Sunday, The Centers for Disease Control and […]

LeBron James: I won’t play in arenas without fans

LeBron James: I won’t play in arenas without fans

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak could lead to one of the most unusual mandates in NBA history: games without fans in the stands. If that happens, LeBron James says he won’t play. Speaking to the media after the Los Angeles Lakers’ 113-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, James dished out his opinion on […]

Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona rally for victory

Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona rally for victory

Nikola Mirotic’s first season with FC Barcelona is filled with impressive achievements. Already, he’s won two Spanish Liga ACB monthly MVP awards (October, January). And last week he became the first player to collect four EuroLeague monthly MVP accolades, following a stellar December when he bagged the honor for the third time. On Sunday, Mirotic […]

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