Kyrie Irving rips Nike, says he had no input on upcoming sneaker

Lately Nike has seemed determined to stir up indignation in as many people as possible. First their deplorable handling of the Kobe releaseso lead to the partnership with the Bryant estate and drew the ire of sneaker and Kobe fans in general. Sneaker enthusiasts overall have been less than happy with the company as they routinely strike out on obtaining new releases. Now we can add Kyrie Irving to the list of people that Nike has pissed off. K11Kicks, the self-described “#1 Kyrie Kicks acc” on Instagram, posted images of…

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Raja Bell says this is the reason for team USA’s shooting woes

As they have gone through their struggles, there has been much speculation and postulation about what ails this iteration of the US Senior Men’s National Team. Talent level, intensity ( or the lacks thereof) have been the chiefly the targets of blame for the subpar performance and results of this collection of players. This article from our friends as eurohoops.net raises a new issue put out by former NBA player Raja Bell- the ball. What do you think?

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Latvia and United States claim first ever Olympic gold in 3-on-3 basketball

3×3 basketball has come to stay as an Olympic sport. By Eurohoops team at eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, there are champions in 3×3 basketball with Latvia and Team USA winning the men’s and women’s tournaments respectively thanks to some big-time baskets. Per FIBA: Latvia superstar Karlis Lasmanis hit a shot for the ages and USA confirmed their credentials as the two teams became the first 3×3 Olympic gold medalists after a momentous finale at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo on…

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The NBA buyout for Real Madrid’s Usman Garuba set at €3 million

Real Madrid will get a record buy out with Garuba making the move to the NBA By Alex Madrid/ info@eurohoops.net Usman Garuba is projected to be picked in the lottery at the upcoming NBA draft and this would also mean a record-breaking buy out for Real Madrid. To be exact, the Spanish power house will get a total of three million euros to release Garuba, as Donatas Urbonas of “basketnews.com” reported first and Eurohoops sources confirm. This is a new record number for a draft prospect after the two million euros buyout set…

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Basketball Legend Oscar Schmidt: ‘ I hope Doncic beats my record, I’m a Luka fan’

Oscar Schmid tipped his hat to Luka Doncic. By Eurohoops team at eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Olympic Games scoring king Oscar Schmidt hopes that Luka Doncic will be the one to break his single-game scoring record of 55 points. “I’m hoping he [Doncic] beats my record, I’m a Luka fan,” Schmidt said via the Brazilian Basketball Federation. He made his comments shortly following Doncic’s 48-point output in a win over Argentina in Slovenia’s Olympics opener. Schmidt set the record in 1988 when he dropped 55 points against Spain. It’s quite a number to…

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NBA Draft: Alex Antetokounmpo works out for Indiana Pacers

The youngest Antetokounmpo brother, Alex, looking to earn his own spot in the NBA By Johnny Askounis at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Alex Antetokounmpo completed his third pre-draft workout. Following the Houston Rocketsand San Antonio Spurs, he made his way to Indianapolis on Tuesday for the Indiana Pacers. “I am just trying to show my basketball abilities,”he said after his third workout. Antetokounmpo, 19, attended Dominican at the high school level. He then opted to turn pro and joined UCAM Murcia for the 2020-21 season. “I felt it was the best decision for me as far…

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International Hoops: Germany gets first win in Tokyo

Jordan Nwora with 33 points not enough for Nigeria against Germany By Johnny Askounis at eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net The game was tied 81-81 with six minutes left, but Germany finished strong for the 99-92victory on Wednesday. Johannes Voigtmann highlighted a five-player double-digit scoring pack with 19 points and seven rebounds. Moritz Wagner had 17 points. Danilo Barthel got to 14 points with an impressive run down the stretch. “We did our job,” noted Voigtmann, “The first half was maybe a little too high scoring for our taste, but after the first four minutes in…

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International Hoops: USA blows out Iran 120-66

Team USA makes 19 three-pointers in a comfortable win against Iran By Johnny Askounis at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net After the loss to France, the USA rocked Iran, 120-66, making it to 1-1 in the Olympic Games preliminary round. Damian Lillard led the way with 21 points. His 7/13 from outside made up all of his points. Gregg Popovich’s players finished 19/39 overall from beyond the arc in their second game at Saitama Super Arena. The 19 three-pointers became the fourth-best long-range effort in Olympic Games history. The USA had 29 against Nigeria…

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International Hoops: France rolls Czech Republic to advance to quarters

The French were unstoppable for the most part of the game. By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net France rolled over the Czech Republic  97 – 77 to double its wins in the Olympic Games and advance to the quarterfinals as first in Group A. After leading France past Team USA, Evan Fournier was once again the top scorer for his national team with 21 points on 8-13 shots. Nando De Colo added 17 points, Vincent Poirier had 14 points and Thomas Heurtel scored 11 and dished out seven assists for Le Bleus that…

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