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LeBron James Showers Community With Praise After It Surprises Teen With Basketball Hoop

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Like most kids his age, Edmonton teenager Anthony Muobike spent his afternoons dribbling around his neighborhood while pretending to knock down 30-foot buzzer-beaters like Steph Curry. But with no basketball hoop in his driveway, the 14-year-old’s hoop dreams often felt elusive. That is, until his neighbor, Ian Ray, took note of how dedicated he was to his craft and sprung into action.

“He’s a good kid,” Ray told Canada’s CTV News. “He’s always just doing his own thing. He’s never causing any trouble.”

On Aug. 15, Ray then posted in a local community Facebook group and

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Continental race begins as men’s Premier Basketball League gets date –

The 2021 Nigerian Men’s Premier Basketball League has been fixed for the 7th of September as the race for the NBA organized Basketball African League begins.

In a letter issued to clubs by the Federation Secretary, Mrs Bisi Afolabi-Oluwayemi, the teams will compete in the traditional Atlantic and Savannah conference formats.

In the Atlantic conference, 11 teams will converge on Lagos for the conference phase.

Defending Champions and Nigeria’s continental representative at the 2020 BAL, Rivers Hoopers, will hope to book a National Final 8 ticket when they face Kwara Falcons, Raptors, Police Batons, Ondo Raiders, Islanders Coal City, Impressions,

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US men’s basketball topples France for fourth consecutive Olympic gold

TOKYO — Whatever the obstacles were to securing another gold medal this time around, everyone who signs up to play basketball for Team USA knows what the standards are at the Olympics. It’s not just gold-or-bust, it’s gold-or-calamity.

So many times during their journey in Tokyo, the U.S. men’s basketball team tilted toward the void. They struggled to figure out the right way to play, they saw some of their roster flaws get exploited and they even lost a game in the group stage – something that hadn’t happened in 17 years.

But through it all, Team USA knew

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USA vs. France basketball recap: Americans win gold medal behind Durant

The United States is taking home an Olympic gold medal in men’s basketball once again.

The U.S. defeated France, 87-82, in the final at the Tokyo Olympics. It’s the fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal for Team USA, and their seventh gold medal in eight tries since NBA players started competing in the Olympics in 1992.

Kevin Durant was the leading man for the Americans, finishing with 29 points and six rebounds on 9-of-18 shooting from the field. It’s the third Olympic gold medal for KD, who is also the all-time leading scorer in the Olympics for USA Basketball.

Jayson Tatum

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Sergino Dest Turned Up At Lionel Messi’s Farewell Presser Wearing A Basketball Jersey

Fans online have brutally slammed Sergino Dest for turning up at Lionel Messi’s farewell press conference wearing a basketball jersey.

Family, his former teammates and media were in attendance for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s emotional speech.

Most people inside the Camp Nou were dressed smartly other than Dest, who bizarrely wore a basketball kit.

The US international stuck out like a sore thumb amongst his club colleagues as Messi broke down in tears as he explained his Barca departure.

The 20-year-old was ruthlessly mocked on social media for his choice of outfit.

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“Stephen Curry is the reason I play basketball”: Andre Iguodala shares how the Warriors’ superstar his motivation behind staying in the league

Warriors’ veteran Andre Iguodala shares how 2x MVP Stephen Curry is the reason he is still in the league and playing basketball

Last Friday was a moment to rejoice for all Golden State Warriors fans. Our beloved veteran Andre Iguodala announced that he wanted to retire as a Warriors, and hence was making his way back to the franchise. The addition of Andre provides some much-needed veteran presence in what is a very young squad. Iguodala is an experienced veteran and a crucial part of what resulted in the Warriors’ success in the past.

However, another thing that makes him

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Fans welcome Luka Doncic, Slovenia basketball team from Olympics

The Slovenia men’s basketball team didn’t medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

But Luka Doncic and co. still received a hero’s welcome home.

After winning its first 17 games with Doncic and qualifying for its first Olympics, Slovenia lost a thriller to France in the semifinals then fell to Australia in the bronze-medal game.

“I need to learn from this, we all need to learn from this,” Doncic said. “But at the same time, we’re in the top four in the world. Slovenia, 2 million people.”

Plenty of fans in Slovenia shared that attitude, cheering the team’s arrival to the airport.

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Five unforgettable Olympic basketball moments – Tokyo 2020 Men’s Olympic Basketball Tournament

TOKYO (Japan) – The dust has just begun to settle on the men’s Olympic Tournament that had plenty of twists and turns.

We’ll never forget the brilliance of Kevin Durant in crunch time, when he revealed himself to be arguably the best U.S. Olympic player of all time with his performance in the American wins over Spain, Australia and France. And we’ll have Luka Doncic’s genius permanently imprinted on our memory banks.

 

Each and every game had its own story. But what are going to be the plays or events that we remember for eternity?

In our opinion, these are

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Nneka Ogwumike emotional after Team USA’s gold medal win after snub

Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike was left off the U.S. women’s basketball team roster for the Tokyo Olympics, something that stunned plenty in the basketball world.

Now, as she’s gearing up to resume the WNBA season, Ogwumike said that having to watch Team USA win a seventh straight gold medal in Japan was incredibly tough.

“I’ve always been described as resilient,” Ogwumike said Monday before tearing up. “I had to kind of tell myself that a lot to make sure that I believe it because it’s been a few weeks of feeling invaluable or unworthy. It’s been very difficult.

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US win seventh straight women’s Olympic basketball title

A rampant United States swept past Japan to their seventh straight women’s basketball crown Sunday, with Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi collecting their fifth Olympic gold medals to cap remarkable careers.

Brittney Griner scored a game-high 30 points with five rebounds and two assists as the hosts were overpowered 90-75 by a team that stretched their Olympic win streak to 55 games dating back to their last defeat in the 1992 semis.

They went to half-time with a 50-39 lead and there was no stopping them, with a valiant Japan settling for second place and a best-ever Olympic finish.

Beating

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