NBA Basketball News
A pair of high school girls’ basketball teams were given the heave ho from a recent tournament after they squared off against each other and both tried to throw the game. The contest was between Smyrna High School and Riverdale High School in the state of Tennessee and it was during a District 7-AAA regional tournament. The rules of the event stated that the loser would be placed in a different bracket than Blackman High School, which is one of the top teams in the nation. Unfortunately, the winning team would likely have to face Blackman somewhere down the road.
Both Smyrna and Riverdale had been beaten by Blackman earlier on in the season and neither team liked the idea of meeting them again. Therefore, they figured the best course of action would be to lose if they had any hope of making to the finals of Region 4-AAA. The game soon became quite a farce as neither squad tried to score. Both schools missed their free throws on purpose and numerous half court and 10-second violations took place.
And you think soccer’s boring? A recent high school basketball game in America ended 2-0 when Bibb County beat Brookwood in a thriller in the state of Alabama. What made the snooze fest even worse for the fans was the fact that the game’s one and only basket was scored after just 15 seconds of high-octane action. According to the American National Federation of State High School Associations, this was the lowest-scoring contest since 1977. However, it’s hard to believe there was another 2-0 game in high school history, but the records say that Durham Hillside of North Carolina beat Roxboro Person 2-0 back in 1977.
Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors was red hot for 12 minutes in his team’s 126-101 win over the Sacramento Kings on January 23rd and his play earned him a spot in the NBA record book. Thompson racked up 37 points in a quarter when he went 13 for 13 in shooting, and included nine three-pointers, which is also a new league record for a quarter. He also added a couple of three throws into the mix during the third-quarter outburst.
Thompson wasn’t too bad during the rest of the contest either as he finished it with 52 points, for his new career high in front of close to 20,000 fans at the Oracle Arena. The win improved the Warriors record to 35-6 on the season as the team proved once again that it’s one of the best in the league. The victory was Golden State’s 18th in a row at home, which sets a new franchise record. The club also became the 10th in league history to win 35 games by the halfway mark of a season.
An Atlanta Hawks fan is attempting to raise $600 million to buy the NBA franchise, but even if he’s successful it probably won’t be enough. Mark Field DiNatale recently found out the club was up for sale and decided he’d use the crowd-funding approach to raise enough money to purchase it.
Crowd-funding is basically a method in which a group of people chip in money to support a specific event or purchase. People set up a website with the idea and readers from all over the world can then donate as much as they choose.
DiNatale wrote on the website, “Together we can be the first fully crowd funded professional sports team in history. Imagine that. A fully crowd funded professional sports team. It would be everyone’s team. The first internet-based sports franchise. You, me and everyone we know can be a Hawks fan and contributor. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live, or if you’re into professional basketball or not. It’s simple, let’s make history.”
- March 1st, 2015
Basketball teams thrown out of tournament after trying to lose to each other
- February 16th, 2015
High school basketball thriller ends 2-0
- January 26th, 2015
Klay Thompson sets NBA record with 37 points in a quarter
- January 11th, 2015
Fan raising $600 million to buy Atlanta Hawks
- December 29th, 2014
NBA boss Adam Silver believes teams aren’t losing on purpose
- December 16th, 2014
North America’s top 20 sports cities in 2014
- December 16th, 2014
Kobe Bryant leapfrogs Michael Jordan on NBA’s all-time scoring list
- November 24th, 2014
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- November 11th, 2014
Steve Nash writes letter to angry LA Lakers fans
- August 12th, 2014
Becky Hammon NBA’s first female assistant coach
- August 12th, 2014
No 1 Draft Andrew Wiggins to trade with Kevin Love?
- July 21st, 2014
NBA considers soccer-style midseason tournament
- June 16th, 2014
San Antonio Spurs take NBA Crown
- June 3rd, 2014
Le Bron James’ NBA All-Defensive Starting squad streak snapped at five years
- May 19th, 2014
NBA owner now banned for life from chain of whorehouses