Tag: Basketball

The Toronto Raptors celebrate winning the 2019 NBA Championship after defeating the Golden State Warriors (Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
2022 NBA Finals

Biggest Underdogs to Ever Win in the NBA Finals

The NBA Finals has a long track record of bringing together the best teams and players in an annual clash for the NBA championship. But with 30 clubs starting each NBA season with a chance to make a run for glory, there has been no shortage of teams that have […]

Bradley Beal playing for Team USA in an exhibition game against Argentina at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Team USA’s Bradley Beal Could Miss Olympics Due to COVID-19 Protocols

It’s never a dull day with Team USA. The American men’s basketball squad is short one NBA star after Bradley Beal fouled out due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols that could force him to miss the Tokyo Olympics. USA basketball reported an unidentified player entered the COVID-19 protocol on […]

Damian Lillard from Team USA waits for a play to develop against Australia during an exhibition game at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. (Image: Ned Dishman/Getty)

Nigeria and Australia Beat Team USA in Olympics Warm Up

Team USA lost again, but is it time to freak out with the Tokyo Olympics less than two weeks away? Over the weekend in an exhibition series in Las Vegas, Nigeria upset the Team USA men’s basketball team stocked with NBA stars. Last night, Australia beat the Yanks after holding […]

Ludacris (left), Prince (center), and David Chappelle (right) sit courtside for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas. (Image: Kevork Djansezian/AP)

Prince Schools Charlie and Eddie Murphy in a Pick-Up Basketball Game

While doing press for Coming 2 America, Eddie Murphy recently confirmed the truth behind an infamous urban legend about how Prince and his band schooled Eddie and his brother Charlie in a pick-up basketball game back in the 1980s. In 1985, Eddie Murphy and his older brother, Charlie, and friends […]

Coach Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) with his Hickory players during a timeout in 'Hoosiers' (1986). (Image: Orion Pictures)

Basketball Movies: ‘Hoosiers’ (1986) with Gene Hackman

“Hoosiers” features Gene Hackman as Norman Dale, a former college basketball coach with a shady past who finds himself on the road to redemption in rural Indiana. Dale accepts the head coaching job in Hickory, Indiana and convinces Hickory’s best player, Jimmy Chitwood, to re-join the team after he quit […]