A Midseason NBA Cup Will Spice up the Regular Season

Recently, there have been proposal to create a midseason cup competition for the NBA which would feature all 30 teams divided into their division as groups. Each team would play each other once in the group stage, meaning that there would be a total of 4 group games. The top 2 teams in each divisionalContinue reading “A Midseason NBA Cup Will Spice up the Regular Season”

FIBA World Cup 2023 Update

Who are the nations left: FIBA Africa Qualifiers First Round: Group A: Cape Verde, Mali, Uganda, and Nigeria Group B: South Sudan, Cameroon, Tunisia, and Rwanda Group C: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Central African Republic, and Angola Group D: Kenya, Senegal, Egypt, and DR Congo FIBA Asia Qualifiers First Round: Group A: New Zealand, South Korea,Continue reading “FIBA World Cup 2023 Update”

President Obama should try to help Indonesia qualify for the 2023 World Cup:

For those that do know, President Obama grew up for part of his childhood in Indonesia with his step father and mother. It was there that he learned the Indonesian language which he used to be fluent in. President Obama’s step-father was Indonesian-born, Lolo Soetoro, and from 1967 to 1971 (age 6 to 10), PresidentContinue reading “President Obama should try to help Indonesia qualify for the 2023 World Cup:”

FIBA should change their Qualification Set-up for the World Cup:

For the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, FIBA decided they were going to change the way basketball national teams qualified for the World Cup, by allowing national teams to play home and away games like in FIFA, with qualifying windows mid-season. The reason for this, according to FIBA, was to give players more of aContinue reading “FIBA should change their Qualification Set-up for the World Cup:”

Basketball (5×5) Roundup at the Olympics:

The Olympic tournament for basketball just finished up and in it, we saw the USA win Gold in both Men’s and Women’s, with France receiving Silver in Men’s and Bronze in Women’s, and with Japan receiving Silver in Women’s and Australia receiving Bronze in Men’s. This Olympic Basketball brought about some themes we have notContinue reading “Basketball (5×5) Roundup at the Olympics:”

Who to Watch for the 2023 Basketball World Cup:

The top teams going into the 2023 Basketball World Cup at this stage of qualification would have to be this list in order: USA: The USA is too good. They have won the Olympic Gold Medal the last 4 times, and they won the 2 of the last 3 World Cups. If Greg Popovich isContinue reading “Who to Watch for the 2023 Basketball World Cup:”

The Olympic Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Final Preview and the Olympic Men’s Basketball Bronze Medal game:

Skip directly to Matchups to just read about each matchup this weekend: Olympic favorites going into the Medal Games: Gold Medal Final Teams: 1. USA: 4-1 (9 Points): +115 PD; 507 PF 392 PA; Loss to #7 France 76-83 and wins over #23 IR Iran 120-66, #12 Czech Republic 119-84, #2 Spain 95-81 in theContinue reading “The Olympic Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Final Preview and the Olympic Men’s Basketball Bronze Medal game:”

Olympic Men’s Basketball Favorites and Semi-final matchups:

Skip to Matchups if you want analysis on the matchups:  Semi-final teams/Teams left: USA: 3-1 (7 Points): +96 PD; 410 PF 314 PA; Loss to #7 France 76-83 and wins over #23 IR Iran 120-66, #12 Czech Republic 119-84, and #2 Spain 95-81 in the Olympics Quarter-finals.  Slovenia: 4-0 (8 Points): +85 PD; 423 PFContinue reading “Olympic Men’s Basketball Favorites and Semi-final matchups:”

Kevin Durant is the key to Team USA’s Resurgence!

In the 2010 World Championship, the USA were not the sole favorites like they have been in most tournaments since 2008, rather, they were just one of the favorites along with 2004 Olympic Champions, #1 Argentina, and 2006 World Champions, #3 Spain. The USA were coming off of winning the 2008 Olympics and were #2.Continue reading “Kevin Durant is the key to Team USA’s Resurgence!”

Olympic Favorites going into the Quarter-finals:

Olympic Favorites going into the Quarter-finals:  Quarter-finals: France: 3-0 (6 Points): +44 PD; 259 PF 215 PA; Wins over #1 USA 83-76, #12 Czech Republic 97-77, and #23 IR Iran 79-62. USA: 2-1 (5 Points): +82 PD; 315 PF 233 PA; Loss to #7 France 76-83 and wins over #23 IR Iran 120-66 and #12Continue reading “Olympic Favorites going into the Quarter-finals:”

Olympic Men’s Basketball Favorites after Round 2:

France: 2-0 (4 points); +27 PD; 180 PF 153 PA; Wins over #1 USA 83-76 and #12 Czech Republic 97-77.  Slovenia: 2-0 (4 points); +53 PD; 234 PF 181 PA; Wins over #4 Argentina 118-100 and #42 Japan 116-81.  Australia: 2-0 (4 points); +22 PD; 170 PF 148 PA; Wins over #22 Nigeria 84-65 andContinue reading “Olympic Men’s Basketball Favorites after Round 2:”

Is this Men’s Olympic Basketball Tournament more pivotal for France or Australia?

     France and Australia have been top basketball nations for a very long time now. And, thanks to former Spurs teammates, Tony Parker and Patty Mills, France and Australia have achieved great successes since the 2000s.       Yet, while France and Australia both have been mainstays in the Olympics and World Cup, and while both have dominatedContinue reading “Is this Men’s Olympic Basketball Tournament more pivotal for France or Australia?”

Is the Silver generation of Italian Basketball back?

Italy’s 92-82 win over Germany was crucial in this year’s Olympic Basketball’s group of death, featuring a highly improved Nigeria that defeated the USA in an exhibition this summer, an Australian team which did the same and is ranked #3 in the world, and of course Germany who has been vastly improving since their 1-4Continue reading “Is the Silver generation of Italian Basketball back?”

Why Does the USA Keep Losing in Men’s Basketball?

The USA Men’s Basketball Team lost to France 76-83 on Sunday morning in Group A of the Olympic Men’s Basketball Tournament (5×5).  This loss, the 7th Place finish in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, the exhibition loss to Australia in the 2019 exhibitions, plus the losses to Nigeria and Australia in this year’s exhibitions haveContinue reading “Why Does the USA Keep Losing in Men’s Basketball?”