• July 30, 2020 /  Basketball

    The NBA Players Association filed an unfair labor practices charge against the league to combat the new anti-flopping fines, but the National Labor Relations Board refused to rule on the complaint. Now, the NBAPA is seeking an arbitrator to work between itself and the NBA, according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger. In October of 2012, the NBA announced a set of punishments for faking or exaggerating official calls: “We are now in the process of scheduling a case with our arbitrator to determine whether the NBA is allowed to unilaterally impose discipline in an area that exceeds the commissioner’s authority without the consent of the union,” NBPA interim executive director Ron Klempner told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. “It’s a subject they need to bargain with us, and we hope that the arbitrator will find that any type of discipline must be collectively bargained.” The complaint against the NBA was filed by the ousted director of the NBAPA, Billy Hunter, who said the league should not have the power to fine its players without discussing it and then earning consent from the union. In the regular season, players were warned once after a first-time offense before being charged $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 and then $30,000 for follow-up offenses. Nineteen NBA players were given warnings during the year, and five players received the initial fines. There were stricter rules without warnings during the playoffs, and eight players earned $5,000 fines in the postseason. The NBA and NBAPA could resolve the issue between themselves to avoid the need for arbitration, and Berger reports discussions are ongoing. Outgoing NBA commissioner David Stern said he was happy with how the anti-flopping rules worked to combat a growing league-wide problem.

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  • July 28, 2020 /  Basketball

    Las Vegas – After Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers take a player again. Metta World Peace is to ensure that it defends New York Knicks next season.

    Reported Fox, World Peace actually still have remaining almost a year contract with the Lakers. However, the two sides agreed to end more quickly through the amnesty clause.

    The player formerly known as Ron Artest who’s agreed to two-year contract with the Knicks with values ​​touted reach about 3.2 million U.S. dollars (USD 32 billion).

    With this move, World Peace after the first Howard left the Staples Center. Howard crossed to the Houston Rockets after just one season to strengthen the Lakers.

    “I do not care if I’ll be a starter or just sweeping the floor. You hear me? I just want to win,” World Peace said in a press conference as proclaimed ESPN.

    World Peace is ready to work together with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in an effort to win the NBA title. “This is not about someone helping someone else.”

    “It’s about us doing it together., And they (the Knicks) got it. – If I’m not mistaken. They have a strong relationship, and everyone is team mates,” said 33-year-old small forward this.

    World Peace had an average of 12.4 points, five rebounds and 1.5 assists in 75 games, including 66 times so the starter with the Lakers last season. He also suffered a left knee injury that required surgery in March.

    Since starting his career with the Chicago Bulls in 1999, World Peace has appeared in 902 games with 832 times to be a starter.

    He once became NBA champion with the Lakers (2010) and had an average of 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals in his career overall Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Rockets and Lakers.

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  • July 27, 2020 /  Basketball

    LAS VEGAS—Charlotte is the home of the Hornets once again.

    The NBA unanimously approved Charlotte’s nickname change from Bobcats to Hornets on Thursday at the league’s Board of Governors meeting. The original Hornets built a supportive fan base in Charlotte from the time they entered the league in 1988 until they moved to New Orleans in 2002.

    But the new owners in New Orleans have changed the team’s name to the Pelicans. That opened the door for owner Michael Jordan to bring the Hornets name back to Charlotte. The change will take place after the 2013-14 season.

    “We’re thrilled to bring back the Hornets to Charlotte and the Carolinas,” Jordan said in a statement issued by the team. “The passion and enthusiasm around this name change by fans in this market has been unmatched. They overwhelmingly told us what they wanted, we listened and we couldn’t be happier with the Board of Governors’ approval of the name change. With the young team we are developing on the court, the direction of our business and the return of the Hornets name, we are extremely excited about our future. The buzz is back!”

    The city, and the franchise, has been looking for a fresh start. The Hornets were a ticket-selling powerhouse for years, leading the league in attendance eight times and selling out 364 straight games in their turquoise, white and purple uniforms. The city bonded with a charismatic team that included such as stars Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson and fan favorite Muggsy Bogues.

    But the franchise fell on hard times under previous owner George Shinn, who took to the team, and the Hornets name, to New Orleans. The NBA brought an expansion team back to Charlotte two years later, a team nicknamed the Bobcats in part due to founding owner Bob Johnson’s name.

    The brand never resonated with the people the way the Hornets did, in large part because the team only has had one winning season and one playoff appearance in its first nine years of existence. The Bobcats, with their nondescript orange and grey color scheme, won just seven games two years ago and only 21 last season. So they are hoping the energy brought by the name change, even if it will take another year to set in, will somehow help galvanize a young team.

    “We want to reach back and grab some of that equity that the Hornets earned in our community,” Charlotte COO Fred Whitfield said. “They did a lot of great things off the court. They were involved in the community. They became very accessible to the Charlotte fans and citizens of Charlotte. We want to reach back and grab some heritage and use it as we move forward to build a brand with our young team that continues to improve.”

    The Bobcats’ website hailed the return of “Buzz City” and team officials said 2,000 season-ticket holders turned out at a downtown party that turned into a celebration of the name change. Bogues and other former Hornets including Rex Chapman, Kelly Tripucka, Dell Curry and Kendall Gill attended as well.

    Commissioner David Stern said that he had heard pleas from Charlotte basketball fans for years to give them back the Hornets nickname, and he initially brushed those aside with a “get over it” view of the complaining. In time, however, he came to understand how important the name was to the community.

    “It stayed there, bubbling below the surface, and there is something to it,” Stern said. “I think that the team is going to receive support from fans who think that this is a step in the direction that the fans have been asking for, and this is an attempt to both satisfy the fans and its accompanied by a kind of very specific market research that allows the Hornets to say, yes, this is what the market is asking for and they’re very much serving their market by making this change.”

    The board also gave final approval to several rules changes, most notably expanding instant replay in the final two minutes to help officials with the block/charge call, perhaps the most difficult judgment in the game. If an official reviews a play to see if a defender’s feet were in the restricted area or not on a block/charge, the official can now also review whether the defender’s feet were set for a charge or if his body was still moving for a blocking foul.

    “You always try to level the playing field and basically get it right,” said Kiki Vandeweghe, the league’s new vice president of basketball operations. “That’s the main focus is getting calls right.”

    Officials now will also be able to review whether an off-the-ball foul occurred before or after a player started his shooting motion on a made shot, or before or after an inbounds pass. And during any review, the referees will also be able to now decide if any unsportsmanlike or “unnecessary” acts, including flagrant fouls, merit further punishment.

    Two rules changes were adopted as well:

    —It will no longer be a clear path foul if the defender gets ahead of the offensive player in the frontcourt before the foul is committed.

    —If a player on offense stands out of bounds on purpose to create more spacing for his teammates, the offensive team will lose possession of the ball.

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  • Beat Warriors, Champion ABL Beermen

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    July 18, 2020 /  Basketball

    Jakarta – San Miguel Beermen came out as the champion of ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) 2013. They make sure the title after win over Indonesia Warriors 70-55 in the third game.

    In a match in Mahaka Square, Wednesday (06/12/2013) night local time, Beermen already winning since the first quarter. They closed the quarter with a 14-10 advantage over the Warriors.

    In the second quarter, the Warriors had time to catch up and just left half a 20-21 ball in position. But this quarter remain the property Beermen with a score of 33-27.

    Beermen getting away in the third quarter and was ahead 11 points at 53-42 position. Beermen then closes the quarter with a 53-43 advantage.

    Beermen advantages persist in the fourth quarter and 17 points in their winning positions 65-48. Beermen were kept going and won 70-55.

    With the victory in the third game, the ABL Beermen juar clinched with a 3-0 aggregate advantage over the Warriors in the final best of five format. In the two previous games were played at home, the Beermen also recorded victories.

    Pauliasi Taulava became the best performers of the Beermen had 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. While the Warriors camp, Mario Wuysang so it’s best with 21 points and 3 rebounds.

    For the Beermen, this is their first ABL title. As for the Warriors, this defeat means the failure to defend the title in the 2012 season earned last.

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  • Warriors Beat Slingers Again

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    June 21, 2020 /  Basketball

    Singapore – Indonesia Warriors win again when it meets advanced JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). Playing at home against, the Warriors won 63-53.

    In the match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday (14/05/2013) night, the Warriors in control of the game early. They lead 15-13 at the end of the first quarter.

    Entering the second quarter, the Warriors managed to increase the margin to the home team. Scored 18 extra points, they lead 33-26.

    The third quarter went pretty tight. The Warriors had 14 points in the quarter, while the Slingers added 13 points.

    In the final quarter, the Warriors are still able to maintain a distance with the Slingers. Todd Purves team made it to the victory was his 16th of the season.

    Chris Daniels contributed 15 points for the Warriors. Of camp Slingers, Rashaad Singleton scored 23 points, while Phillip Morrison 17 points.

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  • Kobe Bryant Practicing With AC Milan squad

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    June 17, 2020 /  Basketball, Football

    Kobe Bryant, berlatih sejenak dengan skuat Milan selain menjalani perawatan cedera tendon Achilles

    Barcelona apparently not the only European club football are popular Kobe Bryant.

    U.S. basketball star who played for the LA Lakers for this is known as a supporter Blauragana. But, aside from the Catalan giants, Kobe was also supports elite team of the Italian Serie A, AC Milan.

    On Saturday (20/7) is, Kobe was caught visiting Rossoneri at Milanello training base for treatment of Achilles tendon injuries recently smother.

    However, in addition to these reasons, the 34-year-old basketball player also take advantage of the visit to the practice squad for a moment with the Rossoneri. Milan tifosi itself then appreciate the arrival of their fame to give this one back number 24 jersey, corresponding Kobe in Lakers uniform.

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  • DBL Indonesia Selection team trials to Australia

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    June 13, 2020 /  Basketball

    Surabaya – the biggest student basketball league in Indonesia, Honda Development Basketball League (DBL), will send a team selection in 2011 to Perth, Australia, to learn and compete in the land of kangaroos.

    The plan, DBL Indonesia Selection Team 2011 will follow the various series of activities, both educational and related matters improved technical capability to learn with youth teams in Perth.

    This program occurs thanks to the cooperation of PT Detection Basketball Cross (DBL) Indonesia, manager of Honda DBL 2011, with the World Basketball Academy (WBA) led by Australian basketball legend Andrew Vlahov.

    “In 2010, we were able to send two teams to go abroad. Teams DBL Indonesia All-Star to Seattle, United States, and DBL Indonesia Selection team tournaments in Malaysia Southeast Asia. This year, we again could send two teams. All- Star remains to America, being the team Selection to Australia. This demonstrates our commitment to deliver as much as the student athlete, “said Director of DBL, Azrul Ananda, in a release received editorial detiksport, Tuesday (06/09/2011).

    He added to Australia program is a continuation of a partnership that has been entered into with various parties in the country. The players who joined the team and the All-Star Selection is chosen by coaches as DBL Camp Australia in July 2011 DBL Arena in Surabaya.

    “The players are to Australia is totally different from that to American players. We thank Andrew Vlahov and his team, which has in recent years helped many programs DBL Indonesia,” said Azrul.

    In Australia, DBL Indonesia Selection team in 2011 will be met also with the men’s national team of Indonesia. At the same time, the national team is preparing for the SEA Games XXVI training program in Perth. Vlahov and WBA is also acting as a technical consultant for the Indonesian national team.

    A total of 20 players (10 men, 10 women) who joined DBL Indonesia Selection team in 2011. They guided the four coaches, who also selected from the competition Honda DBL 2011.

    Coach composition is Andromeda Manuputty (UPH College Tangeran) and Hardi (SMA Methodist 2 Palembang) to coach the men’s team. While the women’s team coached Freddy M. Gorey (SMA Methodist 2 Medan) and Anton Maruhun (SMAN 1 Payakumbuh).

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  • Indiana Pacers Get Chris Copeland

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    June 6, 2020 /  Basketball

    Chris Copeland. FOTO: blacksportsonline.com

    INDIANAPOLIS-Indiana Pacers determined to make up for failure when it only lasts until the final round in the region NBA last season. They want to go beyond achievement has been reached last season when it denied Miami Heat.
    One way is to strengthen the line performer. Pacers continue to chase the players who could be supportive of the mission in the new season. Latest, Pacers mengaget Chris Copeland.

    Former New York Knicks player is considered to be very suitable to the wishes of the Pacers next season. Although not very fertile, Copeland considered very useful because it can play in several positions.

    “He is a very nice additions. Copeland has a good level of versatility, “said Larry Bird, Pacers President of Basketball Operations as reported by the Associated Press website on Monday (15/7).

    During the defense of Knicks, players born March 17, 1984 that scored 8.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. Shootingnya ability is actually pretty good. He posted a 47.9 percent shooting for the affair. While, for the three-point, Copeland recorded a 42.1 per cent.

    “He is a great history to a perseverance. Copeland has reached the level where he became a key player for a team that could win 54 games last season, “said Frank Vogel, the Pacers coach. (jos / JPNN)

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  • Li-Ning Basketball Sponsor Indonesia

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    June 1, 2020 /  Basketball

    Li-Ning’s enthusiasm in supporting sport in Indonesia apparently not kidding. This time, the China-based company also appreciates to sponsor two basketball teams Indonesia, Satria Muda Britama and Indonesia Warriors.
    Both Indonesia’s basketball team got a contract with a duration of 3 years. Previously, Li-Ning enthusiasm seen as sponsoring Indonesian badminton. Not only that, the sport product manufacturers are also sponsors athletes from many different sports such as, Petennis Maric Cilic, pole vaulter Elena Isinbayeva and sprinter Asafa Powell.
    According to the Director of the Li-Ning, Mahender Kapoor, signing a new contract with the Indonesian Basketball aims that it is not only sponsoring the sport of badminton, but with also with the other.
    “70 per cent for Asia is badminton. Our priority is not just to support badminton, but also other sports. We also sponsor the NBA’s top players, “said Director of Li-Ning, Mahender Kapoor in Jakarta, Tuesday (9/7).
    While Andi Kurniawan, as the representative of Indonesia Sport Venture, revealing, in collaboration with Li-Ning, all team apparel will use the product in accordance with the contract clause.
    Andi added, that the consideration to working with Li-Ning as a company from the bamboo curtain is a brand that is quite advanced. “For a nominal contract we can not mention, which is obviously the duration of the contract runs for three years,” he replied in the same place. [Cr / bnt]

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  • Jakarta PLN beated by Petrokima Gresik

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    May 25, 2020 /  Basketball, Sports

    Petrochemicals Gresik team win the fight without foreign players to beat last year’s finalist Jakarta Electric PLN on an advanced BSI Proliga volleyball competition which took place in the Basketball Hall Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Saturday (16/2).
    Petrochemical beat PLN 3-1 (25-16, 25-20, 25-27, 25-21). Both teams are yet to be strengthened foreign players in the game because they have not finished Kitas.
    Petrochemicals, which has not even reached the title despite being a regular participant since the first was held Proliga (2002), started the match very well.
    However, PLN, which has collected 3 titles, rose in the third set. Former national team libero Berllian action through service Marsheilla lompatnya catapulted points PLN. Seven points gained through her first service game. At that time, PLN behind 2-3. Thanks Berllian service, last year’s finalists were leading 9-3 away.
    Petro, who rely on young players surrogate, could eventually catch up. Novia Andriyani, also appear attractive and smash through lompatnya service. Once the numbers chase stopped when PLN closed the third set with 27-25.
    “We recently joined together. The new team playing together less than a month, let alone some PLN players, new players, while Petro players have been training together for a long time, “said Berllian.
    Men’s team also suffered defeat PLN. Banks face tournament favorite Sumselbabel Palembang, PLN to its knees in three straight sets, 0-3 (18-25, 20-25, 22-25).
    The two teams both have reinforced two foreign players. Only two players Sumselbabel Bank, Raydel Poey Romero and Maxwell Burt, have been training together since two months ago, while two foreign players PLN, Diogo Capolari Chiapetti and Edinho Edison Candido, new this week practicing with his colleagues.
    “The fighting spirit children should be appreciated. However, children are still often throw jump serve, “said coach Palembang Bank Sumselbabel, Mashudi.
    According to PLN coach, Viktor Laiyan, team work his team has not yet appeared. It was due to train with his team recently. “Today we toser also not optimal, it’s one of the weaknesses in the match,” said Viktor.

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