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No Passport, but Plenty of Spine: A Turkish Knick

Jun 07, 2018 | by Jay Nordlinger, National Review
No Passport, but Plenty of Spine: A Turkish Knick

Below, I had a post about Turkey, the Erdogan dictatorship, and freedom of the press. Here is something related. Enes Kanter was scheduled to appear at the Oslo Freedom Forum last week. He may well have been the tallest participant, and the most talented, athletically. He is a center for the New York Knicks. He is also a Turk, and the dictatorship ...

Danny Manning’s International Playing and Coaching Experience Will Aid USA U18 Men

Jun 07, 2018 | by Gary R. Blockus, Red Line Editorial
Danny Manning’s International Playing and Coaching Experience Will Aid USA U18 Men

Manning reunites with Bill Self on coaching staff for 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship

 

The 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team has a unique voice in Wake Forest University men’s basketball coach Danny Manning, who not only knows what it’s like to wear the red, white and blue, but who also knows what it’s like to coach a USA team from ...

ROSTER REVIEW | ANTHONY BROWN

Jun 06, 2018 | by Kyle Ratke, NBA.com/Timberwolves
ROSTER REVIEW | ANTHONY BROWN

SG | 6’7, 224 lbs

2017-18 season (with Iowa Wolves): 45 games, 43 starts, 37.7 MPG, 18.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 3.7 APG, 45.9 FG%, 40.4 3P%

Kyle Wiltjer: Hooping Abroad

Jun 06, 2018 | by Eddie Kamber, Athlete's Quarterly
Kyle Wiltjer: Hooping Abroad

For most college basketball players, the dream is to play basketball at the professional level. While there’s may rungs on the ladder that is professional basketball, more often than not, folks associate the NBA with “going pro”. For Kyle Wiltjer, his professional career began at the NBA, but has since taken him to Greece and the Euro League.

Sam Dekker, Olivia Harlan raising money for charity in honor of wedding

Jun 06, 2018 | by Good Day Wisconsin, Fox11 News

ASHAWUBENON (WLUK) -- A couple of sports stars with Northeast Wisconsin connections stopped by Good Day Wisconsin to explain how you can help them raise money for charity in honor of their upcoming wedding.

Sam Dekker plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. He won a state title with Sheboygan Lutheran and played in the Final Four with the University of Wisconsin. ...

Why Canadian Kevin Pangos likely won’t make jump from Europe to NBA

Jun 04, 2018 | by Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca
Why Canadian Kevin Pangos likely won’t make jump from Europe to NBA

The secret to Kevin Pangos’ success at the highest level of European basketball is a simple one, because the problem itself is simple.

The job is all encompassing, requiring a similar approach.

TAJ GIBSON WINS TEAM'S NBPA 'BACKBONE' AWARD

Jun 01, 2018 | by Kyle Ratke, NBA.com
TAJ GIBSON WINS TEAM'S NBPA 'BACKBONE' AWARD

The National Basketball Players Association named its “Backbone Award” winner for each NBA team earlier this week.

The award is described as followed:

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Heading into Vital Season, Kamalei Correa Has a New Mindset

May 30, 2018 | by Garrett Downing, baltimoreravens.com

Kamalei Correa was one of the few people left in Baltimore’s locker room after a recent day of Organized Team Activities (OTAs).

The third-year linebacker was finishing up work in what is a critical offseason for him, and he recognizes the importance of putting in extra time over the next few months. 

“As soon as we started up again, my mindset was ...

Get to Know: Michael Porter Jr.

May 30, 2018 | by Jordan Ramirez, NBA.com/Kings
Get to Know: Michael Porter Jr.

"I know without a doubt that I'm the — I played against all these guys, they're all great players — but I'm the best player in this draft," Michael Porter Jr. said to ESPN at the NBA Combine. "And I just can't wait to show what I'm capable of."

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