Rockets guard Jalen Green partners with new Asian league
Before Jalen Green joined the Houston Rockets, becoming the highest-drafted Asian American player in the NBA, he'd already experienced close up how passionate the people of the Philippines were about the game he loved to play. The eight-team, pan-regional league will launch in October and feature the winners and runners-up from the Japanese, South Korean and Philippines leagues as well as the Taiwanese champions and the Bay Area Dragons, a roster of players from across greater China based in Manil a for Season 1. Green, who grew up in California with his Filipino mother, Bree Purganan, already had a big following before he was selected second overall in the draft and made the NBA's All-Rookie team for 2021-22.news.yahoo.com
7'2" prospect Kai Sotto to work out with Knicks in hopes of becoming first Philippine-born NBA player
Filipino NBA prospect Kai Sotto is set to work out with the New York Knicks and at least 11 other teams during this year’s NBA draft. Despite carrying the dream of “millions of Filipinos” back home on his shoulders, the 7-foot-2-inch center told Lakers Nation that he does not “really feel pressure anymore” since he loves what he is doing. “Ever since I’ve played basketball a lot of people have been watching me, especially from the Philippines back home,” Sotto was quoted as saying.news.yahoo.com
The Real Jordan vs. LeBron Debate: Who's Happier?
In 1984, the NBA’s Chicago Bulls drafted a player by the name of Michael Jordan. The North Carolina Tar Heels alumnus was only picked third overall, an almost comical piece of trivia given the level of dominance he would impose on the game and the recognition he would gain on a global scale. LeBron James, in contrast, was a first pick right out of high school in 2003. But LZ and Will don’t want to retread a tired conversation about which athlete is better. Instead they discuss Jordan and James as men first and athletes second. The biggest difference between Jordan and James is that LeBron generally looks happy. Rather, it's that Michael Jordan, according to many portraits drawn by sports reporters (and by the Jordan-approved miniseries, The Last Dance) appears miserable. LeBron is socially engaged with the world around him. Jordan is consumed by a never-ending desire to win. LZ and Will talk about whether Michael Jordan may be the unhappiest superstar of them all.news.yahoo.com
‘You Don’t Think I Know I Messed Up?’: Shaquille O’Neal Reflects on Marriage with Shaunie O’Neal, Shares Kind Words About Her Fiancé
After a nearly two-decade-long career in the NBA, fans are being introduced to a different side of the four-time championship player Shaquille O’Neal. The former […]news.yahoo.com
‘We’re Like, What?’: Shaquille O’Neal Doesn’t Like to Enjoy Drinks with His ‘NBA on TNT’ Co-Hosts After Each Show, So He Bought a Hookah Bar Instead
The NBA on TNT guys are always having fun on set at the expense of the current NBA players they cover or one another. Shaquille O’Neal has […]news.yahoo.com
Perfect Paul, top-seeded Suns finish off Pelicans in Game 6
Chris Paul went 14 for 14 in the best shooting night in NBA playoff history, Devin Booker returned from a hamstring injury to hit a late 3-pointer and the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 115-109 on Thursday night to finish off the first-round series in six games.
UCLA's Jules Bernard to enter NBA draft, won't hire agent
UCLA guard Jules Bernard has declared for the NBA draft, although the senior won’t hire an agent to preserve his eligibility. Bernard has one year of eligibility remaining after the NCAA allowed an extra year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are supporting Jules every way that we can, and we are excited for him to go through his evaluation and workout process over the next month," coach Mick Cronin said.news.yahoo.com
Saint Peter's takes country by storm, but will Cinderella run continue? | Sports Seriously
On this week's episode we break down everything you need to know about the Sweet 16 round of March Madness. We also chat with WNBA legend Sue Bird and one of the best ball handlers in NBA history, Jason Williams.news.yahoo.com