Africa Change International

On September 16, 2009 by

Africa Change International is a non-profit organization that uses sports (basketball) and ICT literacy to transform lives of underprivileged kids. ACI support 10-year-old kids in sports development and computer literacy. They use sports as a tool to help the underprivileged kids continue education. They also help them become world class athletes and get sports scholarships on their behalf. Their partner school has about 45% drop out rate after completion of high school; ACI wants to change that trend by providing these children with skills that can earn them a livelihood.

If you’d like to contact ACI for support and advice or to find out more about their volunteer programme, please visit their website.

Raptors fire Mitchell

On December 8, 2008 by

The Toronto Raptors have fired their coach, Sam Mitchell, after a crushing defeat in Denver at the hands of the Nuggets. Mitchell, who is 45 years of age, was in charge of the team for four seasons in total and became a popular face at the club.

However, recent results have been disappointing to say the least and the club officials were forced to act before the situation became even worse. Jay Triano has been named as temporary head coach but Mitchell was not bitter following his departure from Toronto.

He revealed that being coach of the Raptors was a

David Stern offers helping hand to GB basketball team

On October 20, 2008 by

This week it was announced that the NBA is willing to help Great Britain’s drive to compete in the basketball event of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The commissioner of the organisation, David Stern, made this offer whilst in London for the match between Miami and New Jersey, held at the O2 Arena.

He spoke of the

Team GB bounces back

On September 26, 2008 by

The Great British basketball team celebrated a triumphant EuroBasket campaign on Monday night as the qualification stages for next year’s European Championship came to an end. Despite losing their first match 102-92 at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv, Chris Finch’s team defied the odds and claimed convincing victories over the Czech Republic and Bosnia. They lost their final match against Bosnia and Herzegovina but still qualified top of Group D with ten points. The result marks the first time that Team GB has qualified for the European Championships in almost thirty years.

In their first match on the 3rd of September 2008, Team GB were cruelly beaten in overtime by a relentless Israel team, despite having led 85-83 with three seconds remaining on the clock. Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Luol Deng both fouled out, leaving Britain with few options going forward. The absence of giant centre, Andrew Betts, due to injury was felt as Israel claimed a further six points in the final minute, a fitting end to a match branded a ‘dogfight’ by Finch.

Their first victory came against the Czech Republic at the O2 arena, with Nate Reinking claiming twenty-two points. Luol Deng, who has recently signed a new contract deal worth six million dollars with the Chicago Bulls, pulled out all the stops in Great Britain’s next game, scoring 29 points to help the team defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina 82-74. The victory came as a relief to a team who have struggled with injuries and insurance issues since the beginning of the tournament.

The second leg against Israel was played in Liverpool. Forwards Deng and Mensah-Bonsu scored 42 points between them. Nick George grabbed another 15, whilst fellow bench player Joel Freeland proved his worth with 13 points and a few rebounds. The 96-86 final score marked a turning point for the team, as they finally managed to defeat their biggest rivals and with only two games left to play, were sitting pretty in second place.

Great Britain’s victory over the Czech Republic in Pardubice guaranteed them a position in next year’s European Championships. The second leg was much more difficult than the first and with three seconds to go, Czech player Welsch threatened to destroy Team GB’s qualification hopes altogether. British captain, Andrew Sullivan, made it clear that both teams had everything to play for:

2008 Beijing: USA Men’s Basketball Preview

On August 6, 2008 by

In 1992 the US of A put together the so called ‘Dream Team’ and boy were they good. Since then the US have strived to recapture the fluency of that great team and are hopeful the 2008 version led by Coach K can do the business.

Source : NBADraft

Chad Fords Mock Draft Version 30: Picks 1-30

On June 4, 2008 by

So ESPN think that the Bulls are going to go with Derrick Rose as the #1 pick. The other option is really Michael Beasley and I think Rose would fit in perfectly with the other young talent in Chicago.

Source : ESPN

Winning Formula: Youth Bryant NBA Finals

On May 30, 2008 by

Kobe Bryant is back. I know Nick H in the forums wasn’t sure that he could do it but It was never in doubt for me.

I really think this is the Lakers year and they’ll go all the way – whoever they face in the Finals.

Source : ESPN

Bulls poised to hire Collins as coach

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If Doug does come back then it’ll be quite a turnaround for the Bulls and with the #1 pick – who knows how good they could be?

Source : ESPNcom

Spurs stun Hornets to reach final

On May 29, 2008 by

The San Antonio Spurs took their place in the finals by defeating the Hornets in New Orleans on Monday.

The reigning champions face the LA Lakers in the Conference Finals – alas for them they are already down three games to one

Source : BBC News

Kobe Bryant Hails the David Beckham influence

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Kobe Bryant reckons that David Beckham has really helped the people of LA get back into sport.

Source : Daily Telegraph

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