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Shireen Limaye to lead inexperienced India in FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2021, tournament starts September 27

FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2021 will start on September 27, and India are placed in a tough group alongside Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. Forward Shireen Limaye will lead the inexperienced team, in what will serve as the qualification tournament for the 2022 World Cup in Australia.
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newsbasketball2 years ago

Harsimran Kaur invited to NBA Global Academy for second short-term training program

India’s Harsimran Kaur has been invited to participate in a multi-week training camp from Feb. 17 – March 3 at The NBA Global Academy at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Canberra, Australia. This will be her second stint at the NBA Global Academy after attending a camp from Nov 7.
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newsbasketball2 years ago

Pritesh Kokate to join NBA Academy India to participate in Stage II of European Youth Basketball League

Pritesh Kokate will join the NBA Academy India to participate in Stage II of European Youth Basketball League. The NBA Academy India will participate in Stage II of European Youth Basketball League from Jan. 9-12 in Szolnok, Hungary, with the team slated to play four games, starting January 9.
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newsbasketball2 years ago

No point going to the ceremony after job of winning title was done, says Princepal Singh

Princepal Singh, the most valuable player (MVP) at the recently-concluded 70th Junior National Basketball Championship, has said that he did not see the point in staying on for the felicitation ceremony after his job was done. Princepal trains at NBA’s elite Global Academy in Canberra, Australia.
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newsbasketball2 years ago

NBA India Games | Indiana Pacers beat Sacramento Kings; win NBA India Games 2-0

Indiana Pacers had a good performance from their second unit as they managed to beat Sacramento Kings 130-106 in the second game to sweep the NBA India Games 2-0 in Mumbai on Saturday. Pacers’ bench scored the most of the points in the second match as they got 91 out of the total 130.
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newsbasketball2 years ago

NBA plans to launch 12-team professional league in India

According to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, the NBA plans to launch a 12-team professional league in India following the footsteps of the Basketball Africa League. The NBA played its first overseas game in Tel Aviv, way back in 1978 and has continued to play pre-season games abroad since 1991.
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newsbasketball2 years ago

NBA has created a platform for so many people to follow as a model, says Dikembe Mutombo

NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo has stated that NBA has created a platform which many people follow as an example and a model at the sidelines of an event. Mutombo attended the foundation ceremony of a legacy project at the BMC Marathi School at Sitaram Mills Compound in Mumbai on Saturday.
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newsbasketball2 years ago

The most exciting days of my life, says Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive on watching his team play in Mumbai

Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Yeshwant Ranadive, who calls himself a true ‘Mumbaikar’, has said that watching his team play an NBA pre-season game in Mumbai is the most exciting day of his life. Ranadive believes basketball can become the second most popular sport in India in the future.
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newsbasketball2 years ago

India can produce NBA stars as well, says De'Aaron Fox

Sacramento Kings’ player De'Aaron Fox is of the belief that India can produce NBA stars in the future. Sacramento Kings will take on Indiana Pacers in two preseason games on October 4 and October 5 in Mumbai and Myles Turner believes that the NBA India Games will open a different market NBA.
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newsbasketball2 years ago

Spain clinch 2nd basketball World Cup title after a dominating win

In the final, held at the packed 18,000-seat Beijing's Wukesong Arena on Sunday, Spain's basketball men's national team won its second FIBA World Cup crown after overcoming Argentina 95-75 in the summit clash. Argentina's Gabriel Deck was the top scorer of the game with 24 points.
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