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THE ORACLE SPEAKS – OUR COMMONWEALTH BASKETBALL PERFORMANCE IS A NATIONAL DISASTER

Former National basketball coach Ayodele Bakare popularly called the Oracle in the basketball community. He remains one of the most successful basketball coach in the history of Nigeria basketball having qualified the national team for the 2012 Olympics in...

Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers lose 67-82 to Canada

The Canadian national basketball team on Saturday defeated the Nigerian national male basketball team, D’Tigers, 82-67 points at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The Nigerians had lost their first preliminary qualification game against the Tall Blacks of...

TODAY IN HISTORY – 1984,KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR BREAKS CHAMBERLAIN’S ALL-TIME SCORING RECORD

On this day in 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores the 31,420th point of his career, breaking the NBA’s all-time scoring record, which had been held by Wilt Chamberlain. Over 18,000 fans gathered at the Thomas and Mack Center at the University...

ON THIS DAY IN SPORTS : MARCH 20, 1990, THE LAKERS RETIRE KAREEM’S ...

It was on this day, March 20th, 1990, that the Lakers retired the jersey of Kareem Abdual-Jabbar.  No other Lakers would ever wear the #33 Jersey that Kareem wore. Los Angeles basketball fans have been blessed with some amazing players. ...

NATIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISIONS, I, II LEAGUES BEGIN

The Nigerian National Division I and II Basketball Leagues began with ten teams participating in Division I and six in Division II. In the Division I matches decided at the Ilorin Township Stadium, Osun Lions defeated Gombe Jewel Bulls 74...

FIBA RULES ON NIGERIA BASKETBALL DISPUTE

The Federation of International Basketball Association, FIBA will today deliver judgment on the electoral crisis that has bedeviled the Nigeria Basketball Federation during its first meeting of 2018. FIBA will be relying on the report of the 3-man fact finding...

SHAQ – HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal was born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" is an American retired professional basketball player currently serving as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is widely considered one of the greatest players...

Oscars 2018: Kobe Bryant’s ‘Dear Basketball’ wins Best Animated Short Film

He has five NBA Championships and two Olympic gold medals. He has been named the NBA Finals MVP twice and won the MVP of the regular season award as well but on Sunday evening, Kobe Bryant added an Oscar...

D’TIGERS MAINTAINS PERFECT RECORD AT FIBA WORLD CUP AFRICAN QUALIFIERS

Nigeria’s men senior basketball team, D’Tigers, capped an impressive run at the just-concluded round of qualifiers for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup finishing undefeated. In their last group game during the first-leg matches, Nigeria defeated hosts, Mali, 82-59...

FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS: D’TIGERS BRUSH ASIDE RWANDA

Nigeria’s senior male basketball team, D’Tigers, made it two straight wins at the 2019 FIBA World Cup Africa qualifiers in Bamako, Mali by defeating Rwanda 103-53. Talib Zanna was Nigeria’s top performer against the east Africans as he contributed 14...

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