FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, has been overseeing international tournaments since 1932. As basketball’s popularity has increased internationally, the number of competitions that utilize NBA talent has grown quite a bit. While the increased global exposure is welcomed by the associations, there can be a major downside for many players. Injuries sustained during FIBA competitions […]
You’ll find a healthy mix of Democrats and Republicans in almost every industry in America, and professional sports is no exception. While some athletes, like Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ), have actually gone into politics, many prefer to remain impartial. There are quite a lot of big time donors playing in the Big Leagues.
In 2011, The Atlantic hypothesized that “Bill Simmon’s Grantland is Doomed Even Before Launch”. Only a few short years later, Alexa.com ranks Grantland.com among the top 500 most popular websites in America. The site is ranked ahead of The Onion, Esquire, Pitchfork, Vulture and NBC.com. If the estimated metrics are correct, they’re only slightly less popular than […]
The WNBA was founded in 1996 and it’s come a long way; unfortunately, the league still doesn’t get enough attention. Part of the issue is the lack of press WNBA stars receive; very few people are aware of the on-court talent or even acquainted with the teams. We’re here to help! As basketball players, the WNBA get […]
After a long race, Beijing has been awarded the Winter Olympics in 2022. The city of Almaty in Kazakhstan was in contention for the event due to it’s naturally snowy environment, but it was not to be. The last time Beijing hosted the Olympics, it received record-breaking ratings, and it most likely will again. The ceremonies were […]