Basketball

BNS unbeaten in Business House basketball

Andrew Whilby (centre) of SPORTSMAX goes between two Guardsman players, Omar Barnes (left) and Christoph Brown, during their 2016 Business House Basketball Association 3-on-3 encounter at the Stadium Courts on Monday. Guardsman Group won 33-11. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

NEWCOMERS Scotiabank completed the preliminary rounds of the 2016 Business House Basketball Association 3-On-3 Division 2 Leagues unbeaten, which ended at the Stadium Basketball Courts on Wednesday. The bankers, coached by Omar Barnes, won all their eleven matches, finishing in the Division 2 Leag ... Read More

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is calling time on his NBA career after 21 seasons. Garnett says ‘farewell’ after 21 NBA seasons
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is calling tim ... Read More

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh failed a pre-season physical test. Heat say Bosh failed physical, not cleared for return
MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Miami Heat star Chris Bosh, who missed the second half of each of ... Read More

The seven basketballers from Jamaica that were selected to attend the Elite Camp in October are Amani Cook, Daniel Jones, Jeffrey Zheng, Pierce Mackenzie, Samora Williams, Shadae Powell and Tyrese Thompson. Enthusiastic youngsters show skills at Digicel Jumpstart Clinics
Once again, the young basketballers from the Digicel Jumpstart Clinics lived up to the hype and show ... Read More

Digicel, NBA bring jumpstart basketball clinics to Jamaica for second year

Saturday, September 17, 2016    

The Digicel Jumpstart Clinics kicked off in Bermuda, which will see the top kids in the Caribbean showcase their talents and get coached by NBA-certified coaches.

Development of local basketball talent was scheduled to shift into another gear when the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Clinic tipped off in Jamaica yesterday and will run through to tomorrow. Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics, which are run by NBA International Basketball Operations staff, focus on player development and will feature 40 boys and 20 girls from across Jamaica undergoing a three-day intensive workshop led by Adrian Alvarez Leo, senior coordinator, Basketball Operations Mexico, NBA; ... Read More

Appeals committee overturns Granville Jaguars one-year ban

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, September 11, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Granville Jaguars have had their one-year banishment from the Western Basketball Association (WBA) Elite Basketball League (EBL) overturned on appeal. An appeals panel sided with the former champions on Wednesday, overruling the one-year ban that was handed down by a two-man disciplinary panel two weeks ago. Granville Jaguars had walked off the courts at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Saturday, August 13, with 25 seconds to go in the third quarter in Game Two ... Read More

NHT, Scotiabank on top in 3-on-3 basketball leagues

Saturday, September 10, 2016    

Kenton Fraser (foreground) of AEROTEL/JCAA dribbles away from Shawn Rapley (left) of Jamaica National Building Society.

DEFENDING champions National Housing Trust (NHT) and newcomers Scotiabank are the leaders in the 2016 Business House Basketball Association 3-on-3 Division One and Two leagues, respectively, as the preliminary rounds draw to a close at the National Stadium Basketball Courts. NHT lead division one with 21 points from 11 games, followed by Guardsman Group with 19 points from 11 games, while Sagicor Life ‘A’ are in third place with 17 points from nine starts. Bank of Jamaica lie in fo ... Read More

Wither basketball in St James

The With Paul Reid | Thursday, September 01, 2016    

Lamon Thompson of Muschett Falcons (second left) tries to find his way out from between two Inner-City Avalanche players in Tuesday’s Game One of the Western Basketball Association Tropical Blue Natural Spring Water MBC best-of-three final at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Falcons won the game 56-38 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. (Photo: Paul Reid)

It would appear that we are watching the slow death of yet another once vibrant sporting discipline in Montego Bay as club basketball slowly implodes. The recent decision by a two-man panel to fine and ban former Elite League champions Granville Jaguars for a year could be the tonic the sport needs if it is to revive itself and grow, or it could be a big step towards the destruction of another sport owing to a lack of proper management and marketing. The Western Basketball Association (WBA), t ... Read More

Jaguars banned

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Dave Black (centre) of Granville Jaguars goes up for a shot in a WBA EBL game against Holland Saints earlier in the season (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The disciplinary committee of the Western Basketball Association (WBA) has acted swiftly and come down hard on former Elite Basketball League (EBL) champions Granville Jaguars, banning the team and senior players from all basketball activities for one year. The two-man committee found that Granville Jaguars brought Game Two of the best-of-three WBA Elite Basketball League against Catherine Hall All-Stars into disrepute when they walked off the Montego Bay Cricket C ... Read More

US NBA stars rip Serbia for third gold in a row

Monday, August 22, 2016    

Milos Teodosic (right) of Serbia handles the ball against the USA player Klay Thompson (centre) during the gold medal game on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 yesterday. (AFP)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Completing a third-consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, the United States captured a sixth Games title with NBA talent in seven tries by routing Serbia 96-66 in yesterday’s final. Kevin Durant scored 30 points, while DeMarcus Cousins added 13 points and 15 rebounds as the US squad cruised to a 15th overall men’s basketball gold medal, every US player scoring in the romp that decided the last gold medal in Rio. The Americans stretched their ... Read More



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