Top NBA Rookies show up

Scottie Barnes
November 1, 2021

Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham, the NBA’s No. 1 overall selection in this year’s draft, finally made his NBA debut in a 110-103 home decision over the equally inept Orlando Magic.


NBA: How do you solve a problem like Kyrie?

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets [photo from Kyrie Irving Instagram]
October 2, 2021

And now, Irving is one of 40 remaining NBA players (out of 450-plus) left unvaccinated, he contends that it is a private matter and he has every right to his own body, while not thinking the risk of infecting other people, his Brooklyn mates, team officials, and even his family members.


NBA: Wiggins, Irving have a COVID-19 jab dilemma

Andrew Wiggins [Instagram photo: @22wiggins]
September 26, 2021

Unvaccinated players like Andrew Wiggins (Golden State Warriors) and Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets) stand to lose more than $300,000 a game if they are unable to play home games in their respective arenas due to the vaccine mandates in the cities of San Francisco and New York.


NBA: For Ben Simmons, the die is cast

NBA player Ben SImmons [Wikimedia Commons | Keith Allison]
September 26, 2021

Renegade Ben Simmons has turned down a proposed meeting with his Philadelphia 76ers teammates in Los Angeles to thresh out the issues that has led to the Aussie playmaker’s decision to boycott training camp, which starts on Sept. 29 Manila time.


Ben Simmons: On the Crossroads

Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers. [photo: Keith Allison | Flickr]
September 23, 2021

The Philadelphia 76ers have the option of withholding $8,250,984 from Benjamin David (Ben) Simmons’ $33 million salary for 2021-22 on October 1 (Oct. 2 in Philippine time) if the Aussie makes good on his threat to boycott NBA training camp that opens on September 29 Manila time.


The Origins of the Triangle Offense

The Phil Jackson-Tex Winter partnership with the Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers produced numerous NBA championships with the triangle offense as the clubs' cornerstone strategy.
September 20, 2021

From the late 1980s to the 2000s, it would seem that the championship recipe in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was to employ the triangle offense. But is it still relevant in today’s pro scene, be it in the NBA or the local pro league Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)?


PBA Legend shot ball, left and right

Fortunato "Atoy" Co
September 17, 2021

Believe it or not, there have been a few instances in Philippine basketball history where a renowned athlete did not shoot the rock with his natural hand, meaning he grew up as a left-hander but subsequently turned to his right when playing ball.