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NBA -- Kobe, Lakers return to Hawaii for training camp
By Ryan Rodis, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Oct 2015
LOS ANGELES - Coming off their worst season (record-wise), Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have returned to a familiar place to prepare for the 2015-16 season --- Hawaii.
This is the 12th time the Lakers have held their ca Read full story
NBA -- An interview with Nene of the Wizards
By Roel Vera, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Oct 2015
WASHINGTON -- At age 33, Washington Wizards big man Nene' Hilario is entering his 14th NBA season. It's no mean feat considering that the NBA is inarguably the best pro hoops league in the world, one that demands tremendous physica Read full story
NBA -- Playful Cavs breeze through Media Day
By Carl Tomakin, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Sep 2015
CLEVELAND -- The entire point of Media Day is to drum up excitement for the fans, introduce the new faces and blurt out the slogans the players use as a battle cry for the upcoming season.
PhilBoxing.com received credentia Read full story
NBA -- Revamped Heat preps for another season
By Roman David Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Sep 2015
MIAMI - Summer is finally over and for us basketball fans, the NBA season is just around the corner.
The Miami Heat and 26 other teams around the league held their Media day, Monday (Boston, Charlotte,LA Clippers and Orlando Ma Read full story
Will Jordan Clarkson play for the Gilas Pilipinas in rio 2016?
By Jonas Davis, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Sep 2015
EL SEGUNDO CALIFORNIA -- The Los Angeles Lakers had their media day that was held at the Toyota Sports Center in EL Segundo.
I was able to interview Filipino American sensation, Jordan Clarkson about Gilas Pilipi Read full story
NBA - The heart of a champion
By Carl Tomakin, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Sep 2015
CLEVELAND -- Dissecting a heart must be very complicated. I can only surmise since I am not a surgeon.
I have no clue what the process of working on a heart entails, but finding a person who is willing to put in the work day in a Read full story
NBA -- Moses Malone dead at 60
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Sep 2015
SAN FRANCISCO -- Weeks after the passing of the great Daryl "Chocoloate Thunder" Dawkins, the NBA has lost another legend.
Moses Malone, a 12-time All-Star who anchored the Philadelphia 76ers' 1983 championship run in 1983, w Read full story
CLARKSON DISAPPOINTED HE WON'T PLAY FOR GILAS IN FIBA ASIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Sep 2015
Los Angeles Lakers emerging superstar Jordan Clarkson is "very disappointed" that he won't be able to play with the Gilas
National Team in the FIBA Aia Championships in Wuhan, China beginning September 23.
In a statement iss Read full story
NBA -- Hawks to retire Motumbo's No.55 jersey
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Sep 2015
SAN FRANCISCO -- No Atlanta Hawk will ever wear number 55 ever again.
The announcement was made to honor center Dikembe Motumbo who wore No.55 with distinction when he played Atlanta from 1996 to 2001. The jersey re Read full story
NBA -- Is World Peace headed back to the Lakers?
By Joan Secuya-Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Aug 2015
SAN FRANCISCO -- Metta World Peace, the baller better known formerly as Ron Artest, may be coming back soon to an NBA arena near you.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the purple-and-gold franchise is mulling the possibility of s Read full story
NBA -- Kidd-Gilchrist inks four-year extension for $52 million
By Roel Vera, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Aug 2015
WASHINGTON D.C. The Charlotte Hornets will keep forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist beyond the 2015-16 season.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the Hornets have inked the 6-foot-7 forward to a four-year contract extension worth $52 Read full story
NBA -- Smith returning to the Cavs
By Jose Roberto Meza, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Aug 2015
LOS ANGELES -- After weeks of speculation about his future, J.R. Smith is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, after all.
The 11-year veteran made the announcement via Instagram on Thursday night. "Happy to say I'm returning to t Read full story
Pacquiao hooks up with Pelicans center Anthony Davis
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Aug 2015
CHICAGO -- It took months in the making, but like most well-laid plans, this one turned out to be a winner.
Manny Pacquiao has swapped autographed items with yet another NBA star, this time with Anthony Read full story
NBA -- Mavericks sign McGee to 2-year deal
By Noel Salazar, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Aug 2015
VANCOUVER -- In the ongoing quest to shore up their low-post presence, the Dallas Mavericks signed center JaVale McGee to a two-year minimum deal.
After DeAndre Jordan reneged on his commitment to join the Mavs l Read full story
NBA -- Tayshaun Prince lands in Minnesota
By April Marfa, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Aug 2015
VANCOUVER -- Veteran Tayshaun Prince has found a new home.
According to multiple reports, including Yahoo! Sports, Prince has agreed to sign a one-year veteran's minimum deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read full story
NBA -- Markieff Morris wants ticket out of Phoenix
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Aug 2015
Marcus and Markieff Morris.
CHICAGO -- Barely a month after his twin brother Marcus was traded to Detroit to create salary cap room, Markieff Morris has formally made his intentions clear: he longer wants to play for the Read full story
NBA -- Thompson's contract talks remain in limbo
By Sergio A. Muro, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Aug 2015
CHICAGO -- Several weeks after the annual free agency frenzy, Tristan Thompson remains a power forward without a new contract, which is puzzling considering how valuable he is to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
As Read full story
PhilBoxing gets invite to ESPN charity hoops (PHOTOS)
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Aug 2015
LOS ANGELES -- Television giant ESPN held a celebrity basketball game on the evening of August 7 to honor the late sportscaster Stuart Scott.
The friendly hoops tiff, which benefitted the Stuart Soctt Memorial Cancer Read full story
NBA -- Delly stays open in Cleveland
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Jul 2015
CHICAGO -- After weeks of negotiating for a new deal, restricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova has agreed to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a one-year qualifying offer worth $1.2 million, according to ESPN.
If he can perform w Read full story
NBA -- Hawks hope that new pieces will blunt Carroll's departure
By Michael Smith, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Jul 2015
ATLANTA -- Thee Atlanta Hawks suffered a major blow during this offseason when forward DeMarre Carroll, a key figure in last season's surprising success, left the team to sign a lucrative four-year, $60 millio Read full story