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Portsmouth, VA was once again for the 63rd year the home for the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, an annual tournament featuring the top collegiate seniors across the nation. NBA scouts, front office personnel, overseas clubs, and agents show up in huge numbers to evaluate the talent on hand. Below are my All-Tournament teams and my MVP […]

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Forbes, which is always happy to share lists of the most highly paid or wealthiest people in the world, has compiled a new list of highest paid college coaches: Coaches are a different matter. Far from the amateur ranks, experienced and winning coaches get CEO-sized compensation from big public and private universities. More than an […]

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Adidas has decided not renew it’s contract with the National Basketball League according to a new report from the NY Times: According to a person familiar with the situation, the league informed Adidas last week that it was going to open up the bidding to other companies, and the N.B.A. is expected to announce a […]

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ESPN analyst Jay Bilas has been an outspoken critic of the NCAA and the organization’s circumvention of labor laws by not paying their highest revenue earning athletes, and yesterday spoke on NPR to reiterate that position, along with several other notable former players and coaches: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made $9.7 million last year, according […]

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Armani has been involved with European professional basketball for quite some time, and this week reached an agreement with Euroleague to extend that relationship: Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that Giorgio Armani S.P.A., the iconic Italian fashion house, has renewed its global partnership with the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. The partnership includes deals which integrate […]

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Chinese sportswear company Anta has reached an agreement with the NBA to become an official marketing and merchandising partner of its NBA China division. Under the wide-ranging deal, Anta will launch a line of co-branded NBA league and team footwear and accessories across its network of more than 2,000 Chinese stores and online retailers Tmall […]

By James Blackburn The 62nd annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament recently concluded this past Easter weekend in beautiful Portsmouth, VA. Dozens of European scouts, agents, and teams were on hand to watch the some of the top collegiate seniors in the nation compete in a 3 game tournament. In addition to overseas representatives, nearly every NBA […]

Jabari Parker made it official today by announcing his intention to enter the 2014 NBA draft, surprising…well, no one, really. Parker is expected to be a top 5 pick in the draft and could even be considered a number one possibility. Parker seems to have the most mature game of any of the early entries […]