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The NBA’s best current rivalry: Rockets v Warriors or Rockets v Referees?

Last year’s dramatic Western Conference final match-up between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets ended with the Warriors winning 4-3. The Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals and achieved their second consecutive NBA Championship. This year, they look to do the three-peat. The Rockets have a chance for revenge this year, facing the Warriors … Continue Reading

A Sports Shorts guide to the NBA Draft – 2019

Following last year’s overview of the NBA Draft and how it works by Sports Shorts, it is time for a Sports Shorts guide to this year’s action. This year, the Draft will again be held at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York to determine who has sealed their dream to NBA stardom. This year’s rookie class … Continue Reading

NBA Enforces Respect for Match Officials

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 before the All-Star break for “verbally abusing and confronting a game official”. Last year’s NBA champions found themselves trailing the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter of a heated matchup. Draymond Green was called for what would usually be considered a common foul, but … Continue Reading

A guide to the NBA Draft

The 2018 NBA Draft is around the corner – taking place at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn on 21 June. The Draft Lottery and the Draft Combine have now taken place, leaving us waiting in anticipation for what is in store on 21 June. The draft system works in the interests of balancing the playing … Continue Reading

Luxury tax in football, what can the NBA teach us?

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has suggested that the governing body of European football is ready to impose a luxury tax aimed at curbing the power of the largest, most successful clubs in the continent. UEFA has before attempted to achieve a balanced playing field with its introduction of the Financial Fair Play regulations (the “FFP”). … Continue Reading

Nike’s “City Edition” NBA uniforms: a sign of things to come?

In 2015, it was announced that Nike had agreed an apparel deal with the NBA, beginning with the 2017-2018 season.  At the time, Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, stated that: “This partnership with Nike represents a new paradigm in the structure of our global merchandising business.  As our exclusive oncourt apparel provider, Nike will be … Continue Reading
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