UCLA Basketball: Back on the Map? You Bet!

UCLA Bruins

UCLA Bruins head coach Ben Howland has had a disappointing past few seasons. The Reeves Nelson-saga really wore-on the UCLA program and brought the program down. It seems like the dark days are behind the Bruins and Howland, though. Thanks to a great recruiting class for the upcoming season, the Bruins are poised to make a PAC-12 title run and a run at a national championship. Howland has put the Bruins back on the map. Here’s why: [Read more…]

Bucks Mbah a Moute Visits South Africa for NBA Development Programme

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

The NBA and the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN) have launched the Royal Bafokeng NBA Development Programme, a multifaceted school-based basketball development programme focusing on developing the game in the North West Province of South Africa.

The Royal Bafokeng NBA Development Programme teaches basketball fundamentals and life skills through Royal Bafokeng Sports’ “Sports in Schools” programme, which emphasises the value of physical education and sports as part of a holistic approach to education.

The programme tip off featured Luc Mbah a Moute (Cameroon) of the Milwaukee Bucks, WNBA legend Dawn Staley, one of the most accomplished and decorated USA women’s basketball players in history, along with NBA All-Star performer and Guinness World Record Holder Joe Odhiambo.

Luc’s teammate Brandon Jennings is headed to India for a league promotional tour

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The Milwaukee Bucks suffer a deja vu loss to the Hornets

Brandon Jennings

By Jake McCormick

The venue was different, but the Milwaukee Bucks‘ song remained the same in their second loss to the New Orleans Hornets in 2010.

A night after recording their first road win of the season, without center Andrew Bogut, the Bucks continued their early season offensive struggles against the undefeated Hornets. But Milwaukee was able to keep the 87-81 loss close enough to magnify the multiple failed offensive possessions that superseded their successful defensive efforts. [Read more…]