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JaBA boss hails 2020 as breakout year for Jamaican basketballers in NBA draft

Paulton Gordon, president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), has described this season as “a breakout year” after three players with strong Jamaican links were selected by National Basketball Association (NBA) clubs last week. Read More

James, Jordan, Obama linked in auction of sports memorabilia
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A LeBron James autographed rookie NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers jersey and a high school basketball vest worn by Barack Obama are among items expected to generate buzz at a December 4 auction in Beverly Hills.... Read More

Toronto Raptors to start NBA season in Florida
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) —The Toronto Raptors will start the upcoming National Basketball Association (NBA) season based in Florida after the franchise failed to agree a deal with Canadian authorities over COVID-19 protocols, team officials said...... Read More

Jamaicans make NBA Draft, traded to Pistons and Hornets
Two Jamaicans, including former Jamaica College stand out Nick Richards, were selected on Wednesday's National Basketball Association's (NBA) Draft that was conducted virtually for the first time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

CALLED OFF!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 19 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The fourth annual staging of Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic Men's NCAA basketball tournament that was originally set to tip off tomorrow at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus... Read More

NFL SEASON/NBA PLAY-OFFS

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, October, 16 2020    

The Los Angeles Lakers made history on Sunday night (October 11) by demolishing the Miami Heat in Game 6 and winning the franchise's 17th National Basketball Association (NBA) title, thereby tying the Boston Celtics for the most in NBA history. Read More

Lakers' Davis relishes first NBA title after turmoil, trade

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

Orlando , United States (AFP) — Anthony Davis didn't let his long-awaited first shot at a National Basketball Association (NBA) title get away. Read More

LA Lakers crush Miami Heat to capture 17th NBA title

Tuesday, October, 13 2020    

Orlando, United States (AFP) — The Los Angeles Lakers, fuelled by superstar LeBron James's triple-double, dominated the Miami Heat 106-93 on Sunday to win a record-equalling 17th National Basketball Association (NBA) Championship but their first in a... Read More

Heat edge Lakers in thriller to keep NBA title dream alive

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

ORLANDO, United States (AFP) — Jimmy Butler's triple-double propelled Miami to a 111-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday that kept the Heat alive in the NBA Finals. Read More

Lakers poised to become NBA champions

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, October, 9 2020    

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and its respective bubble is nearing a very successful and entertaining end while the 'bubble-less' National Football League (NFL), just four weeks deep into the season, has already suffered a mild disruption due to the current... Read More

James, Davis put Lakers on brink as Miami downed

Thursday, October, 8 2020    

Orlando , United States (AFP) — LeBron James scored 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers moved within one win of a 17th National Basketball Association (NBA) championship on Tuesday with a 102-96 victory over the Miami Heat. Read More

Relentless Butler propels Heat to game 3 win over Lakers

Tuesday, October, 6 2020    

Miami, United States (AFP) — The Miami Heat, fuelled by a 40-point triple-double from Jimmy Butler, clawed their way back into the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals with a 115-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Read More

James, Davis, propel Lakers to second-straight win over Heat

Sunday, October, 4 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Anthony Davis and LeBron James powered Los Angeles to a 124-114 victory over Miami Heat on Friday that put the Lakers two wins away from their first NBA title since 2010. Read More

It's a Lakers - Heat NBA finals

BY MARK ARCHER Contributor | Friday, October, 2 2020    

Twenty -twenty has been a tumultuous year (to say the least) and several things have negatively affected our daily lives, most specifically the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Lakers, Heat prepare for battle as NBA odyssey reaches climax

Wednesday, September, 30 2020    

Orlando , United States (AFP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers begin the final challenge in their bid to return to the summit of basketball today when they take on the Miami Heat team in game one of the National Baskeball Association (NBA)... Read More



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