KC, Excelsior tops in SportsMax High School Ranking

Kingston College and Excelsior High have been crowned Kings and Queens of high school sports based on a new and innovative scoring metric recently unveiled by regional sporting authority, SportsMax. Read More

After MVP campaign, Westbrook seeks ultimate team prize
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Russell Westbrook, a singular force of nature in his historic 2016-17 campaign, now must find a way to thrive as a part of the rebalanced ecosystem of Oklahoma City Thunder.... Read More

Cavs count on revamped roster
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — LeBron James will have an overhauled Cleveland Cavaliers supporting cast this season as he tries to reach an eighth consecutive NBA Finals and again dethrone Golden State Warriors as champions.... Read More

Anthem protests would be 'counterproductive', says Curry
SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Two-time MVP Stephen Curry said yesterday it would be “counterproductive” for NBA players to follow their NFL counterparts by kneeling in protest during the national anthem. ... Read More

Wade excited to be reunited with bosom buddy James

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

Cleveland , United States (AFP) — Cleveland introduced Dwyane Wade on Friday, and he says he can't wait to be reunited with LeBron James because, like ham and eggs and peaches and cream, the duo are a matching pair. Read More

Thunder's Westbrook signs $205m deal

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

Oklahoma City , United States (AFP) — Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook hit the jackpot for the second time in less than 18 months by signing a five-year, $205 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read More

Calvin Martin steps in as interim basketball president

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

Calvin Martin has been appointed interim president of Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) after Dr Mark Bloomfield recently stepped down due to personal reasons. Read More

Warriors plan Washington visit after Trump snub

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors yesterday vowed to visit Washington next year as the team responded to President Donald Trump's withdrawal of a White House invitation. Read More

New Scheme cop SDF Southern Conference Summer Mini Basketball title

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

NEW Scheme beat Building Two 6-4 to capture the 2017 Sports Development Foundation (SDF)-sponsored Southern Conference Summer Mini Basketball Tournament played at the Majesty Gardens court last Friday. Read More

BOJ beat NHT 31-26 in Business House 3-on-3 basketball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

DEFENDING champions Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) got the better of former champions National Housing Trust (NHT) 31-26 as the 2017 Business House Basketball Association (BHBA) 3-on-3 Division One and Two leagues got under way at the National Arena last week Monday. Read More

New York City top Caribbean Hoopfest, defeat Team Canada 77-69

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The New York City team won last weekend's successful third staging of the Caribbean Hoopfest held at the Montego Bay Community College auditorium, beating Team Canada 77-69 in over-time in the final played on Sunday. Read More

Caribbean HoopsFest tourney off with a bang

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The champions of the third staging of the Caribbean HoopsFest basketball tournament will be decided today at the Montego Bay Community College auditorium after two days of intense action which started on Friday afternoon. Read More

Slam dunk!

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, August, 19 2017    

Following a successful staging of a preseason training camp by Florida State University (FSU) on their recent visit to the island, Jamaica's basketball is set for even bigger prospects later this year. Read More

FSU outclass Jamaica Select in basketball pre-season series

Friday, August, 18 2017    

FLORIDA State University (FSU) registered a convincing 107-51 win over a Jamaica Select team in their second game of a two-match preseason basketball series at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Wednesday night. Read More

Special Olympics basketballers join Digicel NBA Jumpstart camp

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

With dreams of redemption and scoring gold at the 2019 World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, Jamaica's National Special Olympics Basketball team was very eager to jump at the opportunity to get some time in with top international coaches from the NBA at the Digicel NBA... Read More


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