Basketball leagues

SEC announces men’s basketball timetable for 2020-2021 season

As announced by the league office on Friday, the LSU men’s basketball team is scheduled to host the 2020-21 season’s 14 games in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, including nine Southeastern Conference games.

Capacity policies and ticket information for the Maravich Center will be announced in the coming days.

LSU will play four home non-conference games in December, including December 6th vs Louisiana Tech, December 16th vs UNO, December 19th vs North Texas and December 22nd vs VCU.

The Bulldogs and Tigers were planned to compete each other in an independently produced game at the CenturyLink Center in Louisiana later this month. However, the match has been postponed to early in the 2021-22 season.

VCU and LSU will play the second half of a home-and-home series. They met last year in Richmond.

LSU is planned to play against Texas A&M at the Maravich Center on the SEC play’s opening night on Tuesday, December 29th. LSU will host Georgia on January 6th, Arkansas Georgia on January 13th, South Carolina Georgia on January 16th and Alabama Georgia on January 19th. The month will be closed by the Tigers by hosting Texas Tech in the announced SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

In February, the Tigers will also host three consecutive Saturday games, including vs Florida on February 6th, Tennessee February 13th and Auburn February 20th. The regular season is scheduled to consist of with a game on March 2nd at home against Vanderbilt.

It was announced that the league will keep March 6th as an open date for games if any conference contests need to be rescheduled during the year. The Southeastern Conference Tournament is scheduled for Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, on March from 10 to 14.

LSU will start the season with three matches in Lincoln in a multi-team event that is scheduled for November 25, 26 and 28. Opponents for those games will be announced in the coming days.

Sam Hinkie won’t work in NBA again

Since he broke up with the Sixers in 2016, Hinkie has been out of the game.

During his tenure as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, Sam Hinkie was a somewhat polarizing figure. Some people praised his drastic team transformation strategy, while others railed against it. However, before Hinkie was with the Sixers, under General Manager Daryl Morey, he was a part of Houston’s front office. Therefore, when Morey was recently hired to be the new basketball operations president of Philadelphia, it led to some speculation that he might look to bring back his former protégée to the Sixers.

However, Hinkie quickly closed the door on this possibility. Hinkie said during an appearance with Pablo Torre on the ESPN Daily podcast that there is no possibility that he will take a job on Morey’s Sixers team.

Oh, zero, “Hinkie said when asked, via Real GM, about a possible return to the NBA.” “Zero. For sure, I’ve turned that chapter. That part of my life . I enjoy what I’m doing now quite much. I like to surround myself with people who think in the kind of timeframes I do, which is always longer. With long feedback loops, that’s very comfortable. That wants to do the kinds of things I do, which is to gamble on young people and watch them grow.”

But what has Hinkie been up to since 2016, when he parted ways with the Sixers?

To get there, a road. Capital, support and guidance are what they need. And a lot of great colleagues around them are always going to help them get there. That’s what I’m doing here.

Just because Hinkie isn’t interested in returning to the NBA doesn’t mean that he’s not yet involved in the league, especially in the Sixers. He thinks that the Morey hire was an excellent one when it comes to his former franchise, and he also thinks that it wouldn’t be a smart decision for Philly to trade either one of their young All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, as others have suggested.

Don’t people know what it took for them to get them? For both of them. It’s not difficult to get a star player in the NBA, but near, “Hinkie said.” It’s not impossible, but close. It takes either an extraordinary amount of luck, or an amazing amount of time, or some other way to try to get at it. So what’s Jo? 26? Finding a young player who is nominally just entering his prime in a typical context, and thinking, ‘yeah, we’ve got to blank.’ No, you’ve got to get great players on your team, and he’s one. No, you’ve got to get great players on your team, and he’s one.

And so, I’m not alone in this, you’d be loathe to think that there’s anything we have to do, and we have to do something that needs you to be able to transfer a great match. For a reason, they don’t travel too often, and people rightfully don’t let them go for a reason very much.

When it comes to their approach to team building in the past, Morey and Hinkie have always been aligned. It will be important to see if they are aligned on this topic as well.

LeBron James Wants To Play In Olympics

Team USA is getting ready to return stronger than ever after a terrible stint in China in 2019, where they were knocked out of the competition by France in the quarter-finals, and to show the world that they are still the best team in the world.

They failed to take their best players to Asia last year and that could change next season, as USA Basketball could see their best names lining up in Tokyo to represent the country.

For Team USA, the 2021 Olympic Games would be the ideal time to show that they are still the world’s best national team and that they can get a big star to help them affirm their status. Sports Highlighted claims that, while he has not expressly said that he wants to play in Tokyo next year, LeBron James may be considering joining the team in Tokyo.

“I was advised he needs to anticipate having the option to play, yet nobody can thoroughly submit under these conditions,” USA Basketball overseeing chief Jerry Colangelo disclosed to Chris Sheridan of a week ago.

James has recently expressed his enthusiasm for playing for Team USA in the 2020 Summer Olympics yet he hasn’t yet made a strong responsibility. This ongoing report makes James’ craving sound somewhat more concrete.

One significant inquiry that should be posed preceding any official choice is the way the 2020-21 NBA mission will play out, given that the season isn’t probably going to start until the new year however could even now comprise of 82 games.

All things considered, the NBA lobby winds up playing through the Olympics, a contention that the alliance hasn’t needed to manage already.

Bron actually needs to affirm his craving to go speak to the nation in Tokyo yet there is no uncertainty his essence will cause more to notice the group from the media and will bring more players intrigued to join the crew that will go play in the 2021 Olympics. The last time he was in the Olympics was in 2012, where Team USA won the gold award drove by Bron, Kobe Bryant and more stars.

It would seem that they need their hotshots to say something one year from now and Bron gives off an impression of being prepared for the test.

Top Ten Best Basketball Leagues outside the NBA (part 1)

Basketball is one of the most famous sports all over the world, especially in the US. The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the American basketball league featuring around 30 teams, including 29 based in the US and one based in Canada. Here is the description of the world’s top ten basketball leagues, except for the NBA.

Liga ACB

Based in Spain, Liga ACB was established in 1957. Interestingly, only two teams are dominating the tittle since then. 51 of the total 60 titles have been won by these two teams alone. The regular seasons of Liga ACB are held from October to May.

17 teams are currently enrolled in ACB and the defending champion is Real Madrid. Some famous NBA stars such as Marc Gasol are the productions of this league. It is an interesting fact that in the last season of the NBA, 39 players were chosen from Liga ACB.

The Euro League

Only the top clubs qualify to play every year in the Euro League. It is currently hosting 16 teams and is the second level league in Europe. The teams wanting to be included in this league need to win their domestic leagues as well as some other competitions.

Turkish Basketball Super League

Although Turkey entered basketball in 1904,Turkish Basketball Super League was founded in 1966. Turkey is putting immense finance into basketball with this league being the main beneficiary.

It is expected that thanks to huge financial resources, Turkish Basketball Super League is going to overtake the Liga ACB both in quality and in quantity. 16 teams are currently enrolled and the regular sessions are held from October to April. The defending champion is Fenerbahce.

VTB United League

Based in Russia, VTB United League is the top one including clubs from Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia, and Belarus. 13 teams are currently enrolled in the league and regular sessions are arranged from October to April. The defending champion was CSKA Moscow.