Hoop Scoop column on Hasheem Thabeet

Here’s my latest column for The Japan Times: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2017/11/21/basketball/b-league/thabeets-massive-size-proving-problematic-referees/#.WhYe9HkUmUk



Part III of Tokyo Apache column series

By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (April 24, 2016) — Here’s the third and final installment of a column series on the 2010-11 Tokyo Apache team. Five years later, former NBA and Apache center Robert Swift, who battled heroin addiction, is working to get back into the game as a pro player.

After serving time in prison on gun charges, Swift says basketball and his Christian faith have helped him turn his life around.



The latest weekly basketball notebook

Here’s this week’s bj-league notebook, a staple of Japan Times hoop coverage since the fall of 2006.

Elite teams await weekend showcase

And the notebook archive: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/column/bj-league-notebook/

Scam flashback

A Japan Times exclusive investigative report from September 2014.

Anatomy of a scam: Aomori targeted by fake agents