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



B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK: D’or Fischer’s rim-protecting skills vital for Shiga Lakestars

Here’s the latest weekly report in The Japan Times:


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.




COLUMN FLASHBACK: Kobe Bryant’s recipe for success

As Kobe Bryant embarks on the final stretch of his legendary NBA career, here’s a column I wrote in March 2007, providing perspective from Kobe, during a brilliant stretch of his career, and from his father, Joe, then the Tokyo Apache coach.





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.


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.