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

 

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

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

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2017/11/16/basketball/b-league/dor-fischers-rim-protecting-skills-vital-shiga-lakestars/#.Wg13-DRx2mV

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.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2016/04/23/basketball/bj-league/ex-tokyo-apache-standout-swift-rebuilding-life-after-off-court-troubles/#at_pco=cfd-1.0&at_ab=-&at_pos=3&at_tot=8&at_si=571c7806036dada8

 

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.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2007/03/28/basketball/bj-league/dad-says-conditioning-key-for-kobe/#.VmATj3nouUn

 

 

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.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2015/09/10/basketball/bj-league/elite-teams-await-weekend-showcase/#.VfFQUn3598F

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