March Madness – Why Brits should give it a shot

In football, the international break is ongoing, which let’s be honest is a bore fest. Instead, why not turn your attention to March Madness - a tournament between 64 American college basketball teams. The rules are simple, you lose, you're out, but if you win seven games on the bounce, you're

The different stages of recovering from a torn ACL with Portuguese basketball star Claudia Lomba Viana

Meet Claudia Lomba Viana, a 19-year-old basketball player that has represented Portugal at the FIBA World Championships and the FIBA U18 Women's European Championships. However, her promising career has momentarily come to a halt due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL.) The 5-foot-9 forward was playing against Myerscough U18 Women’s

International NBA players to watch on Christmas Day

Everyone has a different Christmas tradition, but for basketball fans this means watching the NBA on Christmas. This year, there are five festive treats on Christmas Day, the biggest of which is the LeBron James/Steph Curry match-up during L.A. Lakers' game with Golden State Warriors.  However, there are other players that

‘Chi-Town:’ A review of how Keifer Sykes is making a difference through basketball

It's no surprise that people use sports to escape reality, but for some athletes their love of a sport can save their life. 'Chi-Town,' a documentary film, recently premiered at the Raindance film festival in central London. This film — directed by Nick Budabin — tells the story of Keifer Sykes

The jewel in British Basketball’s brittle crown: Why Barking Abbey is the dynasty you’ve never heard of

British Basketball is in a perilous state. Despite representing one of the fastest growing, and most played, participation sports in the country, crippling funding cuts have led to fears within the federation that Great Britain’s international teams could be excluded from international competition. Men’s, women’s and youth teams alike are all on

Wilt Chamberlain and the Unbreakable Scoring Record

The debate surrounding sport’s unbreakable records always provides a fascinating microcosmic insight into the nature of competition at the highest level. Today marks the anniversary of perhaps one of the most enduring statistics in the world of professional sport: Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game.  To speculate on the nature of sporting records,