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  • Lessons to Learn

    Indian Women fall to Chinese Taipei in opening game of FIBA Asia Championship

    Indian captain Anitha Paul-Durai being tightly guarded by Chinese Taipei players.
    by Vishnu Ravi Shankar

    Wuhan, China, 29 August 2015: In their opening game of the 26th FIBA Asia Women’s Championship 2015, the Indian Senior Women’s team suffered a blowout 92-61 loss against Chinese Taipei in their Group A fixture on Day 1 of the tournament at Wuhan, China. Chinese Taipei, who finished fourth in the 2013 version of the tournament, was the clear favourite entering this game. Facing an uphill task, India had a faulty start with their opponent storming out of the gates with an 8-0 start. India did manage to stem the flow ending the first quarter down...

  • A New Era

    After Geethu

    Geethu Anna Jose. Image credit FIBA Asia
    by Karan Madhok

    India’s Women’s basketball team faces a daunting future without their greatest-ever star, Geethu Anna Jose  At 19, by the time she first donned the India jersey for the senior national team, Geethu Anna Jose – born and (mostly) bred in Kerala – was already a rising star. Standing 6-foot-2, Geethu would automatically become the center of attention anytime she took the floor. Teammates looked to her in awe and opponents in fear. She was shy and soft-spoken off the court, but on it, she turned into a fierce competitor whose game spoke much...

  • Throwback

    Former Indian Men’s Team Coach Scott Flemming reflects on his time in India

    Scott Flemming and Indian men's team during the 2014 SABA Qualifiers in Nepal.
    by Vishnu Ravi Shankar

    Arguably, the greatest coach in Indian basketball history, Scott Flemming left behind a legacy that was unparalleled. During his two-and-a-half-year coaching tenure in India, Coach Flemming brought about tremendous improvement in the Indian Men’s Team players and the team’s style of play. He was the catalyst for India’s historic victory over China in the 5th FIBA Asia Cup and our gold medal performance in the 3rd Lusofonia games, where we defeated Angola in the final. This interview was recorded during Coach Flemming’s tenure...

Indian Women fall to Chinese Taipei in opening game of FIBA Asia Championship

Indian captain Anitha Paul-Durai being tightly guarded by Chinese Taipei players.

Wuhan, China, 29 August 2015: In their opening game of the 26th FIBA Asia Women’s Championship 2015, the Indian Senior Women’s team suffered a blowout 92-61 loss against Chinese Taipei in their Group A fixture on Day 1 of the tournament at Wuhan, China. Chinese Taipei, who finished fourth in the 2013 version of the tournament, was the clear favourite entering this game. Facing an uphill task, India had a faulty start with their opponent storming out of the gates with an 8-0 start. India did manage to stem the flow ending the first quarter down 11 to 22. The second quarter was India’s best of the game. Managing to match Chinese Taipei shot-for-shot, the second quarter scoring was almost even between the teams. Entering the second half...

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DYES teams crowned champions in Karnataka Junior Basketball Championship 2015

The Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports (DYES) teams have been crowned champions in the State Junior (U-18) Basketball Championship for boys and girls. In the boys section, DYES Bangalore beat Beagles 63-43 while in the girls section, DYES Vidyanagar stayed ahead of Young Orions 23-18. Results of the matches played at Kanteerava courts today 26-8-2015: Semifinal...

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Bengaluru Girl Snigddha makes it to Indian U16 Basketball Team

Bengaluru girl Snigddha is one of the 12 young women currently in Indonesia representing the country as part of the U16 team in the...

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“Sports is in my genes”, says India Basketball player Shireen Limaye

For me, it was all about good genes and nurture. My parents have represented three sports at the national level between them, namely,...

Navodaya Vidyalaya Regional Basketball Championship 2015: Triple Delight for Ernakulum; Kannur crowned U 19 Boys champions

Overall champion Ernakulum Region.

(Babykutty) 24 August 2015, Chennithala, Kerala: Ernakulum had a triple delight today as they took the overall title with their boys and girls champions in under 17 section and the under 14 Girls. Ernakulum was also the runner up in Boys U14 and U19. Kannur boys were crowned as the champions in Under 19 division while Prakasham II won the under 19 Girls title. Guntur had to be satisfied...

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NBA writer and analyst Lenny Carlos

“India has to be seen as a sleeping giant in basketball,” chat with NBA writer Lenny Carlos

I’ve always wanted to know what international NBA writers thought about basketball in India. So when I was given the...