Five Most Expensive NBA Teams
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by Adam Scriven
6M ago
The regular season of a compelling NBA championship is drawing to a close. High-scoring games have helped contribute to an increase in TV audiences this year and the series continues to be a booming business. NBA teams saw their value rise an average four per cent last year in a period of economic slowdown, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are in the middle of a $1.5 billion sale, to prove that business is thriving for the league. Here we take a look at the five most expensive teams in NBA history. Phoenix Suns (2022) – $4 Billion When former Michigan State player turned mortgage executive Mat I ..read more
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5 Most Successful College Basketball Teams
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by Ian Wilkerson
6M ago
The NCAA Basketball Tournament, known as March Madness, starts on March 14, when teams from all across America will do battle for the national championship, hoping to put their name in history. It is one of the most popular events of the US sporting calendar, which guarantees drama and can create legends among players and teams. It is a long road to glory, so here are our top five men’s college basketball teams of all time. 5. North Carolina 1982 North Carolina Tar Heels won 32 of their 34 games in 1982, including a 63-62 win over Georgetown in the National Championship game. James Worthy was ..read more
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Top 5 British Players to Grace the NBA
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by Steve Davies
6M ago
The NBA has turned into a league of nations in recent times, although British representation in the world’s best basketball competition has been thin on the ground. Just a handful of British-born players have gone on to make a living in the NBA while one or two more came through the UK system before heading across the pond. Here are five who made the grade in the world of US hoops. Chris Harris Southampton-born Chris Harris played just one season in the NBA but will always be remembered as the first Briton to feature in the big league. Harris, emigrated from England when he was a child, went t ..read more
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Longest Undefeated Streaks in US Professional Sports History
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by Steve Davies
6M ago
They say winning is a tough habit to break, and here are a selection of teams from the US professional ranks who certainly mastered the art of winning consecutive games. Sports fans were digging into the history books earlier this summer when the Atlanta Braves were embarking on a record-threatening winning streak. The reigning MLB champions were finally thwarted at 14; good, but just how good in the grand scheme of undefeated streaks in US sport? Well, here are four of the very best from the Big Four. New York Giants – 26 matches (1916) Different era, different format, different everything re ..read more
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Top Five Most Controversial Moments In NBA Play-Off History
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by Aidan Perkins
6M ago
With the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors ready to get underway on Thursday evening, we take a look back at some of the most jaw-dropping moments in the history of the playoffs. 5. 1998 Final – Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz A moment that has already been encapsulated in the Netflix documentary series The Last Dance is Michael Jordan’s match and title-winning shot for the Chicago Bulls to win their sixth NBA title in eight years. It was a magnificent piece of play from the legendary number 23, but the initial build-up was laced with controversy. Bryon Russell, w ..read more
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5 NBA Stars That Changed the Game
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by Tom McGarry
6M ago
The NBA has had its fair share of superstar players over the years, but only a select few can be defined as real gamechangers. These players have not only dominated in terms of points scored and Championships won, but their influence has also stretched off court as they have helped redefine a sport that remains one of the most watched and played in the United States to this day. Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain was one of the first superstars of the NBA, winning two Championships and four MVP awards during his 15 years in the league, during which time he represented teams such as the San Fra ..read more
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The 5 Best NBA Franchises That No Longer Exist
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by Tom McGarry
6M ago
The NBA is the biggest basketball league in the world and currently consists of 30 teams, with the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics boasting supporters that span the globe. These franchises are among some of the richest and most powerful sports teams on the planet, but what about the ones that no longer exist? Over the years, many NBA teams have either gone out of business or relocated to another city, but whatever the reason, there are some historic teams that are part of the sport’s history. We have taken a look at five of the best. Seattle SuperSonics The Seattle Super ..read more
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Five Biggest March Madness Upsets
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by Steve Davies
6M ago
It’s showtime in college basketball, or March Madness, as the NCAA’s championships have been known since the early 1980s. The finals pre-date the term – the first was played in 1939 – and over such a long and illustrious life, naturally there have been plenty of March Madness upsets. Here are five of the best. UMBC Retrievers 74 Virginia Cavaliers 54 – March 16, 2018 Going into the 2018 tournament the record of No.16 seeds versus No.1 seeds since the competition’s expansion in 1985 read 0-135. The big boys never lost – simple as! But on March 16 that year, that stat became 1-135 when UMBC stun ..read more
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The Ins and Outs of March Madness
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by Ian Wilkerson
6M ago
America is set for a college basketball frenzy later this month with the start of the NCAA Division One Basketball Tournament, or March Madness as it is colloquially known. Even non-fans can become consumed by filling in their bracket as they hunt for a big prize among their friends or work colleagues, but it is also a competition with a rich history since the first competition in 1939. How March Madness Got Started The first tournament, which was the idea of Ohio State coach Harold Olsen, featured just eight teams and Oregon Ducks had the distinction of beating Olsen’s team 46-33 to win the f ..read more
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Five Most Expensive NBA Teams
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by Adam Scriven
9M ago
The regular season of a compelling NBA championship is drawing to a close. High-scoring games have helped contribute to an increase in TV audiences this year and the series continues to be a booming business. NBA teams saw their value rise an average four per cent last year in a period of economic slowdown, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are in the middle of a $1.5 billion sale, to prove that business is thriving for the league. Here we take a look at the five most expensive teams in NBA history. Phoenix Suns (2022) – $4 Billion When former Michigan State player turned mortgage executive Mat I ..read more
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