Posts tagged as basketball

Lithuania’s youngest-ever national team player wants to inspire girls to play basketball

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Justė Jocytė is turning 14 this month, but she is already being crowned the supertalent of Lithuanian basketball. The youngest player to be invited to the national team, Jocytė hopes her example will inspire young girls to play basketball. Jocytė is already training with the national team in Kėdainiai and played her first game on Thursday. “I was anxious before coming [to the training camp] and had many questions: what’s…

Organization of women’s European championship in basketball in Latvia is under threat

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Organization of FIBA Women’s EuroBasket in Riga and chances of basketball players to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are under threat, said the board of the Latvian Basketball Union (LBS). LBS reported that the National Sports Council on March 28 decided not to allocate funds for organization of the women’s European championship in Riga, while the Riga City Council decided to co-finance just 25 percent of the estimated…

Former NBA star Mike Bibby under investigation amid allegations of sexual abuse, stalking

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Former NBA player Mike Bibby has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by a teacher at an Arizona high school where he was coaching basketball. Bibby had a 14-year career as a point guard for a number of professional basketball teams, including the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and New York Knicks, before retiring from the NBA in 2012. Since then, he has been coaching boys’ basketball at his alma mater,…