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Mavs center Salah Mejri showcases his potential during AfroBasket 2015

DALLAS — Despite sitting out Tunisia’s 82-73 win in the third-place game of AfroBasket 2015 on Sunday against Senegal, Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri certainly proved that his skills should translate well to the NBA following an impressive showing in the tournament. The 7-foot-2 Mejri became the first player of Tunisian decent to sign with an NBA team this summer, inking a reported partially-guaranteed deal for three years with the Mavericks during free agency. He then went right to work with the Tunisian national team, looking to earn a bid in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However,
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Red Bull King of the Rock Tournament

The Red Bull King of the Rock Tournament is a one-on-one street ball (basketball) tournament sponsored by Red Bull. It occurred annually at “The Yard” of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay from 2010 to 2013. Initially, the tournament was open solely to the top 64 players from the West Coast of the United States. In 2013, however, qualifiers for the event were held in 20 U.S. cities, as well as in 23 other countries, to find the top 64 players worldwide. LOQdown & Redbull brought different renditions of the tournament to SA through 2013-2014 till, on June 27th 2015, Constitution Hill hosted the 1st ever qualifying tournament in
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MoDiski Tournament: June 16 2015

On June 16 LOQdown & the entire Ndlovu family came together to execute another MoDiski Tournament. This one, however, was a lot different to other installments of the MoDiski franchise. This tournament was the launch of the Hastings Ndlovu Memorial Tournament. This project has been a Passion Point for LOQ for over 3 years & through the Ndlovu Family, LOQdown & The City of JHB this dream has materialized and is now a reality. Hastings Ndlovu is one of the many stalwarts of The 76 Uprisings. It has been said, in numerous circles, that Hastings Ndlovu was the 1st student
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POLICE: Hundreds of pounds of marijuana found stashed in Chamber – WDRB 41 Louisville News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man after they say hundreds of pounds of marijuana were found in his storage locker. According to an arrest report, detectives executed a search warrant at Q-2 Self Storage, on Chamberlain Lane near the Gene Snyder Freeway. Inside lockers A36 and A37, police say they found approximately 200-400 pounds of marijuana. The lockers were being rented by 31-year-old Corey L. Waller, according to the arrest report. Police say that, while they were there, Waller arrived, saw the police and tried to leave, but officers stopped him on Chamberlain Lane. Waller
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BOZICH | Another Indiana basketball player puts his pleasure ahe – WDRB 41 Louisville News

Posted: May 12, 2015 8:52 PM SASTUpdated: May 13, 2015 1:20 AM SAST By Rick Bozich CONNECT Indiana basketball player Devin Davis has been suspended after being cited for possession of marijuana. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Tom Crean knew another embarrassing moment like this could happen. Crean said it repeatedly last winter whenever somebody would mention that his Indiana University basketball players had appeared to mature. The stupid, non-basketball headlines from October and November had finally stopped. Crean would say his guys were growing up. But Crean always said that a backslide could come any moment. The parent in Crean
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Playoff Kicks of the Night

By Rajah Allarey Two of the biggest names in the game proved why they are superstars, as they stepped up to lead their teams to crucial victories in last night’s NBA playoff action. LeBron James—sporting a wild PE of his Nike LeBron 12—did just about everything he could to lead his Cavs to a 106-101 victory including a key block on a late Derrick Rose shot attempt to help fend off a wild Bulls’ comeback attempt. King James finished the night with a game-high 38 points to go with 12 boards and an impressive zero turnovers. In Houston, the Beard, wearing his usual
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Q+A: Robert Covington

The Sixers forward reflects on the ups and downs of his second NBA season. May 04, 2015 2 Comments By Christopher Cason Share21 Lost in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 18-64 season is the fact that the team competed hard under coach Brett Brown. For a team that featured 25 different players this season, Brown’s persistent enthusiasm created an environment where the positives were encouraged and negatives were used to teach. One of this season’s beneficiaries of the Sixers’ continued rebuilding efforts was second-year forward Robert Covington. After going undrafted in 2013 after four years at Tennessee State, the Bellwood, IL native signed
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Blake Griffin on Hard Fouls: ‘Everybody Says I Need to Punch Somebody’ | SLAMonline

By Marcel Mutoni Share14 LA Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin is resigned to the fact that opponents will continue to take cheap shots at him—Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard slammed him to the floor in Game 4 of their second round Playoff series as BG attempted to add Dwight to his poster collection during the 128-95 blowout. Griffin says physical retaliation to these tactics makes no sense, and that he’d have nothing to gain from hitting back. The 26-year-old superstar has adopted a philosophical approach to things, and says his job is to hit calmly free-throws when smacked. Per the
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Taj Gibson on Matthew Dellavedova: ‘I Didn’t Kick Him at All. He Just Leg-Locked Me’

Read more at http://www.slamonline.com/nba/taj-gibson-on-matthew-dellavedova-i-didnt-kick-him-at-all-he-just-leg-locked-me/#etP1pm8HJQyH89KE.99 By Marcel Mutoni image: http://assets.pinterest.com/images/PinExt.png Share42 Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson was booted out of Game 5 early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night after it appeared that he kicked Matthew Dellavedova. Dellavedova sneakily pulled off a wrestling move and locked Gibson’s legs as he tried to get up from underneath the hoop, and Taj was less than amused. Gibson, who called Cavs fans “classless” after they threw objects at him as he left the court, claims that he did not kick the Cleveland Cavaliers guard. Per the Chicago Tribune and Akron Beacon Journal: “I was
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