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Firstpost Masterclass: India's foremost basketball player Amjyot Singh Gill on skills, training and guidance required for success
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Firstpost Masterclass: India's foremost basketball player Amjyot Singh Gill on skills, training and guidance required for success

What is it like to play in top leagues of US and Japan? How do elite basketball players train and hone their skills? How can Indian youngsters make it big in basketball? India's ace basketball player Amjyot Singh explains all this and more in this edition of Firstpost Masterclass.

FIBA sets dates for 2023 Basketball World Cup, to take place from 25 August - 10 September
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FIBA sets dates for 2023 Basketball World Cup, to take place from 25 August - 10 September

FIBA plans to have the qualifying field down to 80 teams by November 2021, and those nations will be pared down to the 32 World Cup-bound teams by February 2023

NBA: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett headline nine-person group inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
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NBA: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett headline nine-person group inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Coronavirus pandemic: A look at qualifying events for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in limbo due to COVID-19 threat
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Coronavirus pandemic: A look at qualifying events for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in limbo due to COVID-19 threat

Here we look at the status of many qualifying events for Tokyo Olympics 2020, which have been either postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Coronavirus cases in India forces postponement of FIBA 3x3 Basketball Olympic qualifiers in Bengaluru
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Coronavirus cases in India forces postponement of FIBA 3x3 Basketball Olympic qualifiers in Bengaluru

The FIBA 3x3 basketball Olympic qualifying tournament, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru from 18 to 22 March, was on Wednesday postponed in view of the coronvirus outbreak.

NBA India Games 2019: League commissioner Adam Silver says they are considering starting a league in India in five years
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NBA India Games 2019: League commissioner Adam Silver says they are considering starting a league in India in five years

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league was giving serious consideration to starting a league in India in the next five years.

FIBA World Cup 2019: Australia's Andrew Bogut to be investigated for referee rant during semi-final loss to Spain
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FIBA World Cup 2019: Australia's Andrew Bogut to be investigated for referee rant during semi-final loss to Spain

Andrew Bogut had also rubbed his fingers in a money gesture after a foul was called against him during Australia's demoralising double-overtime loss against Spain in Beijing.

How 3x3 basketball brought 3 NRIs — Inderbir Gill, Bikramjit Gill, and Kiran Shastri — back to India
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How 3x3 basketball brought 3 NRIs — Inderbir Gill, Bikramjit Gill, and Kiran Shastri — back to India

For the past few years, the three NRI hoopers — Inderbir Gill, Bikramjit Gill, and Kiran Shastri — have been living and finding basketball professional opportunities in India, an unlikely occurrence as they all come from countries with established basketball structures to a nation that still doesn’t have a fully-fledged pro league.

Faster, snappier and appealing, how 3x3 basketball continues to soar in India
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Faster, snappier and appealing, how 3x3 basketball continues to soar in India

The 3X3 format of basketball, it seems, is here to stay. After a successful Red Bull Reign event, the 3BL will open its second season soon, and with many of India’s players starting to find a confident rhythm in the game, the future will zip closer at a faster pace.

Youth Olympic Games 2018: Swiss International Olympic Committee member Patrick Baumann passes away in Buenos Aires
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Youth Olympic Games 2018: Swiss International Olympic Committee member Patrick Baumann passes away in Buenos Aires

Former FIBA head and International Olympic Committee member Patrick Baumann passed away in Buenos Aires, whilst working for the IOC at the Youth Olympic Games 2018.

Basketball match between Philippines and Australia marred by brawl as violent chaos breaks out
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Basketball match between Philippines and Australia marred by brawl as violent chaos breaks out

A mass brawl erupted at an international basketball match between the Philippines and Australia on Monday, with players trading flying kicks and punches in extraordinary scenes which stunned onlookers

Eighteen female prospects from pan India take part in inaugural NBA Academy Women's Camp
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Eighteen female prospects from pan India take part in inaugural NBA Academy Women's Camp

Eighteen top female prospects ages 17 and under from throughout India took the court for the NBA Academy women's camp, and had the opportunity to learn from 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Azzi, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time WNBA Champion Ruth Riley, former WNBA player Ebony Hoffman and former college coach Blair Hardiek, among others.

NBA, FIBA and Basketball Federation of India to host second Basketball Without Borders camp in New Delhi
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NBA, FIBA and Basketball Federation of India to host second Basketball Without Borders camp in New Delhi

India will host a Basketball Without Borders youth development camp drawing players from throughout Asia from 30 May to 2 June at the NBA Academy in New Delhi

Commonwealth Games 2018, men's basketball preview: India will rely on frontcourt players to shine at Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018, men's basketball preview: India will rely on frontcourt players to shine at Gold Coast

India’s biggest advantage at the Commonwealth Games will be size. Between Amjyot, Amritpal, Satnam and Annadurai, the team has a glut of capable frontcourt players.

NBA All-Star 2018: LeBron James-Laura Ingraham controversy takes centre stage before marquee game
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NBA All-Star 2018: LeBron James-Laura Ingraham controversy takes centre stage before marquee game

During the media interaction, LeBron James not only reiterated what he had said in the Uniterrupted video, but also talked about race and social tensions in America.

India's women's basketball team promoted to Division A of Asia Cup after beating Kazakhstan in a thriller
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India's women's basketball team promoted to Division A of Asia Cup after beating Kazakhstan in a thriller

For India, the scoring came from a balanced team effort. Shireen was on her aggressive best, while Paul Durai and Raspreet created space to knock down their jumpers

NBL invites four senior Indian basketball players for talent-search event
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NBL invites four senior Indian basketball players for talent-search event

Four senior members of the Indian basketball team have been invited by the National Basketball League (NBL), the professional basketball league of Australia, to participate in the NBL Draft combine.

India men's basketball team shocks China in 2nd round encounter in FIBA Asia Challenge
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India men's basketball team shocks China in 2nd round encounter in FIBA Asia Challenge

The Indian men's basketball team stunned formidable China in its group E encounter to stay in contention for a quarterfinal berth in the FIBA Asia Challenge

Rio 2016: Indian official nominated to represent FIBA at Rio Olympics' basketball event
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Rio 2016: Indian official nominated to represent FIBA at Rio Olympics' basketball event

A senior basketball official from India, Naresh Aneja, has been nominated as one of eight jury members to represent FIBA at next month's Rio Olympics.

FIBA asks Sports Ministry to end infighting and recognise Govindaraj faction in basketball
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FIBA asks Sports Ministry to end infighting and recognise Govindaraj faction in basketball

A copy of the letter has been sent to the Indian Olympic Association and FIBA Asian President, Sheikh Saud Bin Ali al-Thani, among others.