Topic: National Basketball League
Clarksville TN – When 14 year old Kaitlan McLaughlin boarded a plane with her mother Deanna to fly to her grandfather’s funeral in Vancouver Washington, little did she know what a surprise awaited her when she got there.
She would meet NBA star Anthony Davis with the New Orleans Hornets.
Let’s start from the beginning.
Austin Peay vs. Samford
November 9th, 2012 | Dave Aaron Arena | Clarksville, TN
Clarksville, TN – It has been a rare occasion Austin Peay men’s basketball team has opened at home, at least under head coach Dave Loos.
In fact, Friday’s 7:00pm, season opener against Samford in Dave Aaron Arena is only the fifth time in Loos’ 23 season the Governors have opened a season at home. It has been since the 2003-04 season the Governors (Knoxville College) have played at home. It has been since the 1995-96 season since the Govs played a Division I team (Northern Illinois) at home to open the season. Normally the Govs are paying the bills through guarantee games or related tournaments.
Clarksville TN - New Memphis Grizzlies owner, billionaire Robert Pera, introduced his ownership group at a standing room only media event at the FedEx Forum on Monday, saying he was “the luckiest man in the world right now.”
Pera, the CEO of Silicon Valley wireless networking company Ubiquiti Networks and Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien addressed the media and announced their new ownership group, which includes Clarksville based Hand Family of Companies.
Clarksville, TN – Except for the hardcore fans of the teams that have been knocked out, and despite an atypical-boring and injury-changed first round, most pundits and casual NBA fans hoped for the NBA Finals match up that we have between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder that gets started Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, OK on ABC.
We all know the stories of the two teams.
Rick Barry to be Featured Speaker at the Breakfast Event
Nashville, TN – The Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America is thrilled to welcome NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry to Montgomery County, where he will be the featured speaker at the 10th Annual Clarksville “Friends of Scouting” Breakfast.
A chance for business and community leaders to come together in support of local Scouting programs and the young men and women they serve, the early morning fundraiser will be held at the Water Street Event Center on Thursday, April 12th. «Read the rest of this article»
We all love the story of Knicks sensation and point guard Jeremy Lin, the almost three-time NBA cast-offed, undrafted and two-time Ivy Leaguer from Harvard.
The Palo Alto, California, native is the All-American story: Down to his last chance, Lin excelled and exceeded expectations and did has done it all for the team on the biggest stage in the city of 8 million stories, the grand land, ‘if you can make it there you can make it any where’, New York City.
Austin Peay Governors Basketball looks to snap losing streak when the Morehead State Eagles visit the Dunn Center
Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Morehead State
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay certainly hasn’t gotten to the point of hitting the panic button, but the Governors are in an unaccustomed spot heading down the regular-season stretch.
Historically, Austin Peay peaks in February. Since the mid-1990s the Govs have captured nearly 70 percent of their games in Feburary-March. The Govs find themselves entering Wednesday’s 7:00pm game with Morehead State already owning a 0-3 February record.
Tailgating: Marc Gasol escapes from brother’s shadow, arrives as elite NBA big man with All-Star selection
Already growing up in the shadow of his older Pau Gasol, who starred for Spanish basketball powerhouse Barcelona, Marc continued to remain the forgotten Gasol when Pau was taken in the 2001 NBA Draft and shipped to the Memphis Grizzlies.
After the Gasol family made the move to Memphis to stay close to Pau, Marc continued to search for his own basketball glory.
Clarksville, TN – I was on Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal’s side during the epic and legendary Shaq-Kobe Bryant Wars that were waged earlier this century. The pair formed the greatest duo the NBA had had seen since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were leading the Bulls to six championships in subsequent three-peats in the early and then late 1990′s or certainly since Hulk Hogan and the ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage formed the then WWF’s famed ‘Mega Powers’ tag team in the late 1980′s.
Being apart of Shaq’s Army was cool. And why wouldn’t it be when you’ve got a 7-foot-1, 325-pound general leading the way. No one doubts Shaq is the most dominate center of our time and is hard to argue that he may be the greatest center to ever play the position. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay Men’s Basketball at Murray State
Murray, KY – Despite a disappointing 2011-12 season to this point, Austin Peay hopes it can live up to its half of what is called the Ohio Valley Conference’s “Best Rivalry.”
Austin Peay travels to Murray State, 7:30pm, Saturday, looking to snap a three game losing streak that saw the Govs lose, 94-55, Monday at Belmont. Meanwhile, the Racers saw their 23-game winning streak end at home to Tennessee State, Thursday.
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