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Basketball England, COVID-19 -

The pandemic has halted basketball worldwide for a lot of people, but here in the UK, the effects have been felt a lot more. Competitive basketball at the moment is limited to those who are at the elite level within the country, that is BBL, WBBL and NBL Division 1, with constant COVID tests and precautions being taken to ensure everyone is as safe as possible whilst still being able to compete. However, with the vaccine currently being rolled out and cases dropping, we seem to be heading towards the end of what has been for many a year without competitive...

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FIBA, FIBA Rankings, International Basketball -

The Men's FIBA 2021 rankings were released earlier on today following on from the women's ranking release yesterday.  The USA remain on top of the table, followed by Spain, Australia, Argentina and Serbia. All excluding Argentina went unbeaten in the February window of FIBA competition.  Greece leapfrog France and move into 7th place after France narrowly defeated Montenegro who currently sit in 26th, but fell to Team GB who have moved up one position into 41st place after a remarkable Eurobasket qualifiers run which involved defeating Germany as well as cruising past France and qualifying for the Eurobasket in 2022. ...

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Basketball, Culture, France, News, Sheck Wes -

Announced by LNB Pro B team Paris Basketball, Sheck Wes will be joining them as a player. Yes, a player. The Paris Basketball team announced the signing of the rapper from NYC earlier on today, with more information to come in the following days. Around November last year, Sheck Wes actually posted on his instagram that he was going overseas to play for the French team but with the announcement from the team themselves, it now makes it official.    View this post on Instagram A post shared by SHECK SHAKUR☄️🏌🏾‍♂️☮️ (@sheckwes)   Mudboy has always shown a pretty deep...

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Basketball, FIBA, News -

The FIBA World Rankings is a rankings table consisting of all countries competing in the FIBA tournaments. The ranking system has two stages, the first of which requires the rating points to be calculated followed by calculating the team's final rank.  There are a lot of different variables that go into those two stages such as points difference, the weight of each game played, strength of the opposition, home and away games....there's a lot to go through and we don't envy that process at all. These fine details come into play when it gets relatively close between any teams in amongst the table. To...

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FIBA, International Basketball -

FIBA (The Federal International Basketball Association) currently has its array of qualifying tournaments underway. Founded in Switzerland in 1932, FIBA is the governing body of basketball globally, excluding of course the USA. It is responsible for holding the holy grail of worldwide basketball the FIBA World Cup which is held every four years. The last world cup was won by Spain in 2019 and the next one will be in 2023, with the qualifiers taking place this month in the form of four zone-specific tournaments:  FIBA Afrobasket, consisting of countries within the continent of Africa.  FIBA Americup, consisting of countries within the continents...

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