December 16, 1999 |
As it turns out, when Stanley Roberts was expelled from the NBA off the 76ers' roster, he was banished from any international league governed by the Federation Internationale de Basketball. "The goal of FIBA," head of communications Florian Wanninger said from his office in Munich, Germany, "is a worldwide fight against doping. It can't be that a player tests positive for drugs in one country and he is allowed to play in another country. "This is an accepted philosophy in all international sports federations.
July 3, 2007 |
Tyreke Evans came home to Chester Saturday afternoon from Dallas with a strained lower back, which will prevent him from making the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship team that will play from July 12-22 in Novi Sad, Serbia. He will not compete in major tournmanents or camps until he gets examined early next week. At 17, the 6-5 standout senior guard from American Christian, in Aston, was the youngest player invited to the FIBA Under-19 team. But he injured his back during the USA Junior National Basketball Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo.
July 22, 1995 |
Hakeem Olajuwon, two-time MVP of the NBA Finals, was cleared yesterday to represent the United States in next year's Olympic Games in Atlanta. Olajuwon, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had to receive special permission from FIBA, the sport's international governing body, to be eligible for Dream Team III because the Houston Rockets center competed in an international tournament for his native Nigeria as a teenager. The decision by FIBA secretary general Borislav Stankovic had been expected and followed a lengthy appeal process by Olajuwon after he came a U.S. citizen in 1993.
February 2, 1988 |
FRANKFURT, West Germany - Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan in the 1992 Summer Olympics? It could happen. The governing board of the International Amateur Basketball Federation recommended rules changes yesterday that would open Olympic and world championship basketball tournaments to professional men and women. Any such rules changes could not be implemented in time for the Seoul Olympics in September. FIBA secretary general Bora Stankovic said the board called an extraordinary FIBA congress for April 1989 in Munich, West Germany to put the proposal to a vote.
July 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON — OK, so the back-and-forth among Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley about whether the 2012 USA men's Olympic team could have defeated the original, one-and-only "Dream Team" was fun. For what it's worth, I think the 1992 team was better, but not by as big a margin as Jordan, Barkley and now even President Obama have suggested. In a seven-game-series, I think the Dream Team wins, 4-3. But one factor that no one can dispute is that the competition the United States will face starting in London is far superior to anything the 1992 squad faced in Barcelona.
February 29, 2012
Dawn Staley, a former U.S. Olympian who starred as a player at Dobbins Tech and as a women's basketball coach at Temple, is one of 18 individual athletes eligible for induction into the U.S Olympic Hall of Fame later this year. Through April 9, fans can help determine who makes it into the hall by visiting www.TeamUSA.org/halloffame and voting once per day per category among all nominees. Among her many achievements, Staley has already been inducted into the women's basketball hall of fame, named a six-time WNBA all-star, won gold medals at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics, was a FIBA world champion in 1998 and 2002 and won both a Goodwill Games gold medal and a FIBA world championship bronze medal in 1994.
September 9, 2002 |
There has been a world of change in international basketball. In 1 week, Borislav Stankovic, FIBA's secretary general, witnessed a U.S. team full of NBA players lose three times in the World Championships, while New Zealand, a relative newcomer, played for a medal. Stankovic never thought it was possible. But if this year's 11-day tournament proved one thing, it was this: The American domination is over. "They went to NBA players and they've owned everything until now," Stankovic said of the Americans' surprising collapse.
September 29, 1988 |
Radical students fought riot police with clubs and firebombs yesterday and warned they would stage violent protests during the closing days of the Olympics. The radicals have been able to mount just a few minor protests during the Summer Games and authorities said they could stop any attempt to disrupt any Olympic events. Student leaders issued their warning after about 200 radicals fought police at Korea University - which is about 15 miles from where the Games are being held - to demand the release of top radical Oh Young-Shik.
December 24, 1998 |
The agent for locked-out NBA players Nick Van Exel, Marcus Camby and Reggie Slater announced yesterday that he has filed a suit against USA Basketball seeking permission for his clients to play professionally in Europe. The agent, James Bryant, filed the suit at a district court in Harris County, Texas. A judge set a Dec. 30 hearing date, Bryant said. USA Basketball is the American representative of FIBA, basketball's world governing body. NBA players under contract need FIBA's permission to play in Europe, USA Basketball spokesman Craig Miller said.
July 22, 1995 |
Hakeem Olajuwon, two-time most valuable player of the NBA Finals, was cleared yesterday to represent the United States in next year's Olympic Games in Atlanta. Olajuwon, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had to receive special permission from FIBA, the sport's international governing body, to be eligible for Dream Team III because the Houston Rockets center competed in an international tournament for his native Nigeria as a teenager. The decision by FIBA secretary general Borislav Stankovic had been expected and followed a lengthy appeal process by Olajuwon after he came a U.S. citizen in 1993.