Tag: National Basketball Association (NBA)

Virgin Islands Basketball Team To Square Off Against NBA Players

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some NBA talent will be on display when the Virgin Islands Basketball Federation plays its next two FIBA qualifiers at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas next month. The VIBF is set to host the senior men’s national team from Bahamas on July 1 and then will square off […]

Standout USVI Basketball Talent Recognized By International Bodies FIBA, NBA and Nike

SAN ANTONIO — The Virgin Islands Basketball Federation announced Friday that Kaden Gumbs has been chosen to participate in the 11th Basketball Without Borders Americas camp hosted by the NBA and FIBA. The camp will be held Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19 at La Loma Centro Deportivo (La Loma), the official home of […]

Clutch Points Dives Deep Into Tim Duncan’s Relationship With Galpal Vanessa Macias

SAN ANTONIO — Everyone in St. Croix knows Tim Duncan. As the Spurs’ No. 21, The Big Fundamental is widely considered the greatest power forward of all time. With his incredible talent and humble personality, Duncan helped shape the San Antonio Spurs’ winning culture, earning five championships in 19 seasons of exceptional basketball. Most recently, the […]

The Biggest Sports Teams In Florida

One of the biggest sports states in the U.S. is Florida with double-digit million-dollar revenues. There are hundreds of professional sports teams in Florida. The biggest of them have millions of fans worldwide. The biggest sports teams in Florida have been chosen from two criteria; the highest revenues and the most fans. Some of these […]

Sacramento Kings Second Round Draft Pick Compared To St. Croix’s Rakeem Christmas

SACRAMENTO — The second round of the NBA draft is a crapshoot. For every Richaun Holmes, there is a player like Rakeem Christmas, who was drafted the pick before Holmes and has played in a total of 30 games in the league. For every second rounder like Isaiah Thomas, Khris Middleton, Draymond Green or Nikola Jokic, there […]

Duncan Talks The Talk At Hall of Fame After Walking The Walk In Vaunted Career

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut — St. Croix legend Tim Duncan — who made a 19-year NBA career out of letting his basketball play speak for him — gave an All-Star speaking performance at the Basketball Hall of Fame that thrilled the crowd on a different stage Saturday night. Accompanied by San Antonio Spurs Hall of Famer David Robinson, and […]

St. Croix’s Rakeem Christmas Moves Closer To Home To Play Professional Basketball

SAN JUAN — St. Croix basketball star Rakeem Christmas has signed a professional contract in Puerto Rico’s Baloncesto Superior Nacional with the Mets de Guaynabo, the team has announced. Christmas last played professionally in Turkey, suiting up for four games earlier this year with OGM Ormanspor. He averaged four points and 2.3 rebounds in nine minutes […]

Minnesota Timberwolves Name Virgin Islander David Vanterpool Assistant Head Coach

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves named David Vanterpool as Associate Head Coach. Vanterpool, with family from St. Thomas, had spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers.  “We are thrilled to add someone with David’s coaching acumen and resume to our staff,” said Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson […]

St. Croix’s Tim Duncan Comes Home To Found Educational Program For Disadvantaged Children

CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix native Tim Duncan returned home to help launch a new children’s education initiative called “Yes! Our Kids Can.” Duncan and his wife Vanessa will be donating $500,000 via The Tim Duncan Foundation to help kick start the program, which is designed to help create higher education opportunities and career readiness for disadvantaged […]

REPORTS: David Vanterpool of St. Thomas Being Considered For Three NBA Head Coaching Positions

MEMPHIS — David Vanterpool of St. Thomas is being considered for the head coaching position of at least three NBA teams. Vanterpool, 46, has been on staff of the Portland Trail Blazers since 2012, will be interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Virgin Islander is a “hot […]