The NBA playoffs have become personal.
Jason Kidd has another chance to win an NBA championship.
He’s 38 years old, has worn three professional jerseys (Dallas, New Jersey and Phoenix), played 1,267 NBA games (not including playoffs), and it feels like a million years since he was the biggest name in Bay Area basketball, first at St. Joseph’s Notre Dame High School in Alameda, then at Cal. Read More
Professional sports teams should be reveling in their success: rising attendance and revenue, great TV ratings. Instead, you hear talk of contraction in baseball, a lockout exists in the NFL and an NBA team is likely on the move — again.
Since the lunkheads in charge don’t seem interested in solving these problems, I’m going to suggest some solutions. Read More
In a back-and-forth battle, Serra eventually ran out of steam against a quick and big Franklin of Elk Grove team in a 57-54 loss in the first round of the Northern California bracket of the CIF Division I boys’ basketball tournament. Read More
Any penalties that may result from a fight in the stands Friday night following the San Francisco high school boys’ basketball championship game at Kezar Pavilion will not be levied for days, according to the head of The City’s public school athletic league. Read More
Halfway through its Central Coast Section Division IV semifinal game against Carmel, the top-seeded Sacred Heart Prep boys’ basketball team looked lost.
The offense was out of sync and when the Gators weren’t turning the ball over, they weren’t putting it in the hoop.
The defense fared little better and yet, when the horn sounded for halftime, the Gators were only down 21-17. Read More
With March Madness approaching in the next few weeks, those rooting for the local schools won’t have much to cheer about this season.
Cal, Stanford, USF and Santa Clara have all struggled at times, hovering around the .500 mark.
St. Mary’s has the best shot among the local colleges of reaching the NCAA Tournament, but the Bay Area’s most successful hoops team actually resides in San Francisco at 50 Phelan Ave. Read More
When more than half of a basketball team is made up of freshmen, most coaches and fans are less concerned with winning conference championships and more concerned with winning games.
But USF men’s basketball coach Rex Walters knows that the opponents don’t care how much, or little, experience the Dons have. When it comes down to it, neither does Walters. Read More
As many as six people have been suspended from attending or playing in high school basketball games following a fight that broke out in the stands after a game last month, according to the governing body of high school athletics.On Jan. 18, a fight erupted after Thurgood Marshall Academic High School lost to Lincoln High. As many as 20 people were reportedly involved in the incident at Lincoln, though no injuries were reported. Read More
The climb to the top of the West Bay Athletic League’s Foothill Division in girls’ basketball is a long, arduous path for any of the league’s six teams. Having a 6-foot-3 center to dominate the paint is one way to make the trek a little bit easier. Read More
While many will have Monday off to celebrate the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 16 area girls’ basketball teams will gather at Pacifica’s Terra Nova High School for a one-day, eight-game extravaganza.
The Tigers will be hosting the fourth annual Martin Luther King Game Day event for the second straight year and will draw the 6 p.m. game against Palo Alto. Tigers coach Kareem Summerville is looking forward to hosting the showcase once again. Read More