Podcast Ep 20: Mackey Year

Basketball is back! The domestic and NBA seasons are underway and TCC is back with a new podcast and a new regular guest! Jack joins Niall to look ahead to the NBA season and we make some Irish/NBA player and team comparisons. Check it out and spread the word….

 

NBA 2017-2018 Preview, Part 3: The Bottom of the Barrel

After an off season that was arguably more entertaining than the season itself, the NBA is back. Summer league is over, pre-season is underway and we are a few days away from our first look at the new landscape that is the 2017-18 NBA. With surprising free agency signings, a top heavy draft, and can-you-believe-the-best-two-teams-in-the-Eastern-Conference-swapped-superstars style trades, there are many questions about where teams will place, though it is unanimously agreed who is the favorite to win it all (spoiler: it’s the team with two NBA MVPs under the age of 30). Haven’t followed the NBA in months? Don’t worry, TCC is here to catch you up with our 2017-18 NBA Preview. Using the over/under for total wins set by the Westgate Las Vegas Sports Book we will split the league into 3 parts: the top, middle and bottom. Below is the bottom 10 teams or as they are known here: The Bottom of the Barrel.

 

NBA 2017-2018 Preview, Part 2: The Middle of the Pack

After an off season that was arguably more entertaining than the season itself, the NBA is back. Summer league is over, pre-season is underway and we are a few days away from our first look at the new landscape that is the 2017-18 NBA. With surprising free agency signings, a top heavy draft, and can-you-believe-the-best-two-teams-in-the-Eastern-Conference-swapped-superstars style trades, there are many questions about where teams will place, though it is unanimously agreed who is the favorite to win it all (spoiler: it’s the team with two NBA MVPs under the age of 30). Haven’t followed the NBA in months? Don’t worry, TCC is here to catch you up with our 2017-18 NBA Preview. Using the over/under for total wins set by the Westgate Las Vegas Sports Book we will split the league into 3 parts: the top, middle and bottom. Below is #11-#20, or as they are known here: The Middle of the Pack.

NBA 2017-2018 Preview, Part 1: The Top Dogs

After an off season that was arguably more entertaining than the season itself, the NBA is back. Summer league is over, pre-season is underway and we are a few days away from our first look at the new landscape that is the 2017-18 NBA. With surprising free agency signings, a top heavy draft, and can-you-believe-the-best-two-teams-in-the-Eastern-Conference-swapped-superstars style trades, there are many questions about where teams will place, though it is unanimously agreed who is the favorite to win it all (spoiler: it’s the team with two NBA MVPs under the age of 30). Haven’t followed the NBA in months? Don’t worry, TCC is here to catch you up with our 2017-18 NBA Preview. Using the over/under for total wins set by the Westgate Las Vegas Sports Book we will split the league into 3 parts: the top, middle and bottom. Below is the top 10 or as we call ’em, the Top Dogs.

Ireland u16 Women – Meet the Squad!

 Name: Abby Flynn

School/club: St Angela’s / Wildcats

Position: Point guard

Favourite basketball player? Andy gill

Favourite memory from your time on this team? Andy falling in the snow in Belarus

Favourite thing about the team? Everyone’s so close on and off the court

Most embarrassing moment on a basketball court? Air balling a free throw

If you could be any member of the team for a day who would it be and why? Kellie Mc Cabe because she’s a LEGEND

Who on the team would be voted off big brother first and why? Who would win it?

Ciara White because she has OCD and wouldn’t be able to handle the mess of the people on it!

Anna Lynch would win it

London to Host Sixers and Celtics

After much rumours and speculation the NBA announced today that NBA London will this year host a game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics.

The 2018 game is set to be one of the biggest to ever come to London with both the Celtics and 76ers having a wealth of talent on their rosters. The Celtics, the NBA’s most successful franchise with 17 Championships, come into this season having finished first in the Eastern Conference and have a host of stars who will be coming to London including two-time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas, 2017 NBA All-Star Gordon Hayward and four-time NBA All-Star Al Horford. The 76ers boast one of the best young teams in the league and will bring the number one picks from 2016 and 2017, Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons, alongside established star Joel Embiid.

The Philadelphia 76ers will host the Boston Celtics at The O2 on January 11;  to sign up for early access to tickets, exclusive offers and the latest team news, please visit www.NBA.com/London

Podcast Ep 19: “Taps Aff!” – James Weldon and the Quinn Twins

In this episode we have a very Irish American feel as we talk to James Weldon about his recent trip to the USA where he toured some top college programmes and talked to some legendary coaches. Also make sure and check out James’ post on his trip here.

Then we talk to the Quinn twins formerly of Belfast Star who are now playing college basketball at Mayville State University in North Dakota to find out what life is like there, what colour are dragons and how to count to 5!

You Can Take Your Eurostep Back

James Weldon was recently in the states taking a tour of top college programmes and speaking to some legendary coaches and he kindly agreed to write this guest article for us. Also make sure and check out his interview on our latest Podcast here.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly NBA Week 13

The Courtside Collective presents

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – NBA Week 13.

Things heating up in the NBA with feuds and tensions running high in our week 13 round up!