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Navarro grabs MVP, headlines EuroBasket 2011 All-Tourney Team

Navarro grabs MVP, headlines EuroBasket 2011 All-Tourney Team

Juan Carlos Navarro, better known by his Spanish teammates as ‘La Bomba’, grabbed the coveted EuroBasket 2011 MVP award along with a nice Gold medal for his troubles Sunday after Spain ousted Tony Parker and France 98-85 in the championship game. Navarro and the aforementioned Frenchmen, Parker, were both named to the EuroBasket 2011 All-Tournament team that also included Spain’s big man and Los Angeles Lakers’ power forward Pau Gasol, relatively unheralded American-born shooting guard Bo … Read entire article »

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Parker leads France past Greece

Parker leads France past Greece

Tony Parker‘s offensive dominance has become the theme behind France’s impressive march onward during these EuroBasket 2011 games.  With yet another clutch fourth-quarter performance he continued that dominance to help lead France past Greece 64-56 Thursday in the quarter final round of EuroBasket 2011 from Kaunas Arena in Kaunas, Lithuania. Parker, who struggled mightily shooting the ball through the first three quarters of play, found his stroke at the most important of times connecting on 4-of-7 fourth-quarter shots en route to eight huge points to lead … Read entire article »

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Turnovers, bad shooting cost Slovenia against Macedonia

Turnovers, bad shooting cost Slovenia against Macedonia

In a physical and competitive EuroBasket 2011 second round matchup  Saturday F.Y.R. of Macedonia defeated Goran Dragic and Slovenia 68-59 from the Vilnius Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania behind 19 big points from their leading scorer Bo McCalebb and 14 from combo guard Vlado Ilievski. Slovenia turned the ball over a costly 16 times while shooting just 40% from the floor and an awful 17.4% on 4-of-23 shots from deep. Dragic led all scorers with 20 on 8-of-13 … Read entire article »

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Robert “Tractor” Traylor found dead

Robert “Tractor” Traylor found dead

According to reports confirmed by Puerto Rican authorities former Michigan big man Robert “Tractor” Traylor was found dead in his apartment in San Juan Wednesday. Traylor, just 34 years of age, had been missing for three days before he was found on the floor of his oceanfront apartment. Puerto Rican police said that the 6-8, 300-pound former Detroit Murray-Wright High School standout died of an apparent heart attack. If you recall Traylor was a big man with nimble … Read entire article »

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