HoopsHype Iran rumors


September 24, 2011 Updates

"Hamed is good but sometimes not all the big NBA players can play good, he missed some shots and had some bad passes," point guard Mahdi Kamrany said. "We are very disappointed, but that happens, that is basketball. The loss was very bad for my country, we just couldn't make it happen." google.com

"We will be champions, our biggest opponent is China, but we can beat them," Chinese media widely quoted Haddadi as saying. His comments did not help Iran's cause, said forward Samad Bahrami. "The media, the reporters, they helped Iran lose, they keep saying 'you are the best, you are the best', we had too much pressure," Bahrami told AFP. "The best player in Asia is the player that wins the championship, you cannot say that one player is the best in Asia when his team finishes sixth or seventh. "Hamed is a very good player, but we should find the best player in the final." google.com

August 16, 2011 Updates

Leave it to Memphis Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi to at give us some finely-tuned choreography to help us through the NBA's current lockout. The Iran native helped lead his team to a third-straight Williams Jones Cup title on Monday, and his teammates decided to celebrate in a way that was more fitting of Sheboygan, Wisconsin than Iran's finest alleys. And we dig it. From Haddadi's Twitter account, here's the celebration. Yahoo! Sports

August 15, 2011 Updates

Hamed Haddadi played the entire 40 minutes, poured in a massive 36 points, collected an impressive 18 rebounds and effected an imposing 7 blocks as Iran completed a three- peat beating Korea 66-59 in the final of the William Jones Cup on Sunday. Iran powered ahead 20-15 in the first quarter, with Haddadi scoring 11 of them, and never looked back exacting revenge for the 59-77 defeat they had suffered in the Preliminaries here. FIBA Asia

December 8, 2010 Updates

Big signing for Iranian team Mahram which landed former NBA player Cheikh Samb. The big man has played last season just one game with Real Madrid but has experiences in NBA with Pistons, Nuggets and Knicks. Samb was also selected as 11th overall pick by Sioux Falls SkyForce at the last NBDL draft. Sportando

November 10, 2010 Updates

China may have the homecourt advantage but Iran is just as determined to retain its Asian Games basketball crown. That’s because Iran is tapping the services of NBA player Hamed Haddadi to beef up its rooster. According to Smart-Gilas Pilipinas Serbian mentor Rajko Toroman, Mahmoud Mashhoun, president of the Iran Basketball Federation has travelled to the United States recently reportedly to ask Haddadi’s team in the NBA – the Memphis Grizzlies – to allow the 7-foot-2 center to play in the Guangzhou Asian Games which starts tomorrow. “Maybe they made some agreement,” said Toroman, who left with the team for Guangzhou last Tuesday. “I don’t have any other information but Haddadi is not in the line up of the Grizzlies the last two games.” Manila Bulletin

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