August 9, 2022 | 2:41 pm EDT Update
You might not expect playing in the NBA to have too many similarities to Div. I NCAA golf, but J.R. Smith has found some. “Being a shooter, my touch [translates to golf],” the former NBA star told GOLF.com in the video you can watch above. “You have to be able to recreate some of the same shots over and over and over again. And have different shots in your arsenal.”
Smith drew other comparisons between golf and basketball. “For me, I liked to shoot off balance,” he said. “So I used to lean left, right, forward, back, off one leg. Left leg, right leg. And in golf we got sidehill, downhill, uphill. So many different ways to play the shots. For me it just makes it easier.”
August 9, 2022 | 2:05 pm EDT Update
With the tournament taking place in Dirk Nowitzki’s home country, the German basketball federation (DBB) will use the opening day of the event to retire his No. 14 national team jersey. The German federation announced the plans in a news release early Tuesday. The ceremony will happen before the Germany-France game on Sept. 1 in Cologne on the opening day of the Eurobasket event. It is the first time in the 73-year history of the German basketball federation that they have retired a jersey number.