Great Britain Rumors
His passing has been marked by an outpouring of tributes from across the basketball world – many in tandem with those to Kobe Bryant – with moments of silence or applause in the Spanish ACB, the EuroLeague and the British Basketball League, as well as the University of Illinois. And Nurse, who was Archibald’s assistant coach with Great Britain, credited his former charge. “First of all, he was a good player,” he said. “And he was an intellect type of guy. Really smart. Had a lot of off-court savvy to him, or interests, or whatever.
Mark Tatum: The game in London has been fantastic and that game sells out in less than an hour. The demand is there the facility the 02 facility is one the nicest arenas in the entire world. So, London is a great place to go play and our teams love it. We’re constantly looking at it – should we be doing more games in Europe and other places around the world. There are some other places too like France where basketball is incredibly popular. And, so that’s an area where we’re looking at too so no plans yet, nothing’s been announced yet for next season, but I can tell you that we will be playing regular season games in Europe next year and continuing that tradition.
It started with a simple question on The Late, Late Show with James Corden. Shaquille O’Neal, ignoring that Queen Elizabeth is already married (he clearly is not a frequent watcher of The Crown), asked what would happen if he married the Queen of England. “Would that make me King of England?” Corden, ever the good host, said that he was guessing no. “But on behalf of everyone in Great Britain, I would love nothing more. I think it would be the most sensational thing that would ever happen.” On Tuesday, O’Neal tried to make his best case for the position on Inside the NBA.
Toronto Raptors’ rookie OG Anunoby tells us about growing up in London – and more. Do you ever see yourself playing for Great Britain one day? OG Anunoby: It’s definitely something I’d consider, I haven’t decided yet but it’s definitely something I would consider.
However, the Sixers are prepared to accommodate their season-ticket holders for losing a home game. Those with automatic-payment plans will not be charged for the game. Season-ticket holders who have paid in full can request to get a game’s ticket price back. They can also roll over the refund for future game purchases, playoff tickets or use it to go towardthe following season’s tickets. “I look forward to coming back to London with the Sixers after visiting for the first time this summer,” Joel Embiid said in a statement. “We are a young, hungry team and will be sure to give the fans an exciting game against Boston in January.”
Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz will have the opportunity to show the Boston Celtics what they passed on when the two teams play a regular-season game at the O2 Arena in London on Jan. 11. The NBA London Game, hosted by AEG, features the two Atlantic division rivals that struck a trade for the top overall pick. Boston sent the No. 1 pick to Philadelphia, who drafted Fultz, in exchange for the third overall pick in June’s draft and either a first-rounder in 2018 or 2019.