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Britball.com Features
2001-02








Nothing but Net
Jason Kidd has provided the propulsion for the Nets unlikely emergence this term but his greatest achievement might be re-building at home

China drives hard bargain for Ming's exit pass
On May Day, the Chinese show off their might. But for Yao Ming, his walkabout in Chicago then was the start of a trail toward foreign conquests

Celtic Pride recovers from mortal blows
Once upon a time, the Boston Celtics were blessed with bountiful supplies of luck and talent. Then Len Bias died. And it has taken over a decade for Celtic Pride to recover from the shock

Bulls babes learning to walk first
Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry were thrust from high schoolers to the hothouse of the  Chicago Bulls. The duo have stumbled at times but they tell us the experience has been positive

Leaning towards Madness
Illinois' British centre Robert Archibald is hoping that a starring role in the NCAA Tourney will power him towards the NBA

NBA eyeing Europe once more
David Stern's new big idea is to bring the NBA to Europe. Absurd or attainable?

Spezia's ripple indelible amid stormy waters
When John and Nancy Spezia opted to leave the security of Danvile for the unchartered waters of Derby, it was a gamble. With few wins and less luck, most would have fled but the Storm's first couple are determined to see their bet through

Big Game Hunting
Alex Wolff knew there had to be more to basketball than the NBA. So he set off to find it. Over 12 months, the writer traversed the globe to explore the new roots of hoops in places as diverse as Cork and China

Too good to be true?
Clean-cut, clean shooting Nate Reinking is just too perfect. Or is he? We find out.

Against the Wall
Kevin Wall tells us what keeps him going during Rock-y times in Edinburgh and what drives him to carry on through the storm

Going south a tonic for Nurse
Brighton was supposed to be a step-down for Nick Nurse, so why he is so enthused about life by the beach?

Lindstrom undaunted by Towering challenge
Arriving in London in mid-winter can be harsh but for David Lindstrom, the challenge of lifting Towers out of the mire is one he is relishing

Hot Rod carrying White flag
Rodney Alexander has taken the leap from Hackney to the BBL - will he stick or flash out? The Milton Keynes hopeful believes he has the game to succeed.

Tiger feet leaping high for Meldrum
Greg Meldrum tells us why the blend in Thames Valley is smelling good

Lloyd calls time on during career
At the age of 40, Milton Keynes' player-coach Nigel Lloyd has achieved much and seen all but now the time to hang up his boots is fast approaching

NBA 2002 Tip-Off
Clips Youth Squad set for Breakout Year - Season Preview
Sloan judging Amaechi on present merits

Washington blessed with global trip
David Washington has left his wife and family for Britain but he explains how blessed he is to just play ball

All right for White
After circling Europe, John White is back in the capital but this time in the colours of London Towers. And with a continental challenge on offer, he is happy at the return

Mackay indelible in Rocks support
Back in Scotland after a season in Bracknell, the burly Rock feels  like he has never been away

Wall Plan
Only five times last term did Edinburgh Rocks taste victory. Worst to first may now be the Scots' dream but new coach Kevin Wall explains why time has not yet been on his side

Be like Mique
Chamique Holdsclaw may hold the WNBA in her clutches but she avoids any comparision with the man who signs her cheques

Oh Virginia
Each summer, the best ballers of Richmond regroup and do battle in the summer leagues. We go up close with some familiar exports

Gasol inspired by American Dream
Pau Gasol may be an instant millionaire but the Spaniard faces the same challenges as any new Stateside emigré

NBA Special
We compare the Premiership and the NBA and ask what each league can learn from the other

NBA: Chief Maverick relishing rebel role
We speak to Dallas owner Mark Cuban on his battle to shake up his team, and the NBA
 
 

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