Indian Basketball Thread ...

All other sports such as squash, badminton,volleyball, atheletics etc which are not covered by any other forum heading can be entered in this forum

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
Atithee
Member
Member
Posts: 3087
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:14 pm

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby Atithee » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:30 pm

Yes, got it. The point is why couldn't we have it in India too? Is it because we were never "imperalized?"

User avatar
Omkara
Member
Member
Posts: 3851
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:03 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Mumbai
Contact:

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby Omkara » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:12 am

Our favorite sport just got a professional league (despite roars overs match fixing) .... basketball is too down the alley... maybe in 10 years

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29332
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby PKBasu » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:21 am

Atithee wrote:Yes, got it. The point is why couldn't we have it in India too? Is it because we were never "imperalized?"


I suppose basketball is to the Philippines what cricket is to India -- although the US ruled the Philippines (formally) only for 47 years, while the Brits ruled India (or atleast the east and south) for closer to 200 years.

From that standpoint, losing to the Filipinos at basketball may not be a complete disgrace (especially after beating China in the same tournament...). But our lack of progress in virtually all sports is inexcusable. I seem to recall that, even at basketball, we were closer to the top 4-5 in Asia three or four decades ago -- with a tall player called Sunil Panda leading the way -- so to be satisfied with being around 8th place in Asia now is unacceptable.

sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 20982
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby sameerph » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Big moment for Indian basketball as Satnam Singh became the first Indian player to be drafted by NBA.

These are a couple of nice articles about Satnam-

Satnam Singh Bhamara: Meet the first NBA player from India

One Giant Leap for India

Prashant
Member
Member
Posts: 2502
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:48 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Houston TX

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby Prashant » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:19 pm

Its a publicity / marketing stunt by Mark Cuban, the owner of the Mavericks. No one expects him to actually play in the NBA.

sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 20982
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby sameerph » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:48 am

Yes,it looks that way. But at least it has got a lot of space in Indian newspapers to basketball as never before. Hope that helps Indian basketball grow

Dinakaran
Member
Member
Posts: 248
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:08 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: India

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby Dinakaran » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:53 pm

28th FIBA Asia Championship is underway. India won first match against Malaysia and lost to Iran in Second match. However moved to second round. It will be difficult from here, as it will be against good Asian teams. Winner of the tournament gets Olympic ticket and next 3 gets selected for Olympic qualification tournament. Would be challenging to get into top 4.

Dinakaran
Member
Member
Posts: 248
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:08 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: India

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby Dinakaran » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:50 am

India moved to Quarter final stages,which is well above their ratings and past performance in FIBA Asia Championship. They are meeting China in QF. If they can win here, they have chance to make it to Olympic qualification tournament. But winning here is unlikely. Hope ranking goes up based on this tournament result

User avatar
jaydeep
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 20839
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:59 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: India

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby jaydeep » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:08 pm

After 12 yrs we get qualified for the quarters ... Terrific to see our boys r improving ... As Dinkaran said that it will be Hercules task to beat China but still we r showing improvement is a good sign.

jaydeep

User avatar
suresh
Member
Member
Posts: 5378
Joined: Thu May 22, 2003 12:08 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Chennai, IN

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby suresh » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:11 am

Truly a good showing from our team to make it to the quarterfinals. I hope this spurs more kids to take up basketball. However, a more systematic development programme might be needed for us to get to the top 4 at the Asian level.

@jaydeep It is " a Herculean* task".

User avatar
jaydeep
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 20839
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:59 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: India

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby jaydeep » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:36 pm

suresh wrote:@jaydeep It is " a Herculean* task".

Thanks Suresh ... :oops:

Dinakaran
Member
Member
Posts: 248
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:08 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: India

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby Dinakaran » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:08 pm

As expected, India lost QF against China and will play against South Korea for 5 - 8 classification. One good thing is Amjyot Singh is leading scorer per match. Hope we finish in creditable note

Dinakaran
Member
Member
Posts: 248
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:08 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: India

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby Dinakaran » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:02 pm

Lost both classification matches and ended in 8th place. Expected to improvement in ranking...

User avatar
VReddy
Member
Member
Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:34 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Contact:

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby VReddy » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:28 pm

FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 in Tehran, Iran from 9-18 September

India (Rank#53) is in Group B with Philippines (Rank#28) and TPE (Rank#48).

Schedule - Group B

Sep 9: Philippines (Rank#28) Vs India (Rank#53)
Sep 10: TPE (Rank#48) Vs India (Rank#53)
Sep 11: Philippines (Rank#28) Vs TPE (Rank#48)

Source: http://www.fiba.com/asia/challenge/2016 ... ab=round_1

User avatar
VReddy
Member
Member
Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:34 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Contact:

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

Postby VReddy » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:51 pm

Sep 9: Philippines (Rank#28) l India (Rank#53) 83-91

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdWvVSF ... e=youtu.be

Good win against the higher ranked team :clap:


Return to “Other Sports/Olympics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests