D’Tigers Lose 86-69 To Host, Brazil, Crash Out Of Olympics

D’Tigers of Nigeria on Monday crashed out of the Rio 2016 Olympics men’s basketball event after losing 86-69 to Brazil in their last group game. This was the fourth loss in the competition. D’Tigers needed a win to progress to the quarterfinals after their win over Croatia in their fourth game in Group B on Saturday. With the loss, D’Tigers equalled their performance in London … Continue reading D’Tigers Lose 86-69 To Host, Brazil, Crash Out Of Olympics

D’Tigers Secure Second Olympics Victory Ever Against Croatia

D’Tigers of Nigeria upset Croatia 90-76 Saturday night to capture the team’s second Olympic victory ever, thus opening up the group. Croatia (2-2) failed to lock up a spot in quarterfinals and now it, Brazil, Spain and Nigeria have a shot at the final two spots with one game remaining. Argentina and Lithuania will advance. The Nigerians buried 17 3-pointers while Croatia hit just six. … Continue reading D’Tigers Secure Second Olympics Victory Ever Against Croatia

LeBron James To Become NBA’s Highest Paid Player

LeBron James will be the NBA’s highest paid player next season after agreeing a reported $100m (£77.2m) three-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The American is expected to sign for $31m (£23.9m) next campaign, rising to $33m for 2017-18, his agent has said. James led the Cavaliers, his hometown club, to their first NBA championship last term after rejoining in 2014. “I can’t be more … Continue reading LeBron James To Become NBA’s Highest Paid Player

NBA Star, Al-Farouq Reveals Why He Withdrew From D’Tigers Olympic Squad

Portland Trailblazers player, Al-Farouq Aminu, said he withdrew from the trip to Rio due to unresolved challenges with the Nigeria Basketball Federation. The player’s official statement from the media department of his club Portland Trailblazers on Monday explained the reason for the player’s withdrawal. The statement said, “Due to continued and unresolved organisational challenges with the Nigerian Basketball Federation, I’m withdrawing from participation in the … Continue reading NBA Star, Al-Farouq Reveals Why He Withdrew From D’Tigers Olympic Squad

Nine Afrobasket Champions In D’Tigers’ Olympic Squad

Coach William Voigt has named nine of the 12 players who won the 2015 AfroBasket for the country in Tunisia for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The team, which lost 110-66 to the USA on Tuesday in their last friendly match before the Olympics, will begin their quest for a first medal against Argentina on August 7. D’Tigers will be featuring in their second consecutive Olympics … Continue reading Nine Afrobasket Champions In D’Tigers’ Olympic Squad

USA Maul D’Tigers 110-66 In Pre-Olympic Basketball Friendly

The USA basketball team made up of NBA stars proved their immense quality and superiority over D’Tigers of Nigeria in a pre-Summer Games exhibition series with a dominating 110-66 win on Monday night. The Americans’ buildup to the Rio de Janeiro Games included five straight exhibition wins, but just one came against an opponent ranked in the top 10 in the world. They easily beat … Continue reading USA Maul D’Tigers 110-66 In Pre-Olympic Basketball Friendly

Olumide Oyedeji Quits National Basketball Team

Nigeria’s senior national men’s basketball team’s long serving captain, Olumide Oyedeji, on Wednesday resigned from the D’Tigers. Oyedeji, who announced his resignation on his Twitter handle, bid his teammates farewell as they prepare for the Summer Rio Olympics in Brazil. He cited personal reasons for his leaving the D’Tigers. Oyedeji has served the nation for two decades and captained the team that won the 2015 … Continue reading Olumide Oyedeji Quits National Basketball Team