“It was an amazing experience,” said Curry of the preseason spectacular. Hachimura’s wish: “Hopefully we can come back here anytime soon and play an NBA game.”
Golden State enjoyed a winning start to its preseason schedule, and Washington forward Rui Hachimura electrified the crowd with high-energy play.
The NBA teams were holding workouts in Tokyo the day before the first of their two preseason contests at Saitama Super Arena.
Twenty-four teams will compete in B1 in 2022-23, an increase of two from last season. It’s the most teams in the top flight in league history.
The veteran forward, who made his NBA debut with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018, spent the past two seasons with the Toronto Raptors.
Kei Hirata reflects on achieving her dream of cheering for major league sports teams in Japan and America and mentoring the next generation.
For Rana, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, a rebuilding project awaits in Kyoto.
Oketani’s dynamic coaching repertoire fuses old-school strategies with modern-day tactics. He’s positioned the Golden Kings for a run at a B. League title.
“I’m very much looking forward to playing in Japan as a member of the Washington Wizards.” ―Rui Hachimura
The reigning Masters champion said he expects to be able to participate in the upcoming major in Augusta, Georgia.
“Ukrainians are strong people, we help and support each other, and we are gonna fight for our freedom and for our lands” ーKravtsov, an Odessa native
The school celebrates the late Utes guard's career in a jersey honoring ceremony at halftime on January 20.