By W. G. RAMIREZ Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA’s first Chinese owner said July 13 that he hopes to use his ties in China to help the Minnesota Timberwolves become a global brand along the lines of the Los Angeles Lakers or New York Knicks. “Since I’ve been a fan of the […]
Seattle councilwomen speak out against arena vote backlash
Writing in an op-ed in the Seattle Times last week, the five women on Seattle’s mostly female City Council responded to sexist attacks against them after a recent council vote sidetracked an arena proposal aimed at bringing the NBA back to the city.
EDITORIAL: Let’s retire “Chinaman”
Yao Ming was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 6. The headline in the Washington Post now reads, “How Yao Ming subverted stereotypes and brought basketball to millions.” But only because the original headline, “Hall of Famer Yao Ming redefined ‘Chinaman’…” generated a huge backlash on social media. In an attempt to […]
The Layup Drill: Snowboarder, Mariner, Sounder … and Yao!
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition we take a look at a snowboarding Phenom, a new Mariner, the Sounders lose a key player and Yao Ming moves closer to Hall of Fame.
EDITORIAL: Make your voice heard regarding proposed SoDo Arena at public hearing March 15!
Next Tuesday, March 15, there will be a public meeting at 5:30 at Seattle City Hall for citizens to chime in on how they feel about the proposed SoDo Arena, a stadium from San Francisco developer (but Rainier Valley-raised) Chris Hansen. The much-delayed stadium project, sometimes dubbed the “Sonics Arena” has been in the works […]
Top 15 sports stories 2015 – Wins and losses
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly 2015 was a big year in sports. Doug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks made it back to the Super Bowl and came one yard from making it back-to-back NFL titles. Let’s quickly move on. May was a big month. The NFL Draft was held this month and University of […]
The Layup Drill — New haircut, new experiences, and a last fight
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, learn about the Huskies heading to China, the rebirth of Jeremy Lin in Charlotte, Ichiro returning for at least one more season, and Manny Pacquiao’s last fight. New team, new ’do for Lin Since it is November, […]
The Layup Drill — Kuma’s no-hitter, Linsanity hits Seattle and Filipino b-ball to play at UCLA
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Kuma Os O’s Mariner’s pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw his first career no-hitter when he blanked the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field last Wednesday, Aug. 5th. Iwakuma became just the second Japanese major league baseball player to throw a no-hitter. The no-hitter also was the very first complete game of […]
The Layup Drill — Asian Americans tower in basketball this summer — Satnam Singh, Gursimran “Sim” Bhullar, Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., and more Jeremy Lin
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. Even though it’s the summer, we have a lot of hoops news. Your new favorite team for Asian Americans and Indian Americans? The Dallas Mavericks. The Mark Cuban-owned franchise drafted 7-foot-2 Satnam Singh as the 52nd player chosen overall during June’s […]
First Indian-born player in the NBA draft
Satnam Singh is the first player born in India to be selected in the NBA draft. He’s headed to Texas after the Dallas Mavericks took him with the 52nd pick.The 7-foot-2 Singh, who wears a size-22 basketball sneaker, has spent the last five seasons playing at IMG Academy in Florida. He came to the U.S. […]
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