National Basketball League created and coming in 2011!
Old 06-19-2011, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On Thursday, May 12, 2011, Canadian sports history was made when the nation's first ever professional basketball league was founded.

Andre Levingston and Ian McCarthy, who each own basketball franchises in the Maritimes, founded the league after their successes demonstrated the vast opportunity within the Canadian sports landscape.

"We're extremely excited to found a league that consists of committed, fiscally responsible owners who will operate their teams with the mandates of providing a high level of entertainment for fans and sponsors, and making a difference in their communities," said Levingston.

In addition to providing the highest quality of professional basketball in Canada outside of the NBA, the league will also serve to develop young Canadian athletes. Levingston says the NBL will hold a stipulation that each team is to have a minimum of two Canadian players on their roster each season.

"Today is a great day for Canadians," said McCarthy. "The NBL will embody the virtues of Canadians through conducting business in a responsible, democratic and objective manner."

The league currently has three committed teams (Halifax, Saint John and Quebec City), has received letters of intent from ownership groups in London, Oshawa, Kingston and Barrie Ontario, and continues to be engaged by additional interested markets.

The league will begin operations immediately, and will celebrate the start of its first season in the fall of 2011.
Three teams form new Canadian basketball league

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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so its a 3 team league?
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so its a 3 team league?
LOL

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Old 06-20-2011, 02:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The National Basketball League of Canada issued a release Tuesday inviting National Basketball Association players to hop the border and bring their high-flying acts to Canada if the NBA season is interrupted by a work stoppage.

"We’re definitely realistic in what we’ve decided to do," Halifax Rainmen owner Andre Levingston, interim president of the NBL, which plans to begin play in the fall, said Tuesday.

"We don’t think we’re gonna be able to land no LeBron James or Kobe Bryant because those guys will be fine (financially) during a lockout and I’m sure have their own regimen that keeps them in shape.

"But NBA guys need a basketball game and we definitely think we can lure the Tier 3 type players, the guys that maybe make the NBA minimum (salary), that would be interested in this opportunity."
New hoops league eyes NBA talent - Sports - TheChronicleHerald.ca

It would be cool if some NBA players decide to joing the NBL during the lockout. Even though they will probably be scrubs, at least it's another thing to watch during the lockout.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Lebron should take his talents to the Maritimes.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OSHAWA POWER TO HOLD MAJOR PRESS CONFERENCE AT 10AM WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 AT THE GENERAL MOTORS CENTRE TO INTRODUCE HEAD COACH, TEAM LOGO, TICKET DRIVE AND NAMING CONTEST WINNERS

For Immediate Release September 1, 2011
(Oshawa, ON) The Oshawa Power franchise will hold a major press conference
10am on Wednesday September 7, 2011 at the General Motors Centre(GM Centre).
The press conference will involve the following:

•Introducing Oshawa Power’s head coach and former NBA player, Mark Strickland to the community and media.
•Officially unveil the team’s bold new Oshawa Power logo to the community and media.
•Launch Oshawa Power ticket sales and ticket drive with leaders of our community and enthused fans on hand to purchase the first tickets.
•Unveil the team naming contest winners to the community and media.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I had heard that some NBAers/fromer NBAers had been contacting NBL teams. I found that hard to believe, but 2 of them just signed with the Halifax Rainmen...

Metro - Former NBAers Eddie Robinson, Rodney Buford join Rainmen
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Will Blalock signed with Saint John, Jamario signed with Quebec..

My hometown Moncton team is going to get destroyed...
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Attending my first rainmen game today ( pre season) ill let ya know how it is.

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Rainmen dominating early after the first Q its 26-11 playing great D
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Same story in the second. At half its 53-30
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Sloppy finish but the rainmen win 93-77
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Who did they play? Any good scouting reports?
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Who did they play? Any good scouting reports?
They played summerside.

I don't know the players by name yet but the rainmen guards looked VERY good on both ends as did their starting SF and C. Whole team looks to play very well together but tries to get too fancy and rush things a bit too much. Also need some help on the boards. Really good shooting from 3 but awful inside except their big man (#4)

As for summerside they all played terrible except the guards. Only good quarter they had was the 4th.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Season and league home opener for the Rainmen tonight, already had some bad things happen to them (player got kicked off, another suspended for a game and another broke his arm in their game thursday night).

Still I'm lookin forward to it, hope they grab a win If they play D like they did in their pre-season game I saw, they should be alright.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Will Blalock signed with Saint John, Jamario signed with Quebec..

My hometown Moncton team is going to get destroyed...
Halifax just manhandled them last night 121-95
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Spurs Nation Bonner: ‘I’ll consider playing elsewhere’

PLEASE GOD MAKE IT SO! Bonner to the Rainmen please! :P
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