Japanese basketball - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Japanese basketball


Japan-bound Thirdy Ravena on blazing new trail: 'Follow your heart'

Jun 26, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Touted as a No. 1 overall pick in the PBA, Thirdy Ravena decides to skip the previous draft to pursue an overseas career

NEW CHALLENGE. Headed to Japan, Thirdy Ravena says he loves being outside of his comfort zone. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NeoPhoenix boss in awe of Thirdy: 'He is like an American'

Jun 26, 2020 - 2:57 PM

San-en NeoPhoenix CEO Kenjiro Hongo says Thirdy Ravena is 'the best guy to be a part of our organization'

HISTORY. Thirdy Ravena becomes the first player to sign under the 'Asian Player Quotas' system of the B.League. Photo from fiba.basketball

4 Japan athletes kicked out of Asian Games 2018

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Japanese basketball players are sent home for allegedly buying sex

SHAMED. Japan's delegation chief of the Asian Games Yasuhiro Yamashita bows during a press conference in Jakarta on August 20, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP