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Brian Shaw to coach Kai Sotto in NBA G League

Jun 10, 2020 - 9:12 AM

Brian Shaw boasts of an impressive NBA career that saw him win 5 championships combined as a player and a coach

CALLING THE SHOTS. Brian Shaw says he looks forward to mentoring the new generation of NBA stars. Photo from NBAE

NBA halts rest of G League season

Jun 05, 2020 - 5:19 PM

As the NBA plans to return to action, it puts up the shutters on its developmental league

ABRUPT END. Although the G League doesn’t get to finish its season, it will still hand out individual awards. Photo from G League Twitter

Tim Cone: G League choice 'good' for NBA hopeful Kai Sotto

May 24, 2020 - 4:59 PM

Kai Sotto skips the traditional collegiate route to the NBA and decides to the join the pathway program of the G League

HIGH LEVEL. In the G League, Kai Sotto will have his mettle tested against players who are also trying to make the NBA. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

G League stint to prepare Kai Sotto for NBA jump

May 15, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Kai Sotto will undergo 'NBA-level' coaching and training, G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim says

BIG MONEY. Kai Sotto is reportedly set to become a multi-millionaire thanks to his G League deal. Photo from fiba.basketball

How does Kai Sotto's P10M G League deal compare to NBA rookies?

May 15, 2020 - 5:50 PM

It’s a big first payday for the towering 18-year-old Kai Sotto

HOPEFUL. Kai Sotto takes the first major step toward his NBA dream. File photo from Chooks-to-Go

Kai Sotto has 'lot of upside' – NBA G League chief

May 15, 2020 - 12:06 AM

NBA G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim says Kai Sotto possesses the traits they are looking for to play for their select team

PIONEER. Kai Sotto becomes the first international player to join the NBA G League pathway program. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Kai Sotto officially signs with NBA G League, joins Fil-Am Jalen Green

May 14, 2020 - 10:57 AM

Deciding to skip college, 7-foot-2 Filipino teen Kai Sotto says the G League is the 'best route' to get closer to his NBA dream

Why a G League stint can fuel Kai Sotto's NBA dreams

Apr 18, 2020 - 11:12 AM

The G League now features a vastly different program from the time when Filipino NBA hopefuls like Japeth Aguilar and Kiefer Ravena were vying for spots

POSSIBILITIES. Kai Sotto now has more options to think about. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

NBA to test single foul shots in developmental league

Sep 27, 2019 - 10:05 AM

The NBA G League tests a new rule this season where all fouls will be rewarded with only one free throw

EXPERIMENTAL. A free throw attempt may be worth 1 to 3 points in the NBA G League starting this season. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP

Former Rookie of the Year Emeka Okafor models G-League Spongebob uniforms

Jan 05, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Okafor is now playing in the NBA G-League, not in a pineapple under the sea

NICK AT NITE. Part of Emeka Okafor's journey back to the NBA involves dressing up in a Spongebob uniform. Photo from G-League's Twitter account

American Airlines apologizes for kicking G-League players off flight, accusing them of stealing blankets

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:52 AM

Marquis Teague and Trahson Burrell of the Memphis Hustle were not treated very well on a Christmas Eve flight to South Dakota

TERRIBLE TIME. Marquis Teague (R) and Trahson Burrell were accused of stealing blankets from first class, when they had been given them by first class passengers. File photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP