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Rappler's latest stories on summer league


Alapag says Kings coaching stint ‘has been everything’

Jul 14, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Jimmy Alapag hopes his stint as Sacramento Kings deputy can open more opportunities for Filipino coaches in the NBA

GRATEFUL. With the help of former NBA player Vlade Divac, Jimmy Alapag gets a one-of-a-kind coaching experience. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

NBA Summer League: Alex Compton scouts for potential imports

Jul 11, 2019 - 6:01 PM

The Alaska Aces coach makes the most out of his week-long break in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup

NO REST. Alaska coach Alex Compton (right) and team governor Dickie Bachmann are watching as many as 5 games a day in the NBA Summer League. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

China earns 1st win in NBA Summer League

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:45 PM

China is competing in the NBA Summer League as part of its buildup for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

KEY PLAYER. Zhou Qi leads China to its first win in the NBA Summer League. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Top NBA rookie Zion out for the rest of Summer League 2019

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:42 AM

Zion Williamson sits out the remainder of the NBA Summer League after a collision in his debut game

STAYING SAFE. Zion Williamson sits out of the 2019 NBA Summer League for precautionary purposes. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans Twitter

WATCH: Earthquake halts Zion-Barrett NBA Summer League debut duel

Jul 06, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Las Vegas earthquake shakes the NBA summer game featuring the showdown between No. 1 rookie pick Zion Williamson and former Duke teammate RJ Barrett

PRECAUTIONARY. Zion Williamson (center) and members of the Pelicans leave the court after an earthquake shook the Thomas & Mack Center during a Summer League game against the Knicks. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Portland Blazers rule NBA Summer League

Jul 18, 2018 - 3:35 PM

KJ McDaniels stars as the Blazers spoil the Lakers' back-to-back title bid

STANDOUT RESERVE. Free agent KJ McDaniels delivers 17 points and 7 rebounds off the bench. Photo by AFP

Lakers’ Josh Hart bags NBA Summer League MVP

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The 6-foot-5 guard boasts a league-best average of 24.2 points in the NBA summer showcase

TITLE DEFENSE. Josh Hart and the Los Angeles Lakers look to defend their NBA Summer League 2018 crown. Photo by AFP

LOOK: 5-foot-5 Junior Robinson turns heads in NBA Summer League

Jul 16, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The undrafted guard is making waves in the Summer League. What’s your excuse?

BIGGER DREAMS. Junior Robinson shoots for a roster spot in the NBA as he tries to impress in the Summer League. File photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

With LeBron looking on, Lakers reach summer league semis

Jul 16, 2018 - 10:39 AM

LeBron James creates a sensation when he arrives to watch the LA Lakers' game clad in gold Lakers shorts and purple shoes

LAKERS BENCH. Randy Mims (left) and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers attend a 2018 NBA Summer League of the Lakers at the Thomas & Mack Center. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Rookie Knox heats up NBA Summer League

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:52 PM

The New York Knicks' first-round NBA Rookie Draft pick sizzles in the preseason showcase

SCORCHING. Knicks rookie Kevin Knox knocks in 16 of his 29 points in the third quarter. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Johnson dazzled by Ball magic for Lakers

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Magic Johnson says the Los Angeles Lakes – who completed the worst season in franchise s history last year – is a better team now

Lonzo Ball drops double-double on Mavs, suffers calf injury

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Lonzo Ball is uncertain to play in the championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 16: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers has his right leg worked on by a trainer during the second half of a semifinal game of the 2017 Summer League against the Dallas Mavericks at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 108-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Lonzo Ball clinches second triple-double in NBA Summer League

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers advance to the quarterfinals behind Lonzo Ball s triple double

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. After an underwhelming debut, Lonzo Ball bags his second triple-double of the Summer League. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP

Markelle Fultz out for rest of summer league after ankle sprain

Jul 10, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Philadelphia 76ers Markelle Fultz says he is ok and thanks those who were worried about him in a tweet

GETTING BETTER. After being helped off the court due to an ankle injury, the top pick in this year's NBA draft will not see any more action in the summer league. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP

Lonzo Ball underwhelms in NBA Summer League debut

Jul 08, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Ball puts up just 5 points and 5 assists on two of 15 shooting including a one of 11 clip from long range plus 3 turnovers in 32 minutes of play

UNDERWHELMING DEBUT. It wasn't the best debut for Lonzo Ball during the NBA Summer League. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Cone believes Fajardo could be one of ‘best big men’ in NBA Summer League

Jul 25, 2015 - 6:01 PM

June Mar Fajardo has established himself as a force in the PBA Ginebra coach Tim Cone thinks he could be a strong force in the NBA Summer League as well

San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo has won two PBA MVP awards, and Ginebra coach Tim Cone thinks his skills could transfer overseas as well. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Becky Hammon-led Spurs win 2015 Summer League title

Jul 21, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Becky Hammon becomes the first female champion coach of the Summer League

Becky Hammon (center) celebrates with the San Antonio Spurs summer team after winning the Summer League title. Photo from Spurs official Twitter account

Parks scores 4 points in Summer League loss to Atlanta

Jul 19, 2015 - 8:26 AM

Parks played a total of 14 minutes and converted two baskets

Bobby Ray Parks scores 10 points in latest Summer League game

Jul 17, 2015 - 12:03 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr plays his best game yet in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League

WATCH: Bobby Ray Parks Jr scores first basket as Mavs win

Jul 16, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr enjoys significant minutes for the first time in the NBA Summer League as he scored 3 points in the Mavs win over the Lakers

Bobby Ray Parks Jr played 15 minutes against the Lakers - which is nearly as much as he had played in 3 previous games. Screenshot from YouTube

Parks to take on Clarkson as Mavs battle Lakers

Jul 15, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Fil Ams Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers and Bobby Ray Parks Jr of the Dallas Mavericks are set to meet when the their teams go head to head in the Las Vegas Summer League

FIL-AM SHOWDOWN. Bobby Ray Parks Jr (L) and Jordan Clarkson (R) will be on opposite sides of battle lines when they play on Thursday morning Manila time. Clarkson photo by EPA/Parks photo from Parks' Twitter

Parks scoreless in 2-minute play time in Summer League game

Jul 15, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr plays a total of 1 minute and 53 seconds in the Dallas Mavericks 95 79 loss to the Washington Wizards

Bobby Ray Parks focused on NBA dream, but not ruling out PBA Draft

Jul 14, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr would be a top 3 pick if he entered the PBA Draft but at the moment his sole focus is standing out in the NBA Summer League

PARK LIFE. Bobby Ray Parks Jr only has eyes for the NBA at the moment. Screengrab from YouTube

Bobby Ray Parks: I'm not just representing myself but the whole PH

Jul 14, 2015 - 2:43 PM

Bobby Ray Parks says the hard work he s putting into chasing his dreams is also for the Philippines

WATCH: Bobby Ray Parks scores first Summer League point

Jul 14, 2015 - 1:49 AM

Parks was fouled in transition and trooped to the free throw line where he split his charities in the second quarter

Bobby Ray Parks Jr's Summer League bio has one glaring error

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:58 PM

As Bobby Ray Parks Jr chases his dream of playing in the NBA one error on his player page air balls his collegiate achievements

HOOP DREAMS. Bobby Ray Parks Jr is chasing his dream of playing in the NBA. File photo by Josh Albelda

Bobby Ray Parks Jr scores first point in NBA Summer League

Jul 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Former two time UAAP MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr scores his first NBA Las Vegas Summer League point in a Mavericks loss to Portland

PARK LIFE. Bobby Ray Parks Jr, seen in a file photo duing his playing days for the UAAP's National University, is chasing his dream of NBA stardom. File photo by Josh Albelda

Mavs owner Mark Cuban speaks on Bobby Ray Parks Jr

Jul 13, 2015 - 2:40 PM

Former two time UAAP MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr played sparingly in the Summer League opener but Mavs owner took notice

HOOP DREAMS. Bobby Ray Parks Jr is chasing his dream of playing in the NBA. File photo by Josh Albelda

Bobby Ray Parks goes scoreless in Summer League debut

Jul 12, 2015 - 9:19 AM

Parks played the least amount of minutes among players on the Mavericks Summer League roster

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson puts on 'Lake Show' in Summer opener

Jul 11, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Jordan Clarkson may not have been selected until the second round of last season s draft but he outshined the top two picks of this year s draft

LAKE SHOW. Jordan Clarkson was a human highlight reel in the Lakers' Summer League opener. File photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Bobby Ray Parks Jr invited to Mavs Summer League

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:53 PM

Playing for Dallas in the Summer League is Parks next step in chasing his dream to play in the NBA after he went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft

NBA SUMMER LEAGUE. Bobby Ray Parks Jr was invited to join the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

GlobalPort import Famous to join Wizards summer league team

Jun 29, 2015 - 5:21 AM

Just hours after his team was eliminated in the PBA playoffs Jarrid Famous is reportedly set to join the Washington Wizards summer league team

Road games, 5 new teams highlight 8th FilOil Cup

Apr 09, 2014 - 6:17 PM

College basketball is coming back again starting with a better and bigger FilOil preseason tournament

College Hoops: Summer league questions that should be answered

Apr 08, 2013 - 7:11 PM

The 2013 summer league is just around and here are a few questions Rappler s Enzo Flojo want answered