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Little John stands tall

June 25, 2014 - 7:35pm

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TNP PICTURE: GARY GOH

Standing at 1.62 metres, John Christopher has always been conscious of his lack of height.

But that hasn’t stopped him from wanting to follow in the footsteps of his idol — Stephen Curry of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

Nurse saves life of fellow basketballer during tournament

December 23, 2013 - 1:22am

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TNP PHOTO: Choo Chwee Hua

The nurse was set to face off with several other teams in a basketball competition.

Yong-An helps his team gel

September 5, 2013 - 5:58pm

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TNP PICTURE: CHOO CHWEE HUA

WHEN Thng Yong-An was named captain of the C Division boys’ basketball team of Unity Secondary School for this year’s campaign, the 14-year-old knew what he had to do.

NBA looks to expand presence in Singapore

April 30, 2013 - 9:14pm

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REGULAR NBA season games are now held in the UK, while the one of the popular league’s pre-season games will come to South-east Asia for the first time this October, when the Indiana Pacers face Houston Rockets in Manila.

Ability, not height, matters: Muggsy

April 30, 2013 - 9:12pm

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THERE were a time when the pain of not being as tall as his friends pushed deep into his soul.
But 1.60m-tall Tyrone Curtis “Muggsy” Bogues persevered, believing that he could be as good, if not better, a basketball player as those who towered over him.

SSS profile: Jia Qi's got game

June 21, 2012 - 12:02am

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TNP PICTURE: ARIFFIN JAMAR

With less than three minutes to go in the final quarter, Tan Jia Qi’s Nanyang Girls’ High School (NYGH) team trailed Dunman Secondary School by seven points in the Schools National ‘B’ Division basketball final.

They died at play

February 29, 2012 - 1:44am

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PHOTO: Shin Min Daily News

One was 24 years old, the other just 10.

Fresh graduate Choo Jia Wei (above) collapsed during a football game on Sunday and died. He had just returned to Singapore in January, after three years in Melbourne.

Still a hotshot at 87

February 24, 2012 - 12:06am

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PHOTO: Lianhe Zaobao

Age is just a number to the members of the Tiong Bahru Joggers club.

Coming to grips with Linsanity

February 21, 2012 - 10:04pm

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PICTURE: AFP

IF A word has the letters 'I' and 'N', you can be sure that an 'L' will be added to it if it is used in an NBA headline about the New York Knicks these days.

Confessions of a professional basketball player

November 13, 2011 - 12:09am

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TNP PICTURE: Kua Chee Siong

AS A professional basketball player, Steve Khoo's job might sound like a glamorous one.

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