North American Basketball Development Leagues Association
PRE SEASON February 2014 - LEAGUE SEASON March - May 2014
GAMES ARE UNDERWAY!
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NABDLA OBTAINS PARTNERS COVERING EUROPE
The NABDLA, through it's partners, has formed a network reaching and covering all of Europe for placement of players.
The number one issue with leagues in the United States is the inability to connect players with jobs overseas where players can make more money and advance their careers.
This new European addition to the NABDLA network ads another 85 potential jobs overseas for players who play for a team under the NABDLA!. These teams are looking to the NABDLA Leagues for qualified players for their teams. Select players from NABDLA teams will receive direct tryouts with top teams around the world as well!
12 TEAMS IN 5 STATES AND GROWING!
JOIN US NOW OR JOIN US LATER........
PLAYER ADVANCEMENT AND EXPOSURE PROVIDED THROUGH ASPIRE SPORTS MANAGEMENTS' LARGE NETWORK!
RECENT GAMES ACROSS THE NABDLA
March 1st 2014 Brooklyn NY,
The team formally known as the Brooklyn Blackout, the New york Knights, had switched leagues and venue and recently played their season opener under the NABDLA New York league against new rivals the New York Lightning at The Brooklyn Stuy Dome. The game started off fairly matched with the score being 15-20 in favor of the Lightning after one qtr, Second qtr the Lightning blew it open led by Paul Scotland and Treymane Singleton to take a 48-60 lead at halftime. “Coach Mark Cook felt the urge to put a spark in his guys in the locker room” said the games leading scorer Kennan Belle (30pts,11rebs).
" They did an outstanding job at making the in game adjustments. Also by giving us a motivational speech that allowed all of the players butterflies to go away. We were nervous and the coaching staff settled us down”. After that Deylon, Perry, and Gio were instrumental defensively The Knights started the third qtr on a 15-0 run and got right back in the game, Kennan had help from teammates Deylon Bovell (24pts,7rebs) who hit to big three pointers to pump his team up " Overall we played good with a lot of room for improvement. Our effort was definitely there as a team and that's always a plus. We could've gave up down 15", other contributors where Lloyd Antoine who had a double double with 11pts and 11rebs, and Nayquan Mitchell with 13 rebs and 6 points. Free throws(35-60) and turnovers(30) proved to be to much for the knights late in the game as they fell to a final score of 107-113, Coach Mark Cook said" I thought that we had a great opportunity to win the game but we started off to slow in the first quarter. I was proud of the way, we fought from down 15 points at halftime. Our comeback was fueled by our defense and rebounding. Yet, in the end, turnovers, foul trouble and missed free throws hurt us at the end of a game. I truly believe that we can overcome these errors in order to win our next game”.
Check www.nyknights.net for game schedule.
NABDLA PICKS UP
The NABDLA picked up a huge sponsor with Bolt Sportswear and Apparel which is a major supplier of sportswear all over the world.
As part of the sponsorship, Bolt Sportswear will be providing the NABDLA with uniforms for all NABDLA teams at affordable costs to the Team Owner.
Bolt Sportswear will be providing the NABDLA Team Owners with NBA quality uniforms completely custom made. NABDLA Teams will be excellent and look excellent this year for sure.
Bolt Sportswear provides uniforms at an economical price yet quality as compared to Nike Dri-Fit or Adidas Clima Cool and other top competitors like Under Armour.
With budgets far less than NBA teams, NABDLA teams are able to obtain quality uniforms at affordable prices.
KNIGHTS DROP OPENER
NABDLA LIGHTNING VS. ABA FLAMES
The New York Lightning took on the ABA Bronx Holy Flames on January 18th in a battle of the Bronx at Mount Saint Michaels Academy.
The Lightning beat the Flames 120-107 in front of a large fan base which set a record in the Bronx for fans at any professional game outside the NBA or NBA D-League in the area.
The Flames played a good game but could not hold on against the Lightning depth which prevailed at the end.
The New York Lighning lost a close game in the Bronx against the Weschester Dutchmen of the EBA on February 8, 2014 by the score of 127-125.
The Indianapolis Kings won over the visiting Pittburgh Bullets 105-81 on March 8, 2014. The Bullets were on a road trip and played the Anderson Legends on March 9, 2014 losing that game to the Legends 164-91 for back to back losses for the Bullets. The Bullets were undefeated going into Indiana and left empty handed.