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Meet the London Sparrows, Hackney’s finest wheelchair basketball team

17 Mar , 2016  

The wheelchair basketball game between London Sparrows and Brixton Ballers should have started by now, but a tardy referee has delayed the tip-off. The Sparrows’ moustachioed player-coach Amir is overseeing an extended warm-up while they wait. “We’re gonna have fun, but at the same time work. No one gets easy shots,” he instructs a dozen […]

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As it happened: London Lions at the BBL Trophy Semi-Final

8 Mar , 2015  

The London Lions were hoping to redress a 17 point deficit today in order to qualify for the British Basketball League Trophy final. The Hackney side hosted the Leicester Riders on home turf in the BBL Trophy Semi-Final at the Copper Box arena in the Olympic park at 4pm, and Hackney Post reporter Louis Doré […]

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UK Basketball: London Lions crushed by Manchester Giants

11 Mar , 2014  

The London Lions were outplayed throughout their home basketball league game against Manchester Giants, who got an early lead and kept it throughout

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Hackney White Heat blaze women’s basketball league

22 Mar , 2013  

Hackney White Heat are raring to achieve the unknown in women’s amateur basketball. The team hopes to retain both the Cup and the League this season, for the third year in a row, cementing their dominance in the sport.

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Basketball stars bag bronze

18 Mar , 2013  

Clapton Girls’ Academy put on a brave show to come third in the girls’ schools basketball tournament at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games.

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Hackney’s NBA star Mensah-Bonsu plays in narrow defeat

12 Mar , 2009  

Former Hackney White Fire basketballer, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, played 17 minutes and scored 5 points as his new NBA team Toronto Raptors slid to another narrow defeat.

They have now lost six games in a row, and are just one place off the bottom of the NBA Eastern Conference.

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Basketballer Mensah-Bonsu starts afresh with Toronto

9 Mar , 2009  

Basketballer Pops Mensah-Bonsu will be looking to build on a solid start as he attempts to help his new NBA team reverse a run of five successive defeats.

Mensah-Bonsu, who started his career at Hackney White Heat, was snapped up by Toronto Raptors last week following his release from a short-term contract at high-flying San Antonio Spurs.

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