Latest Basketball News (Week 5 May 2018)

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North Carolina player passes away at basketball game

In a tragic turn of events, young James Hampton, a North Carolina youth basketball player collapsed on the court. Hampton passed out during the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League event and reports of him passing away came momentarily. The class of 2019 prospect played for Team United in Charlotte. The incident took place in such a short time, it took everyone by surprise. The director of team United said that, Hampton had a history of seizure problems. The 17 year old just fell down on the court, which Davis thought was a seizure. When being checked upon, he did not have a pulse; paramedics were called upon and performed a preliminary CPR. The games were stopped at the Boo Williams Sports Complex and Hampton was rushed to the Senatra CarePlex Hospital, less than a mile away. The young player was pronounced dead by the doctors in the hospital. The United team carried on its matches, the day after, securing a victory over All Ohio Red, dedicating it to James Hampton. Several prominent figures expressed their condolences over Twitter. It was a huge blow for the entire basketball fraternity to lose a talented player at such a young age. Get all the latest World Cup free bets here.

Cavaliers trump over Celtics in a thriller

The Cleveland Cavaliers grasped a 87-79 win over the Boston Celtics to secure its position in the NBA finals. The leading man was none other than, the king, LeBron James. The crowd at the Boston TD Garden were treated to dominating LeBron performance, who will appear in his eight consecutive final. James took home 35 points with 15 rebounds and 9 assists to take Cleveland to their fourth consecutive final. The Celtics posed a serious challenge, with their Jayson Tatum bringing in 24 points, including spectacular dunk, but could not manage to win. The Cavaliers started the game in quite a mess, with LeBron having no one to partner with, factoring the absence of Kevin Love. After the first half, Jeff Green took up the mantle adding 19 points. The game went back and forth until the final moments when Cleveland ran riot, grasping 15 points. The young Celtics team deserves their due credit for their fabulous run even without Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving. The Cavaliers will face the winner of the Rockets and Warriors match in their next game.

Nebraska basketball gets its big return

The Nebraska basketball 2018-19 team is shaping up to be a good one. Things got even better when James Palmer Jr. and Isaac Copeland announced their returns for the upcoming season. The Huskers also retained their defensive rock Tate Wildeman who was rumoured to leave after a coaching change in the last season.

 

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