Kid Reporter Blogs: Basketball

Faizan Ali

Kobe Bryant: Has, Will and Always Will Be 17

  • Posted by: Faizan Ali
  • April 24, 2013, 5:49 PM

It is the fourth quarter. L.A is down 109-107. 3:10 left in the game. Kobe Bryant tries to do a move he does every game. He dribbles past his defender, Harrison Barnes, and takes a hard fall. Kobe’s holding his knee. It does not look good for Kobe. He shoots free throws on one leg. Kobe is walking off the court. What exactly happened?

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Grace Ybarra

A Battle to the Final Four 30

  • Posted by: Grace Ybarra
  • April 5, 2013, 12:59 PM

The Midwest Regional showcased some of the most anticipated matchups of the NCAA tournament. Louisville, Duke, Michigan State, and Oregon all converged at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the event, March 29-31.

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Haley Smilow

It's Bracket Time! 49

  • Posted by: Haley Smilow
  • March 22, 2013, 10:55 PM

Most sports fans know it as March Madness, but this really is the championship tournament of the NCAA men’s Division I basketball. This tournament has a long history and is filled with years of interesting games. Millions of Americans “fill out a bracket,” trying to predict the winners of all 67 games. For the first time in my life, I filled out a bracket. More »

Faizan Ali

What is College Basketball's Toughest Conference? 23

  • Posted by: Faizan Ali
  • March 13, 2013, 1:14 PM

It’s that time of the year again. Bets are made, brackets are set, and there are predictions everywhere. ESPN goes on and on and on about it for the whole month. Celebrities throw in their ideas. It’s a whole whirlwind of statistics and predictions that won’t end until April 9. Yes sir (or ma’am), you guessed it right: It’s NCAA tournament time!

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Grace Ybarra

The Day I was a Globetrotter 9

  • Posted by: Grace Ybarra
  • March 8, 2013, 9:53 PM


When SI Kids offered me the opportunity to spend a day with the Harlem Globetrotters, I was very excited. I had seen videos of the Globetrotters, but had never been to see them in person.

To start the day off, I arrived at the team’s hotel. I joined TNT and Big Easy for breakfast. During the meal, we discussed football and basketball, their lives outside of basketball, and how being a Globetrotter has changed their lives.

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Andrew Wild

Required Viewing: The 10 Most Fun Players to Watch in the NBA 19

  • Posted by: Andrew Wild
  • March 6, 2013, 11:53 AM

Right after the All-Star Break, basketball tends to become dull for everyone but the most loyal of fans. But as a thank you to those who keep it interesting to watch, here are the 10 most fun to watch players in the NBA.

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