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Hardaway Jr ready for London debut

It was a disappointing start to the 2014/15 season for the New York Knicks as they suffered a 104-80 defeat to the Chicago Bulls.

The Knicks will be playing at The O2 Arena in London in January as part of the 2015 NBA Global Games.

Tim Hardaway Jr has never been to London and is looking forward to the challenge as the Knicks take on the Milwaukee Bucks.

He said: "When I was a kid, London Bridge is falling down, that's all I used to hear about London. I know that there are some great tourist attractions you see them all in the movies all the time.

"You see it on computers and pictures that people post, and my friends going there to visit. I just can't wait to be a part of that.

"The New York Knicks posted a picture of Amar'e Stoudemire with his hands held high and it said 'The Knicks are returning to London in 2014 -15'. 

"I was very ecstatic, I was happy, excited, all at the same time. I couldn't wait to be a part of it."

Hardaway believes …

Stoudemire: Knicks are ready to compete in the East and at The O2!

The New York Knicks had an indifferent season in 2013/14 with the team failing to reach the play-offs.

However the re-signing of Carmelo Anthony gave the team an off-season boost as they look to bounce back from what they must regard as a disappointing campaign.

The Knicks face the Milwaukee Bucks at The O2 Arena in January as part of the NBA Global Games and ahead of tickets going on sale on October 31st, Amar'e Stoudemire spoke to the media.

Stoudemire was in confident mood as he spoke of the positivity around the Knicks camp, with the new NBA season starting today.

He said: "I'm truly blessed to play this game at the highest level, my goal is to improve as a player and reach my full potential, it's been my goal since I was 19 years old and i'm still striving to achieve that."

"We're focusing on becoming a better basketball team and everything is going well."
"There's a sign of respect there [with new coach Derek Fisher) as players we…

NBA 2K15 Launch

The highly anticipated release of NBA 2K15 is almost upon us with the game being officially launched at an event in London later this week by RWD Mag. The game – which launches on next-gen consoles Xbox One and Playstation 4 as well Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Microsoft Windows formats – sees Kevin Durant take the cover. The music you hear is produced by Pharrell Williams with the ‘Happy’ singer creating the soundtrack including his own songs Hunter, Can I have it like that (feat Gwen Stefani) and How does it feel?. You can win tickets to the event by contacting RWD with information on how to available here. It’s the must have game for all basketball fans with the new MYLeague mode! We will certainly be hoping to give it a go at the event this Thursday.

Invictus Games Preview: "Invictus Games have changed my life."

2014, sees the inaugural Invictus Games seeing servicemen compete in a number of sports including wheelchair basketball at the Copper Box Arena.

In 16 days time, International sport returns to the site of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games in a tournament championed by Prince Harry.

Formerly in the Royal Navy, AJ Pingram has an interesting story of how he got involved in the games, despite having picked up a basketball to participate just once before.

Pingram grew up with the Royal Navy in his blood having had servicemen in his family and explains the story behind his participation in the games.

He said: "I haven't done any sport for years, until I went to a Cheshire Phoenix wheelchair basketball session, when I applied for tickets for the games, they asked me if I was ex-forces, I said yes, they asked if I was disabled, I said yes, they asked if I played disability sport and I said wheelchair basketball.

"Next thing I know I get an offer inviting me to the trials, I …

Worcester Wolves: Thurman hoping to build on Wolves success

The 2013/14 season was a massive success for the Worcester Wolves, fighting for top spot in the BBL ladder and winning the BBL Trophy and play-offs.
The Wolves have lost Zaire Taylor to BBL opponents London Lions but will be hoping to continue last seasons successes. 
The Worcester side signed up Robert Thurman having been recommended to the team by former player Will Creekmore. 
Thurman said: "He [Will] spoke to me one day and said that he had a team I'd be interested in and how awesome it is to be in Worcester - he sold me on the idea immediately.
"I was born and raised in a military family, so i'm used to moving around often, so that shouldn't be an issue.
I'm expecting that the team won't rely on me but will need me to play big minutes, there will be pressure on me to perform early on."
Thurman has high expectations for the Wolves ahead of the new season with the Wolves.
He continued: "The overall goal for the team, is to win as many tourna…