September 15, 2019: The WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year, Dearica Hamby, turns defense and a stunning lack of clock awareness into playoff victory, picking off the pass and draining the shot from just inside half court with 5.3 seconds remaining, sealing the victory for the Las Vegas Aces as they advance to the WNBA Semifinals.
Ricky Rubio (20 PTS and 7 REB) led Spain and Spain are FIBA World Cup champions! Spain capped off an undefeated 8-0 run at the 2019 FIBA World Cup by beating Argentina 95-75 to win the gold medal.
After Spain opened the game with a 14-2 lead, Argentina answered with an 11-0 run, but the Spanish took back control, led by as many as 17 early in the second quarter, and went up by 22 with a 12-0 run early in the third.
Marc Gasol stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. By winning gold, Gasol becomes the sixth player in history to win an NBA title and a gold medal (FIBA or Olympic) in the same year, joining Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in the exclusive club.
This is Spain’s second FIBA World Cup gold medal. They also won in 2006 when they blew out Greece.
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Evan Fournier, Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol, and Luis Scola were named 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup All-Star Five!
Earlier on Sunday, France came back from 15 points down in the third quarter to beat Australia, 67-59, for the bronze medal.
Photo: NBA stars were in attendance at the FIBA Basketball World Cup Finals.
Derrick Rose debuts his 10th Signature Adidas Sneaker! Clad in all-black, the new D Rose 10 details include a 3D “Three-Stripes” logo at the heel, D Rose branding at the tongue, and significant dates for Rose, including his 2011 MVP award, etched into the midsole.
As seen in the pic above, Derrick Rose officially launched his Adidas ‘D-Rose 10’ sneaker in China this week, becoming the 8th player in NBA history to have a signature series with more than 10 consecutive models.
His shirt crosses out “DONE DONE DONE” and reads: “NOT DONE YET” ❤️🌹
September 4, 1999: With the New York Liberty trailing 67-65 to the defending-champion Houston Comets and only 2.4 seconds remaining, Teresa Weatherspoon throws up the shot from half court and banks it in to steal the win in Houston and force a decisive Game 3 in the 1999 WNBA Championship series.