OBWL News Archive

  • Dragoons make another move: out of desperation? +

    What happens when your team is 14-36 at the All-Star break, owners panic. Then, General Managers feel they have to make a move for fear of losing their jobs. Is this what happened in Fort Worth. No one is sure. What is certain if that the Dragoons General Manager Hitch made a move. Many believed he just traded the best player on the team. If nothing else, he traded one of the most liked players Read More
  • Las Vegas represented in the All Star game +

    The Las Vegas Blackjacks got great news today. The league announced its list of All Star players. On that list we find two Blackjack players. First on the list is Power Forward,Daniel Herb. Herb the 26 year old 6'7" from Southern California has averaged 32.4 mins a game,10.3 point,4.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals a game. "He has been a very good player for our team. we count on him night after night and he doesn't Read More
  • Las Vegas look for redemption +

    The Las Vegas Blacks head into Tampa to redeem themselves from that disappointing beating by Boston. Vegas did pretty much nothing right in the Boston game. They looked to change that against Tampa. "I dont think any team this season played as bad as we did last night " Said team Owner Michael Olson. " I hate to throw the guys under the bus, But they know it. we had a meeting and went over everything. We Read More
  • Las Vegas looked like road kill in Boston. +

    Las Vegas traveled to Boston to continue their f game road trip. This game by far was the worse game of the trip. Boston schooled Vegas and cake walked to a 112-72 victory. Team owner Michael Olson was asked after the game. What happened today? "You tell Me. I have never watch a team fall part as bad as we did tonight. They couldn't hit the broad side of a barn". The game went from Read More
  • Las Vegas wins on the road +

    Las Vegas continue their five game road streak in Detroit. The Blackjacks looking to rebound from a point loss to the Chaos head to Detroit . Detroit has been struggling all season as the sit in last place in the East Division. The Blackjacks are looking to move up and aim for a playoff spot. The first quarter was a back and forth one as no team looked to take command. The biggest league was 3 Read More
  • London Midseason Report +

    The London Knights sit atop the National East division with the Boston Buzzards, both with identical 33-12 records. The Knights have been getting it done behind a solid defense. On defense the team is once again anchored by Jean Larry (10 points, 10 rebounds and 5.5 blocks), though he is hardly alone. Jose Owens and Gerald Stubblefield have been perfect compliments to the reigning DMVP. Offensively the team has relied on the board shoulders of Read More
  • Blackjacks drop a close one in LA +

    Game 45 of the OBWL was like the other 26 losses for the Blackjacks. The Blackjacks looking to rebound after a pounding in Indiana faced off against the Chaos of Los Angeles. The first quarter started off good as the Blackjacks lead 35-32. Roosevelt Woodworth started the 1st quarter off good with a couple of baskets to help give the Blackjacks the lead. But as in the previous game against Indiana, the Blackjacks fell quickly Read More
  • Blackjacks fall hard to Indiana +

    The Las Vegas Blackjacks went on the road to Indiana to face the Invaders last night. As with most of the Blackjacks season the game did not go their way. The Blackjacks only trailing 23 to 21 at the end of the first, looked to be doing well. But by the end of the first half they were down 58 to 48. The Blackjacks struggled to keep the rhythm of the game in their favor. Read More
  • Blackjacks go Shark hunting +

    The Las Vegas Blackjacks are 3-1 in their last 4 games. They played host to the South Florida Sharks last night in Las Vegas. South Florida came into Vegas with a 9-34 record. With ownership changing this season the Sharks are a struggling franchise. Las Vegas is not on the path for a playoff spot. but they are trying to give the fans something to cheer about. With Horace Robinson out for a while. the Read More
  • Dragoons losing continues +

    Fans had hoped this would be the year the team made it back to the playoffs. Unfortunately, it will wait at least one more year. The team has not had a winning year since 2020, but did make the playoffs in 2024. The Dragoons started the year at 3-21. They have gone 8 and 10 since then. The team has looked for trades and did find some players off waivers and free agency. The coaching Read More
  • Robinson out indefinitely +

    Last nights win against the Demons came at a cost. With less than 7 minutes in the game Horace Robinson was knocked to the ground hitting his head on the court. he was sent to the locker room where the medical staff diagnosis was a concussion. The 6-2 point guard for Las Vegas will be out until at least three months. "This is a serious blow to the team. Horace is a big part of Read More
  • 2027 OBWL Season Preview +

      2027 OBWL Season Preview Hunter Heath and the Tampa Bay Tritons are ready to defend the Heikkinen Cup against a field of contenders in 2027. Read More
  • Why Your Team Sucks in 2027 +

      Why Your Team Sucks in 2027 The Anaheim Archers will be paying Greg Fore big bucks to score points AND babysit this roster.   Read More
  • Blaze Press Conference +

    Walking up to the stage with Youth Gone Wild by Skid Row playing, GM Abcarian gets ready for his beginning of the year press conference. “Hello everyone. Thank you for coming today. Let me say there two reasons we are playing this song at the press conference. The first and foremost, this frigging song ROCKS!!!! The second reason is that this will be our theme this year. After many years of winning 20 or less, Read More
  • London Offseason +

    London entered Free Agency with plenty of cash to spend and several enticing targets to go after. But in the end the club decided the grass wasn't that green on the other side. Instead of making a play for Charles Flowers, Andrew Jackson, etc the Knights re-upped their two superstars: Val Crumley and Jose Owens. In fact GM Lian basically decided to run it back with last team’s team. Jeffrey Cluff, Forrest Valentine, Thomas Grundy Read More
  • Buzzards Re-Load for 2027 in Free Agency +

    August 1, 2027 -- Boston, MA: The Boston Buzzards, coming off an improbable run to the OBWL Finals in 2026 as the fifth seed out of the National Conference, had been relatively quiet this offseason until the end of July when the team agreed to terms with veteran PF Richard Burke II and PG/SG Jose Lakes. The moves were hardly unexpected, as the team was unable to retain veteran backcourt defender Jerrold Dean and swing guard Read More
  • "The Plan" +

    "I want to play for the better team." These were the words that closed the e-mail from the agency representing then-New Jersey Evolution forward Luis Engram on the opening day of free agency, after hearing an initial pitch from the Seattle Sea Dogs earlier that evening. All signs and expectations pointed to Engram returning to the team that had made him the youngest draft pick in OBWL history four years prior. What could not be Read More
  • Chaos Draft And Free Agency +

    The Los Angeles Chaos made it to the second round of the 2026 OBWL Playoffs, but were no match for the Kansas City Pioneers, who ended their run in 5 games. The Chaos entered the rookie draft with pick #16 in the first round and they chose the 22 year old SG from North Carolina, Grant Middleton. The 4-star recruit hails from Bedford, Virginia where he was an All-State high school athlete. As a Junior Read More
  • Sea Dogs Draft Review +

    Just days after introducing Jay Amado as the new general manager in Seattle to a mix of protests and fanfare about the Washington-raised local, the Sea Dogs quickly hit the scouting trail and began building their draft board. With just Charles Ackerman, Gerald Hay, Justin Evans, and Kenneth Moy on the roster heading into draft day, the pressure was on for the Sea Dogs to add pieces in an attempt to appease Ackerman, whom Amado Read More
  • Dragoons 2027.1 +

    It may come to a surprise to many, but General Manager Hitch was able to sign some players today. Fort Worth is a small market, but with low loyalty. It is so bad that the owner, Blake Cain, is paying millions to build a new stadium. The team will be moving to Toronto in 2029. Fan support could be low again this year. Rufus Motley is just 28 year old. He was originally drafted by Read More
  • Pee's out! Why Fore left Denver +

    Denver. Yes, we all know that the Denver Demons just started a new era. Greg Fore is gone, the team went on to rebuild, for the first time ever Denver went all in on the draft and today an avalanche of eight free agent hirings brought in another stream of fresh blood. And still. Greg Fore ist now officially an Anaheim Archer. How the hell did this happen? GM Klaus von Meyerinck spoke up today Read More
  • 2027 Rookie Draft Review +

      2027 Rookie Draft Review  Point guard Roman Roberson, the Southeast Conference Freshman of the Year last season for Mississippi State, will be rocking a San Diego Storm jersey this season.  Read More
  • Archers Draft and The Curse of Harry White +

    ANAHEIM, CA - It's not usual, in a league so infatuated with youth, to see a team poised to select some of the most talented and youngest players it's seen declare for the draft in a while bail out of a top pick. Deals in the lottery are not uncommon as the Pioneers showed last season when they moved all star guard Mack Lavoie to the Manhattan Swing for the rights to select Ambrose Vela. However, Read More
  • Seton Hall, Syracuse Double for Americans +

    For the second draft in a row the Philadelphia Americans looked to Seton Hall and Syracuse programs to recruit into the OBWL. With pick #26 in the 2027 draft the Americans selected Seton Hall point guard Rupert Dismuke, and Syracuse big man Emile Warren with pick #29. Just a year earlier the Americans selected Shelton Hagerty from Seton Hall and Philip Suiter from Syracuse. The Seton Hall, Syracuse double has some speculators suggesting a strong Read More
  • draft day trade +

    Portland, Or. Portland make a surprise trade heading into the draft sending their 13th overall pick to Denver and received former No 2 pick Julius Atherton. We sat down with the new GM and Portland point guard: Julius welcome to Portland, are you happy to be here? I am stoked to be here, I have been watching the talent that have come through this city and hope to revive my own career. Yoshida, Lawler, The Read More
  • News flash: Shockwaves in Denver as Demons trade Fore to Archers +

    Denver. Maybe it was a foregone conclusion from day one. Now it has happened. Greg Fore is gone. And in Denver fans are on the streets already, forming a lynchmob demanding the head of GM Klaus von Meyerinck. Literally. What has happened? How? Why? Shockwaves in Denver, Fore traded away, no one available for comment as of now. Looks like the Demons took a new road, fully rebuilding, using 4 draft picks to lay the Read More
  • Into the Great Wide Open +

    Pioneers Hire New Assistant, Face Uncertain Offseason KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -- The Kansas City Pioneers today announced the hiring of new assistant coach Thomas Rousseau to a 3 year contract. Rousseau, 56, -- a former star guard for the French men's national basketball team -- brings over 25 years of experience coaching in the LNB Pro A league, the top-tier professional basketball league in France. This will be Rousseau's first time coaching in the OBWL. He replaces former Read More
  • Im back +

    Portland, Or. Its time. I will speak to the media today after my two year hiatus. Well actually it was more of a gaging order, either way, today I break my silence. I am Roger Desfontaines, most improving player and 1st team OBWL. I am the future. Questions: Roger, why the silence, in a time our city was starving for stories and success, where have you been in this past season? GM Trent sat me Read More
  • Bad news are no news +

    Denver. It's certainly no news that there's just bad news coming out of Denver. But it really looks like the Demons are in for another bad year. Not that the one they just finished was anything but... So here's the bad news at a glance: 1. The Demons are coming off a terrible season. A team without much of a heart or a soul barely managed a 20 plus win season, it played lousy most Read More
  • Dragoons time for a move +

    There have been rumors for years that Blake Cain wanted to move his team out of Fort Worth. The market size is small and fan loyalty has been poor. However, the city has a very high economy. Cain is not all about winning, but like most owners he wants to make money. The team has a nice stadium. It has a capacity of 18013. The Stable Center has 2130 club seats and 118 suite seats. Read More
  • Not te Result Wanted, but Still the Best for Snipers +

    High hopes fell flat in post-season. Failing to take the division championship that many people predicted, the Snipers exited the playoffs in round 2 for the second year in a row. However, seeing as they lost to the champions, and seeing as they took the first game in Tampa, it still makes this the best season on record for the Snipers. And so... another year done. What does 2027 bring? For starters, Octavio Morrison and Read More
  • 2026 OBWL Finals Preview +

      2026 OBWL Finals Preview Rising young stars Sheldon Perkins and Joe Aviles have helped push traditional league powers Boston and Tampa Bay back onto the big stage of the OBWL Finals. Read More
  • London Ends Season, Eyes Flowers +

    It has been some time since London found itself out of the playoffs in the first round. In fact, that was way back in 2018 during Year 2 of the Crumley and Larry era. It was the first time that the Knights made the playoffs under General Manager Lian’s watch. That year London lost 4-1 to Boston and the Buzzards went on to the Conference Finals. This year the Knights got swept by Vancouver, who Read More
  • Round 2 +

    A 4-1 series win against the Invaders moves the Snipers into round 2 of the playoffs, and into a repeat of last season. Once again it will be Sacramento vs Tampa, 2nd seed vs 3rd. This time will hopefully have a much different outcome, seeing as both Lynwood Emmert and Gregory Santiago are healthy this time around. "Our greatest asset is our depth," noted coach Gonzaga at the resent press conference for round 2. "In Read More
  • Season of Lumps, Season of Growth +

    ANAHEIM, CA - The annual sportswriter's poll for end of season awards has been completed. No surprise, Charles Flowers takes home MVP hardware and Jean Larry is DMVP. Those two practically own those awards in the past few seasons. Chicago's seven footer Byron Dambrosio took home the hardware much to the disappointment of Archer faithful. Many had hoped that Ray Weston would challenge for the award. Weston, a promising 6'9" forward from Syracuse spent all last Read More
  • Post-season and Awards +

    Some may recall the prediction made at the beginning of the season. Suffice it to say, the 56 wins and division championship did not materialize as predicted. The Snipers had to make do with only 46 in the W column (down one from last year), and 3rd seed again. That being said, prospects in the post-season are far more optimistic, with both Lynwood Emmert and Gregory Santiago healthy this time. With another prediction, as they Read More
  • OBWL Hall of Fame Class of 2026 +

      OBWL Hall of Fame Class of 2026 OBWL Hall of Famer Logan Goloboy scored with an ease and grace never before seen in a seven footer. Read More
  • American's Marching to Newton's Beat +

    In Philadelphia they believe John Newton is the best player in the league and right now he just might be. Newton's latest exploits include a 50 point game in a huge win against his former GM's South Florida outfit, a 37 point game against Seattle and a 33 point game in Portland. Newton dominated the last quarter against Portland after his American's trailed the Lumberjack's by nine points at the final break. Newton had the Read More
  • Dragoons Digest +

    The Dragoons are battling for the top pick in next years draft. So, what happens? Coach Kolby Kurzyna decided it was time to move his rookies down to the D league. He wanted them to get more playing time and to see if they could work through some things. At the same time, Griffen returned to the team at point guard. So, this is what happens. The guys playing are not giving up. The team Read More
  • Fore gone conclusion? +

    Denver. It's tough to be a Denver Demons fans these days. But it just might become even tougher. Greg Fore, the teams star, heart and soul, is demanding a trade once this season is over: "I want out", Fore said this week. That sent shockwaves through Denver. The Demons are in terrible shape. The season with just 15 wins in almost 50 games so far is lost already. The rebuilding is shaky at best. Veterans Read More
  • Chaos Mid-Season Report +

    The Chaos currently sit at the 8th seed in the American Conference if the playoffs started today. This is not where they expected to be at the beginning of the season. This is a let down and not an improvement over last season. Last year the Chaos were the 8th seed and were quickly eliminated by the Pioneers after 5 games. Just a month ago, the Chaos were nearly .500 and set up higher in Read More
  • Everything American. Renato's Return, Philli All-Stars and more +

    RETURN OF RENATO The return of Renato Ardoin has inspired the Philadelphia Americans into winning ways. The Americans have lost just one game since the return of the 8 time All-star, including a seven game current win streak. A broken arm forced Ardoin to miss the entire month of January, a dismal month for the Americans as they managed to win just three games without their superstar. This season the American's have won half of Read More
  • Archers Enjoy Springtime of Youth at Annual All Star Festivities +

    ANAHEIM, CA - As the OBWL descended on HSBC London Palace for the annual all star festivities, the Archers find themselves in an interesting predicament. "We're ahead of schedule," said General Manager Eric Stelle, "as initally forcasted, our coaching staff would have had enough time to get our group of young players together and develop them as a unit just in time to have many veteran contracts expire and perhaps pursue a free agent who could Read More
  • 1,000 +

    TORONTO, CA (AP) -- Despite 26 points and 16 rebounds from the OBWL's leading scorer and reigning MVP Charles Flowers, the Kansas City Pioneers managed to escape from Toronto with a 105-103 win over the Huskies. In a hard fought game that featured a clash between All Star big men in Flowers and the Pioneers' own Charles Cazares, it was sometimes-starting center Joe Turner who improbably won the game for Kansas City. With the game tied Read More
  • Dragoons fans losing hope +

    The Fort Worth Dragoons are at the bottom of the league in wins. Season ticket holders had expected a playoff run, but instead are looking at at team heading for the lottery. The staff continues to make roster and line up changes in hopes that wins may come. The Dragoons are 5-5 in the last ten games. Griffen has returned after a long injury recovery. The team is at full strength, but it may be Read More
  • London Midseason Report +

    With nearly half the season over, London is in a dogfight with Boston for the top spot in the National East division. The two teams are tied for the division lead with both splitting the head-to-head matchup so far. In a season where many viewed London as vulnerable, the Knights have held steady on the backs of their stalwarts, Val Crumley, Jean Larry and Jose Owens. Crumley remains one of the best floor generals in Read More
  • A Few Words With Gregory Santiago +

    On his recent contract extension: "Every year the same thing happens: in-demand top players declare they'll test for free agency. Several teams announce they're trying for him. Taunting happens between the GMs. And when Free Agency happens, they just re-sign with their current team because they can offer the largest contract. It's all so much drama. Lots of players seem to love drama; I know Lyn does. This way, I set the terms. Max value Read More
  • Chucks Blog Vol XVIII: Finally rebuilding. Well, sort of... +

    Chuck checking in is deliverd to you by Chuck Tankman, Denver Demons insider. The 63 year old Denver native is writing this column for a single purpose: telling the truth about the Demons and consequently chasing GM Klaus von Meyerinck out of office. Fact check: Another year of failure lies behind our Denver Demons. A 2025 season that started with GM Klaus von Meyerinck anouncing two clearcut goals: gaining another 25 pounds and "rebuilding" the Read More
  • Dragoons' Hitch on the hot seat +

    The Dragoons owner likes to make profits and is normally quiet. When Blake Cain speaks, people listen. There are general managers in the league who believe it is in the best interest for the Dragoons General Manager to tank this season. Cain has never been one to worry about winning or losing. However, yesterday, he told the press that he is expecting improvements this season. "I do not put up with players and coaches not Read More
  • Dragoons season over already? +

    The Dragoons started the year at 3-5. The team is loaded with young talented players. Coach Kolby had anticipated a slow start as players learned how to play in the league. He knew it was take time for the game to slow down for the players. What he did not expect was one of his first round picks going out with an injury. This was followed by a second starter going down. Fort Worth has Read More
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