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ABA introduces its first Latino basketball team - Aug 2, 2012


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The American Basketball Association announced that it will introduce its first Latino team in the US based in Chicago IL starting in the 2013 season. The team, owned by Ricardo "Rick" Sanchez will be named Las Estrellas de Chicago (Chicago Stars) www.thechicagostars.com
"This has long been a goal of the ABA," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman . "There are so many great Hispanic players in the US; this should have happened long ago. I am very familiar with Chicago's Hispanic community having had a Spanish language radio station there for several years and I know this will be one of the most successful teams in the ABA. I cannot think of a better place to have the first Hispanic team and a better person than Rick to operate it"
The ABA is the largest professional sports league in the US with nearly 90 teams. It is also the most diversified with 75% of its owners being African-American, Hispanic, Asian or women. The league provides exciting professional basketball at affordable pirces.
"We are very pleased and proud to have the ABA's first Latino team in the US," added Sanchez. "We're looking forward to completing with the teams in our division as well as teams in other cities across the United States. We know we will be very competitive by showcasing some of the best professional players from Chicago, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, South America, Central America and of course, the United States. We are excited to be providing a fan-friendly, exciting and affordable experience."
"The Chicago Stars will be more than just a basketball team," added Sanchez. "We will be a world class organization which intends to give back to the community with basketball camps, food drives, mentorship programs and other activities which will make our communities that much better.:"
The team is currently searching out venues for its upcoming season and looks to build their own stadium in the very near future to achieve its goals. For more information about the team or sponsorship opportunities, please call Rick Sanchez at 866 266 3979 or email rsanchez@thechicagostars.com or visit www.thechicagostars.com
  




Joe Newman
First time ever: Four teams top ABA Power Rankings - 1 day ago

The American Basketball Association (ABA) today released its Power Rankings for the week ending Sunday, December 4th and for the first time ever, four teams tied for the number one spot. "The ABA Power Rankings are based on a number of factors," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "Included are won/loss record, number of games, opponent, score differential, home/away. For the first time ever, four teams had the same totals. Amazing to say the least." A minimum of 4 games was needed to qual...   [read more]

PJ Meyers
Gwizzlies team go 1-1 over weekend - 1 day ago

Georgia Gwizzlies' Gregory Howard (6'4''-G-89, college: Walsh) showed why he was drafted by the NBA D-League. Howard scored 39 points in a win Saturday at Birmingham Blitz, Alabama 124-118. Then Sunday at Georgia Kingz in Augusta, Georgia, Howard tied a Gwizzlies team and ABA League record with 61 points. Howard's total is 100 points in last weekend... Georgia Kingz All-Star and also ABA League MVP candidate PJ Meyers (5'8''-PG-89, college: Life) dropped 37 points in their 165-139 win ove...   [read more]

Joe Newman
No change in top 4 in ABA Power Rankings - 8 days ago

The American Basketball Association (ABA) released its Power Rankings through Sunday, November 27th and the top four teams held their positions. "With limited play over the Thanksgiving weekend, there was no change at the top," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "The Orlando Waves, Arizona Scorpions, DMV Warriors and Kentucky Enforcers all held their positions with undefeated records. With a full schedule of games this week and some top contenders playing one another, we could see some sh...   [read more]


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