The Premier Basketball League has sent dozens of players to play overseas on professional contracts this year.
However, this isn't always the best news for local fans to hear. The Lake Michigan Admirals won four of their first seven games of the season with Odgra Bobo, outscoring their opponents 791-757. Bobo had 140 of those points and led the league with 63 assists before his departure.
Then Bobo was offered a major contract to go play overseas in Iraq. The Admirals would go on to win only two more games the rest of the season, but Bobo's success continued.
Bobo was a power force for his new team, Al-Karkh, a struggling team in the Iraqi D1 league. He was brought in to help bring the team success and that's what he did. They didn't win the championship but the team did improve to 12-6, 4th place in the league. Bobo was recognized for his efforts and was named the American Newcomer of the Year.
After Al-Karkh's season ended, Chris Glisson, owner of the Lake Michigan Admirals, was able to get Bobo another great opportunity to play professional basketball in Saudi Arabia.
Bobo played for Al-Fateh in the Saudi Premier Basketball League where his team lost in the championship game. Bobo put up a huge double-double, scoring 31 points and had 12 rebounds.
The Lake Michigan Admirals hope to bring the experienced veteran back for the 2014-15 season. To see Bobo's full stats with the Admirals last season click here.
The Premier Basketball League is giving you a chance to have your talents and skills recognized by former NBA players, team owners, GMs, coaches and other officials around the league.
On August 23rd the PBL will host its summer combine in Chicago, Illinois.
Thanks to Flixpress, one of the major sponsors in the PBL, this opportunity comes FREE of charge to all participants.
The combine will be held at one of the leading major arenas in the city of Chicago. Hotel deals will also be available for those looking to stay overnight.
Many of the PBL's best players over the years were scouted at the league's previous combines and have gone on to advance in their professional basketball careers.
For more information or if you are ready to sign up clickhere and become a part of sports history. Also, make sure to 'LIKE' the PBL here on Facebook for the most up to date information.
Are you "Parkering" or "Lebroning"?
In game one, Lebron James of the Miami Heat, claimed he couldn't play because "it was too hot" and had leg cramps that resulted in him having to be carried off the court.
Photos went viral of people crying and being carried away. This was called #lebroning.
Then in game two, Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs, dropped to the floor, curled up in a ball and held his stomach after he took an elbow to the "injured" area, resulting in the new trend; #parkering.
Show us who you're rooting for by doing the mock of the opposite team's player.
San Antonio fans send us your best pose of you "Lebroning".
Miami fans send a photo of you doing your best pose "Parkering".
Send it to us on Facebookand show PBL nation who you're rooting for.
The Indianapolis Diesels are continuing the competitive edge during the off season with their newest 3-on-3 tournament, Hoopfest.
Hoopfest will be July 4-6 at T.C. Howe Community High where some of the areas best talent will come out for the chance to win some big money and enjoy playing the game they love.
This will be a tournament for kids and people of all ages who would like to participate. There will also be lots of entertainment for those who may not be playing basketball, but are there supporting someone who is.
This will be the Diesels first annual Hoopfest tournament and spots are going quickly. Reminder, there are prizes for winning your division but first place will take home the big cash prize.
So if you are looking to participate in Hoopfest, clickhere to register before all slots are booked. Early sign up ends June 20th.