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EPISODE 5 - The JumpOff
Check out the new expansion team in Inland Empire owned by Kevin Daley & Eric Cooper along with protege' and women's professional basketball player Teonna Campbell give details about the JumpOff Showcase in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on Saturday November 7th. ACTION PACKED!!!
October 29, 2020
The ABA announced today that it now has it's own television network to broadcast games live on PPV for fans and sports enthusiast worldwide to enjoy. In a statement sent to the league from ABA Director of Special Projects Kevin Daley he quoted:
" MORE THAN JUST A GAME
ABA PRME TV (OTT PLATFORM) NOW HAS A LIVE STREAMING PLATFORM FOR ABA EVENTS.... ABA TEAMS CAN SELL PPV VIRTUAL TICKETS, CREATE VIP VIRTUAL SEATS AND OFFER ON DEMAND FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES, TO THEIR AUDIENCE AND WE WILL BE ADDING A CONSULTANT MARKETPLACE SHORTLY FOR OUR SPONSORED LAW FIRMS, MEDICAL OFFICES, CHIROPRACTORS, REALTORS, BANKS , ETC. WE WILL ALSO OFFER A VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE FOR FREELANCE SERVICES ( I.E. LAWN CARE, HANDYMAN, HAIRSTYLIST, SMALL BUSINESSES ETC. TO HELP PROMOTE LOCAL COMPANIES IN OUR MAJOR AND ALSO UNDERSERVED TEAM MARKETS..."
This news also falls on the heels of the announcement of the Pacific Division picking up another major sponsor in the Pickle Juice company based out of Mesquite, TX that provides a product to eliminate excercise related muscle cramps during workouts.. It also helps the body heal muscle cramps faster during a sporting event as well as nightime cramps. These are both major breakthrough announcements for the Pacific Division of the ABA. There is a bright future ahead in the midst of the worlds pandemic that has slowed and halted many businesses in it's path. The ABA and the Pacific Division seems to continue to grow and hold it's place as the largest professional sports league with the most minority owners ever assembled.
For more information or to obtain placement in the marketplace or to reserve your business' commercial space or ad space contact the Pacific Division at email@example.com.
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ABA TO RESUME
PLAY ON NOVEMBER 7TH
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced on June 6, 2020 that the league will resume play and begin its 2020-2021 regular season on Saturday, November 7th with a "JumpOff" Showcase in the Pacific Division led and overseen by Chairman Al Smith. "This has indeed been a difficult period for all sports leagues and businesses," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "But things are turning around rapidly and it appears to us that our venues, mostly
colleges, will be ready to host games and other activities. We will adhere strictly to all
health guidelines and those established by the various venues in which we play with no exceptions."
The ABA is the largest professional sports league in the US with well over 150 teams competing following the largest expansion ever. The league stopped play in March preceding its
playoffs and is looking at the possibility of having a brief playoff prior to the start of the season
in order to crown a champion. More details to follow shortly.
ABA teams will be resuming tryouts this summer and will be making specific announcements
soon. The ABA also recently announced a realignment dividing the country into 2 Regions, east and west, with teams in the Northeast Division, Mid-Atlantic Division and Southeast Division
representing the East - and teams in the North Central Division, South Central Division and
Pacific Division representing the West. For more information, visit www.abaliveaction.com.
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STAR AND THE STAR PLEDGE
STAND TALL AGAINST RACISM
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced STAR (Stand Tall Against Racism) and The Star Pledge, an action program design to fight, condemn and help eradicate racism. "Every professional sports league seems to have a program designed to
create awareness of social injustice," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "Banners, posters, kneeling, slogans on shirts, all good. Being the largest professional sports league in the US with over 175 teams and being the most diversified sports league ever with over 75% of our teams owned by African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and women, I felt it was important that we take a leadership role in this cause - and involve not only the players, but every fan who attends an ABA game."
"Prior to the National Anthem at every ABA game, we will ask the fans, coaches and players to
stand while our PA announcer reads The STAR Pledge. I hereby pledge to fight racism, to
condemn racism and to help eradicate racism. I will Stand Tall Against Racism, so help me God."
"We hope to make this a national movement with support from local, state, federal governments,
schools, community organizations, veterans groups, minority groups, the media and business and industry. The ABA will always Stand Tall Against Racism."
For more information, visit www.abaliveaction.com.
October 1, 20200
EAST BAY KINGS
ADDED TO RECORD-SETTING
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it has added the East Bay Kings to its record-setting expansion. "Even while we've been virtually shutdown due to Covid-19 since early this spring, it hasn't stopped interest in the ABA," stated ABA CEO
Joe Newman. "I believe the sports world is becoming very aware of our growth and all of the
groundbreaking things we've been doing like the ABA TV Network and our ABA Sports Realty Group (ASRG) and the venues we plan to build for our teams and more more people want to become a part of it."
The East Bay Kings represent the East Bay Area of Northern California and will join the fabulous Pacific Division made up of teams in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona,
and New Mexico. The organization was founded by formeer Division I college and arena football
player turned rapper and entrepreneur Lorenzo King aka Renz Julian of Field of Dreams
Entertainment/Empire. As a playground streetballer, Renz has competed in Nike/FIBA 3 on 3
basketball tournaments, and has also played in several professional football and basketball
leagues. "I am now ready to bring an entertaining style to the ABA," added King. "And I'm pleased to have ABA player Brian "Ball World Peace" Parker to bring his experience as
player/coach and help build out and develop the team." For more information, email
EXPANSION CONTINUES WITH
COACHELLA VALLEY HEATWAVE
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced the addition of the Coachella Valley Heatwave to its record-setting expansion. "We're really pleased to have
Robert Hamilton III as an ABA owner, " stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "Robert is also an
active player and hopefully will make a great impact on and off the court as part of the Pacific
A graduate of AB Miller High School, El Camino Compton and a player in many SoCal adult leagues, Hamilton added, "I'm here to build not only a brotherhood within my team, but a platform for the overlooked young men throughout my community. My biggest inspiration for everything I do are my sons; I want to build something so great that they can carry on and be passed down
for generations. I'm excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this amazing organization."
ADDED TO ABA EXPANSION
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced on May 20, 2020 that the Reno Rogues have been added to its record-setting expansion for the upcoming season that will begin in November. "Reno is a great sports and entertainment city," stated ABA CEO, "and we were very surprised when the G-League abandoned Reno and headed to California. It left a great
opening and two excellent owners have jumped in to fill the void."
The team will be co-owned by Andy Swenson, owner of the ABA Idaho Outlaws, and Tim Richardson, a local Reno businessman who has owned and operated a construction company
in Reno for 25 years. Tim also has 20+ years coaching youth basketball, baseball, football and golf and has been a Certified Golf Teaching Instructor with the US Golf Teachers Federation
"Andy and I are very excited about this opportunity," added Richardson. "We believe that the basketball fans in Reno will really enjoy the fast-paced exciting ABA game and appreciate the affordable prices too." For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.abaliveaction.com. or click on the Rogues logo on the home page of this website.
SET TO BEGIN PLAY
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced May 6, 2020 that the Seattle Transformers are set to begin play in November as the record-setting expansion for the league continues. "We are very pleased to have Zach Gill as part of the ABA," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "He is a very special young man with quite a story. A great addition to the league."
Zach was born with Aspergers Syndrome and is the first person with any form of Autism to own an ABA team. He is the Founder of Christian Faith Basketball Club which is a 501-c3 nonprofit
dedicated to giving men and women a second basketball life as well as a volunteer Assistant
Basketball Coach at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. The team plans to play
its home games at Seattle Pacific University, the home of the Seattle Pro/Am each summer.
"We are very excited about being a part of the ABA," added Gill. "We'll be part of the strong
Pac/North Division of the Pacific Region and hope to be successful on and off the court."
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced April 25, 2020 that it has added the Idaho Outlaws to its record-setting Pacific Division expansion for the upcoming season. "This is our first team in Idaho, long overdue," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman, "and in Andy Swenson, we have the perfect owner to lead the way there. Hopefully there will be several additional teams to follow now that Andy has "broken the ice."
Andy Swenson is a native Idahoan and a 1992 graduate of Boise State University where he was a 5-year letterman in Men's Golf and 2-time Idaho Junior Champion. Currently, he is Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Marsing High School in Marsing ID and has been an MLB scout for the Cincinnati Reds for over 22 years. He also operates Swenson Baseball Co. (www.swensonbaseball.com) and Swenson Athletics, outfitting high school, college and professional teams across the country. "I have been eager to bring professional basketball
to Idaho for several years," added Swenson. "And I am very pleased to be a part of the ABA. I know we will be very successful on and off the court." For more information, call Andy at
OXNARD ORCAS LATEST
ABA EXPANSION TEAM
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced April 15, 2020 that the Oxnard Orcas are the latest expansion team getting set to begin play in November. "This has certainly been an unusual start to the off season for all sport leagues and the ABA is no exception," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "However, we have continued to add teams at a record pace and have confidence our season will begin as planned. Located just north of Los Angeles, Oxnard is a perfect fit for the southern division of the Far West Region and will be playing teams both north and south."
The team will be owned by SFC Farron D. Dozier, a retired 24-year US Army veteran. Sgt Dozier currently has a popular radio show built around sports in the LA area as well as discussing
chronic diseases. A graduate of the Radio & TV Academy, he created the not-for-profit "Whatz Da Count on Sickle Cell Trait Prevention and was Creator/Curriculum Writer of the Sickle Cell Traits Course at San Bernadino Valley Community College. "I'm really pleased to be a part of the ABA," added Sgt. Dozier. "Not only will we provide the area with great basketball, but it will give us a platform to create awareness of chronic diseases including Sickle Cell Anemia." For more
CHULA VISTA SUNS
ADDED TO ABA
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced March 20, 2020 that the Chula Vista Suns have been added to the growing list of expansion teams that will begin playing in November. "These are indeed difficult times," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "But we are very confident that we will win the battle against the coronavirus and that life will be back to normal in the coming months. All of our teams are working hard and making plans to begin preparation for next season when that day comes. So we'll keep expanding and next season should be bigger and better than ever before."
The Chula Vista Suns are owned by Eric Brown who has played in the ABA for the last three years with the most recent team being the Tijuana Piranas. A native of Cottonwood AZ who lived most of his life in Charleston SC, Eric has been working in Chula Vista to help homeless families.
"I want to make a difference not only on the court," added Brown, "but off the court as well and am thrilled to move to the ownership level of an ABA team." For more information, call Eric at
The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced early in March 2020 that it has added the Silicon Valley Panthers to its growing list of expansion teams for the upcoming season. “This is a wonderful group of people who will be operating this team,” stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. “Tremendous experience on and off the court and they should be a terrific addition to our largest division, the Pacific Division.”
Leilani Llantero will be the CEO. A graduate of San Jose State University with a Masters in Kinesiology and a BS in Business Management, she was formerly Events and Facilities Coordinator for SJSU Athletics and is currently in her 8th season at the Golden States Warriors specializing in Game Operations. She has also coached at the high school and college levels.
Aaron Buckner will serve as COO. A graduate of De Anza College where he was the All-Time leading scorer and steals leader and two-time All-Conference, he is currently the girl’s varsity coach and led them to a league championship in 2018-2019 at Piedmont Hills.
Shahbaz Mahmood will serve as President. A native of Pakistan, he received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology and has been doing business networking startup for the last 20 years. “Leilani, Aaron and I are very excited about being a part of the ABA,” added Mahmood. “We all want to give back to our community and strive to help others improve on every aspect of basketball with the intent of learning life lessons throughout the process.”