Opponent Set for Semi-Finals Playoff Game

Opponent Set for Semi-Finals Playoff Game

Team Trouble: Opponent Set for Far West Playoff Semi-Finals

San Joaquin County, CA – The opponent has been set for Far West Semi-Finals game, hosted by Team Trouble. It is a familiar foe, The Orange County Novastars. The Novastars, earned their chance to take on Team Trouble in a stunning overtime victory over the Oakland Townhawks on Saturday, with a 142 – 136 victory. Team Trouble and the Novastars have played each other three times previously, in the past two seasons, with Team Trouble coming out victorious in all three of those meetings.

Playoff Recap:

But this is playoffs, where anything can happen, and this weekend was proof of that fact. In two of the three Quarter-Final games played in the Far West Division this past weekend, there were two upsets and two games that were decided in overtime. The Las Vegas Royals as the 5 seed came into San Diego and upset the formerly reigning champion from 2018, San Diego Kings, 127 – 123. The other upset was the number 7 seed Seven City Knights out of Phoenix, AZ defeating the number 3 seed San Diego Guardians, in overtime, 127 – 122. 

The Las Vegas Royals at the number 5 seed will now host the number 7 seed Seven City Knights in the other Semi-Final game in Las Vegas, NV. The winner of the two Semi-Final games will meet each other on Saturday, March 30th to determine who will get the right to travel to St. Louis, MO., where the finals will be held to determine an American Basketball Association champion, battling in the Elite Eight, hosted by the St. Louis Spirits. Team Trouble, the current 1 seed in the playoffs, will look to take care of the Novastars and get themselves one game closer to the goal of reaching St. Louis.

Thoughts on the Upcoming game: 

“We can’t take any team for granted, no matter what was done in the past.” Stated Trouble GM Jovan Bankston when asked about how he felt the team’s chances were in making the Elite Eight in St. Louis. “The playoffs are a different season, we just need to take it one game at a time and not squander this opportunity that we have worked for in getting the 1 seed!” – Bankston added.

The game will be played at Franklin High School, Saturday, March 23rd with a tipoff of 6pm. Tickets can be bought at the door, or purchased online on the teams Facebook page, or through Eventbrite under the event Far West Playoffs Semi-Finals www.eventbrite.com/e/far-west-playoffs-semi-finals-tickets-58313978680

The American Basketball Association consist of 143 teams nationally, Team Trouble competes in the Far West Region. Teams in the region consist of the San Francisco CityCats, Oakland Townhawks, Sacramento SuperKats, San Diego Kings, Orange County Novastars, San Diego Guardians, Vancouver Dragons, San Diego Surf, Arizona Beast, Las Vegas Royals, Solano Stallions, Oaktown Warriors as well as the Contra Costa County Delta Stars to name a few. Please visit www.teamtrouble.net for more information about Team Trouble,  www.abaliveaction.com to get more information about The American Basketball Association and www.theabafinals.com to find out more about the ABA Elite Eight.



Court is in Session

G-League vs American Basketball Association

Team Trouble fans react to the bad news from the G-League, with the announcement from The Kings that they intend to relocate their G-League team, the Reno Bighorns, to Stockton, CA. The team will be renamed to reflect its connection to the Kings and will play at Stockton Arena starting next season. The Kings have been affiliated with Reno since 2008.

Why is the G-League Afraid of the ABA?

According to ABA Action Live, “With the announcement that the G-League is moving the Reno Bighorns to Stockton CA, a market developed by Team Trouble this past season, we have been inundated with questions about the G-League and its relationship to the ABA,” stated Joe Newman, ABA co-founder. “And my answer has been “we have no relationship with the G-League and not by our choice. We have tried to develop a relationship but they simply have no interest. The fact that the ABA is the largest professional sports league in the US and the most diversified professional sports league in the world has absolutely no meaning to them. My feeling is that they are afraid to play games versus ABA teams because it would “destroy the myth” that the G-League is the second best league in the US. They watch our games, they know the quality of our teams and players and want no part of us, even in exhibition games or scrimmages. The G-League simply does not want to get on the court with teams like the Jacksonville Giants, Austin Bats, DMV Warriors, South Florida Gold, Kentucky Enforcers, Richmond Elite, Port City Tornados, California Seakings, San Diego Kings, Binghamton Bulldogs, Texas Seraphim and many other great ABA teams. And the reason they move so many teams from city to city is because fans catch on quickly to the fact that they

are seeing a sub-par product. If the G-League was not subsidized by the NBA, they would have disappeared long ago.”
“The sad part of this,” added Newman, “is that our players see the G-League as the Silver Ring and aspire to play there, with the Gold Ring being the NBA and the Bronze Ring being international teams. We want the G-League to succeed because of potential opportunities for our players, and yet, they do everything they can to avoid our players. Our All Star team could run rings around most of the current G-League players and could compete with many NBA players. It is sad to see a league so frightened. But what can you do except keep trying and that we will do. The interesting part of this is that the G-League follows the ABA website and will see this post today.”

Joe Newman

Stockton, CA Basketball 2018 Schedule

2018 Men’s Basketball Schedule

The American Basketball Association (ABA) season is one of the most exciting times of the sports year. In announcing their 2018 schedule, Team Trouble will face off against professional teams such as the San Diego Surf, California Sea Kings, San Diego Guardians, Oakland Bayhawks, Hawaii Swish, and the Shizuoka Gymrats.

Team Trouble is instructed by experienced and knowledgeable coaches whose focus is the improvement of our individual players, with the goal of winning championships. Our mission is to prepare players for the next level of their basketball careers, while making a name for themselves in their hometown of Stockton.

Team Trouble is celebrating their first season in Stockton in a big way, by offering free admission to all of their games. Attending a Team Trouble basketball games is an opportunity to see first-class ballers competing against other professional players. Bring your family and friends to watch a brand new and exciting way to play basketball.

Team Trouble Announces 2018 Men’s Basketball Schedule

2018 ABA Schedule Released

Stockton, CA. – Team Trouble unveiled their men’s basketball schedule for the 2018 season. Basketball games tips off the weekend of January 7th and runs through Sunday, March 18th.

Come support Team Trouble at the Stockton Arena. There is FREE admission for all fans thanks to the support of our sponsors.

Stockton Basketball Team is Top Ten in The Nation

Stockton, CA Basketball Team Takes The #9 Spot

The American Basketball Association (ABA) released its Power Rankings for games played through Sunday, December 17th.

The Richmond Elite held onto the #1 position over the fast-charging Jacksonville Giants.  “There’s no doubt about it, there are some great teams in the ABA,” stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman, “and I think there’s going to be a battle for the top positions all season.”

Stockton’s basketball team, Team Trouble, has moved into the #9 spot in the ABA Power Rankings. In order to qualify, a minimum of 7 games is needed.

  1. Richmond Elite 9-0
  2. Jacksonville Giants 7-0
  3. Kentucky Enforcers 7-0
  4. South Florida Gold 10-1
  5. Worcester 78’s 7-0
  6. DMV Warriors 7-1
  7. Salina Saints 7-0
  8. Steel City Yellow Jackets 7-1
  9. ROKITS Team Trouble (Stockton, CA) 6-1
  10. Chicago Fury 7-2
  11. Baltimore Hawks 7-2
  12. Port City Tornados 6-2
  13. San Diego Kings 6-2
  14. NEPA Stars & Stripes 6-2
  15. Binghamton Bulldogs 7-2
  16. Mid Georgia Pits 7-2
  17. Twin City Jazz 6-2
  18. Texas Seraphim 5-2
  19. Orange County Novastars 5-2
  20. West Michigan Lake Hawks 5-3
  21. Central Texas Nighthawks 5-3
  22. Reading Wizards 6-5
  23. Stan County SuperKats 4-3
  24. Pro Elite Flyers 4-3
  25. St. Louis Spirits 5-4

Teams to watch: Orlando Waves, Windy City Groove, Illinois Bulldogs, Austin Bats, Chicago Steam, LaCrosse Showtime