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Changing official sourced capacities of all Euroleague arenas[edit]

An IP changed the official lusted and sourced capacities of all Euroleague arenas, at their articles, and at the Euroleague article and Euroleague season article. Is there any site policy on this? Can someone just chance all the capacities and give no reason why? Bluesangrel (talk) 22:02, 9 July 2016‎ (UTC)

Medal icons in resultsboxes[edit]

There is a discussion at Olympics project regarding match templates and medal icons, i.e. if they should be shown (diff) or not shown (diff).

This affects basketball as well so please join at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Olympics#Medal icons on team sport templates

International leagues being given vague article names like First Federal League[edit]

The top Yugoslavian League for example has a vague article name of First Federal Basketball League. I don't think naming international leagues from non speaking countries in a vague way like that, and in English no less is going to work very well at all for the site.Bluesangrel (talk)

RFC on sports notability[edit]

An RFC has recently been started regarding a potential change to the notability guidelines for sportspeople. Please join in the conversation. Thank you. Primefac (talk) 23:07, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Chris Roupas[edit]

I tried to clean this article Chris Roupas, up a little bit....but I have some serious doubts about it. I am really suspicious about the authenticity of some of the stuff in this article. Can anyone help with this?Bluesangrel (talk) 20:29, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

I think it is bogus. Would support an AfD. Can anyone verify this dude played in the top Greek League? Rikster2 (talk) 20:53, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
He did, if the team is Ionikos and not Aiolos. Asturkian, here the link to the 1982–83 season that he theorically played if so. Asturkian (talk) 21:29, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
 ::Chris Roupas did play professional basketball in Greece. We even have his old FIBA card. Should we add more photos with verification?  Let me know what else you would like in the article.Thank you  — Preceding unsigned comment added by PSUSTATS (talkcontribs) 22:00, 12 May 2017 (UTC) 
I would also like to offer all our other stories and photos to you for you to assist in making this article more useful.PSUSTATS (talk) 22:28, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
We have Chris Roupas's original Amateur Basketball Association of the United States of America International Player License Travel Permit. It says on the front side that this will certify that Chris Roupas is a registered amateur player eligible for FIBA basketball competition during 1982-83. His player number on the card you can use when you contact them for verification is 2 442. It is signed by William L. Wall, Executive Director, 1750 East Boulder Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909. Phone 903-632-7687. Does anyone think I should upload this document and incorporate it into the article showing what players back then had to have paperwork wise in order to play abroad? Any further suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thank you.PSUSTATS (talk) 14:58, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
The question is did he play in Greece top division, which bask then was split into different leagues than it is now. What used to be called simply A national category. The issue is did he play in that league, which is what is the guideline for Wikipedia. I don't honestly think Aiolos was ever playing in Greece's first league in any of those days.Bluesangrel (talk)
From what sources I have he did. But, the story is not as straight forward as I would like it to be. The 1982-83 Greek Basketball season as other seasons in that era do not have the sources like are available now for us to use. You can look at a article on David Stergakos who played for Panathinaikos that season. The article mentions he played college basketball under the name David Nelson at Bloomfield College in the United States. Chris Roupas played at first under the name Thanassi Kappos. He played in one game with AEK in which he had four points but sprained his ankle and was playing the next week with Larissa in two games and then from what my sources tell me, he played with Aiolos the rest of the season. Both AEK and Larissa were A league teams based on Wikipedia sources. Austurkian mentions Aiolos may have been Ionikos which also based on Wikipedia, is an A league team and at this time with all the name changes going on with the lower teams in the league, he might be right. I do know that several of the basketball teams bounced from the A league to the B league during that era not only based entirely upon their win loss record, but also in the form of not paying required fees to the league. A story also not covered so much is why these players during that time had two different names. Teams back then could only have two players from the United States on their team at a time. Over that limit, teams found a way to get around that number by changing players names. The photos of Roupas playing in the article were against Panellinios and it mentions his game against Apollon Patras, both A league teams for sure. Either Aiolos was Ionikos for those photos or Aiolos played in the A league for a short time before moving back to the B league. Aiolos is now in the A league but their article states they were founded in 1990 with a modified name, Aiolos Astakos. It appears from the discussions on this page that more information is valuable and that we should incorporate this information of Roupas with his name change and his short tenure with AEK and Larrisa into the article as well.PSUSTATS (talk) 21:50, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

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Conflict of interest tag[edit]

Would anyone in the WP:BASKETBALL community care to have a look at Nick VanderLaan and consider removing the conflict of interest tag? The page was tagged because I, the article creator, had correspondence with the subject. The point of the tag is to note that the article may be written from a non-neutral point of view, or with a bias, or with a promotional stance – from my point of view, it clearly does not fall into any of those categories. I wrote it with a goal and tone just like any other article I have created. Per my rationale at the article's talk page and at the AfD, I feel the tag is unjust and I'd like the tag to be removed. As I am the article creator, I am not in a position to remove it myself. Does anyone else agree that the tag is unjust and should be removed? Per Help:Maintenance template removal, basically anyone can remove such a tag other than the user in question (me). Points made by two users at the AfD — "And there's nothing in the article that strikes me as promotional" and "Article is well-written and well-sourced and written by an experienced editor, so I'm not concerned about WP:COI anyway." — seem to comply with the guidelines at WP:WTRMT i.e. the "When to remove" guidelines have been met. I appreciate the time anyone takes to looking into my case. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 13:47, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Tag removed, as I'm not seeing that it's still a concern.—Bagumba (talk) 18:14, 24 May 2017 (UTC)