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Old 05-04-2010, 09:00 AM
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A third tryout camp in less than a month:
http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams...y&newsID=10105
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THE SEARCH FOR TALENT GOES ON IN OKLAHOMA
5/3/2010
THE SEARCH FOR TALENT GOES ON IN OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City, OK. "We had our second tryout on May 1st in Oklahoma City," stated Oklahoma Stallion team owner Kelli King, "and we had a great turnout. The word is out, the Stallions are here. We invited the public out and had a nice crowd, I am really excited about this season."

"So now, we're going back to my hometown, Mangum, OK for our next tryout on Saturday, May 8th and hope to find some more outstanding players. Oh, and we had an NBA scout at the last tryout and hope he'll attend this one," added Ms. King.

Location: Mangum High School
Address: 300 North Oklahoma Avenue
City: Mangum, Oklahoma 73034

Registration begins at 1pm, tryout from 2-5pm. The cost is $50 for early registration, $75 day of the event. For more information, email Kelli King at kelliking23@yahoo.com or visit www.oklahomastallions.com or visit www.abalive.com.
And at least one more coming (but I'm not sure how they will split up this money among so many teams):
http://abarookiefreeagenttryout.eventbrite.com/
http://oklahomastallions.com/tryouts.aspx
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ABA Open Rookie/Free Agent Camp On July 24th, 2010 in Dallas Texas...

The American Basketball Association (ABA) and the Southwest Division will open their first-ever Open Rookie/Free Agent Camp on Saturday, July 24 at the Grawyler Recreation Center in Dallas, Texas in preparation for summer league action.

All participating teams in the Southwest Division will practice twice a day through Tuesday and then have a single practice session on Wednesday, August 4, before traveling to participate in the inaugural Lonestar Professional Basketball League from August 5-9 at the Odessa College. In addition to the West Texas Whirlwinds and the Texas RimRockers, the Oklahoma Stallions, Texas Fuel, Austin Capitols and Union City Ballers will field squads. The summer league will feature a schedule of five games on each day, with every team playing each other once over the course of the event.

After returning for a few additional days of practice, Each team will head East for the 2010 Lonestar Revue in Dallas, Texas. The event will take place from August 27-29.

RimCast TV is scheduled to televise a number of games, including both for the Lonestar Professional Basketball League and the Lonestar Revue.

For more information about this event, please email us at: KelliKing23@yahoo.com or please contact Kelli King 405.210.2467


ABA OPEN ROOKIE / FREE AGENT CAMP (Saturday, July 24)
Location: Grawyler Recreation Center
Address: 7780 Harry Hines, Dallas 75235
Times: 9am - 5pm *CST.
Registration Cost: $50.00 Late/ Walk-In: $75
Please click here to register:
http://abarookiefreeagenttryout.eventbrite.com/

LONESTAR PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE (August 5-9)
August 5 - *9am - 9pm
August 6 - *9am - 9pm
August 7 - *9am - 9pm
August 8 - *9am - 9pm
August 9 - *9am - 9pm

LONESTAR REVUE (August 27-29)
August 27- *9am - 9pm
August 28- *9am - 9pm
August 29- *9am - 9pm

• All times are CST

Open tryouts offers local/regional athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the ABA coaching staffs while they compete to earn a positition on team's official rosters. For more information towards the semi-pro basketball tryouts and the Oklahoma Stallions, please contact Kelli King at 405.210.2467 or email: kelliking23@yahoo.com
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I never said the ABA had the greatest numbers regarding retention of teams. OldSchoolBaller (neither did we )
The ABA has tarnished minor league professional basketball throughout this country Ed Krinsky 2/15/06
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:48 AM
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Here is a returning team also looking for talent;
www.pittsburghphantoms.com
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:52 PM
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don't get your hopes up too much psbf, they weren't too successful for the inaugural season. Their website seems to be only updated for tryouts to get some additional cash flow
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:50 PM
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don't get your hopes up too much psbf, they weren't too successful for the inaugural season. Their website seems to be only updated for tryouts to get some additional cash flow
And when the tryout money runs out, we all know what happens, and its usually preceded by a broke owner who has to change his Depends.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:48 PM
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What a joke...I live in Oklahoma and have not heard word one about this team.....

And....a tryout camp in MANGUM? Are you kidding me? It's a town of less than 3,000 people in the middle of western Oklahoma! Looking for that small-town high school basketball star with a dream to rape for his $75?

SCAM...SCAM...SCAM...
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:07 PM
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What are guys complaining about? The chicago steam, ( which is a good name cause there owner is full of a lot of hot air), they have camps every month all year. And this guy don't even bother to advertise, he just invites the same guys over and over again. And of course charges them. Then he promises them he will take them to china, and all these other places.

These players should claim a room in his house, they have certainly paid for it.

And yes, sadly enough, there are players dumb enough to keep coming back every month and paying. Also the only way the players get paid is to sell tickets during the season.

Also, they are going to greater heights of fraud, they (aba chicago steam) now are involved in a scam camp called diamond midwest showcase, where they promise you jobs overseas. And this goes for a small cost of 250 dollars!!!!!

God help us! Where is barbara Walters and the old days of 20/20 when you need them?
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:12 AM
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Thank you Not so Fast. You are correct about the Steam.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:36 AM
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I know, thanks, ot. I sent them an email with my ideas and have yet to hear back. When/if they start advertising I'll start considering them. But still, it's a long offseason, anything can happen.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:42 AM
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What a joke...I live in Oklahoma and have not heard word one about this team.....

And....a tryout camp in MANGUM? Are you kidding me? It's a town of less than 3,000 people in the middle of western Oklahoma! Looking for that small-town high school basketball star with a dream to rape for his $75?

SCAM...SCAM...SCAM...
Mangum, population 3000, sounds like identical twin of Winnie, Texas, future home of ABA champion Southeast Texas Mustangs. Will Mangum's games be played on an outdoor court or is there a rodeo arena nearby?
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//www.oursportscentral.com/serv...es/?id=4007977

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East Kentucky Energy Schedule First Tryout Camp
May 11, 2010 - American Basketball Association (ABA) East Kentucky Energy

Pikeville, KY. The ABA East Kentucky Energy professional basketball team that begins play in December today announced its first tryout camp for Saturday, May 22nd. "There's no doubt that the Kentucky teams are tough," stated Energy co-founder Tom Hamilton. "Just look at the records of the Kentucky Bisons and the Bluegrass Stallions, and you know that some of the best players in the ABA are right here in Kentucky. We think that there are many more great players and hope to put together a very strong team."
The tryouts will be at 5pm on Saturday, May 22nd at Pikeville High School in Pikeville, Kentucky. For complete details and more information, email Tom Hamilton at jthamilton1@hotmail.com or call Jerry Boggs at 606 213 2452 or Tom Hamilton at 606 213 2461 or visit www.eastkyenergy.com or www.abalive.com.
Hey Tom, you may have missed the memo - I'm sure Joe failed to mention it - but the Bluegrass Satllions have left:
http://blog.kentuckysportszone.com/2...k.aspx?ref=rss

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The Stallions spent their inaugural season in the ABA and made a run to the final four. Stallions CEO, Tony Chase via facebook said, " The ABA will still exist, but I do not intend to be a part of that disorganized league next year. That is why this league has been formed."
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