2014 NWBA Nationals


Tournament Overview

The road to the championship was not easy. We fought hard playing in several tournaments throughout the US. In the end it was worth it as we qualified and got invited to the 2014 NWBA national championship tournament. The best teams in from all of the NWBA divisions met up in Louisville Kentucky to compete. The Kings compete in the highest division, called the Championship division and of all the teams in our division only the top 16 are invited into the tournament.

We competed hard and ended up with a 2-2 record during the tournament losing both games 1 and 2 by a single possession. However we bounced back to win games 3 and 4.


We had a great time and learned a lot this season and during the championship tournament. We even had one of our team members, Kipp Elliot invited to play in the NWBA’s first ever Legends game. The legends game is reserved for players 45 and older who have positively impacted the league.


Championship Game

Unfortunately we didn’t make it to the championship game. The NY Knicks and Dallas Mavs battled it out in the end. It was really a great game and the two best teams clearly stood out. As to not spoil the results, take a look at the recorded game below!


Tucson Tournament 2014

phx_score_20140111.jpgThe Kings traveled to Tucson AZ, for a tournament hosted by the UofA mens team. We competed at the University of Arizona on January 10th & 11th. The team began the tournament by driving to Tucson from Albuquerque on Friday and faced the UofA men that same Friday evening. Unfortunately we came up short on a low scoring high intensity game losing 45-48. Our coach had us fired up the next morning as we began a 3 game series Saturday. We started with Las Vegas Nevada beating them 68-60. An hour later we played against the Phoenix Suns, repeating our strong performance beating them 63-53. We finished off the afternoon playing the UofA men again, but they got the best of us this tournament as we lost to them again.

Phoenix Suns 14th Annual Tournament


We travel to Phoenix Arizona for a very tough tournament on January 26th and 27th. We’ll keep you posted and upload photos via social media (Facbook, Google+, Twitter). Thanks as always for your support! Below is a schedule of the tournament weekend!

Video Clip from Nationals 2012

Hi Kings fans, here is a short clip of the Albuquerque Kings vs the Los Angeles Clippers. We’ll be bringing a tournament to Albuquerque in October 2012 and can’t wait for everyone to come down and enjoy.

Kings Wheelchair Basketball News

_DSC8799Lots of news coming from the Wheelchair Basketball program!

The Albuquerque Kings finish the season as the #5 team in the nation after heading to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Co. They competed in the NWBA National Championships from March 22-25. 16 teams where chosen from the highest division in the NWBA. The Kings finished the season with 14 wins and 3 losses and with a 3 win 1 loss showing at Nationals. Two Albuquerque Kings made the First and Second All tournament teams this year as well.

The Division III team continues to grow with each practice. Currently we graduated 2 junior Kings up to the Division III level. We hope to help promote D-III during the off season with goals of sending a competitive group out to tournaments.

The Junior Kings continue to grow! More kids than ever have joined the program far exceeding our expectations. Just last week (April 7th) the JR Kings had an Exhibition Game, assisted by Communication Students from the University of New Mexico. The JR Kings played an exhibition game today against some UNM Lobo basketball player volunteers. Final score was a tie 40-40. Good times!!! Thanks for all the volunteer, fan, and players who participated!

Whats next?
– Kings are working on a summer youth camp for wheelchair basketball.
– We begin off season practice, a great time for those interested in playing to come out and learn more about rules, learn wheelchair skills and basics, get a great workout.
– Fundraising, meet-and-greets, community service.
– Duke City Classic Tournament prep and planning – expected tournament date October 2012.
– Much more!

#3 Kings Heading to Nationals

KingsbadgeSmThe #3 ranked Albuquerque Kings will be heading to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Co to compete in the NWBA National Championships from March 22-25. 16 teams where chosen and the brackets have been set. #3 Albuquerque Kings will face the #14 L.A. Clippers in the first round of action. We’ll keep all our fans and supporters up to date via Twitter and Facebook.

Rockford Tournament Schedule Nov 19-20

salimKings fly out to Rockford Illinois, just outside of Chicago to compete against some of the east coast finest. We’ll keep you posted via our Twitter and Facebook posts with all the tournament action. Below is the schedule in EST.

Saturday November 19:
10:00 AM Rockford vs. Fire Bulls vs. Albuquerque
12:00 PM Bulls vs. Fire Milwaukee vs. Albuquerque
2:00 PM Grand Rapids vs. Rockford
4:00 PM Bulls vs. Rockford Grand Rapids vs. Milwaukee
6:00 PM Fire vs. Milwaukee Albuquerque vs. Grand Rapids
Sunday November 20:
8:30 AM Fire vs. New Mexico Bulls vs. Grand Rapids
10:15 AM Rockford vs. Milwaukee Fire vs. Grand Rapids
12:00 PM Rockford vs. New Mexico Bulls vs. Milwaukee

Kings finish #15 in the nation!

2011 NWBA 1st place title game

Watch live streaming video from nwba at livestream.com

The Albuquerque Kings finished 15th in the nation after their first appearance at Nationals. The NWBA hosted the 2011 NWBA Tournament in Denver Colorado. There was nearly 100 teams in over 3 locations, with ruffly 6-8 teams playing at any given moment. The first place game was between the Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic. Take a look at the first half coverage and feel free to follow the 2nd half on Livestream!

11 Best in the West Tournament – Long Beach

2011bestwestteaserKings travel to Long Beach for the “2011 Best in the West Tournament” 
On February 11, 12, 13, the Albuquerque Kings travel to Long Beach California to compete against 6 other teams, 5 currently ranked. The Kings will start the tournament by playing #2 in the nation UofA. Also in attendance is #5 Utah, #11 Rancho, #13 Phoenix, #14 LA Clippers and the unranked LA Lakers. The Albuquerque Kings are also unranked but are close with an honorable mention back in Decembers standings.

This weekend will really help us if we can pull off some upsets. We have to be ranked in order to be invited to the Championship tournament in April which will be hosted in Denver, CO. We hope to show up playing our best and represent the Duke City well.

Tournament Bracket Download PDF of Schedule

When: February 11th-13th
Location: 13000 Clarkdale Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650

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19th Annual Texas Shootout – Sep 3-5


19texastournThe Kings will participate in the Texas International Shootout in September. We will compete against several NWBA teams from around the nation and many teams from around the world. (roster has yet to be announced).

We need all the support we can get. If you are interested in Sponsoring the Kings contact us as soon as possible. We can accommodate corporate sponsorship on our jerseys and wheelchairs including website exposure.

Last year the Kings took a 18-20 hour drive to Houston in order to participate. We held fundraisers around town including at the Albuquerque Summerfest and had raffles in front of various Walmarts around the city. We appreciate all the community support which made the trip possible last year. This year we hope to be able to fly down as the drive alone can be wearing when you’re competing against the best in the nation.

WHEN: September 3rd – 5th, 2010
TOURNAMENT HOST: City of Pasadena, Parks & Recreation Department
LOCATION: 5200 Burke Road, Pasadena, Texas 77504 (Houston area)