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  • Team World win first NBA match in Africa
    Team World win first NBA match in Africa AFP News - Sun, Aug 2, 2015 12:37 AM SGT

    Team Africa included NBA players from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Senegal and South Sudan and they made the running against opposition consisting largely of American-born stars. There were surprise, brief second-quarter appearances for Team Africa by retired NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon of Nigeria and Dikembe Mutombo from DR Congo. More »

  • Biyombo expects Africa to benefit from NBA exhibition
    Biyombo expects Africa to benefit from NBA exhibition Reuters - Fri, Jul 31, 2015 3:46 AM SGT

    Congolese center Bismack Biyombo did not grow up playing on gleaming hardwood floors in Africa but hopes today's youth will get that chance after the National Basketball Association's first exhibition on the continent. The former first-round draft pick, who joined the Toronto Raptors earlier this month, is among the glittering array of top NBA talent featured in Saturday's game in South Africa, the U.S.-based league's latest push to reach emerging markets. "We started playing basketball late and obviously we are trying to change that by building basketball courts," Biyombo said on Thursday during a conference call. More »

  • Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote
    Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote Associated Press - Wed, Jul 29, 2015 8:52 PM SGT

    Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing's bid for the 2022 Olympics, and ... More »

  • Yao holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics
    Yao holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics Reuters - Wed, Jul 29, 2015 5:49 PM SGT

    By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Standing 2.29 metres (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background. With the International Olympic Committee to vote in Kuala Lumpur on Friday whether to award the games to Beijing or Almaty, Yao has become the public face of China's campaign and in high demand in the Malaysian capital. When Yao was in the NBA, he was banned from ever skiing or skating in fear that he might slip over and injure himself but said he had no hesitation in volunteering to join Beijing's bid team. More »

  • Aussie Dellavedova to stay with Cleveland Cavaliers
    Aussie Dellavedova to stay with Cleveland Cavaliers Reuters - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 5:47 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova has re-signed for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced on Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced but reports say it is a one-year deal worth more than $1 million to Dellavedova, who made just over $800,000 last season. Dellavedova, 24, made only 13 starts for the Cavs in the 2014-15 regular season, but rose to prominence in the NBA Finals with his hustling defense against the Golden State Warriors. More »

  • LeBron James teams up with entertainment giant Warner Bros
    LeBron James teams up with entertainment giant Warner Bros AFP News - Thu, Jul 23, 2015 5:57 AM SGT

    Fresh from his success in just-released big-screen comedy "Trainwreck," NBA superstar LeBron James has signed a deal with entertainment giant Warner Bros, the two sides announced Wednesday. The agreement will see James' "creative footprint touch all areas of the Studio, with plans for projects in television, film and original digital content," they said in a joint statement. "Connecting with my fans and telling meaningful stories have always been my passion," said James. More »

  • LeBron James' company scores Warner Bros. TV, movie deal
    LeBron James' company scores Warner Bros. TV, movie deal Associated Press - Thu, Jul 23, 2015 5:33 AM SGT

    LeBron James is setting his sights beyond the basketball court. The NBA star and his company, SpringHill Entertainment, have signed a content creation deal with Warner Bros. that includes potential projects ... More »

  • Silver has 'no doubt' NBA could see a female head coach
    Silver has 'no doubt' NBA could see a female head coach Associated Press - Thu, Jul 23, 2015 4:45 AM SGT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Silver has "no doubt" the NBA could see a day when Becky Hammon or another woman is a head coach. More »

  • AP Source: Cavs, Richard Jefferson agree to 1-year deal
    AP Source: Cavs, Richard Jefferson agree to 1-year deal Associated Press - Wed, Jul 22, 2015 5:40 AM SGT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Richard Jefferson has experience, deep knowledge of the NBA and a deft shooting touch. More »

  • Hammon, Spurs take Las Vegas Summer League championship
    Hammon, Spurs take Las Vegas Summer League championship Associated Press - Tue, Jul 21, 2015 12:22 PM SGT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Becky Hammon already made history when she became the first female head coach in NBA summer league. More »

  • Denver Nuggets trade guard Lawson to Houston Rockets
    Denver Nuggets trade guard Lawson to Houston Rockets Reuters - Tue, Jul 21, 2015 6:54 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Point guard Ty Lawson has been traded from the Denver Nuggets to Houston Rockets, the NBA teams announced on Monday. The trade come less than a week after Lawson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Nuggets sent the point guard to Houston in exchange for four bench players, most notably Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou. More »

  • Premier League boss envious of U.S. sports' foreign fixtures
    Premier League boss envious of U.S. sports' foreign fixtures Reuters - Fri, Jul 17, 2015 1:41 PM SGT

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Despite running the sporting behemoth that is the English Premier League, Richard Scudamore still casts his eyes enviously at the foreign expansion success of the NFL and NBA. The two U.S. sports leagues have successfully hosted regular season games in the United Kingdom, and it has been a long-held wish of Scudamore's that Premier League matches also be played around the world. "I do envy the other sports that can, whether it be the NBA or NFL who come to England and get praised by the same media who completely criticise the Premier League for even thinking about it," Scudamore told Reuters in an interview on Friday. More »

  • Popovich to coach, Gasols to play in NBA's 1st Africa game
    Popovich to coach, Gasols to play in NBA's 1st Africa game Associated Press - Fri, Jul 17, 2015 1:45 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA's first game in Africa. More »

  • Dollars and sense: In the NBA, money is exploding
    Dollars and sense: In the NBA, money is exploding Associated Press - Thu, Jul 16, 2015 9:37 AM SGT

    To understand how the business model of NBA salaries is unlike ever before, consider the cases of Reggie Jackson, Khris Middleton and DeMarre Carroll. They're not All-Stars. They're not exactly household ... More »

  • Israeli swingman, Cameroon forward sign with NBA's Kings
    Israeli swingman, Cameroon forward sign with NBA's Kings AFP News - Wed, Jul 15, 2015 10:40 AM SGT

    Israeli swingman Omri Casspi and Cameroon forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute have signed deals with the Sacramento Kings, the NBA club announced. Vlade Divac, a retired Serbian star now serving as the Kings vice president of basketball operations, announced the deals Tuesday for Kings boss Vivek Ranadive, the NBA's first India-born club owner. Casspi, 27, reportedly signed a two-year contract worth $6 million while terms for Mbah a Moute, 28, were not known. More »

  • Excited Lin hopes to reach full potential with NBA's Hornets
    Excited Lin hopes to reach full potential with NBA's Hornets AFP News - Tue, Jul 14, 2015 2:22 PM SGT

    Jeremy Lin, the first NBA's first Chinese-American player, joined the Charlotte Hornets, saying the Michael Jordan-owned club would allow him to maximize his potential as a player. The 26-year-old guard inspired "Linsanity" in 2012 when he came off the bench to spark a win streak by the injury-riddled New York Knicks, but admitted that "New York seems like a decade ago, honestly". Lin, whose ancestry is from Taiwan and China, spent two seasons with Houston after the Knicks and last season with the Los Angeles Lakers before joining the Hornets last week in a free agent deal worth $4.3 million over two years. More »

  • Mavs have big hopes for 'ginormous' Indian-born prospect
    Mavs have big hopes for 'ginormous' Indian-born prospect Associated Press - Sun, Jul 12, 2015 2:46 PM SGT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — After making his professional debut in the NBA Summer League, 19-year-old Satnam Singh stepped into a freight elevator with Mark Cuban. More »

  • Towns, Russell debut as Wolves top Lakers in Summer League
    Towns, Russell debut as Wolves top Lakers in Summer League Associated Press - Sat, Jul 11, 2015 12:25 PM SGT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, scored 12 points in his professional debut Friday night to help the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 81-68 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers and No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell in the NBA Summer League. More »

  • James re-signs with the Cavaliers, Wade with Heat
    James re-signs with the Cavaliers, Wade with Heat Reuters - Sat, Jul 11, 2015 10:44 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - LeBron James, as had been widely expected, affirmed his commitment to try to win a first NBA championship for Cleveland by officially re-signing an unspecified deal, the Cavaliers said on Friday. "LeBron's re-signing today is a reflection and continuation of his strong, personal commitment to help deliver championships to Northeast Ohio and Cavs fans everywhere," Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said in a statement. More »

  • James re-signs with the Cavaliers
    James re-signs with the Cavaliers Reuters - Sat, Jul 11, 2015 3:25 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - LeBron James, as had been widely expected, affirmed his commitment to try to win a first NBA championship for Cleveland by officially re-signing an unspecified deal, the Cavaliers said on Friday. "LeBron's re-signing today is a reflection and continuation of his strong, personal commitment to help deliver championships to Northeast Ohio and Cavs fans everywhere," Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said in a statement. More »