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NBA begins negotiations with FIBA, EuroLeague about unifying basketball in Europe
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NBA begins negotiations with FIBA, EuroLeague about unifying basketball in Europe

The organisation of basketball in Europe fractured in 2000 amid arguments over TV rights.

NBA turns 75: From modest beginning to behemoth, charting the league's growth
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NBA turns 75: From modest beginning to behemoth, charting the league's growth

It started in 1946 with 11 teams and 160 players. The shot clock was nearly a decade away, the 3-point line was a couple generations away. Buildings were smaller. So were the players. The NBA, 75 years ago, was different in almost every imaginable way.

NBA: Nine more players test positive for COVID-19 with less than a week before resumption
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NBA: Nine more players test positive for COVID-19 with less than a week before resumption

A total of 25 players and 10 team staff members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began on 23 June, the NBA confirmed in a statement on Thursday.

'We have had enough': Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan speaks out on the killing of George Floyd
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'We have had enough': Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan speaks out on the killing of George Floyd

Michael Jordan voiced outrage on Sunday over the death of George Floyd, a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, an incident that has triggered violent nationwide protests.

Coronavirus Outbreak: NBA players to take 25 per cent paycut from 15 May amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: NBA players to take 25 per cent paycut from 15 May amid COVID-19 pandemic

The NBA has reached an agreement with the National Basketball Players Association to withhold 25 per cent of each player’s salary from 15 May due to the shutdown of the sport because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jeremy Lin among other American basketball players return to China to complete CBA season
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Jeremy Lin among other American basketball players return to China to complete CBA season

Around 40 American and other foreigners play in the 20-team CBA league and all will have to undergo 14 days of quarantine after their return to China.

NBA names All-Star MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant, announces league comissioner Adam Silver
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NBA names All-Star MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant, announces league comissioner Adam Silver

The Kobe Bryant MVP Award will be presented on Sunday to the most valuable player at the end of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

Kobe Bryant memorial planned for 24 February at Staples Center, say reports
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Kobe Bryant memorial planned for 24 February at Staples Center, say reports

The Los Angeles Times, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the event, said the date for the ceremony was selected in consultation with Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, the Lakers organization and the Staples Center.

LaLiga: Barcelona beat out Real Madrid, Juventus to retain position as the world’s best-paid professional sports team
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LaLiga: Barcelona beat out Real Madrid, Juventus to retain position as the world’s best-paid professional sports team

Barcelona holding onto top spot is largely down to Argentina forward Lionel Messi’s gross basic annual pay of more than 50 million pounds including guaranteed image rights fees

Saudi Arabia embraces western sports to rehabilitate global image a year after Jamal Khashoggi assassination
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Saudi Arabia embraces western sports to rehabilitate global image a year after Jamal Khashoggi assassination

Saudi Arabia embraces western sports to rehabilitate global image a year after Jamal Khashoggi assassination

NBA docks Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 for coach Doc Rivers' comments on Kawhi Leonard's 'injury'
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NBA docks Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 for coach Doc Rivers' comments on Kawhi Leonard's 'injury'

The National Basketball Association has slapped the Los Angeles Clippers with a $50,000 fine because of comments coach Doc Rivers made about Kawhi Leonard's injury status.

China's state newspaper criticises Apple for app used by Hong Kong's protesters to track police
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China's state newspaper criticises Apple for app used by Hong Kong's protesters to track police

Apple is the latest foreign company to catch heat in relation to the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

NBA India Games 2019: League to start series of grassroots, youth basketball and elite development events in Mumbai
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NBA India Games 2019: League to start series of grassroots, youth basketball and elite development events in Mumbai

Ahead of the NBA India Games, NBA Cares, Jr NBA, Her Time to Play and NBA Academy programming will feature basketball clinics, community impact projects and special events.

NBA India Games 2019: 3,000 students to be invited for first game between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers
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NBA India Games 2019: 3,000 students to be invited for first game between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers

3,000 students from over 70 schools in Mumbai will be invited to watch the October 4 game of the NBA India Games between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers.

NBA, FIBA organise Basketball Without Borders Asia; 4 Indian talents among 60 participants in event
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NBA, FIBA organise Basketball Without Borders Asia; 4 Indian talents among 60 participants in event

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Friday announced the top 64 boys and girls from 18 countries and territories who will participate in the 11th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia.

NBA: 'Linsanity' Jeremy Lin hits 'rock bottom' as he breaks down over tough free agency
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NBA: 'Linsanity' Jeremy Lin hits 'rock bottom' as he breaks down over tough free agency

Jeremy Lin has struggled with injuries and inconsistency since he sparked 'Linsanity' for the New Yorks Knicks in 2012 when he led them to a seven-game win streak.

NBA: Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes to visit India ahead of NBA India Games in October
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NBA: Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes to visit India ahead of NBA India Games in October

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes will visit India on Sunday. Barnes’ visit comes ahead of the NBA India Games 2019 in October this year, where the Kings will face the Indiana Pacers in two games.

NBA: Sacramento Kings introduce 'predictive gaming' lounge that attempts to give fans experience of safe sports wagering
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NBA: Sacramento Kings introduce 'predictive gaming' lounge that attempts to give fans experience of safe sports wagering

Starting with the Kings’ home game on 17 March against the Chicago Bulls, some basketball fans will be able to place free “predictions” on game outcomes in the new Sacramento Kings Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge

NBA: Sixers' center Joel Embiid fined $25,000 for criticising referees following narrow defeat to Celtics
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NBA: Sixers' center Joel Embiid fined $25,000 for criticising referees following narrow defeat to Celtics

The National Basketball Association slapped Joel Embiid with a $25,000 fine on Wednesday after the Philadelphia 76er player openly criticized the referees following a loss to the Boston Celtics.

NBA Rundown Week 2: Juancho Hernangomez's block for the ages, Blake Griffin shoots 50, Steph Curry magic and more
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NBA Rundown Week 2: Juancho Hernangomez's block for the ages, Blake Griffin shoots 50, Steph Curry magic and more

Missed the NBA last week? Check out our rundown of the previous week where we bring you the thrills, and the skills of the week gone by. Oh, and there's also a laughing Kawhi Leonard.