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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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Serge Ibaka: NBA champion's YouTube cooking show

The Congolese basketballer racks up millions of views cooking unusual food on YouTube.
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'Pretty cool' - LeBron James sets NBA triple-double record

LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to score a triple-double against every team in the league after helping the LA Galaxy beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107.
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NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation [Video]NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation

Turkish NBA Star Enes Kanter is teaming up with U.S. legislators to help advance human rights in his home country

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LeBron James' life gets comic book treatment [Video]LeBron James' life gets comic book treatment

The NBA star's personal and professional life is detailed in a new glossy.

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NCAA board votes to let student athletes endorse brands, accept sponsors [Video]NCAA board votes to let student athletes endorse brands, accept sponsors

U.S. college athletes can profit from brand sponsorships and endorsement deals under a new rule approved on Tuesday by the governing board of the NCAA, the organization that regulates U.S. collegiate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Pence backs HK protesters, slams Nike [Video]Pence backs HK protesters, slams Nike

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of curtailing "rights and liberties" in Hong Kong and criticized U.S. company Nike and the National Basketball Association for falling in line..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Pence takes swipe at Nike, NBA over Hong Kong [Video]Pence takes swipe at Nike, NBA over Hong Kong

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sharply criticized Nike and the National Basketball Association for how they handled the aftermath of a highly controversial tweet from Houston Rockets general manager..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Shaq Defends Houston Rockets General Manager [Video]Shaq Defends Houston Rockets General Manager

Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal expressed his support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Morey wrote a tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong. According to Business Insider, this created..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

NBA Commissioner says China fallout caused large financial loss [Video]NBA Commissioner says China fallout caused large financial loss

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says fallout from China controversy has already caused large financial loss

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:22Published

LeBron says Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent Hong Kong tweet [Video]LeBron says Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent Hong Kong tweet

LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA in a conflict that has seen Houston Rockets gear removed from Nike and NBA stores in major cities throughout China. Yahaira Jacquez..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip game [Video]Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip game

Chinese fans in Shenzhen miffed at NBA, but not enough to miss exhibition game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets

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Pompeo: '1984' Coming To Life In China [Video]Pompeo: '1984' Coming To Life In China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China’s treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell’s “1984” novel, saying the Communist Party was detaining and abusing..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984' [Video]Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China's treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell's "1984" novel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Chinese fallout continues amid NBA tweet controversy [Video]Chinese fallout continues amid NBA tweet controversy

Chinese organizers on Wednesday canceled a fan event on the eve of a NBA exhibition game in Shanghai, which is the latest fallout in a growing dispute over a tweet by a team official supporting the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden [Video]"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden

Rockets star James Harden throws his support behind beleaguered NBA commissioner Adam Silver

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:35Published

China slams NBA in dispute over free speech [Video]China slams NBA in dispute over free speech

Chinese state media slammed the NBA on Wednesday saying it is peddling in a "secessionist pipe dream" escalating an ongoing dispute between Beijing and the U.S. league. Sareena Dayaram reports.

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NBA's China problem threatens billions in basketball investment [Video]NBA's China problem threatens billions in basketball investment

The US-based professional league faces backlash, with core business interests up against politics of support for Hong Kong.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Chinese state TV drops NBA games amid twitter row [Video]Chinese state TV drops NBA games amid twitter row

CCTV's move to cancel showings of NBA exhibition games comes after the NBA commissioner refused to condemn a tweet by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, supporting the Hong Kong protests.Gracie..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar [Video]China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Silver defends free speech

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Basketball coaches focused on teams not China amid Twitter storm [Video]Basketball coaches focused on teams not China amid Twitter storm

Coaches remain tightlipped over China Tweet storm

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NBA under fire in China over GM's Hong Kong tweet [Video]NBA under fire in China over GM's Hong Kong tweet

The National Basketball Association came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official in support of Hong Kong protests for democracy, the latest overseas business to..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

Houston Rockets' Harden says "we love China" after GM Hong Kong tweet [Video]Houston Rockets' Harden says "we love China" after GM Hong Kong tweet

Harden says "we love China" after Houston Rockets' GM Hong Kong tweet

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:45Published

Houston Rockets GM apologizes on social media after tweeting support for Hong Kong protests [Video]Houston Rockets GM apologizes on social media after tweeting support for Hong Kong protests

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey apologizes on social media for his recent tweet in support of Hong Kong protests

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:44Published

 

Pascal Siakam: Toronto Raptors star & his unconventional path from Cameroon to NBA

Pascal Siakam might have been a priest. Or a footballer. The path that led him to the NBA is not what you would call conventional.
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U.S. senators draft NBA's Kanter to push bill against Turkey's Erdogan

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, teamed up with two Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday as they introduced a bill to condemn the alleged violation of..
Reuters - Published

Leonard struggles on first game against Raptors, but Clippers get the win

Kawhi Leonard helps the Los Angeles Clippers' to victory against former club and defending NBA champions Toronto Raptors.
BBC News - Published

NBA: Golden State Warriors beaten by LA Clippers in new stadium

The Golden State Warriors lose to the LA Clippers in their first regular-season game at their new £1bn stadium.
BBC News - Published

The basketball champions' rings with 640 diamonds

The Toronto Raptors received the biggest rings in championship history after winning the NBA.
BBC News - Published

Pence backs Hong Kong protests in China speech, slams NBA and Nike

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of curtailing "rights and liberties" in Hong Kong and blasted U.S. company Nike and the National Basketball Association for falling in line with..
Reuters - Published

Mike Pence criticises NBA as 'wholly owned subsidiary' of China

In a much-watched foreign policy speech, Mr Pence took aim at China for "exploiting corporate greed'.
BBC News - Published

China's CCTV shuns NBA season opening games following Hong Kong tweet row

Chinese state television did not air the National Basketball Association's (NBA) season opening games, underscoring the damage on the U.S. league's business in the country following a Houston Rockets..
Reuters - Published

Shaquille O'Neal backs NBA executive over China dispute

The basketball legend has defended comments made by a NBA executive that prompted a backlash in China.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA's opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship..
Reuters - Published

LA rivalry, Zion Williamson and China disputes - the big talking points before new NBA season

Los Angeles rivalry, the state of the Warriors, Zion Williamson and disputes with China - the new NBA season starts this week.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong protests: NBA fans join anti-China display

Spectators at a US basketball match don t-shirts and masks in support of the Hong Kong protests.
BBC News - Published

NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
Reuters - Published

NBA Commissioner says league hit by huge financial losses due to Hong Kong tweet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
Reuters - Published

NBA facing 'substantial' losses over China dispute

The US basketball league pays the price for comments backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
BBC News - Published

Deng retires after signing one-day deal with Chicago Bulls

Britain's Luol Deng retires from basketball after signing a one-day contract with Chicago Bulls to ensure he ends his playing career at the same NBA franchise at which it began.
BBC News - Published

LeBron James on NBA-China row: Morey tweet was 'misinformed'

The basketball superstar said Daryl Morey was "misinformed" when he tweeted about Hong Kong.
BBC News - Published

LeBron says Rockets GM 'wasn't educated' when he sent Hong Kong tweet

LeBron James weighed in on the controversy between China and the NBA on Monday, saying that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated" when he sent a tweet in support of protesters..
Reuters - Published

Tacko Fall: The tallest man in the NBA

The 7ft 5in Senegalese rookie only started playing basketball six years ago.
BBC News - Published

NBA scraps media access to teams in China amid HK tweet backlash

The National Basketball Association said on Friday it won't make the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers available to media for the rest of their China visit, amid a furore over a tweet by a..
Reuters - Published

NBA says no media sessions for Nets, Lakers for rest of China trip: ESPN reporter

The U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) has decided not to make the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers available to media during the rest of their China trip amid a furor over a Houston..
Reuters - Published

NBA puts off press events in China, but Saturday's game to go ahead

The National Basketball Association (NBA) kept quiet on Friday, postponing media events for the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers in China amid a furor over a tweet by a Houston Rockets..
Reuters - Published

Excited China fans cheer NBA game despite row over Hong Kong tweet

Thousands of Chinese fans cheered and clapped through an NBA exhibition game in Shanghai on Thursday after days of controversy and online vitriol over a now-deleted tweet by a team manager backing..
Reuters - Published

NBA: Number one rookie Zion Williamson scores 360 dunk in pre-season for New Orleans Pelicans

Number one NBA rookie Zion Williamson scores a 360 degree dunk for the New Orleans Pelicans, helping them to a 133-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
BBC News - Published

China basketball fans wave national flags at arena in row over HK tweet

Hundreds of Chinese basketball fans waved national flags in a Shanghai arena on Thursday ahead of an NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets amid a huge backlash against a tweet..
Reuters - Published

NBA, 'South Park' episodes spotlight Hollywood's China dilemma

China's removal of animated comedy "South Park" from online sites just as it dropped U.S. basketball broadcasts highlighted a tension familiar to Hollywood studios - the need to please Chinese..
Reuters - Published

NBA game to go ahead in Shanghai amid growing backlash to comments on Hong Kong

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is pressing ahead with a exhibition game on Thursday in Shanghai, despite a Chinese backlash against the league after a Houston Rockets executive's tweet..
Reuters - Published

ESPN criticized over China-NBA coverage for using 'nine-dash line' map

The sports network ESPN faced fresh criticism of its coverage of a row between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and China after using a map that appeared to endorse the country's claims to..
Reuters - Published

NBA Shanghai game on, but Hong Kong free speech backlash continues

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is pressing ahead with a exhibition game Thursday evening in Shanghai, despite backlash against the league from China after a Houston Rockets executive's tweet..
Reuters - Published

China NBA: How one tweet derailed the NBA's China game plan

China's outrage shows the tricky balance for companies operating there and perceptions back home.
BBC News - Published

Trump criticizes Kerr, Popovich for China reactions

President Donald Trump strode into the NBA's China morass on Wednesday, denouncing the reaction of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to the controversy.
Reuters - Published

NBA games in China in doubt

Stadium signage has been removed and players reportedly are growing uneasy with playing games amid growing tensions in China, where the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are scheduled to play..
Reuters - Published

Chinese organisers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

Chinese organisers on Wednesday cancelled a fan event on the eve of a National Basketball Association (NBA) exhibition game in Shanghai, the latest fallout in a growing row over a tweet by a team..
Reuters - Published

Chinese fans fume at NBA as fallout from free speech row spreads

Basketball followers on mainland China expressed anger at the U.S. National Basketball Association on Wednesday after a fan event in Shanghai was cancel led, amid a row over free speech that has hurt..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Quotes from basketball fans in China on NBA controversy

Chinese organizers on Wednesday canceled a fan event on the eve of a planned National Basketball Association (NBA) exhibition game in Shanghai, part of an escalating row over a team official who..
Reuters - Published

Shanghai Sports Federation says NBA fan event in city canceled

The Shanghai Sports Federation said on Wednesday that a National Basketball Association (NBA) fan event scheduled later in the day in the city has been canceled, the latest setback for the U.S. league..
Reuters - Published

NBA fans in China seek refund from Tencent as streaming suspended

Some Chinese National Basketball Association (NBA) fans have asked for streaming subscription refunds from exclusive service provider Tencent amid a deepening free speech row, a move that could cause..
Reuters - Published

Chinese state media slams basketball's NBA in free speech row

Chinese state media on Wednesday accused the National Basketball Association (NBA) of endorsing violence and peddling a "secessionist pipe dream" in an escalating row over comments by a team official..
Reuters - Published

NBA boss Adam Silver defends freedom of speech amid China row

It follows uproar in China over a tweet from a team manager supporting protesters in Hong Kong.
BBC News - Published

China row threatens to upstage league's return to Japan

The NBA returned to Japan for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday, with preseason action between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors - but it was the league's growing crisis in neighboring..
Reuters - Published

China's ANTA sports says it will immediately halt contract renewal negotiations NBA

China's ANTA Sports Products Ltd said on Tuesday it will halt contract renewal negotiations with the National Basketball Association (NBA), adding to the list of Chinese firms cutting ties with the..
Reuters - Published

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