Kobe Bryant among finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

2020-02-15 16:17

Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend killed last month in a helicopter crash, was among eight finalists named for 2020 induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

WATCH | Emotional Tiger: Fans were yelling 'Do it for Mamba'

2020-01-27 07:42

Golfing superstar Tiger Woods has paid tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash.

Twitter reacts to Kobe Bryant's death

2020-01-26 23:16

How Twitter reacted to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.

PICTURES | 'Beast' and family watch LeBron's Lakers

2019-12-12 14:00

Springbok legend Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira, along with his family, were in the crowd in Orlando as the mighty Los Angeles Lakers came to town.

Jordan donates $1m to Bahamas hurricane relief

2019-09-11 06:50

NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating $1 million to help relief efforts in the hurricane-battered Bahamas.

Obama basketball jersey sells for R1.85 million

2019-08-20 10:55

A basketball jersey once owned by former US president Barack Obama has sold for R1.85 million.

Kawhi joins Clippers, George follows in blockbuster deal

2019-07-06 18:01

Kawhi Leonard, who led the Toronto Raptors to last month's NBA title, agreed to a four-year deal worth $142 million with the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA superstar Curry targets Tokyo Olympics

2019-06-23 18:20

Three-time NBA champion Steph Curry looks to have his sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - and a gold medal that would complete his career set.

Magic Johnson in shock resignation as Lakers' president

2019-04-10 06:40

Magic Johnson has quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman.

US pizza firm hopes to score with NBA star Shaq

2019-03-23 07:38

American pizza chain Papa John's, struggling since its chairman resigned over a comment maligning black people, named former NBAl star Shaquille O'Neal to its board.


WATCH | Kobe Bryant's 81-point game in 3 minutes

2020-01-27 08:47

Watch as Kobe Bryant scores 81 points for his beloved Los Angeles Lakers against the Toronto Raptors.

Kobe Bryant's teenage daughter also among 9 killed in helicopter crash

2020-01-27 06:28

Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna, were among the nine passengers killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

NBA great Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

2020-01-26 21:58

NBA legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles in an accident confirmed by police that saw five people killed.

China state TV to suspend broadcast of NBA exhibition games

2019-10-08 10:38

China's state-run broadcaster said on Tuesday it would "immediately suspend" plans to broadcast a pair of NBA pre-season exhibition games being staged in China this week as the fallout grew over an NBA's executive's tweet in support of protesters in

Kobe, Shaq, squash renewed feud speculation

2019-08-29 10:42

Kobe Bryant insists he has "no beef" with Shaquille O'Neal as the former LA Lakers team-mates hit social media to say their sometimes strained relationship was "all good."

Lakers officially bring Davis into the fold

2019-07-07 08:37

The Los Angeles Lakers made it official, announcing they have signed forward Anthony Davis, who they hope will form a dynamic one-two punch with LeBron James.

LeBron gives 23 to Davis as Lakers eye free agency

2019-06-28 06:51

LeBron James will give up his No 23 jersey to new Los Angeles Lakers team-mate Anthony Davis, who will sacrifice a trade bonus to help finance free agency moves.

Davis heading to Lakers in blockbuster trade

2019-06-16 09:21

Anthony Davis will form a high-powered strikeforce alongside LeBron James next season after the New Orleans Pelicans agreed to a trade deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

LeBron James says 2020 Olympics a 'possibility'

2019-04-02 08:49

LeBron James is a "possibility" for the defending champion US team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but says he will skip this year's World Cup in China.

LeBron misses NBA playoffs for first time in 14 years

2019-03-23 07:30

Legendary NBA superstar LeBron James will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005 as the Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated.

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