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'Plain angry' Jordan joins sports world's call for change after Floyd death

Los Angeles , United States (AFP) — National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Michael Jordan decried “ingrained racism” in the United States as the sports world's reaction to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd leapt leagues and... Read More

NBA in 'exploratory' talks to restart season in Florida
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP)—The National Basketball Association (NBA) said yesterday that they are in “exploratory” talks with The Walt Disney Co about a late-July restart at one of their Florida resorts.... Read More

'LAY-UP' - Patrick Ewing hospitalised with COVID-19
Washington , United States (AFP) — National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, now the head basketball coach at Georgetown University, is in hospital with COVID-19.... Read More

Sloan, NBA Jazz coach for 23 seasons, dies at age 78
Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Jerry Sloan, who guided the Utah Jazz for 23 seasons during a Hall of Fame coaching career before retiring in 2011, died yesterday at age 78, the team announced.... Read More

ESPN to show film about Game 6 of 1998 NBA Finals

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

T he final episodes of The Last Dance have aired, yet ESPN has one more programme to show about the Chicago Bulls' sixth championship. Read More

'Maddening' Bulls dynasty couldn't seek '99 crown — Jordan

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

New York , United States (AFP) — Michael Jordan believes the Chicago Bulls 1990s National Basketball Association (NBA) dynasty would have stayed together for at least one more season if team chiefs had backed Coach Phil Jackson. Read More

Shaq says scrap NBA season without an 'asterisk' champ

Tuesday, May, 12 2020    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Retired four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal says the league would be smart to call off the halted 2019-20 campaign and avoid crowning a champion that would carry an “asterisk”. Read More

Kobe Bryant heads 2020 Hall of Fame honorees

Sunday, April, 5 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant headed a star-studded list of honorees named to basketball's 2020 Hall of Fame yesterday. Read More

The Last Dance looks at Jordan's last title starts

BY TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan's last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release. Read More

NBA Pistons forward Wood cleared from coronavirus — reports

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood has become the first publicly known NBA player to be cleared after testing positive for coronavirus, according to multiple media reports Thursday. Read More

NBA launches global campaign to help cope with virus shutdown

Monday, March, 23 2020    

New York , United States (AFP) — The National Basketball Association (NBA) launched a global social engagement campaign Friday, aimed at educating, inspiring and helping people respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that has shut down the league... Read More

Durant among Brooklyn Nets players diagnosed with COVID-19

Wednesday, March, 18 2020    

New York, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant is reportedly among four Brooklyn Nets players who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are in isolation. Read More

Camperdown, JC cop All-island ISSA basketball titles

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Monday, March, 16 2020    

CAMPERDOWN High School and Jamaica College (JC) were crowned 2019-2020 All-Island National Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) High School Boys' Under-19 and Under-16 champions, respectively, following the finals played at G C Foster College of Physical... Read More

Mt Alvernia move within a point of returning to girls' basketball finals

Friday, March, 13 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Mt Alvernia High moved to within a point of returning to the finals of the ISSA Western Conference Girls' Open basketball competition after winning their sixth-straight game on Wednesday, beating Holland High 47-21 in their return-round... Read More

NBA suspends season after Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

Friday, March, 13 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended the season Wednesday after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the new coronavirus, prompting a game to be abandoned just before tip-off. Read More



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