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Canada's World Cup hopes get shot in the arm from Raptors' coach Nurse

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse had barely finished celebrating the team's first NBA title in June when he took on his next formidable challenge - guiding Canada in the Basketball World Cup.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/27 20:53:41

No 'Dream Team' but USA squad for World Cup remains strong

So many NBA headliners from the USA are skipping the Basketball World Cup in China that they would assemble a formidable all-star squad of their own.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/27 20:53:41

Japan's mixed-race basketball star Hachimura once 'hid from the world'

Rui Hachimura says he gets his height from his Beninese father and his work ethic from his Japanese mother - a combination that has propelled him to basketball stardom.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/26 20:08:40

Popovich insists team get better

Veteran US basketball coach Gregg Popovich insists his team are better for their shock loss to Australia, which has thrown the upcoming World Cup in China wide open.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/25 20:43:39

Los Angeles Lakers, Dwight Howard considering reunion: report

The Los Angeles Lakers might turn to one of their former players to fill the hole left by the potentially season-ending injury to center DeMarcus Cousins.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/19 19:18:40

Missing NBA stars spark Australian consumer watchdog probe

Australia's consumer watchdog has launched a probe into the use of NBA superstars to promote pre-World Cup exhibition games by Team USA despite many of them pulling out, leaving fans fuming.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/18 17:28:39

Star guard aims for top performance

Arguably the best guard in Asia, Chinese men's national basketball team's star player Guo Ailun told the Global Times Thursday he is ready to help Team ­China to produce the best game they have got at the upcoming FIBA World Cup on home soil.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/8/8 21:06:54

Injury not fault of Warriors: Durant

Kevin Durant said the Golden State Warriors aren't responsible for the Achilles injury that likely will force him to sit out the 2019-20 season.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/8/8 20:08:40

NCAA raises bar for criteria of agents repping NBA hopefuls

The NCAA has issued stringent certification requirements for agents wishing to represent US collegiate basketball players who want to test the NBA draft waters.
Soure:AFP: 2019/8/7 18:18:42

Sixers star Simmons pulls out of Aussie games

Ben Simmons, recently signed to a five-year, $170 million contract extension with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, has pulled out of Australia's exhibition games ahead of the World Cup.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/29 19:33:41

Pau Gasol agrees to Trail Blazers deal

Spanish star center Pau Gasol, a two-time NBA champion, has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN reported Wednesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2019/7/25 17:33:40

International grass-roots bastketball tournament to start in August in Shanghai

Team Beijing won the Chinese championship of the King of Kings international grass-roots basketball league, as they are set to represent China in the international competition in August along with runners-up Team Chongqing.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/7/25 17:28:42

Kawhi, George dreaming big

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George made their debuts Wednesday as Los Angeles Clippers teammates, vowing to turn their hometown club into an NBA champion and eclipse city rival Lakers.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/25 17:23:41

Younger bro of reigning MVP joins Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Monday they have gained the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo, younger brother of Milwaukee's NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/23 22:28:41

76ers' Simmons confirms no FIBA World Cup play for Australia

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons on Tuesday confirmed on Twitter what many were recently expecting: He will not play for Australia in the FIBA World Cup that runs from August 31 to September 15 in China.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/7/17 19:23:43

NBA allows coach's challenge

NBA team owners unanimously approved two changes to instant replay rules on Tuesday that will allow a coach's challenge and other video reviews triggered by the NBA Replay Center.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/10 20:38:40

Lakers officially bring Davis into the fold

The Los Angeles Lakers made it official on Saturday, announcing they have signed forward Anthony Davis, who they hope will form a dynamic one-two punch with superstar LeBron James.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/7 19:18:40

Free agency moves shake NBA landscape

Kawhi Leonard's uncertain NBA free agency fate kept three teams in limbo Monday as players continued to make deals to shake the league landscape.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/2 19:23:42