NBA Player Russell Westbrook has re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers on a two-year, $7.9 million deal. After making almost $47 million last season, Westbrook’s new deal amounts to the biggest pay cut ever in league history. Westbrook surpasses the $30 million pay cut taken by Blake Griffin a few years back.
Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers has been named the NBA's most valuable player for the 2022-23 season. However, he won’t be getting any additional prize money for winning the award. The lack of money isn’t an issue for NBA MVP winners, as many have been among the highest-paid players in the league.
NBA Hall of Famer Willis Reed has died at the age of 80, the New York Knicks have confirmed. Reed spent his entire 10-year career, which spanned from 1964 to 1974, with the Knicks. Reed began his playing career at Grambling State before being selected by New York in the second round of the 1964 draft.
In his 20th season at 38 years old, 'The King' is the new career scoring king of the NBA with 38,390 points. LeBron James has done it. James became the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer on Tuesday (7 February), passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career total of 38,387 points.
LeBron James has become the highest point scorer in NBA history. Here is how some of his fellow stars reacted to him making history. Some knew the record was about to fall as soon as they saw James’ pregame fit and headband. James’ NBA peers were some of the first to congratulate him on breaking the record.
NBA referees have admitted to making a "gut-wrenching" error in the LA Lakers recent game against the Boston Celtics. LeBron James drove in for a layup and was hit on the arm by Jason Taylor but referees didn't call a foul, leading to overtime and a 125-121 defeat.
14 Jan 2022
Enes Kanter Freedom is a Turkish-born basketball player who is now a US citizen and plays for the Boston Celtics. He is also a human rights activist. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Freedom criticised billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk for opening a Tesla showroom in China's Xinjiang region, where the minority Uighurs are persecuted. He also accused Nike – the NBA's main sponsor – of "modern slavery" in China. Ahead of the Beijing Olympics, Freedom called on athletes to make their voices heard, saying the diplomatic boycott was "good but not enough".
14 Nov 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden hosted the Milwaukee Bucks at the White House after their victory in the 2021 NBA Finals.
22 Jul 2021
Bucks fans were seen in front of the official team shop outside the home stadium of the Milwaukee Bucks Fiserv Forum on Wednesday in downtown Milwaukee after their side won the NBA title the previous night. The Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA championship in 50 years with some fans having waited their whole lives to see the team.
15 Apr 2021
'It has to stop' - NBA's Okogie makes powerful statement after Wright killing
25 Mar 2021
In commemoration of the 2021 International Women’s Day and the Women’s history month, the Women Forum of the Nigerian Bar Association has urged all women especially female lawyers in the country to commit to ensuring gender equality and work assiduously to promote gender diversity in the society.
7 Feb 2021
Young basketball player Nkwain Kennedy from Bamenda, a town afflicted by the years-long conflict in Cameroon, has a dream to play in the NBA. His complex outdoor training was filmed on Tuesday.