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.
8 Jan 2021
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said the violent mob of President Donald Trump's supporters forcing their way into the U.S. Capitol showed that there were "two Americas."
Obama, Bush, Clinton volunteer to publicly receive COVID-19 vaccine, Interpol returns Maina to Nigeria and more
3 Dec 2020
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21 Nov 2020
Nigeria’s basketball got a very bright peep into the likely future of its already successful senior national men’s team, D’Tigers, as a glut of both Nigerian-born and players of Nigerian descent were selected in the 2020 NBA Draft. The NBA draft is a process through which elite players in the American University system are selected by teams playing in the National Basketball Association for a chance to earn a living in the NBA League.
13 Oct 2020
Los Angeles Lakers' stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis reflected on their hard-earned NBA title win and the late Kobe Bryant as they attended a post-game press conference in Orlando on Sunday. James, obviously relieved, smoked a fat cigar as he started his post-game talk with the reporters while Davis said, "There was so much champagne I don't know what I said to my Dad." James’ side beat the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA final to secure the Lakers’ first championship in a decade.
12 Oct 2020
Los Angeles Lakers fans celebrate outside the Staples Center after their team dominated the Miami Heat 106-93 to win a record-equalling 17th NBA championship. Many hail LeBron James's performance and say the trophy is dedicated to the team's late star Kobe Bryant.