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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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Turkey likely to grant citizenship to former NBA star Larkin

Turkey is looking to grant citizenship to U.S. national former NBA star Shane Larkin so that the player can join the national side, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.
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Arsenal kit still on sale in China despite Ozil Uighur backlash

Stores in China said on Monday they were still selling Arsenal kit even after Mesut Ozil's Uighur comments, in a sign the soccer club may not be as heavily punished commercially as the National..
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Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis [Video]Team LeBron wins close fought NBA All-Star Game over Team Giannis

Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant MVP award as Team LeBron downs Team Giannis 157-155 in close fought NBA All-Star Game

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NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe [Video]NBA All-Star Game MVP Award permanently named for Kobe

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces the All-Star Game MVP award permanently named for Kobe

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Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after death [Video]Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after death

Kobe Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after dying in helicopter crash

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Kobe and Gianna Bryant have been laid to rest [Video]Kobe and Gianna Bryant have been laid to rest

he late NBA superstar and his daughter were buried at a Southern California cemetery Friday, according to their death certificates.

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Patrick Mahomes Asked For Invite To NBA All-Star Celebrity Game [Video]Patrick Mahomes Asked For Invite To NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won his first Super Bowl and was named MVP of the game. According to Business Insider, Mahomes has a new goal in mind: the NBA’s All-Star Celebrity..

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Mahomes, Chiefs rally for thrilling Super Bowl win over Niners, claim first title in 50 years [Video]Mahomes, Chiefs rally for thrilling Super Bowl win over Niners, claim first title in 50 years

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs rally for thrilling come from behind win over the San Francisco 49ers to win their first Super Bowl in 50 years.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:44Published

Kobe Bryant's Thoughts On Basketball And The Next Generation [Video]Kobe Bryant's Thoughts On Basketball And The Next Generation

According to CNN, On Friday The Los Angeles Lakers paid tribute to Kobe Bryant. It was at the Staples Center in L.A., during the team's first game since the NBA legend, his daughter and 7 others died..

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LeBron, Lakers pay tribute to Kobe in emotional pre-game ceremony [Video]LeBron, Lakers pay tribute to Kobe in emotional pre-game ceremony

PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: STILL PHOTOS OF LOS ANGELES LAKERS TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT BEFORE START OF NBA GAME AGAINST PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS SHOWS: LOS ANGELES,

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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira aim to honour Kobe Bryant at Superbowl show [Video]Jennifer Lopez and Shakira aim to honour Kobe Bryant at Superbowl show

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira say they hope to honour NBA superstar Kobe Bryant at the half-time show during the 2020 Super Bowl.

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NFL's Goodell says league plans tribute to Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl [Video]NFL's Goodell says league plans tribute to Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says league plans yet to be determined tribute to late NBA star Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl; will play more games in Mexico

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

Magic Johnson Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' | THR News [Video]Magic Johnson Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' | THR News

During an interview on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' the retired NBA legend said that the late Bryant was "a great husband, father and basketball player [who] went away too early."

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:19Published

Snoop Dogg wants to change NBA logo to honor Kobe Bryant [Video]Snoop Dogg wants to change NBA logo to honor Kobe Bryant

Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber and others are supporting a petition to change the NBA logo to honor Kobe Bryant following his tragic death over the weekend.

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Snoop Dogg signs Kobe Bryant petition to change NBA logo to honour late star [Video]Snoop Dogg signs Kobe Bryant petition to change NBA logo to honour late star

Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber and more are supporting a petition to change the NBA logo to honour Kobe Bryant following his tragic death over the weekend.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:02Published

Billie Eilish wins top Grammy awards [Video]Billie Eilish wins top Grammy awards

Teen sensation wins across the board for her song "Bad Guy" and album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" produced with her brother Finneas O'Connell, as NBA legend Kobe Bryant was honored..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:15Published

Justin Timberlake's heart 'broken' following Kobe Bryant's death [Video]Justin Timberlake's heart 'broken' following Kobe Bryant's death

Justin Timberlake's "heart is broken" following the death of his friend Kobe Bryant, as he recalled the final conversation he had with the NBA star.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:28Published

NBA teams honor Kobe Bryant to start their games [Video]NBA teams honor Kobe Bryant to start their games

NBA games were played in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant's death on Sunday but not without every team paying tribute to the Lakers legend.

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Over 400,000 fans call for NBA to immortalize Kobe Bryant in new logo [Video]Over 400,000 fans call for NBA to immortalize Kobe Bryant in new logo

A recent petition posted on change.org is demanding the NBA remake their logo to include basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

Kobe Bryant fans mourn at memorials outside Staples Center [Video]Kobe Bryant fans mourn at memorials outside Staples Center

Fans gather at crash site and Staples Center to mourn passing of Kobe Bryant

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Emotional scenes at Kobe Bryant memorial in Los Angeles [Video]Emotional scenes at Kobe Bryant memorial in Los Angeles

Emotional scenes as mourners pay tribute to Kobe Bryant outside of Staples Center in Los Angeles

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:14Published

Tears and prayers at mural honoring Kobe Bryant and daughter [Video]Tears and prayers at mural honoring Kobe Bryant and daughter

Mourners gather at mural honoring Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

Tracy McGrady Reveals That Young Kobe Bryant Wanted To Die Young And 'Be Immortalized' [Video]Tracy McGrady Reveals That Young Kobe Bryant Wanted To Die Young And 'Be Immortalized'

Tracy McGrady shared some memories of his close friend Kobe Bryant on “The Jump.” According to Business Insider, McGrady joined the NBA one year after Bryant was drafted. McGrady said that Bryant..

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Critics Are Slamming Sneakerheads Who Have Inflated The Price Of Kobe Bryant Sneakers Following His Death [Video]Critics Are Slamming Sneakerheads Who Have Inflated The Price Of Kobe Bryant Sneakers Following His Death

In the past 24 hours, Kobe Bryant branded merchandise has skyrocketed in value. The demand for products bearing the late NBA star's name has risen since news broke of his sudden death on Sunday...

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Kobe Bryant Advocated For Mental Health And Sports Participation [Video]Kobe Bryant Advocated For Mental Health And Sports Participation

Kobe Bryant’s legacy not only includes five NBA championship wins, but also one of advocacy and mentorship. According to Business Insider, Bryant did video campaigns, articles and podcasts to help..

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U.S. senators draft NBA's Kanter to push bill against Turkey's Erdogan

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, teamed up with two Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday as they introduced a bill to condemn the alleged violation of..
Reuters - Published

Pence backs Hong Kong protests in China speech, slams NBA and Nike

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of curtailing "rights and liberties" in Hong Kong and blasted U.S. company Nike and the National Basketball Association for falling in line with..
Reuters - Published

China's CCTV shuns NBA season opening games following Hong Kong tweet row

Chinese state television did not air the National Basketball Association's (NBA) season opening games, underscoring the damage on the U.S. league's business in the country following a Houston Rockets..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA's opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship..
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NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
Reuters - Published

NBA Commissioner says league hit by huge financial losses due to Hong Kong tweet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
Reuters - Published

China row threatens to upstage league's return to Japan

The NBA returned to Japan for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday, with preseason action between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors - but it was the league's growing crisis in neighboring..
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China's ANTA sports says it will immediately halt contract renewal negotiations NBA

China's ANTA Sports Products Ltd said on Tuesday it will halt contract renewal negotiations with the National Basketball Association (NBA), adding to the list of Chinese firms cutting ties with the..
Reuters - Published

China TV drops NBA exhibition games; league defends free speech

Chinese state television said on Tuesday it would not air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets..
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China smartphone maker Vivo says to suspend all cooperation with NBA

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo said on Tuesday it will suspend all cooperation with the National Basketball Association (NBA), joining a series of Chinese firms cutting ties with the league following a..
Reuters - Published

NBA's Silver says won't regulate what players, employees say on issues

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday it is not up to the NBA to regulate what players, employees and team owners say amid anger from China over a tweet from Houston..
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NBA's Silver says won't compromise values, to discuss situation in China visit

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday the league was not willing to compromise and backed members' right to express their opinions, in the face of anger from China following an executive's tweet..
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China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar

Chinese state television said on Tuesday it wouldn't air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping further pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets..
Reuters - Published

NBA head Adam Silver defends response over tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's response to the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, telling Japan's Kyodo News that his organization..
Reuters - Published

NBA stirs U.S. hornet's nest, faces China backlash over Hong Kong tweet

An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA's response to a Houston Rockets official's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to..
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Factbox: NBA taking flak in China, a valuable market with 500 million fans

The National Basketball Association (NBA) came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official supporting protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-ruled city of Hong..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Fans, U.S. politicians, others react to NBA's China controversy

The National Basketball Association (NBA) took flak on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official supporting Hong Kong protests for democracy.
Reuters - Published

Basketball's NBA under fire in China, at home over HK protest tweet

The National Basketball Association (NBA) came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official in support of Hong Kong protests for democracy, the latest overseas..
Reuters - Published

Basketball's NBA under fire over Rockets' twitter furore

The National Basketball Association came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official in support of Hong Kong protests for democracy, the latest overseas business to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. lawmakers lash 'shameful' NBA response to Hong Kong protests tweet

U.S. lawmakers joined a chorus of criticism of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the organization distanced itself from a tweet by the manager of the Houston Rockets in support of the..
Reuters - Published

Houston Rockets general manager apologises for Hong Kong protest tweet

The general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball team apologised on Monday for a tweet in support of Hong Kong protests, saying he did not intend to offend fans in China, where business partners..
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India to have first NBA basketball next week: President Trump

US President Donald Trump announced that India will soon have access to another world class American product - NBA basketball. "Next week, thousands of people will gather in Mumbai to watch the..
IndiaTimes - Published

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