All NBA teams ‘obligated’ to provide players’ blood in search for COVID-19 breakthrough in US

Players from every team in the NBA are being expected to provide blood samples as part of a major study into the novel coronavirus – with the doctor behind the scheme telling them to “do something right for their communities”.…

Michael Jordan showed no mercy playing sons in basketball: ‘Earn everything’

Michael Jordan was a notorious competitor on the court, always looking for an edge, no matter how minute. The six-time NBA champion was the same way at home, pushing his kids to be their best. He didn’t take it easy…

LeBron James shoots down report stating NBA execs want to shut down season

As the biggest star in basketball, LeBron James has his finger on the pulse of the NBA, and says a recent report suggesting NBA execs and player agents want to cancel the 2019-20 NBA season is simply not accurate. Los…

Precious prospect: Nigerian forward enters NBA Draft

Nigerian power forward Precious Achiuwa announced Friday he is entering the 2020 NBA Draft, where analysts expect he could be a top-15 selection after a superb US college campaign. Achiuwa, a 20-year-old freshman at the University of Memphis, averaged 15.8…

NBA star Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus 48 hours after mocking worldwide panic

The National Basketball Association (NBA) have suspended the league season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. The 27-year-old had been feeling unwell in the last two days and had been rated doubtful for the Jazz’s match-up…

NBA explain why logo won’t be changed to Kobe Bryant (Metro)

The NBA is reportedly against changing their iconic logo to honour Kobe Bryant following the death of the LA Lakers legend. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday and tributes have flooded in.…

The life and death of LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant

Legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash. The 41-year-old former LA Lakers player was killed Sunday morning when his helicopter went down in Calabasas, California. The Los Angeles County Sheriff confirmed four other people on board…

*Lagos goes tough on pedestrians crossing highways (NewTelegraph) *Why I was silent on Amotekun, by Tinubu (Guardian)

Lagos goes tough on pedestrians crossing highways (NewTelegraph) Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) yesterday said it had begun aggressive arrest and prosecution of recalcitrant pedestrians who refuse to use the pedestrian bridges. LAGESC said it was carrying out the…

Luol Deng: British NBA star retires after signing one-day deal with Chicago Bulls (BBC)

Britain’s Luol Deng has retired from basketball after signing a one-day contract with Chicago Bulls, meaning he ends his playing career with the NBA franchise at which it started in 2004. Deng spent 10 years in Chicago before spells at…

NBA president in court over alleged N1.4 billion fraud (Guardian)

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, Monday, appeared at the Federal High Court in Lagos over an alleged N1.4 billion fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last Friday filed a 10-count charge against Usoro over…

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