Articles about Basketball

Basketball is a team sport. It is played with the primary objective to shoot a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting in their hoop. Ten players play in this game. Initially, it was played with a soccer ball.The first official game was played in the YMCA gymnasium in Albany, New York, on January 20, 1892

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers eliminated in first round of playoffs

04 Jun 2021

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers eliminated in first round of playoffs

An incredible effort from Devin Booker helped the Phoenix Suns eliminate NBA defending champions Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of playoffs.

Michael Jordan's famous Air Jordan sold for $152,000 at auction

13 May 2021

Michael Jordan's famous Air Jordan sold for $152,000 at auction

A pair of basketball legend Michael Jordan's famous Air Jordans from his rookie season has been sold for $152,500 at the auction.

NADA hands Indian basketball player Satnam Singh two-year doping ban

24 Dec 2020

NADA hands Indian basketball player Satnam Singh two-year doping ban

Satnam Singh Bhamara, the first Indian player to be drafted into NBA, has been handed a two-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency's (NADA) disciplinary panel for failing a dope test.

Kobe Bryant's Basketball Hall of Fame induction shifted to May'21

30 Nov 2020

Kobe Bryant's Basketball Hall of Fame induction shifted to May'21

Kobe Bryant, the late NBA legend, will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame next May.

NBA season restart: Everything you need to know

29 Jul 2020

NBA season restart: Everything you need to know

The NBA 2019-20 season is set to resume on July 30.

Indian basketball captain Bhriguvanshi vouches for a domestic league

27 Jul 2020

Indian basketball captain Bhriguvanshi vouches for a domestic league

The captain of the Indian basketball team Vishesh Bhriguvanshi believes the sport would have a bright future in the country.

Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus ahead of NBA season

14 Jul 2020

Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus ahead of NBA season

NBA star Russell Westbrook, on Monday, revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus as the league is set to resume in Florida shortly.

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million towards racial equality

06 Jun 2020

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million towards racial equality

NBA legend Michael Jordan announced a donation of $100 million towards groups who have been fighting for racial equality and social justice.

NBA expected to continue the season with 22 teams

04 Jun 2020

NBA expected to continue the season with 22 teams

The NBA's return amid the coronavirus pandemic is imminent, however, it could only be with 22 teams in the month of July.

NBA in talks to resume season at Disney's sports complex

24 May 2020

NBA in talks to resume season at Disney's sports complex

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has entered into exploratory conversations with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the remainder of its season at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.

Michael Jordan's first-ever Air Jordan fetch $560,000 at the auction

18 May 2020

Michael Jordan's first-ever Air Jordan fetch $560,000 at the auction

The sneakers worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan fetched $560,000 in an online auction, said the auction house, Sotheby's.

Coronavirus outburst: Third NBA player tested positive

15 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outburst: Third NBA player tested positive

A third NBA player tested positive for coronavirus as per a statement from the Detroit Pistons.

Coronavirus outbreak: Here's how sports personalities around the world reacted

15 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Here's how sports personalities around the world reacted

The entire sports fraternity is facing the wrath of the ongoing coronavirus outburst.

Nike pulls down Kobe Bryant products online following tragic death

28 Jan 2020

Nike pulls down Kobe Bryant products online following tragic death

Leading sports equipment brand Nike has pulled down products related to NBA legend Kobe Bryant after he tragically passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in helicopter crash

27 Jan 2020

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in helicopter crash

In a shocking turn of events, NBA star and basketball legend Kobe Bryant lost his life in a helicopter crash on Sunday. His daughter, Gianna, who was merely 13 years old, also died.

Ranking the top controversies in NBA to date

08 Oct 2019

Ranking the top controversies in NBA to date

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the top basketball tournament in the world and produces some big moments each and every season.

Do you know about these weird NBA rules?

01 Oct 2019

Do you know about these weird NBA rules?

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the best basketball league across the globe.

NBA: A look at Los Angeles Lakers' all-time records

25 Sep 2019

NBA: A look at Los Angeles Lakers' all-time records

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has produced a number of champion teams over the years.

NBA: Former player Andre Emmett shot dead in Dallas

24 Sep 2019

NBA: Former player Andre Emmett shot dead in Dallas

In a shocking incident, former NBA player Andre Emmett was shot dead by two unknown gunmen outside his home in Dallas, Texas, on Monday.

NBA: Here are the records held by Boston Celtics

23 Sep 2019

NBA: Here are the records held by Boston Celtics

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the best basketball league in the world and has produced some legendary players over the years.

Ranking the best NBA matches of past 10 seasons

20 Sep 2019

Ranking the best NBA matches of past 10 seasons

The National Basketball Association (NBA) never fails to thrill fans with the most unique basketball action in the globe.

Ranking the greatest NBA seasons of the legends

18 Sep 2019

Ranking the greatest NBA seasons of the legends

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the biggest basketball league in the world.

NBA: Here are the records held by Michael Jordan

11 Sep 2019

NBA: Here are the records held by Michael Jordan

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has seen a number of legendary players being born.

Ranking the best NBA Finals of all-time

09 Sep 2019

Ranking the best NBA Finals of all-time

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the most popular basketball league in the world.

NBA: Here are some unique records held by LeBron James

30 Aug 2019

NBA: Here are some unique records held by LeBron James

LeBron James is undoubtedly one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the sport.

Five funny NBA moments

27 Aug 2019

Five funny NBA moments

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the biggest basketball league, not just in the USA, but globally.

Here are the most embarrassing NBA records to date

26 Aug 2019

Here are the most embarrassing NBA records to date

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the biggest basketball league across the globe.

Here are few of the unbreakable records in NBA

18 Aug 2019

Here are few of the unbreakable records in NBA

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the USA.

Here are some of the craziest rules in different sports

12 Aug 2019

Here are some of the craziest rules in different sports

The world of sports is filled with a number of sporting events and tournaments.

India may host NBA pre-season game next year: NBA Chief

13 Aug 2018

India may host NBA pre-season game next year: NBA Chief

In what could be a major boost for basketball in India, the country may host a pre-season NBA game in Mumbai next year, said the league's Commissioner Adam Silver.

All about The King: The incredible records of LeBron James

11 Aug 2018

All about The King: The incredible records of LeBron James

One of the greatest basketball players of all time, LeBron James is a true legend of the game.

India needs IPL-like professional league for basketball: Brook Lopez

09 Aug 2018

India needs IPL-like professional league for basketball: Brook Lopez

Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez feels that an IPL-like professional league is required to enhance the popularity of basketball in India.

India lose to Jordan in FIBA World Cup qualifiers

24 Feb 2018

India lose to Jordan in FIBA World Cup qualifiers

Indian basketball team put up a spirited fight before losing 88-102 to higher-ranked Jordan in the Asian qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

Poonam, battling brain tumor, helps Chhattisgarh win National-Basketball Championship semis

24 Jan 2018

Poonam, battling brain tumor, helps Chhattisgarh win National-Basketball Championship semis

India's tallest female basketball player, Poonam Chaturvedi helped her team notch up a win in the semis of Senior National Basketball Championship.

Indian men's basketball team to get NBA level coach?

29 Jun 2017

Indian men's basketball team to get NBA level coach?

Reports suggest that National Basketball Association's (NBA) assistant coach Phil Weber could become the next coach of the Indian men's basketball team.