Erica Ogwumike has been drafted into the WNBA – but is also a medical student in the US.
She talks about combining basketball and her studies – and why she would like to represent Nigeria, unlike her two sisters, who are both US internationals.
Professional basketball in Britain faces a struggle to survive without government support, British Basketball League chairman Sir Rodney Walker says.
The BBL and its clubs rely heavily on game-day income rather than broadcast revenue, and the current lockdown has seen their finances all but dry up.
Walker says the BBL has taken advantage of the government furloughing scheme but “without the ability to open up and play in front of spectators, we’re in a locked-in situation that could become terminal if it went on too [...]
NBA legend Patrick Ewing has revealed that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
The New York Knicks great, who played 17 seasons as a centre in the NBA, is currently the head coach of the Georgetown University men’s team.
He was an 11-time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medallist.
“I want to share that I have tested positive for Covid-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” the 57-year-old tweeted.
“I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved [...]
Basketball great Shaquille O’Neal says the NBA should “scrap the season” because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2019-20 campaign was halted in March with five regular-season games and two months of play-offs remaining.
“Everybody go home, get healthy, come back next year,” said four-time NBA champion O’Neal, 48, who now works as a television pundit.
“To try and come back now and do a rush play-offs as a player? Any team that wins this year, there’s an asterisk.”
O’Neal added: “What [...]