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Greedy NBA may bar stars in future years

Michelle Obama was there to give the players a hug and her best wishes after NBA's multi-million-dollar superstars laid the foundations of the United States' gold-medal campaign with an easy win over France.

Tuesday, 31 July, 2012, 12:00am

Forget superstars - unheralded talents are the entertainers

You have your reasons for watching and I have mine. If you are tuning in to the Olympics to see NBA superstars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James win another gold then go for it. And if you can't wait to watch the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic or Venus and Serena Williams compete for medals on Wimbledon's hallowed courts then your day is almost here.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Why the NBA is must-watch again

For the past dozen years Steve Nash has been a freakishly creative force in the NBA. He has defied defenders who have been athletically superior through sheer guile and will, and it has helped the native of Victoria, British Columbia, who is neither imposing in size nor speed, win two Most Valuable Player awards and become one of the most popular basketball players in the world.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Living the dream 20 years later

A legion of sports fans were desperate for a distraction last week. It was a moment most dreaded since LeBron James announced on a one-hour prime-time TV special in the summer of 2010 that he was leaving Cleveland and 'taking his talents to South Beach' to play with his all-star chums Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Kobe Bryant: men's basketball

Basketball was invented in 1891 by a Canadian - sports teacher James Naismith - but it is the United States that has always dominated the global sport.

Naismith was working at a US university when he was asked to create an indoor team sport as an 'athletic distraction' for students because of bad weather outside.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The king rules, like it or not

He is not the first self-appointed king to be disliked by his subjects. Not by any means. But right now LeBron James, King James to the dwindling fans he has left, is probably the most hated man in America. A scant two years ago he was among the most popular.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Name: Jeremy Lin

Name: Jeremy Lin

Born: August 23, 1988, in Los Angeles

Nationality: American

Height: 191cm

Weight: 91kg

High School: Palo Alto

College: Harvard

Pro career: Golden State Warriors, Houston

Rockets, New York Knicks

Position: Point guard

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A 'Linspirational' story for us all

A new word - 'Linsanity' - has swept the front pages of newspapers and magazines. The world is crazy about Jeremy Lin, who has startled everyone with his basketball talent and inspirational story. He is an Asian-American, NBA star, devout Christian and Harvard graduate. His rise to fame has affected all of us, particularly those in the Asian community and aspiring athletes.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Former player holds court for a much more subdued NBA Madness

Every year around this time, America's National Basketball Association brings over one of its players for its promotional tour, NBA Madness. In previous years, everyone from superstars like Kevin Durant to role players like Jason Kapono have visited our city.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

NBA lockout is no big deal

Oh yeah, the NBA lockout. I kind of forgot the league has officially been shut down for over two months with no end in sight. But I'm not alone, it seems, considering that players and management met this week for only the second time since the lockout began 62 days ago. Think about that for a minute.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Playing with the stars

There's some exciting news for basketball fans on the mainland. NBA mega stars Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets have shown interest in playing in the China Basketball Association.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hoops stars reveal dream of starring in China - and their new shoe lines - on flying visit

Basketball fans in Hong Kong got a two-day treat ending yesterday, when NBA superstars Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony came to town for promotional duties on behalf of Nike's Team Jordan brand.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fukien rely on American firepower

Defending champions Fukien will rely on old guard Rodney Buford when they kick off their campaign in the 3D-Gold Cup Super League at Southorn Stadium tonight.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Tim Noonan

It's not enough to make US$15 million a year playing a game. It's not enough to be hounded with adulation and temptation at every turn. It's not enough to see your highlights every night on SportsCenter and it most certainly is not enough to hold the fans in the city where you work hostage. All of that is ok - young, rich and celebrated at every turn.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Slam-dunk Sunday

Last Sunday, two lucky Young Post readers met rising NBA star Kevin Durant at APM's NBA Madness event.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

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