Mongolian side Ulaanbaatar in action at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Hong Kong Masters. Photo: FIBA

Can Hong Kong follow Mongolia’s route to the Olympics in 3x3 basketball?

The FIBA 3x3 World Tour Hong Kong Masters has raised the question of whether Hong Kong’s national team can thrive in the short format, inspired by Mongolia’s swift rise.

5 Dec 2022 - 8:15AM

Ex-NBA star Jeremy Lin fined US$1,400 over China quarantine comments

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin, who now plays for the Loong Lions in China, made the ‘inappropriate’ remarks about where the team stayed ahead of a game.

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin, who now plays for the Loong Lions in China, made the ‘inappropriate’ remarks about where the team stayed ahead of a game.

2 Dec 2022 - 10:33PM

9 star athletes who swear by their vegan or vegetarian diets

From Kyrie Irving to Venus Williams and Nate Diaz, professional athletes credit a vegan diet with boosting their performance. It made Alex Morgan ‘leaner and fitter than ever’, the US women’s soccer star says.

From Kyrie Irving to Venus Williams and Nate Diaz, professional athletes credit a vegan diet with boosting their performance. It made Alex Morgan ‘leaner and fitter than ever’, the US women’s soccer star says.

30 Nov 2022 - 5:58AM

Hong Kong’s Li relishes return of Chinese basketball league after Shanxi switch

The Women’s Chinese Basketball Association season begins with Hong Kong’s only professional women’s player Li Tsz-kwan set for debut with Shanxi Bamboo Leaf.

The Women’s Chinese Basketball Association season begins with Hong Kong’s only professional women’s player Li Tsz-kwan set for debut with Shanxi Bamboo Leaf.

29 Nov 2022 - 7:00PM

Hong Kong Eastern target ABL success to boost bid to join Chinese competition

City’s only pro team relish the returning Asean Basketball League as they seek to join Chinese Basketball Association and use Kai Tak Sports Park as home court.

City’s only pro team relish the returning Asean Basketball League as they seek to join Chinese Basketball Association and use Kai Tak Sports Park as home court.

28 Nov 2022 - 11:12PM

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Lithuania’s Sakiai Gulbele (from left) Marijus Uzupis, Paulius Beliavicius, Modestas Kumpys, and Aurelijus Pukelis, celebrate winning the FIBA 3X3 World Tour in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Sakiai Gulbele down Olympic champions on way to winning Hong Kong Masters

Lithuanian side claim city’s inaugural Fiba 3v3 World Tour crown, with Marijus Uzupis hailing quartet’s ‘amazing win’.

27 Nov 2022 - 11:06PM

Hong Kong team surprise 3x3 Olympic basketball champs – as do no-shows at venue

Latvia’s Tokyo gold medallists underestimate Team Hong Kong in FIBA 3x3 World Tour Hong Kong Masters, although majority of ticket holders stay away on day one.

Latvia’s Tokyo gold medallists underestimate Team Hong Kong in FIBA 3x3 World Tour Hong Kong Masters, although majority of ticket holders stay away on day one.

27 Nov 2022 - 3:56AM

Home side to face Latvia’s Olympic stars in Hong Kong Masters 3x3 basketball

Team Hong Kong progress through qualifying stage to set up match against Riga, stacked with gold medallists from Tokyo Olympics.

Team Hong Kong progress through qualifying stage to set up match against Riga, stacked with gold medallists from Tokyo Olympics.

26 Nov 2022 - 3:27PM

Hong Kong hope to host final 3v3 basketball Olympics qualifier

Hong Kong Masters tips off on Saturday morning, with world governing body Fiba throwing its support behind the city to ‘do more to help grow the sport’.

Hong Kong Masters tips off on Saturday morning, with world governing body Fiba throwing its support behind the city to ‘do more to help grow the sport’.

25 Nov 2022 - 9:17PM

US basketball star Brittney Griner begins Russia prison sentence

The two-time Olympic gold medallist was detained in February when Moscow customs agents said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist was detained in February when Moscow customs agents said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

18 Nov 2022 - 5:21AM

Fiba locks in Hong Kong for 3x3 basketball World Tour

Flagged as one of three pillar sports by city’s leader John Lee, Hong Kong Masters will run from November 26-27 with support of Tourism Board.

Flagged as one of three pillar sports by city’s leader John Lee, Hong Kong Masters will run from November 26-27 with support of Tourism Board.

11 Nov 2022 - 7:16PM

Bay Area Dragons rocket to the top of the PBA’s Commissioner’s Cup

The newly formed Chinese franchise, who are based in Hong Kong, lead the Philippine competition and look set to clinch a berth in the play-offs.

The newly formed Chinese franchise, who are based in Hong Kong, lead the Philippine competition and look set to clinch a berth in the play-offs.

24 Oct 2022 - 5:02PM

Hong Kong ‘could copy Singapore’ to find Olympians after policy address boost

Figures from 3x3 basketball, climbing and skateboarding acknowledge need for venues and propose idea used in Singapore after city’s leader vows to promote urban sports.

Figures from 3x3 basketball, climbing and skateboarding acknowledge need for venues and propose idea used in Singapore after city’s leader vows to promote urban sports.

20 Oct 2022 - 6:16PM

Warriors beat LA Lakers in season-opener, Celtics down Sixers

After all those thrilling NBA Finals battles of last decade, Stephen Curry and LeBron James can still put on a spectacular show in their mid-30s.

After all those thrilling NBA Finals battles of last decade, Stephen Curry and LeBron James can still put on a spectacular show in their mid-30s.

19 Oct 2022 - 3:23PM

Curry and Warriors lead NBA’s popularity on Chinese social media

NBA champions the Golden State Warriors have added the mantle of being China’s most popular NBA team on social media in 2022.

NBA champions the Golden State Warriors have added the mantle of being China’s most popular NBA team on social media in 2022.

15 Oct 2022 - 5:17PM

For one referee, the path from Korea to the NBA wasn’t easy

Intae Hwang wanted to play basketball. His parents wouldn’t allow it. He reached the NBA anyway.

Intae Hwang wanted to play basketball. His parents wouldn’t allow it. He reached the NBA anyway.

11 Oct 2022 - 1:15PM

Dominant US beat China in final to retain women’s basketball World Cup

The Americans take the gold medal match 83-61, repeating their victory over China earlier in the tournament, but the Chinese still claim their first medal since 1994.

The Americans take the gold medal match 83-61, repeating their victory over China earlier in the tournament, but the Chinese still claim their first medal since 1994.

1 Oct 2022 - 8:20PM

China beat Australia to set up women’s basketball World Cup final against US

First medal in the competition for China since 1994 following dramatic victory in Sydney to reach gold medal match, which will be a rematch with the Americans.

First medal in the competition for China since 1994 following dramatic victory in Sydney to reach gold medal match, which will be a rematch with the Americans.

30 Sep 2022 - 9:32PM

China’s women reach first World Cup basketball semi-final in 28 years

Chinese side will play Australia on Friday in repeat of 1994 match-up as coach calls Sydney team’s ‘blessed land’.

Chinese side will play Australia on Friday in repeat of 1994 match-up as coach calls Sydney team’s ‘blessed land’.

30 Sep 2022 - 10:34AM

China beat Belgium to grab top two spot at Women’s World Cup

Fourth win in five games gives China second seeding behind United States heading into last eight.

Fourth win in five games gives China second seeding behind United States heading into last eight.

27 Sep 2022 - 6:38PM