Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California
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Sources: Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash

The crash comes one day after Bryant was passed by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. As late as 10:39 p.m. ET Saturday, Bryant was active on social media, congratulating James on Twitter during the Lakers’ 108-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. A visibly shaken James wiped his eyes with tissues […]

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Raptors rally past Rockets in Japan to open pre-season

Pascal Siakam records 24 points, 11 rebounds as Toronto claws back from big deficit Serge Ibaka of the Raptors dunks the ball during Toronto’s 134-129 win over the Houston Rockets during pre-season action on Tuesday. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Getty Images) When James Harden’s night was over, defence got easier for the Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points […]

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Kings of the NBA: Toronto Raptors capture 1st crown in thrilling win over Warriors

Franchise wins NBA title 24 years after entering league Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, celebrates with the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press) The Toronto Raptors are bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy as NBA champions home to […]

Canada's Khem Birch, right, looks to take the ball past Senegal's Youssoupha Ndoye, left, during their group H match in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 game in Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (AP Photo)
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Canada earns its first World Cup victory in 17 years by beating Senegal

DONGGUAN, China — Canada’s men’s basketball team finally has a World Cup victory — and some positive momentum in a FIBA World Cup tournament that had been a non-stop narrative of disappointment. Cory Joseph will take it. “It’s always good when there’s a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, that’s always […]

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Record 54 Current Nba Players To Compete In 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup

National Team Rosters feature current NBA Players from 21 NBA Teams NEW YORK, United States of America, September 2, 2019/ — Record 103 combined current NBA (https://in.NBA.com) Players, NBA Draftees and Players with NBA Experience Featured on National Team Rosters ; National Team Rosters feature current NBA Players from 21 NBA Teams . A record 54 current NBA players […]

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U.S. Central Girls and U.S. West Boys Win 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Dwyane Wade, Mike Conley, Swin Cash and Grant Hill Present Awards at Global Tournament Featuring More Than 375 Youth Players and Coaches from 40 Countries ORLANDO, United States of America, August 12, 2019/ — U.S. Central (girls) and U.S. West (boys) won the 2019 Jr. NBA (https://Jr.NBA.com/) Global Championship today at […]

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Jr. NBA Global Championship 2019: Twenty Youth from Seven African Countries to Represent Africa in the Second Jr. NBA Global Championship from Aug. 6-11 in Orlando, Florida

PRESS RELEASE ORLANDO, USA, August 4, 2019/ — Twenty Youth from Seven African Countries to Represent Africa in the Second Jr. NBA Global Championship from Aug. 6-11 in Orlando, Florida. AFRICA TEAM GIRLS ROSTERS 1. Sandrine Whitney Kamgain (Cameroon)2. Penge Lesline Salim (DRC)3. Jana Ehab (Egypt)4. Shaza Ayman (Egypt)5. Kadidia Traore (Mali)6. Aisha Nhantumbo (Mozambique)7. […]

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) eyes the ball while playing against the Golden State Warriors during second half NBA championship basketball finals action in Toronto on Thursday, May 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Raptors’ Pascal Siakam named NBA’s most improved player

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam has won the NBA’s most improved player award. Siakam, who helped the Raptors win their first NBA championship this month, beat out D’Angelo Russell of the Brooklyn Nets and De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings for the honour at the NBA Awards show Monday night. He […]

Dewan Hernandez speaks with the media during the second day of the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago on May 17, 2019. The Toronto Raptors selected centre Dewan Hernandez from the University of Miami with the 59th pick in Thursday's NBA draft. The 6-foot-11 Hernandez sat out this season because of his dealings with an agent. Facing additional punishment next season, the junior from Miami turned pro instead. The NCAA said Hernandez agreed to receive monthly payments from the agent and accepted other benefits. Hernandez sat out the first 19 games of the season while awaiting the Jan. 28 ruling. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Nam Y. Huh
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Toronto Raptors happy to grab Dewan Hernandez with second-last pick of draft

TORONTO — Having barely taken a breath after winning his first NBA championship last week, Toronto Raptors general manager Bobby Webster was back to work scouting players ahead of Thursday’s draft. “We asked Golden State (Warriors) how do you do this five years in a row,” he quipped. Throughout the Raptors’ championship run, Webster and […]