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Rapper Ice Cube Dangles $5M Deal in Front of Clark

He wants her to play for his Big3 league, reportedly won't stop her from playing in WNBA, too

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark has been smashing record after record this year, and she may be on the cusp of breaking another. TMZ Sports reported Wednesday that the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball star now has a $5 million offer in front of her to play for Ice Cube's Big3 league , which would...

NBA Star Makes 'Money' Sign at Ref, Must Pay Big Time

Rudy Gobert of the Timberwolves fined $100K after his gesture

(Newser) - The NBA fined Minnesota center Rudy Gobert $100,000 on Sunday, reports the AP , two days after he implied that referee Scott Foster wasn't calling games fairly and further suggested that gambling is having a detrimental impact on the outcome of games. The fine is the maximum that the...

Futuristic Basketball Sells Out—Despite $2.5K Price Tag

Wilson's Airless Gen1 is 3D printed

(Newser) - If you were wowed by former President Trump's $399 limited-edition gold lamé high-tops selling out in just hours , brace yourself. Business Insider reports on another limited-edition success story: Wilson's Airless Gen1 . It's a 3D printed basketball that's covered in hundreds of hexagonal holes, meaning air passes...

NBA Player Arrested After Pregame Fight

Isaiah Stewart of Detroit Pistons was charged with punching Phoenix Suns player Drew Eubanks

(Newser) - Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart was arrested after things got ugly in the parking lot before the Pistons game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Phoenix police say Stewart was arrested for assault after an argument escalated and he punched Suns forward Drew Eubanks in the face, CNN reports. Officers...

Height That Helped His NBA Career Now Threatens His Life

Ex-Pacer Scot Pollard, who was also on 'Survivor,' awaits heart transplant from a patient his size

(Newser) - At 6-foot-11, Scot Pollard's size helped him play more than a decade in the NBA, earning him a championship ring with the 2008 Boston Celtics. Now it may be killing him. Pollard needs a heart transplant, an already dire predicament that's made more difficult by the fact so...

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Floored by Fan
College Star Caitlin Clark
Is Felled by Fan

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Felled by Fan

They inadvertently collided when Ohio State fans stormed the court after beating Iowa

(Newser) - College basketball phenom Caitlin Clark of Iowa was shaken up after a collision on the court of Ohio State University on Sunday, but the unusual thing is that she collided with an Ohio State fan, not player. Watch the moment here . It happened as Ohio fans stormed the court after...

Warriors Assistant Coach Dies After Heart Attack at Team Dinner

Dejan Milojevic was 46

(Newser) - Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic, a mentor to two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and a former star player in his native Serbia, died Wednesday in Utah after suffering a heart attack, the team announced. Milojevic, part of the staff that helped the Warriors win the 2022 NBA championship,...

HS Basketball Game Ended by Antisemitic Slurs

Players on Jewish girls team say aggressive play, antisemitic remarks marred game

(Newser) - A New York varsity high school basketball game ended early last week, after one of the teams accused the other of antisemitic remarks and actions, and now a coach has been fired and a player dismissed. WABC reports that the game between the girls' teams at the Leffell School, a...

Detroit Pistons Set NBA Record Absolutely No One Wants
An NBA Record
of Futility Finally Ends

An NBA Record of Futility Finally Ends

Detroit snaps a 28-game losing streak

(Newser) - The Detroit Pistons ended their NBA record-tying losing streak at 28 games with a 129-127 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night, per the AP . The Pistons, who hadn't won since Oct. 28, matched the Philadelphia 76ers' record of 28, split over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. They...

NBA G League Player Allegedly Confessed to Murder

Chance Comanche and his girlfriend have been charged in fatal strangling of woman

(Newser) - The former NBA G League player accused, along with his girlfriend, in a Las Vegas murder allegedly confessed to fatally strangling the victim, the AP reports. Police say Sakari Harnden, girlfriend of Chance Comanche, is a sex worker who had an ongoing dispute with the victim, Marayna Rodgers, who was...

NBA Player Denied Entry Into Canada for Game

Sources, media outlets say denial likely has to do with Miles Bridges' legal issues

(Newser) - The Charlotte Hornets player who was arrested for alleged domestic violence against the mother of his two children last year has been denied entry into Canada from the US, and did not play in the Hornets' game against the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Miles Bridges, who pleaded no contest...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Breaks Hip in Concert Fall

Basketball great, 76, was hospitalized in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is in the hospital with a broken hip after the 76-year-old fell at a concert in Los Angeles. Abdul-Jabbar fell Friday, though the show he was attending was not disclosed, reports TMZ . He was to have had surgery on Saturday, tweeted business partner Deborah Morales, per...

NBA Player Suspended Indefinitely After Smacking Opponent

Draymond Green says he didn't mean to hit Jusuf Nurkic in the face

(Newser) - The NBA has suspended Draymond Green indefinitely after the Golden State Warriors player struck a Phoenix Suns player in the face during the Warriors-Suns game in Phoenix Tuesday night. Green apologized to Jusuf Nurkic after the game, saying he did not intend to strike him: "I sell calls with...

Nuggets' New 3-Point Line Was a Little Funky
There Was a Reason
Dallas Star's 3-Pointers
Weren't Hitting in Denver

There Was a Reason Dallas Star's 3-Pointers Weren't Hitting in Denver

Nuggets had court repainted for new in-season tournament, and 3-point line was a bit off

(Newser) - The 3-point shot of Dallas forward Grant Williams felt slightly off all morning in practice on the new, brightly painted Denver Nuggets court. Turns out, it wasn't his shot at all that was the issue. It was a wrongly measured 3-point line. The line's curvature was painted too...

7-Foot-4 Teen Will Try to Conquer the NBA

Victor Wembanyama of the Spurs ignites 'Wembymania'

(Newser) - The NBA season begins Tuesday night, but much of the attention is focused on the following night, when the San Antonio Spurs play the Dallas Mavericks. Why? In a word, Wemby. More precisely, Victor Wembanyama, a 7-foot-4 teenage rookie. Even those who don't follow the league will likely be...

Ex-NBA Star Dies at 42
Ex-NBA Player Dies at 42

Ex-NBA Player Dies at 42

Brandon Hunter played for the Celtics, Magic after his turn at Ohio University

(Newser) - A former NBA player who counted the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic among his teams has died. "We are terribly saddened to learn of the loss of our former teammate, Brandon Hunter," the Magic wrote online Tuesday night of its ex-forward. "We send our deepest condolences to...

Sports Stunner: Germany Upsets USA in Basketball

Americans had been favorites to win world championship

(Newser) - Team USA had been "overwhelming" favorites to win this year's FIBA Basketball World Cup, per CNN . But after being upset by Germany on Friday, they'll have to settle for playing in the bronze-medal game Sunday against Canada. Germany defeated the US 113-111 in the Philippines, marking the...

It's Knicks Vs. Raptors —This Time Off the Court

NY team accuses Toronto of stealing trade secrets in new lawsuit

(Newser) - When the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors next meet on the court in December, there will be hard feelings on at least one side. The Knicks sued the Raptors on Monday, claiming its Atlantic Division rival hired a "mole" within the Knicks organization, who stole thousands of team...

WNBA Player: 'I Can't Possibly Be the Villain Anymore'

Skylar Diggins-Smith accuses Phoenix Mercury over its treatment of her while on maternity leave

(Newser) - Skylar Diggins-Smith is still officially listed on the Phoenix Mercury's roster , but according to the WNBA guard, it doesn't feel much like she's on the team since she temporarily left to have a baby. That's what a series of tweets revealed Thursday morning, as the 33-year-old...

Brittney Griner Backs Out of 2 Games on the Road

Mercury Phoenix says WNBA star is taking a bit of a break 'to focus on her mental health'

(Newser) - Since May, Brittney Griner has been back in game mode on the basketball court with her team, the Phoenix Mercury. Now, the WNBA star is taking a bit of a break, to take a little more care of herself in the aftermath of her detention in Russia, reports CBS News...

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