Kobe Bryant is third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Photograph: David Blair/ZUMA Press/Corbis

Kobe Bryant has announced he will call time on one of the greatest careers in NBA history when he retires at the end of the season.The 17-time All Star announced the news on the Players Tribune website. “I’m ready to...

China and the Philippines will square off for the FIBA Asia Championship title on Saturday and a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics.China advanced to the Final by beating Iran, 70-57, to remain unbeaten in the tournament.Rolling to an...

Spain won their third European championship in style after a blistering performance by the talismanic Pau Gasol inspired them to an 80-63 win over Lithuania in Sunday's final.

Pau Gasol poured in an international career-high 40 points and Spain outlasted 2013 champions France 80-75 in overtime in a gripping semi-final for the ages in front of a record crowd of 26,922 at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille.

Becky Hammon is the first female head coach in NBA summer league history to win a title after San Antonio Spurs beat Phoenix Suns 93-90 in the final.

Ever since Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the No. 52 pick on June 25, interest in India has spiked about the 7'2, 290-pound basketball player from Punjab. The first India-born player in the NBA has been earmarked for a special career for several years now, and now that he is part of the Mavericks' setup in the USA, there is hope back home that Indian basketball is put on the global map. 

CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors launched some 8,900 shots this season. They attempted layups and 3-pointers, runners and elbow jumpers. They dazzled fans and overwhelmed opponents. But every time the ball left their fingertips, the Warriors seemed to be building toward something bigger and better, toward the brightest stage and the grandest prize.

The Cleveland Cavaliers stunned just about anyone who had been paying a whiff of attention to these NBA Finals, downing the 67-win Golden State Warriors in overtime to take a 1-1 series tie back to Cleveland.

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HANG TIME NEW JERSEY — The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors reached The Finals in very different ways.