The sports world lost a legend last weekend. Kobe Bryant was a five-time NBA champion, 18-time All-Star, two-time Olympic medalist, father of four girls — and a Catholic.
If 30 years ago anyone told Steve Javie he would become a permanent deacon, he probably would have said, “No way.”
The Brooklyn Nets made a huge splash during the NBA offseason, signing superstar free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
When Pascal Siakam was in his young teens attending a minor seminary in Cameroon — and mostly playing soccer in his free time — he likely never imagined he’d be playing in the NBA Finals.
The Old-Timers hosted its 58th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner May 5 at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights. Five new members – of which four were products of the local CHSAA – were enshrined for their basketball accomplishments as they joined the list of over 200 deserving inductees.
NBA executive Mark Tatum grew up on the streets of Brooklyn, and returned to his native borough to share words of encouragement with students at Salve Regina Catholic Academy in East New York, Nov. 5.
The basketball court at Niagara University – Frank Layden’s alma mater and one of his many coaching destinations – was re-named to honor him and his wife Barbara.
NBA Hall of Famer Chris Mullin has been selected as a new member on the Xavierian H.S. Board of Trustees.
Former St. Francis College basketball standout Ben Mockford signed a pro contract with Caceres, a team in the Spanish Basketball Federation.
Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta, a native of Park Slope, announced his retirement Aug. 19 and retires with the most games officiated at 2,635.