Speedy Claxton is the Pride’s new head hoops coach.
The Brooklyn Nets are the talk of the Eastern Conference.
As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family.
Pope Francis now has his own special edition Atlanta Hawks basketball jersey, celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The team will also wear the 2021 MLK Nike City Edition jerseys for Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of their commitment to those values.
NYC locals Obi Toppin and Cole Anthony were selected virtually in the NBA Draft.
A delegation representing the National Basketball Players Association, a union representing professional athletes from the NBA, met with Pope Francis and spoke with him about their work in promoting social justice.
Longtime NBA referee Walter Rooney began his sports journey in Brooklyn.
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.