Basketball

Hansel Enmanuel practices dunks.

One-Armed Basketball Player Is Changing The Game On And Off Court

Hansel Enmanuel is a 19-year-old basketball player with one arm, and he hopes to one day be in the NBA.

 | Ben Schamisso

Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner shoots against Chicago Sky's Azura Stevens during a game.

Why Do WNBA Stars Like Brittney Griner Play Abroad?

In this segment of "Scoreboard," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores the underlying pay issues in the WNBA that push some players abroad.

 | Scripps News Staff

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner.

Brittney Griner Says She'll Play Basketball Again

Griner also thanked President Biden for bringing her home, said that she "knows" he is "committed to bringing Paul Whelan and all Americans home too."

 | AP

Michael Jordan celebrates the Bulls win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Finals in Chicago

The NBA Is Renaming The MVP Award In Honor Of Michael Jordan

The NBA has named its MVP trophy after Michael Jordan, and renamed other top awards for great NBA players.

 | Meg Hilling

A monitor at a basketball game reads, "Welcome Home Brittney Griner," alongside a photo of the WNBA player.

'I Want To Talk': Brittney Griner Opened Up During Her Long Trip Home

Griner made connections with the people responsible for getting her home, spending time getting to know them and sharing details about her time away.

 | AP

Steph Curry

Steph Curry Clears Air On Fake Viral Video Of 5 Full-Court Shots

Curry confirmed the viral video of him making five full-court shots in a row was fake but called it the "ultimate compliment" that fans believed it.

 | Bridget Sharkey

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom.

Brittney Griner Has Begun Serving Sentence In Russian Penal Colony

"Brittney is doing as well as could be expected and trying to stay strong as she adapts to a new environment," her lawyers said in a statement.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

WNBA star Brittney Griner behind bars

Brittney Griner Sent To Russian Penal Colony To Serve Sentence

Griner's legal team says she has left a detention center for a penal colony — a common type of Russian prison where detainees work for minimal pay.

 | AP

Kyrie Irving plays basketball.

How New Yorkers, Brooklyn Nets Fans Feel About Kyrie Irving Suspension

The Brooklyn Nets has suspended player Kyrie Irving for posting a link to a documentary containing antisemitic comments.

 | Axel Turcios

NBA Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving

Nets' Kyrie Irving Apologizes For Antisemitic Post After Suspension

The NBA player was suspended without pay for at least five games by the Nets after posting a link to an antisemitic video on Twitter.

 | Scripps News Staff

WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Russian Court Rejects Griner's Appeal Of 9-Year Prison Sentence

The court ruled Tuesday to uphold WNBA star Brittney Griner's sentence for having cannabis oil vape cartridges in her luggage at a Moscow airport.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

WNBA star Brittney Griner is escorted out of court in Russia

As NBA Season Kicks Off, Players Renew Call For Griner's Release

NBA players are seizing their spotlight to keep attention on Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who is detained in Russia.

 | Adi Guajardo

Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka talks with players.

Boston Celtics Suspend Head Coach Udoka For Team Policy Violations

Coach Ime Udoka was suspended for the entire upcoming season for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a woman in the organization.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver.

Embattled Sarver Says He's Decided To Sell Suns, Mercury

Robert Sarver is the primary owner of NBA's Phoenix Suns and WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, he was recently suspended for racist and misogynistic conduct.

 | AP

WNBA Chicago Sky player Courtney Vandersloot on the court during a game

With Brittney Griner In Jail, WNBA Players Skip Russia In Offseason

WNBA players often compete in Russia because of the high salaries, but they are skipping out due to Brittney Griner's imprisonment.

 | AP

A fan at a WNBA basketball game holds up a sign supporting Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner

Expert Talks About Effects Of Trauma On Detainees Like Griner, Whelan

After more than 200 days in a Russian prison, new details are coming out on efforts to free WNBA star Brittney Griner.

 | Adi Guajardo

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver.

Phoenix Suns Owner Fined $10M For Racist, Misogynistic Conduct

Robert Sarver, who also owns the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, was suspended one year and fined the league maximum after a nearly yearlong investigation.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Basketball players battle for the ball.

WNBA Playoffs Head Into Semifinals With Increased Viewership

Viewership for WNBA games rose 16% compared to last year, along with increasing social media and website traffic for the league.

 | Meg Hilling

Vanessa Bryant.

Kobe Bryant Widow Awarded $16M In Trial Over Crash Photos

Her co-plaintiff Chris Chester, whose wife and daughter were also among the nine people killed in the crash, was awarded $15 million.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman.

U.S. State Dept. Discourages Dennis Rodman From Traveling To Russia

The former NBA superstar has said he intends to travel to Russia to seek the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner from prison.

 | AP

US Basketball player Brittney Griner looks through bars as she listens to the verdict standing in a cage in a courtroom

Lawyers Appeal Brittney Griner's Russian Prison Sentence

The WNBA star's attorneys say the nine-year prison sentence is excessive.

 | AP

The 1969 game-worn jersey of Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell on display

Bill Russell's No. 6 Being Retired Across NBA, A 1st For League

Russell, who died at 88, was the most prolific winner in NBA history and the first Black coach in any major U.S. pro sport to win a championship.

 | AP

NBA Logo.

Report: Unvaccinated NBA Players Will Be Banned From Playing In Canada

The same restrictions were in place throughout the 2021–22 NBA season.

 | Scripps News Staff

WNBA star Brittney Griner looks between bars of a detention cell.

Kremlin Says Griner Swap Must Be Discussed Without Publicity

"The U.S. already has made mistakes, trying to solve such problems via 'microphone diplomacy.' They are not solved that way," Kremlin spokesman said.

 | AP and Stuart Smith

WNBA star Brittney Griner

Russian Judge Sentences Griner To 9 Years In Prison On Drug Charges

WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested nearly six months ago at a Moscow airport over cannabis vape cartridges found in her luggage.

 | Meg Hilling

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Back In Russian Court On Cannabis Charge

The WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist could face up to 10 years in Russian prison.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Former NBA great Bill Russell speaks during a news conference

Bill Russell, NBA Great And Celtics Legend, Dies At 88

A Hall of Famer, five-time MVP and 12-time All-Star, Russell in 1980 was voted the greatest player in NBA history by basketball writers.

 | AP and Stephen Graddick IV

American and Ukrainian basketball player D'Andra Moss

Brittney Griner's Friend D'Andra Moss Talks About Prisoner Swap

D'Andra Moss tells Newsy while Griner is resilient, her loved ones are still worried about her being detained in Russia.

 | Scripps News Staff

WNBA star Brittney Griner

WNBA's Griner Back In Russian Court Following Guilty Plea

Brittney Griner faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug possession and smuggling charges.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

WNBA star Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom.

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty On Russian Drug Charges

She was detained in February at an airport in Moscow after vape canisters with cannabis oil allegedly were found in her luggage.

 | AP and Adi Guajardo