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Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid, Gobert, Jokić, Sabonis, Siakam Aand Simmons headline Global Reach of 2019-20 NBA Season Restart

Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid, Gobert, Jokić, Sabonis, Siakam Aand Simmons headline Global Reach of 2019-20 NBA Season Restart

Sports
NEW YORK, United States of America, July 30, 2020/ -- 22 Teams Participating in Season Restart Feature 89 International Players from 34 Countries and Territories; all 22 Teams Feature At Least One International Player; 12 African-Born Players on Season Restart Rosters; 88 Seeding Games Include 41 Primetime Games in Latin America and 40 Primetime Games in Europe, the Middle East and AfricaThe 2019-20 NBA season restart (https://on.nba.com/2X8BGQX) will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages on their televisions, computers, mobile phones and tablets, highlighting a whole new game with a more connected and immersive experience for fans.  This includes the 88 “seeding games” beginning July 30 as well as behind-the-scenes coverage and interviews from ESPN Wide Wo...
NBA and Smart TV Platform VIDAA Announce Multiyear Partnership

NBA and Smart TV Platform VIDAA Announce Multiyear Partnership

Sports
NEW YORK, United States of America, July 17, 2020/ -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and VIDAA USA, Inc. today announced a multiyear partnership to make NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service, available for purchase on all Hisense and Toshiba TVs through the VIDAA smart TV platform.  Beginning with the 2020-21 NBA season, more than 20 million users of VIDAA-enabled smart TVs across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East will be able to purchase NBA League Pass and watch hundreds of live NBA games each season through the VIDAA platform. “I am proud that we teamed up with the NBA since it is one of the most popular leagues in the world,” said Guy Edri, EVP of Business Development for VIDAA platform. ...
Five-Star Recruit Jonathan Kuminga signs with NBA G League

Five-Star Recruit Jonathan Kuminga signs with NBA G League

Sports
NEW YORK, United States of America, July 17, 2020/ -- Forward Jonathan Kuminga, a top high school basketball recruit, has signed to play in the NBA G League (https://GLeague.nba.com) next season, it was announced today by NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim.  Kuminga is ranked by ESPN as the No. 4 player in the nation and the top player in New Jersey in the Class of 2020. A native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuminga played at The Patrick School in Hillside, New Jersey, last season after previously attending Huntington Prep School in West Virginia and Our Savior New American School in New York.  The NBA G League gives top young prospects a chance to begin their professional careers while receiving mentorship and life skills training.  Kuminga will have t...
NBA 2K League Announces Partnerships with GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot

NBA 2K League Announces Partnerships with GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot

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NEW YORK, United States of America, June 13, 2020/ -- NBA 2K League (https://on.nba.com/3cRYitT) Features Record Partner Roster for 2020 Season; THE TIPOFF Powered by AT&T to Air Live June 16-19 on ESPN2, Twitch and YouTube. With the 2020 NBA 2K League season officially underway, the league today announced four new marketing partnerships with GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot. The new partners join the NBA 2K League’s record roster of 13 marketing partners for 2020, the most ever for an NBA 2K League season.“We’re thrilled by the level of interest and support from fans and partners for our third season,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “We’re excited to work with such a wide range of companies that share our commitment to growing the NBA 2K League, a...
FEATURE STORIES: No sign of engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.

FEATURE STORIES: No sign of engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.

Sports
Wreckage at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed NBA great Kobe Bryant and eight others showed no evidence of engine failure, a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Friday. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the nine who perished when the helicopter crashed in rugged terrain west of Los Angeles on January 26. “All significant components of the helicopter were located within the wreckage area,” according to the report. “Examination of the main and tail rotor assemblies found damage consistent with powered rotation at the time of impact. “Viewable sections of the engines showed no evidence of an uncontained or catastrophic internal failure. “The No. 2 engine first-stage compressor blades exhibited tip c...
ENTERTAINMENT: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to honor Kobe Bryant at the Super Bowl show

ENTERTAINMENT: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to honor Kobe Bryant at the Super Bowl show

Entertainment, Sports
The Super Bowl LIV halftime show promises more songs than ever, more dancers on stage than ever, and a tribute to Kobe Bryant. During a Miami press conference Thursday, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira discussed some of what they have planned for Sunday's 12-minute performance, during what is officially known as the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. Lopez said there will be a "heartfelt" moment when someone asked whether she would be honoring Bryant, who died last Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California."We'll all be remembering Kobe on Sunday and celebrating life and diversity in this country," Shakira added. "I'm sure he'd be very proud to see the message we are trying to convey on stage that day." While Lopez said she didn't want to give away too much, she said t...
INERNATIONAL: Investigators work to determine cause of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.

INERNATIONAL: Investigators work to determine cause of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
US investigators are working to determine the causes of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant in California on Sunday. All nine people on board the helicopter died, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Investigators are expected to focus on the weather conditions, which were foggy, and on any mechanical failures that may have occurred. Bryant was considered to be one of the greatest players in the game’s history. He was a five-time NBA champion for his only team, the Los Angeles Lakers, and a double Olympic gold medallist. He retired in April 2016. Tributes from fans, fellow basketball players and other public figures have been pouring in from around the world while fans congregate at a makeshift memorial for the player in front o...
SPORTS: Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash.

SPORTS: Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash.

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Basketball lost one of its greatest competitors and most accomplished players Sunday when Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California. The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist was 41. Bryant was riding in an S-76 helicopter Sunday when it crashed just before 10 a.m. into a hillside near Calabasas, Calif., roughly 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The flight manifest listed nine people on board — one pilot and eight passengers — and there were no survivors, according to local authorities. Gianna Bryant, the former player’s 13-year-old daughter, was confirmed dead. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in...