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Bryant makes poetic exit video

Long-time LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant will retire from basketball at the end of the current NBA season.

One of LA's greatest hoops stars confirms retirement at the end of the current NBA season - with a poem.

NBA star in trouble - again video

Philadelphia 76ers rookie centre Jahlil Okafor has had a tough time on and off the court this season.

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor embroiled in more off-court drama after being pulled over by police for speeding.

Kings sack ANBL coach Cotter

Damian Cotter is out as Sydney Kings coach after a 3-9 start to the season.

The struggling Sydney Kings ANBL club has sacked head coach Damian Cotter.

76ers lose 27th straight game

Young twin towers Nerlens Noel (left) and Jahlil Okafor have not been able to prevent the Philadelphia 76ers starting the season 0-17.

The Philadelphia 76ers are on the worst losing streak in major North American sport.

Adams goes big on boards

OKC Thunder centre Steven Adams had a season-high 13 rebounds against Detroit on Saturday.

OKC Thunder's Kiwi centre was a serious interior presence as they ran their NBA win streak to four against the Detroit Pistons.

Breakers search for inside presence

Dean Vickerman: ""We were a little in and out with our energies."

Coach Dean Vickerman is set for a major tactical rethink ahead of the rematch against the Perth Wildcats on Wednesday.

Henare: Time to man up

Paul Henare: "Every time you play against Perth they challenge your manhood in terms of how you play and you've really got to stand up to them."

The challenge is a simple one as the NZ Breakers steady for a series-deciding rematch against the Perth Wildcats on Wednesday.

Wildcats claw past Breakers

Corey Webster had 13 fourth-quarter points to give the Breakers a chance, but ultimately missed free-throws and turnovers cost them a win in Perth.

Free-throws woes cost the Kiwis against the Wildcats on Friday night in Perth.

ANBL bid still going ahead

Businessman Bill Wallace and his board have secured investors to fund a lower North Island basketball franchise.

The Lower North Island bid for a team in the ANBL may be a two seasons away, but it hasn't been deterred.

Eight-year-old 'discovers' key to beating LeBron

A primary school student is confident he's found a way to stop NBA superstar LeBron James.

A young basketball fan thought he found the secret on how his team could stop NBA superstar LeBron James.

Heckler pummelled by NBA player video

Jahlil Okafor has been caught up in a scuffle outside a Boston bar.

Young basketball star Jahil Okafor has been caught punching a man.

When sports fans go wild video

Serial streaker Wati Holmwood completed a 90m dash during a 2013 State of Origin match.

From ill-advised streaks to serial pests, we take a look at sports fans behaving badly.

Melbourne hold off Crocodiles

Hakim Warrick (right) drives to the basket past Brian Conklin in Melbourne United's win over the Townsville Crocodiles.

NBA import Hakim Warrick proved his worth as Melbourne United scrapped their way to a much-needed win.

Martin set for shock ANBL return

Damian Martin will wear a double-pronged mouthguard when he returns to the court a month after breaking his jaw and displacing teeth.

Damian Martin will make a shock return from a broken jaw in Friday night's crunch ANBL clash with the Breakers.

Perth aiming to cool off C-Web

The Breakers' star shooter Corey Webster can expect to see some close attention from the Wildcats in Perth.

If the big-bad Wildcats have special plans for Corey Webster, the Breakers would like to think they're ready.

NBL ban beer pouring fan video

Kings guard Marcus Thornton had beer poured on him during an NBL match.

The man who poured beer on Sydney Kings player Marcus Thornton has been banned.

Another tough break for Wesley

Breakers forward Tai Wesley is desperate to get back on court in the Aussie NBL.

Extended absence for key Breakers big man as appendix op turns into infection.

Fan tips beer on basketballer video

Marcus Thornton was livid after the unexpected shower of beer.

A basketball fan in Australia was ejected after pouring a can of beer all over US import Marcus Thornton.

Penney leads undermanned Hawks

Illawarra Hawks Kirk Penney (left) and AJ Ogilvy (right) attempt to disrupt the shot of Sydney Kings forward Angus Brandt during their round eight game.

An undermanned Illawarra Hawks ruined Sydney Kings star Josh Childress' return to the court.

Sweet sixteen for Warriors

Golden State guard Klay Thompson goes for the basket under pressure from LA Lakers guard Louis Williams.

Golden State register the best start in NBA history with their 16th straight victory in a rout of the Lakers.

The Aussie star everyone wants video

Ben Simmons is hoping to become a big name in the NBA.

Australian Ben Simmons, a 6-foot-10 (208cm) star forward for Louisiana State is about to become hot property in the NBA.

Kobe aims to spoil Warriors' party

Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will own the record for the best ever start to an NBA season if they beat the Lakers.

Only the lowly Lakers can stop the Warriors breaking the record for the best-ever start to an NBA season.

LeBron joins elite NBA list

Cleveland Cavaliers kingpin LeBron James is on a trajectory to be one of the NBA's all-time greats.

Cleveland Cavaliers star one of just two players to rank in the top 25 for career points and assists.

Heat prove too hot for Knicks

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade drives to the basket under pressure from Knicks counterpart Langston Galloway.

Miami snap New York's four-game win streak with a comfortable 95-78 victory thanks to miserly defensive work.

Spurs stay perfect at home

San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard helped himself to  24 points and 13 rebounds against the Phoenix Suns.

Forward Kawhi Leonard helps himself to 24 points as San Antonio see off the Phoenix Suns in error-ridden encounter.

Suttor: Webster fits bill for Pelicans

New Zealand Breakers star Corey Webster goes on the charge against Melbourne United at the Vector Arena.

OPINION: Star New Zealand Breakers guard should have been given chance to strut his stuff in the NBA.

Bogut chases NBA record

Golden State Warriors centre Andrew Bogut, left, has played a key role in his side's 15-0 start to the NBA season.

Australian centre ready to make NBA history as Golden State look to extend their perfect start to the season to 16 wins.

Vukona in with Super City

Mika Vukona will play for the Super City Rangers in this year's NBL.

Tall Blacks great ends long association with Nelson Giants in signing with the Super City Rangers.

Westbrook leads Thunder to win

Oklahoma guard Russell Westbrook top-scored with 31 points during his side's win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook scores 31 points to help his side pull out an 117-114 victory over the Mavericks.

Warriors go 15-0 in record start

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has helped his team make a "special" 15-0 start to the NBA season.

Easy 118-105 win over the Denver Nuggests earns the defending NBA champions a place in the record books.

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