Yuvraj Singh apologises for casteist remark against Yuzvendra Chahal

Former India star Yuvraj Singh on Friday apologised for making a casteist remark against Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram chat, saying he “unintentionally” hurt public sentiments. It was during one of the Instagram Live sessions with Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma that Yuvraj made the offensive comment about Chahal while talking about his regular social media […]

India’s NBA trailblazer Satnam Singh fails dope test

Satnam Singh, the first Indian to be drafted into the NBA, has been provisionally suspended by India’s anti-doping agency after failing a drugs test last month. Singh, who joined the Dallas Mavericks in 2015, failed an out-of-competition test last month and was handed a temporary ban on November 19, according to the National Anti-Doping Agency […]

India can emulate basketball’s popularity in China – NBA executive

Basketball can become as popular in India as it is in neighbouring China and bringing pre-season games to Mumbai can prove a timely catalyst, a top NBA executive has told Reuters. Cricket-mad India, with its population of 1.3 billion, has been for years on the radar of the National Basketball Association, which has arranged the […]

NBA India: Sacramento Kings coach promises high-quality basketball in friendlies

Sounding a warning to their rivals, Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton on Thursday (3) promised high-quality basketball as they gear up to take on Indiana Pacers in NBA pre-season friendly games, being held in India for the first time. The two NBA teams will clash in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. “We love the […]

NBA gears up for India debut, Trump adds to buzz

“Am I invited Mr prime minister?” With that question to prime minister Narendra Modi, US president Donald Trump put the spotlight firmly on NBA’s India debut next month where the organisers are expecting a full house. Speaking at the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston, Texas, Trump mentioned his interest in the high-profile basketball league, which […]

Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings to play first NBA game in India

The first NBA games to be played in India will be staged next October at Mumbai with pre-season contests between the , the league announced on Thursday (20). The 2019 matchups, the first ever by any North American sports league in the nation of 1.2 billion people, will be played October 4 and 5 at the NSCI […]

Satnam Singh: the first Indian player to sign by the United Basketball Alliance

Satnam Singh has become the first Indian player to be signed by the United Basketball Alliance for its season 5. AC Green, Director of Sport at the UBA of India, announced the signing of Satnam Singh, who two years ago became the first Indian-national to be drafted into the NBA, as one of the key […]

Iran beat India at Asia Cup basketball

The India men’s basketball team began their FIBA Asia Cup campaign with a 54-101 loss to continental powerhouse Iran.  India started off on a bad note during Wednesday evening’s match and trailed 8-29 in the first quarter. From there on, the deficit continued to grow as Iran outscored India in every quarter.  Iran, placed 25th in […]

NBA superstar Durant says Indian basketball needs a Yao to beat cricket

NBA behemoth Kevin Durant set a world record in India on Friday (28) but admitted it will take a lot more for basketball to overtake cricket in the country. Durant said that India will have to be patient and find its own Yao Ming to become a world basketball force as it is in cricket. On a visit […]

NBA finals MVP Kevin Durant to visit India next week

NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant will visit India next week, hosting a clinic for 5,000 children, donating two basketball courts to a school and instructing top youth players. Durant sparked the Golden State Warriors to their second NBA crown in three seasons last month. The 28-year-old star forward won his first NBA crown in his […]