Sport

Kobe Bryant's helicopter tried to climb to avoid fog before crash

Experts question how the retired basketball star's helicopter was allowed to fly despite poor visibility.

Inside Story

How will the world remember Kobe Bryant?

One of basketball's biggest ever stars is killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles.

Sport

Kobe played in LA, but was a superstar everywhere

Tributes pour in from around the world after former Los Angeles Lakers player was killed in a helicopter crash.

Basketball

BBC comes under fire after mistaking LeBron James for Kobe Bryant

Britain's public broadcaster draws ire for mistake in news clip after Bryant's death it blamed on 'human error'.

BBC comes under fire after mistaking LeBron James for Kobe Bryant

Basketball

Kobe Bryant, his daughter, die in helicopter crash

Former player was in his private helicopter with eight others, including one of his four daughters, when it crashed.

US & Canada

Kobe Bryant death: Bad weather considered in crash investigations

NBA star's helicopter crashed outside Los Angeles. Witnesses say heavy fog, poor visibility may have played a part.

NBA

In Pictures: The life of NBA icon Kobe Bryant

Bryant was considered one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with LA Lakers.

In Pictures: The life of NBA icon Kobe Bryant

AJ Impact

Chinese organisers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

The furore surrounding a tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong has strained Chinese relations with the NBA.

Chinese organisers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

AJ Impact

Chinese state TV, businesses break with NBA over Hong Kong tweet

NBA boss says league will not regulate what its players, employees and members say, prompting fury in China.

Chinese state TV, businesses break with NBA over Hong Kong tweet

AJ Impact

NBA's China problem threatens billions in basketball investment

US-based professional league faces backlash, with core business interests up against politics of support for Hong Kong.

NBA's China problem threatens billions in basketball investment

Sport

NBA team faces Chinese backlash for pro-Hong Kong tweet

Houston Rockets manager apologises for tweet in support of Hong Kong demonstrations as Chinese companies freeze ties.

NBA team faces Chinese backlash for Hong Kong protest tweet

India

'It's beautiful to watch': India hosts its first-ever NBA game

In a cricket-loving nation, NBA wants to make a mark with two games between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers.

'It's beautiful to watch': India hosts its first-ever NBA game

Basketball

France shock defending champions US in Basketball World Cup

France beat holders US 89-79 in the quarterfinals, snapping their 58-match winning streak at FIBA and Olympic contests.

France shock defending champions US in Basketball World Cup

Sport

Meet the 'Greek Freak': 7 things to know about NBA MVP

The 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks star has won Most Valuable Player honours at the annual NBA Awards.

Seven things to know about NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo

Basketball

'We brought it home': Toronto Raptors scoop NBA title

Canadian franchise lifts trophy for the first time after 4-2 series win over defending champions Golden State Warriors.

'We brought it home': Toronto Raptors scoop first NBA title