UK Basketball

Legacy Is About More Than Medals

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

There is no guarantee that basketball would have become the next British Cycling even with funding but you can't just assume that the only value of a sport is to bring success at an international level. There's so much more to it than that.

Who Is Really Paying the Price of Fighting in South Sudan?

Luol Deng | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Luol Deng

I know what it's like to lose your childhood to war. When I was five and conflict raged in Sudan, my family and I were amongst the lucky ones to leave for Egypt. Four years later we were granted asylum in the United Kingdom. Inspired by legendary South Sudanese basketball player Manute Bol, my siblings and I took up basketball which helped us fit in. Like Manute, I was lucky enough to turn the sport I loved into a career as a professional NBA player in the United States.

WATCH: Sterling Blasts Johnson And Claims African-Americans 'Don't Want To Help Anybody' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Sport

Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner who was banned for life by the NBA over racist comments, has launched a scathing attack on basketball ...

Sport's Symbolic Stand

Tom Mellor | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

Racism, like a cockroach, has a disappointing tendency not to die. It's bad enough with one case occurring but when two happen in a week, you'd better call the exterminators. Thankfully there are those willing to take a stand; for every imbecilic action there is an opposite reaction.

WATCH: Gordon Comes Out As First Gay College Basketball Player (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport

Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team, has come out as the first openly gay player in Division...

Who's The Masked Menace On Court?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Sport

LeBron James resembled a comic book character on Thursday night as he donned a carbon fibre mask for Miami Heat's match against the New York Knicks. ...

UK Sport Missing Lessons of Recent History

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

Obviously it would have taken time to really create success at the top level and this is not to say that GB Basketball would have become the new British Cycling but UK Sport, by narrowing their focus on short-term success, seemed to have missed the lessons that recent history and success could have taught them.

They Do Size 58s? Fallon Tries Shaq's Jacket For Size (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Sport

Standing at 7ft 1", sportsmen rarely come bigger - literally - than NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. A man so tall he had to do his own stunts in Ste...

WATCH: Baby's Got Basketball Skillz!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Comedy

And us. Yes, our tip of the hat today goes to Tammy Akre‘s little boy - who has apparently been shooting hoops since he was six months old. And c...

Now Dennis Rodman Wants To Swap With Man Imprisoned In Gulag

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

Dennis Rodman has offered to trade places with Kenneth Bae, an American missionary imprisoned in North Korea, the next time he visits his best buddy, ...

WATCH: This Is Why Michelle Obama Is Cool As F***

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Michelle Obama is awesome - here's proof. As part of a campaign to promote healthy eating the US First Lady teamed up with members of the Miami Hea...

WATCH: Denis Rodman Sings Happy Birthday To Kim Jong-Un

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Whatever the rights and wrongs of Dennis Rodman's relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, there's no doubting it's one of the strangest s...

Rodman Holds NBA Tryouts In North Korea (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Sport

Basketball star Dennis Rodman has held tryouts for a North Korean team to face a dozen NBA veterans in an exhibition game on leader Kim Jong Un's birt...

WATCH: Timberwolves-Spurs NBA Game Postponed By Smoke In Mexico City (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Sport

San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves' NBA game was postponed on Wednesday night due to smoke which crept inside the Mexico City stadium. Th...

Beckham And James Could Team Up For MLS Miami Team

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Sport

David Beckham could be joined by NBA superstar LeBron James in his bid to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami. James, who has led Miami ...

United Players Watch Oklhamoa City Thunder Vs Philadelphia 76ers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Sport

Manchester United players past and present were in attendance at the Phones 4u Arena for Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers' pre-season ...

NBA Player Pau Gasol Reaches Syrian Children in Domiz Refugee Camp

Wendy Bruere | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK
Wendy Bruere

As well as playing basketball with the children, Gasol chatted with Tolin and her sister. Tolin told him how she fled Syria with her family seven months ago to escape the violence and bombing. She also told him she still wants to be a doctor when she grows up, even though she hasn't been to school since she left Syria...

The Heat Is On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Sport

LeBron James vowed to keep ignoring his critics after a second consecutive MVP performance helped the Miami Heat retain their NBA crown against San An...

The Premier League Can't Afford to Just Wait for Its Own Jason Collins

Matthew Handley | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Sport
Matthew Handley

The ultimate encouragement for a player to come out, would probably be that there were sufficient other gay peers for it not to be such an issue, or at least enough to be able to offer support. As it stands, that day seems a long way off. If the Premier League is to wait for its own Jason Collins, it may be waiting a very long time.

Sport Pictures Of The Week (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Sport

After Manchester United became Barclays Premier League champions, the Bundesliga teams took centre stage. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund's batter...

WATCH: Boris Johnson Pulls Off Impossible Basketball Shot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics

One week he is fending off questions about being a "nasty piece of work", the next he is pulling off almost impossible basketball shots. Fresh from...

Sport Pictures Of The Week (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Sport

Andy Murray was the master in Miami as he beat David Ferrer in the Miami Open final while Serena Williams took the ladies' title. The Champions League...

WATCH: College Basketball Star's Horrific Leg-Break (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Sport

Kevin Ware's horrific leg break during one of the most closely watched US college basketball games of the year reduced his teammates and coach to tear...

WATCH: Why You Shouldn't Over-Inflate A Basketball

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Comedy

'What would happen if you inflated a basketball until it was really, really big?' is a question that's obviously up there with 'What would Jesus do?'....

Cheerleader's Amazing Front-Flip Half-Court Shot (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Sport

Cheerleader Ashlee Arnau usually spends her time on the basketball court raising the spirit of the crowd. On Thursday night, she raised the roof at Wi...