Kobe Bryant passed over Michael Jordan for his ideal group to join in a pick-up basketball game, saying he’d take Magic Johnson as his backcourt mate along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Bill Russell.
The National Basketball Association game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves that was postponed last night in Mexico City because of smoke in the arena will be played later this season in Minneapolis, the NBA said in a Twitter message.
Tickets for tonight’s game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are selling for less than half what they cost before the season, as the one-time playoff contenders have fallen to a combined 8-26 record.
The mayor of Bridgeview, Illinois, said building a taxpayer-financed arena for the billionaire owner of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire would bring hotels and restaurants to his suburb. Instead, the town has more than doubled property taxes and may raise them again to pay more than $200 million in stadium debt.
Peter Luukko, president and chief operating officer of Comcast-Spectacor, which owns the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, announced yesterday that he is resigning after 25 years with the company.
Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd was fined $50,000 for intentionally spilling a drink on the court to stop the clock late in a game with his team out of timeouts, the National Basketball Association said in an e-mail.
Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, said it is appealing a decision by Chinese regulators to restrict the company’s trademark on its hallmark checkered pattern for leather goods.