Basketball star Brittney Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help

US WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner arrives at a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow on June 27, 2022. Kirill Kudryavtsev | AFP | Getty Images Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return … Read more

Tracy McGrady bets millions on 1-on-1 basketball start-up OBL

Tracy McGrady Source: Ones Basketball League This time, Tracy McGrady is trusting his ideas. The basketball Hall of Famer has funded real estate projects, he’s backed a sports and entertainment agency, and committed to a cryptocurrency partnership before the sector lost billions in value. Now, McGrady is investing in his own company, Ones Basketball League, … Read more

Inflation is rising, but fans are paying for NBA, NFL, other sports tickets

People are changing their spending habits as prices surge at rates not seen in four decades, making choices that favor experiences. That means big demand for live sports. Demand for sports attendance is usually “unresponsive to price changes,” said Dennis Coates, a sports economics professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “Good times, bad … Read more

Who needs LeBron James? Luka Doncic, Ja Morant put NBA in strong media position

Ja Morant # 12 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives to the basket to shoot against the Golden State Warriors in the second half of Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs at Chase Center on May 07, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images The NBA is … Read more

Dwyane Wade likes to take business risks, and now he’s getting into NFTs

Former Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade addresses the crowd during his jersey retirement ceremony at American Airlines Arena on February 22, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves | Getty Images Dwyane Wade likes taking chances when it comes to business. The retired three-time NBA champion has investments in media companies and consumer products. Wade, 40, … Read more

Brooklyn Nets dysfunction weighs on business prospects

The Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving (left) has a pat for teammate Kevin Durant as the Celtics were expanding their lead in the second half of Game Four of their first round NBA playoff series at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on April 25, 2022. Jim Davis | Boston Globe | Getty Images The superstar-laden, super-expensive, … Read more

NBA’s Golden State Warriors plan to be more than a basketball team

Stephen Curry # 30 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket during the game against the Washington Wizards on March 14, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. Noah Graham | National Basketball Association | Getty Images The Golden State Warriors are getting back to business. After two years of pandemic challenges, … Read more

Golden State Warriors launch entertainment division, will feature BamBam

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 16: Stephen Curry # 30 of the Golden State Warriors warms up prior to the game against the Boston Celtics on March 16, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting … Read more

Damian Lillard wants to stay with Blazers, co-founds insole company

Damian Lillard # 0 of the Portland Trail Blazers speaks to fans during fan appreciation night before the game against the Utah Jazz at Moda Center on April 10, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. Abbie Parr | Getty Images Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard said he wants to stay with the franchise that drafted him … Read more

Teenagers making money to play high school basketball

Bryson Warren is probably one of the few teenagers you’ll meet whose high school job comes with a guaranteed six-figure income. Warren, 17, is among the first class of high school athletes to join Overtime Elite, a New York-based company that recruits – and pays – some of the top-ranked high school and teenaged basketball … Read more