Basketball

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Coach Paul Henare says Sosa has the skills as both a scorer and a playmaker.

'He's going to be our general, our leader' - Breakers praise newly-signed point guard Edgar Sosa

Coach Paul Henare says Sosa has the skills as both a scorer and a playmaker.

Golden State Warriors finalise $270m deal for Steph Curry

The Warriors' talisman has signed a five-year deal to remain with the current NBA champions.

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New Zealand won their second game of the Asia Cup 59-53 to set up a quarter final with South Korea.

Tall Ferns stage thrilling comeback to beat Chinese Taipei in Bangalore

New Zealand won their second game of the Asia Cup 59-53 to set up a quarter final with South Korea.

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The 23 point, 13 rebound haul was a much-needed performance for the Kiwi side.

Tall Ferns finish Asia Cup pool play second after wins over North Korea and Chinese Taipei

Winning their upcoming quarter-final will book them a ticket to next year's World Cup.

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 23: Enes Kanter #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Steven Adams #12 talk during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 23, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Opinion: The OKC Thunder won't trade away Steven Adams, even for NBA All Star Carmelo Anthony

The Thunder have another, much more desirable deal to propose to the New York Knicks than the Big Kiwi, writes Brodyn Knuckey.

NZ Tall Blacks Team photo before their match against China.
NZ Tall Blacks v China, Basketball, Bruce Pulman Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. 24 July 2017. © Copyright Image: Marc Shannon / www.photosport.nz.

Tall Blacks name final 12-man squad for Asia Cup

Coach Paul Henare trimmed three players from the team before next month's tournament in Lebanon.

Video: Kiwi Corey Webster on fire in NBA Summer League, but his Mavs fall to Lakers

Webster scored five points in the Mavericks’ 108-98 loss to the Lakers in their semi-final.

If looks could kill: Team-hopping Kevin Durant gives stone-cold death stare to ESPYs host after cheeky one-liner

The NBA superstar didn’t take too well to being the butt of Peyton Manning's joke.

Breakers' head coach Paul Henare in the round 10 of NBL match between NZ Breakers and Brisbane Bullets, Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, December 08, 2016. Copyright photo: David Rowland / www.photosport.nz

Breakers announce surprise signing of Kiwi rookie forward James Hunter

Hunter had a standout season with the Southland Sharks.

Kevin Dillard of the Breakers

Breakers to host Taipans for first game of new NBL season

It will be the first of 10 games played at Spark Arena, with the other four at North Shore Events Centre.

NBA champion Chris Bosh dropped by Miami Heat over blood-clot health issues

The Heat said they would retire No. 1 to honour Bosh.

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The 23-year-old, back in the country, is setting up a golf fundraising tournament.

Kiwi basketball ace Steven Adams looking to help kids follow in his giant footsteps

The 23-year-old, back in the country, is setting up a golf fundraising tournament.

 Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reacts after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif.

NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant accepts pay cut to re-sign with Golden State Warriors - reports

Kevin Durant has agreed on a two year contract worth around NZD$72 million.

NBA star Paul George teams up with Steven Adams, Russell Westbrook at OKC Thunder after blockbuster trade

The Pacers traded George to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

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Tall Blacks keeping long-term goals in mind as young roster named for Asia Cup

Paul Henare is resting regulars with World Cup qualifiers later this year.

Watch: Choked-up Russell Westbrook fights back tears during emotional speech for MVP award dedicated to family

The OKC superstar struggled to find the words to thank his family at the NBA Awards.

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The team, stacked with height and pedigree, heads for Egypt today after beating Australia earlier this year.

Junior Tall Blacks keeping a few special weapons under wraps ahead of promising World Cup campaign

The team, stacked with height and pedigree, heads for Egypt today after beating Australia earlier this year.

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Bridge Pa has set up a unique support system to get its talented youngsters to colleges in the States to pay basketball.

Hawke's Bay town working to fast-track talented girls to basketball scholarships in the States

Bridge Pa may be small, but it hasn't stopped locals from getting young girls to dream big.

Meet the Kiwi basketballer pursuing his NBA dream after he was scouted by the same US coach who nabbed Steven Adams

Angus McWilliam will link up with coach Jamie Dixon at Texas Christian University.

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Former Tall Blacks Phill Jones, Brendon Pongia and Arther Trousdell took part at the World Masters Games exhibition match.

Video: Still got it! New Zealand basketball legends showcase their skills in Anzac trans-Tasman showdown

Former Tall Blacks Phill Jones, Brendon Pongia and Arther Trousdell took part at the World Masters Games exhibition match.

Watch: Steven Adams reimagined as burly Game of Thrones warrior in brilliant NBA parody

Adams stars as a Dothraki soldier in Bleacher Report's Game of Zones series.

Video: 'He should be ashamed' -commentators slam Steven Adams' form since signing big money deal

"They haven't seen him since he signed that contract in October," said Shannon Sharpe.

Video: Sonny Bill's protest style spreads as Wellington Saints tape over NBL logo following ruling over 'import' player

Basketball NZ reclassified Aussie-born Josh Duinker as an 'import' despite him having a NZ passport.

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Isaac Letoa has earned himself a place at Dartmouth College, and is hoping to become the next Steven Adams.

Is this the next Steven Adams? Kiwi prodigy bags big time college scholarship

Junior Tall Black Isaac Letoa, 18, has earned a place at Ivy League Dartmouth College.

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'I've reached out to his agent' - Tall Blacks coach hoping for Steven Adams international debut

Paul Henare is hopeful that Adams can finally turn out for his country.

Breakers part ways with Corey Webster after 'challenging six months'

General manager Dillon Boucher said Webster and the team had mutually agreed on the decision.

Breakers Tom Abercrombie headed to Turkish league during NBL off-season

Abercrombie's short-term deal with Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece doesn't affect his ability to play for the Breakers.

Breakers' Akil Mitchell having problems with eye that popped out in sickening accident, returns to USA

Mitchell will seek specialist treatment for the sickening eye injury suffered against Cairns.

Breakers star Corey Webster pleads not guilty to assault charges

Webster appeared in court again this morning over an alleged incident in Auckland, last year.

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