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The NBA superstar took offence when the Republican presidential candidate labelled his sexist remarks as "locker room talk".

LeBron James slates 'so-called President' Donald Trump during charity event

The NBA star condemned the President's response to the Charlottesville tragedy.

Tall Blacks Shea Ili in action during a 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.

Well-rested Tall Blacks to face Jordan in Asia Cup quarters

If successful on Friday, their semi-final opponents will be Australia or China.

Tall Blacks Shea Ili in action during a 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 reach Asia Cup quarter-finals despite one-point loss to South Korea

The youthful team almost overcame a 15 point deficit in their final pool game.

Tall Blacks ready for South Korean challenge at Asia Cup: 'They play an up-tempo game'

A win will send the Kiwis straight through to the quarter-finals.

Watch: Reuben Te Rangi throws down fearsome one-handed slam dunk as Tall Blacks upset Lebanon at Asia Cup

The Kiwi power forward helped the youthful NZ side to a 86-82 win with 15 points and eight rebounds.

Dj Newbill of Oostende during the FIBA Europe Cup match, semi final second leg, between Elan Chalon sur Saone and BC Oostende on April 5, 2017 in Chalon sur Saone, France. (Photo by Romain Lafabregue/Icon Sport)

'DJ is exactly what we were looking for' - Breakers coach hails new American import

Versatile American guard DJ Newbill has signed with the New Zealand Breakers.

Tall Blacks bracing for hostile crowd ahead of clash with host nation Lebanon in Asia Cup

Henare expects the atmosphere to be an eye-opener for his relatively green group.

Tall Blacks kick off Asia Cup campaign as perfect start sees them beating Kazakhstan

New Zealand took the match 70-49 and take on Lebanon tomorrow.

Watch: Steph Curry plays in weird South Korean game show's basketball game

Curry looked like he was having fun even if no one knew what was going on.

Tall Blacks Shea Ili in action during a 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 finish rough Asia Cup build up losing to Angola

Despite the lack of success, coach Paul Henare is happy with the young squad's efforts and progress.

Tall Blacks captain Reuben Te Rangi in action during a 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.

China outclass woeful Tall Blacks

NZ have crashed to a heavy loss to a Chinese selection at the four-team tournament in Chengdu.

Former Breaker Corey Webster finds new home after signing deal with Isreali Basketball League team

Webster played in the NBA's summer league but didn't receive any offers.

Tall Blacks Shea Ili in action during a 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.

Youthful Tall Blacks come out on top over Angola in China

NZ upset Angola 72-64 for their first win at the Kunshan International Basketball Championships.

Tall Blacks captain Reuben Te Rangi in action during a 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.

Lithuania edge inexperienced Tall Blacks in China

NZ were edged 67-66 by Lithuania after leading for much of the match.

Tall Blacks captain Reuben Te Rangi in action during a 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.

China too good for young and inexperienced Tall Blacks

The Tall Blacks were punished for coughing up too much possession, beaten 77-53 by China.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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