'Linsanity' about Jeremy Lin has spread to Taiwan, where his parents were born. Fans are watching New York Knicks games live – at 8 a.m. local time mid week.
NBA Draft 2011, which starts Thursday night, includes several talented international players. With more foreign players, the NBA is reaching an increasing global audience that is proving to be profitable, as well.
Allen Iverson is perhaps the most high-profile basketball player to ditch the NBA for a team overseas, but he's not the first. Mr. Iverson on Friday signed a $4 million, two-year contract with Turkey's Besiktas Cola Turka basketball team. Click through the following slides to read about five of the most notable basketball stars who have left the NBA in recent years to play abroad.
At a time when 15 million Americans have no job at all, we should be indignant about pro athletes like LeBron James earning more than $15 million a year.
LeBron James on the first day of his free agency met with the New York Knicks and the New Jersey Nets. The Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers are also expected to make pitches to LeBron James in the coming days.