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When the German Bundesliga presented behind-closed-doors action on Saturday, May 16, it ignited a wave of interest among football fans worldwide, and a reawakening of sponsorships that had gone largely…

Ecommerce live streams are a growing phenomenon in online retail in Asia, and sports businesses are starting to dip their toes in the water.

Individual shooting competition was a bold and innovative attempt to stage a rare non-esports competition to keep fans engaged amid the hiatus but various weather and WiFi issues prove problematic. Bob Williams reports.

The NBA has become the latest major sports organization to turn to esports as a means to help fill the void amid the sports shutdown. Bob Williams reports

Kevin McCullagh looks at the growth of the B. League, Japan's domestic basketball league, and considers whether it might be the country's biggest sports expansion of the Reiwa era.

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has decided to postpone its 2020 enshrinement ceremony until early 2021 as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic

New Zealand’s National Basketball League has launched a direct-to-consumer global streaming service allowing viewers outside the country to pay to watch coverage of the competition.

New Zealand's National Basketball League has launched a direct-to-consumer global streaming service that will allow viewers outside of the country to pay to watch coverage of the competition

Euroleague Basketball has cancelled the 2019-20 seasons of its two club competitions, the EuroLeague and EuroCup, with president and chief executive Jordi Bertomeu stating the move represents the most…

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Christian Sylt takes a look inside the NBA Experience, the new immersive basketball venue at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Scott Rosner, Professor of Professional Practice; Academic Director, M.S. in Sports Management Program, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University, remembers the lasting impression the late Kobe Bryant made upon his family that won't show up in any boxscore or sponsor earnings report

Bob Williams takes a look at how the ownership group of the NHL's Washington Capitals, the NBA's Washington Wizards and the Capital One Arena has successfully further monetized its ever-increasing fan database with its new Cloud Fan Insight Platform

After a nine-year stint at London's O2 Arena, the NBA is taking its annual European regular-season game to the French capital, in a match-up between the Hornets and Bucks. Going forward, the event will be taken around the continent, moving from city to city on a regular basis. Bob Williams reports.

In just a short amount of time, the Wizards have put themselves in prime position to become the NBA's most-popular team in Japan following the arrival of Rui Hachimura. Bob Williams discovers how they have done it.

Oceania's National Basketball League is enjoying unprecedented growth this year following the creation of the Next Stars program and subsequent arrival of National Basketball Association Draft Lottery prospects LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton. Bob Williams looks at the impact on the league and its future.

After the Morey tweets, sentiment in the Chinese basketball sponsorship marketplace has swung the CBA’s way, making it easier for its leadership to focus on raising the quality of its core product: the league. Chen Yaolin finds out more.

休斯顿火箭队总经理莫雷针对香港问题的一条推特,引发一系列连锁反应。不少人认为,NBA在中国市场恐将遭受巨大损失。然而,有多位业内人士向记者表示,由于合同条款限制,不少中国公司也损失惨重,这次风波是一个“双输”局面。

Despite NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s best efforts, the wound from Daryl Morey’s pro-Hong Kong protest tweets will have lasting repercussions on the future of basketball in China, not least among fans and sponsors. Industry insiders in China tell SportBusiness about Chinese sentiment on the ground.

Barry M. Bloom looks at Chase Center, the newly-developed home of NBA team the Golden State Warriors, and how it reflects a quickly redeveloping San Francisco.

The Philippines, Indonesia and Japan have taken over from China hosting duties for the 2023 Fiba World Cup

Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers taking part in league's first pre-season games in country Mumbai-born Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé played 'critical role' in making event become a reality

In an interview with SportBusiness' US Editor Eric Fisher, the NBA commissioner weighs in on the numerous issues of the day.

Struggling NBA team looks well outside basketball for new ideas and approaches in its senior leadership

The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to host a range of events in the coming year, including multiple concerts and the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Eric Fisher talks to the Bucks president Peter Feigin about how the NBA team plans to leverage the Fiserv Forum as a venue for more than just basketball.

Euroleague Basketball's revenue has more than doubled over the past three seasons, and it's now expanding the competition across western Europe, Callum McCarthy delves into how the plan is being put into action.

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment's Chief Revenue Officer, Adam Davis discusses the introduction of sports betting in the US.

Highlights of Fiba Secretary General Andreas Zagklis' keynote conversation at Sports Decision Makers Summit in London.

Kim Bohuny, NBA senior vice-president of international basketball operations, spoke to Bob Williams about the Summer League's growing popularity and its increased role in the league's international expansion.