U.S. basketball plays to score and win in Mexico

Feb 18, 2020
The NBA just opened its first official store in Mexico. It’s also starting a major partnership in Mexico City.
Mexico City Arena hosts NBA Games.
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Kobe Bryant's legacy as an athlete and a venture capitalist

Jan 27, 2020
"He was really diverse in this first few moments of retirement," says Kenneth Shropshire of Arizona State University.
Kobe Bryant smiles at halftime as both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on Dec. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles.
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David Stern, NBA commissioner, leaves a lasting legacy in the sports business world

Jan 2, 2020
Stern died of complications stemming from a brain hemorrhage he suffered on Dec. 12.
Michael Jordan (R) of the Chicago Bulls shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern as he is presented with his 1997 NBA Championship ring prior to the 01 November game against the Philadelphia 76'ers, at the United Center in Chicago, IL.
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How long can China's economic grudges last?

Nov 27, 2019
For South Korea, it’s been three years and counting, hitting industries like entertainment, travel and grocery stores.
Some South Korean businesses in China still face economic retaliation three years after South Korea signed a deal to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system on its territory.
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NBA thinks earlier start times will lead to more TV viewers

Oct 22, 2019
The league's strategy is to have more games start before East Coast viewers fall asleep.
Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors dunks the ball against the Golden State Warriors during Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals in 2019 in Toronto, Canada.
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In the NBA vs. China battle, business could suffer

Oct 9, 2019
Billions of dollars in revenue is at stake for the NBA.
The NBA flagship retail store in Beijing.
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Here's why the NBA's draft is a game of chance

May 15, 2019
There's way more to one player than meets the eye.
Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Michigan State Spartans in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 31, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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For the NFL and NBA, more points mean more money

Jan 3, 2019
The NFL playoffs begin this weekend amid a scoring boom in football — and basketball as well.
Los Angeles Rams teammates Josh Reynolds #83 and Tyler Higbee #89 celebrate a touchdown during the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game ever on November 19, 2018.
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What resale sites like StubHub are doing to the price of your ticket

Nov 14, 2018
We examined the cost of a seat at the Staples Center over the course of a week — and what it reveals about ticket pricing.
A view inside the Staples Center.
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When the family business is the most famous basketball team in the world

Oct 29, 2018
Lakers CEO and co-owner Jeanie Buss on life and basketball.
Los Angeles Lakers CEO and co-owner Jeanie Buss at the UCLA Health Training Center, the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, California
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