NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t look at his MVP trophies: ‘Why I’m here is because I’m desperate’

Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t comfortable resting on his laurels as one of the most remarkable success stories in the NBA. The 28-year-old superstar grew up poor in Athens, selling watches and handbags to help put food on the table for his family. Now, with two MVP awards, an NBA championship and a $228 million contract under … Read more

NBA and Ant Group launch a strategic partnership in China

A logo of Ant Group is seen at the company’s headquarters on October 9, 2020 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Ding Junhao | Visual China Group | Getty Images Chinese fintech giant Ant Group said on Tuesday it had entered a strategic partnership with the NBA league in China that would see the two … Read more

Why Dick’s Sporting Goods succeeded where Sports Authority failed

In 2022, the sporting goods business had an estimated market size of $67.2 billion and was enjoying its ranking as one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. since 2018. The most significant player in the space, Dick’s Sporting Goods, controls an estimated 14.2% of the market, the most by a single company. In 2021, … Read more

Why Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is ‘thrilled’ LeBron James broke his NBA scoring record: ‘His winning in no way affects my winning’

The NBA world came to a halt on Tuesday night to honor LeBron James when he became the league’s all time leading scorer. On hand in Los Angeles to witness the occasion was NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had held the title for 39 years since dethroning then-champ Wilt Chamberlain in 1984. Abdul-Jabbar, himself a … Read more