basketball

Basketball player spinning ball on her fingers (© Brett Meister/Harlem Globetrotters)

An ‘Ace’ up the sleeve of the Harlem Globetrotters [video]

The Harlem Globetrotters have wowed fans with comic basketball feats for decades. They also do a lot of good — like helping to stop bullying.
Women in wheelchairs throwing basketballs (© AP Images)

Wheelchair basketball heals athletes

American Jess Markt has trained wheelchair basketball teams around the world and sees the benefits it has for the players and their societies.
Man sitting on yellow bleacher seats holding basketball (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

To get to a U.S. university, he worked on his jump...

For one athletic Japanese student, basketball was the ticket to study in the U.S. for free. Many sports offer full scholarships in the U.S.
Man shooting basketball on court in arena (State Dept./Ralph Lauer)

Superfan from China matches his NBA idol’s record

Chinese basketball fan Shen Xu, trying to match the feat of his hero, Dirk Nowitzki, is invited to Dallas to score his 30,000th point in 100 days.
South Carolina basketball players celebrating their win (© AP Images)

March Madness explained

If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when college students and other Americans become obsessed with March Madness.
Portrait of Tamika Catchings holding basketball (© AP Images)

On the court, Tamika Catchings found an unlikely sixth sense

Tamika Catchings, basketball superstar, uses her differences as a sixth sense in basketball. She is preparing for her fourth Olympic Games.
Pat Summitt with basketball (@ AP Images)

Remembering a pioneer in women’s basketball

The late Pat Summitt was the most successful coach in U.S. college basketball history — man or woman — and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Black T-shirts with NBA team logos in rainbow colors (GLSEN)

Pro basketball teams show pride

During the National Basketball Association championship, players show off their skills on the court and their support for LGBTI rights.
Basketball star Stephen Curry with a family in Tanzaniavideo

Upping their game to fight malaria [video]

Basketball superstar Stephen Curry is teaming up with President Obama to help stop the spread of malaria by donating mosquito nets to countries in Africa.