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Business 08 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Company out to make a name for itself in basketball

AT ITS heart, basketball is a team sport played by individuals on a rectangular court. Two teams of five players trying to shoot a ball through a hoop. A simple game that has churned out billionaires.

Corporate News 21 Feb 2019 | 10:56 PM

Nike stumbles into social media storm after basketball star's shoe splits, shares fall

NEW YORK: A Nike Inc sneaker worn by a college basketball superstar split in half less than a minute into a highly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina, prompting an outcry on social media as the company sought to figure out what caused the malfunction.

Business 22 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Nike revenue beats forecast, sees rebound in basketball category

BENGALURU: Nike Inc, the world’s largest footwear maker, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, and indicated a rebound in its basketball category.

Business 17 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Basketball advertisement slammed as racist

SYDNEY: A promotional television advertisement has outraged several African-American former stars of the National Basketball League who said a scene featuring a black player hopping into bed with a white couple is insensitive and racist.

Business 21 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Lessons in managing change from basketball game

EVERY time we do a review after a change project, the significant success factor that crops up consistently is “the team members and the teaming”.

Business 17 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

McDonald’s signs on China basketball superstar for ads

Filming is expected to begin within weeks for a McDonald's advertising campaign featuring Yao Ming which could be beamed across China as early as May, said the company.

Business 07 Apr 2019 | 11:00 PM

Top US court rebuffs challenge to Nike over Michael Jordan photo

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider reviving a copyright case in which Nike Inc was accused of unauthorized use of photographer Jacobus Rentmeester's famous 1984 photograph of basketball superstar Michael Jordan soaring through the air.

Business 09 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Ruben’s link with cagers

Westports Malaysia CEO Ruben Gnanalingam talks about how hedeveloped an affinity for basketball when he was invited to co-own the KL Dragons club.

Business 30 Apr 2014 | 8:34 AM

Billionaire David Geffen interested in buying L.A. Clippers

NEW YORK: Billionaire media executive David Geffen is interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, according to a person with knowledge of Geffen's thinking, following a decision by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver to ban Clipper owner Donald Sterling for life.

Business 30 Apr 2014 | 9:02 AM

Samsung resumes ads with LA Clippers after NBA's decision

NEW YORK: Samsung Electronics will resume advertising during Los Angeles Clippers basketball games, following the National Basketball Association's decision to ban owner Donald Sterling from the game for life.