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Players flee as bats invade basketball game in US

TEXAS: In a rare occurrence, an NBA game was disrupted when a torrent of bats invaded the basketball court at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. According to foreign media, many players fled the spot, there were others who armed themselves with towels to fight the intruders. It’s serious. They brought out the bat catcher. #Nets #Spurs pic.twitter.com/QPJ0A3893u — Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) February 1, 2019 Several videos of the incident were shared on social media leaving many amused. According to a…

From teen poverty to NBA stardom, LeBron lives Hollywood tale

LeBron James has already beaten the odds just by rising from the poor son of a single teenage mother to become one of the world´s highest-paid sports superstars. Now the three-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, ranked by Forbes magazine as the sixth-richest athlete in the world with an annual income of $85.5 million, is taking his talents to the Los Angeles Lakers. Agents for the 33-year-old playmaker said Sunday that James has agreed to a four-year contract worth $154 million with the Lakers,…

American Airlines apologizes to pro basketball players

CHICAGO: American Airlines has apologized to two professional basketball players who were kicked off a flight originating from Dallas, Texas, after being falsely accused of theft. The airline said it apologized to Marquis Teague and Trahson Burrell, both members of the National Basketball Association's minor league team Memphis Hustle, for the Christmas Eve incident, which came to light Tuesday. The two men, who are African-American, had boarded a flight operated by American's regional subsidiary Envoy Air. They were…

Basketball superstar refuses to stay in Trump hotel

NEW YORK: LeBron James is among a group of Cleveland Cavaliers players who have refused to stay in a hotel affiliated with President-elect Donald Trump when the NBA champions visit New York later this week, it was reported Monday. ESPN cited multiple team sources as saying that James, who endorsed Trump's rival Hillary Clinton during last month's election, would not stay with other team members at the Trump SoHo hotel in Manhattan for this week's game against the Knicks. The 46-story luxury building, which opened in…