Four months after offering financial assistance to hospitals in his native Bologna, Italy, Spurs guard Marco Belinelli continues to do his part to stop the spread of COVID-19. “It’s really important — wear a mask, clean your hands,” Belinelli stressed in a Zoom conference from the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla. “That’s the most important thing we can...

Elena Delle Donne is speaking her truth and opening up about her battle with Lyme disease after she says that the WNBA and WNBPA's panel of physicians denied her request to sit out of the 2020 season for medical reasons. The Washington Mystics small forward, who has battled the disease since 2008, shared an open letter about her struggles with t...

If you practiced a contact sport before the coronavirus, competitive or just among friends, thanks to the Italian research you will soon be able to return to the field in total safety. At the Politecnico di Torino, in collaboration with CONI and other sports federations, a prototype of a mask different from the surgical one, able to allow contact s...

Everyone thinks they’re the next Steph Curry from deep. That being said, Mike D’Antoni should get more credit — or blame, depending on your perspective — for the 3-point crazy in today’s NBA and lower leagues. Steph gets the most credit for making the NBA a deep-shooting league, it actually started with a different 6’3 point guard who didn’t make a...

Between their time living in Italy to their two years together on the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant and Houston Rockets Coach Mike D’Antoni crossed paths often. Before Bryant was even close to becoming one of the greatest players in NBA history, he was drawing inspiration from D’Antoni. Mike D’Antoni began his playing career in the NBA in 1973 bu...

San Antonio Spurs' Marco Belinelli will be entering free agency whenever the NBA’s 2020 offseason begins. And if his time with the Spurs is over, he is looking to remain playing in the NBA. In an interview with Italian outlet Avvenire, Belinelli says staying in the league is a priority but won't rule out other options. “The priority is to stay on a...

If you’re a student-athlete at Sarah Lawrence College, you know Joe. “That man is an icon,” says Bismillah Bath, a sophomore on the basketball team. Members of the Campbell Sports Center faculty have come and gone; new coaches, new directors, new building managers. But, Joe remains. In fact, he’s been here longer than the sports center itself. In 1...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari will be a free agent after this season, and he does not know what is in store for him in terms of his NBA future. However, Gallinari does know where he wants to finish his career: in his home country of Italy. Gallinari recently said he would like to return home to play for Olimpia Milano in the EuroLe...

A native of Italy, Nicolo Melli has a unique background compared to his New Orleans teammates, as the only current Pelicans player born outside of North America (Nickeil Alexander-Walker was born in Canada). Melli is also the only member of the roster who did not play Division I college basketball, instead turning pro in his teens and spending a do...

Arizona freshman Nico Mannion is entering the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Tuesday. Mannion, the No. 14 prospect in the ESPN Top 100, is considered one of the top point guards in this draft class, averaging 14 points and 5.3 assists per game for the Wildcats this season while being named to the All-Pac-12 second team. "Nico is an exceptional tea...