The new NBA season begins with defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers hosting the New York Knicks.
Nick Kyrgios pulls out of February's Rotterdam Open in order to play in basketball's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in the United States.
Belfast's SSE Arena will host a basketball tournament in November 2017 which will feature four top NCAA college teams.
Former LA Lakers captain Kobe Bryant auctions off a face mask for charity - with bids starting at $15,000 (£12,204).
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