Posts tagged as NBA

NBA player moves closer to acquiring Lithuanian citizenship

Monday, November 30, 2020

A Lithuanian-born NBA basketball player, Ignas Brazdeikis, has submitted documents to the presidential office, moving a step closer to acquiring the country’s citizenship. Brazdeikis now plays for the New York Knicks at the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is considered a talented player, who would make a strong addition to the Lithuanian men’s national basketball team. “A decision on his citizenship is likely to be made as early as this…

Pasecniks makes his NBA debut

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Latvian center Anzejs Pasecniks made his NBA debut on Wednesday, becoming the seventh Latvian to play in the league. In 28 minutes of action, Pasecniks scored nine points, made one assist and pulled down eight rebounds, but his Washington Wizards lost to the Chicago Bulls 109:110. Meanwhile, Latvian forward Davis Bertans, who also plays for the Wizards, scored 26 points, pulled down seven rebounds, made one assist, one block and…

Former NBA star Mike Bibby under investigation amid allegations of sexual abuse, stalking

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Former NBA player Mike Bibby has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by a teacher at an Arizona high school where he was coaching basketball. Bibby had a 14-year career as a point guard for a number of professional basketball teams, including the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and New York Knicks, before retiring from the NBA in 2012. Since then, he has been coaching boys’ basketball at his alma mater,…