The Otago Nuggets planned return to the court has been delayed.
There is still some slim hope the Otago Nuggets fixtures against the Southland Sharks will go ahead.
A basketball-mad Dunedin resident has been left disappointed after the whistle was blown on the sport in the US amid Covid-19 fears.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) said on Wednesday it was suspending the season until further notice after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus.
Otago's seniors have continued to put in strong showings as their college basketball careers draw to a close.
Thousands of Kobe Bryant fans gathered in Los Angeles to pay homage to the late NBA star and his daughter Gianna.
The Tall Blacks have claimed a rare victory over Australia, toppling their trans-Tasman rivals 108-98 in Brisbane.
The New Zealand Breakers' NBL finals hopes are in the hands of Melbourne United after the Kiwi club saw off South East Melbourne Phoenix 92-83 in Christchurch.
After seven seasons in the NBA, Kiwi centre Steven Adams has hit his first three-pointer in his usual laidback style - and capped it off with a shimmy.
Simon Clarke, of CHOX, goes up for a lay-up during a match against South Pac Pharoahs at the Edgar Centre yesterday.
Moments before basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the seven others perished in a helicopter crash, the pilot had tried to climb out of layer of clouds, but the aircraft then banked sharply and lurched toward the ground.
The pilot of Kobe Bryant's ill-fated helicopter was flying too low to be monitored in fog, air traffic controller recordings showed, as coroner's investigators said they had recovered three bodies from the crash site.
Kobe Bryant, one of basketball's greatest players, has died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles, along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board, it has been confirmed.