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Michael Jordan ‘Last Dance’ jersey to be auctioned

A jersey worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan during Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals, his last title victory, is set to be auctioned off in September for an estimated $3-5 million, Sotheby's announced Wednesday.

The iconic red Chicago Bulls jersey, with Jordan's number 23 on the back, is only the second worn by the star during his six championships to be sold at auction.

Harlem Globetrotters to stage shows in Istanbul

World famous American exhibition basketball team Harlem Globetrotters will stage shows in Istanbul's Ülker Arena Hall on Oct. 22 and 23, Demirören News Agency has reported.

"The magicians of the hoop will stage two shows," the agency highlighted.

Many online ticket sites have announced the shows, but the tickets have not been on sale yet.

Zion agrees to five-year extension with Pelicans

Zion Williamson, who missed the past NBA season due to a broken right foot, has agreed to a five-year maximum rookie contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN reported on July 2.

Williamson's deal is worth $193 million but has escalator clause incentives that could bring the power forward as much as $231 million.

Teacher changed lives of youth by forming hockey team

A physical education teacher has changed the lives of young people in Istanbul's Esenyurt district by forming a hockey team with athletes who had never heard of the name of the sport before.

The fate of the district changed in 2013 when Ercan Tekin, a former hockey player and an idealist teacher, was appointed to a secondary school in Esenyurt after graduating from the university.

Nikola Jokic to play for Serbia at EuroBasket!

Center Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic will be able to play for the Serbian national team at the European Championship 2022, as Serbian NBA star confirmed this to coach Svetislav Pesic. So, Jokic will play in the August "window" and at the European Championship, but he will not play in the June "window" due to NBA league rules that limit how much time a basketball player can spend with the team.