The rejection from the global superstar is a public relations disaster for the Kingdom which is trying to find its feet as it diversifies its economy.
Los Angeles Lakers extended their franchise-best road start to 8-0 on Thursday night.
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 65 million people and cut more than 1.5 million lives short. Here are the developments for December 3:
Lakers’ LeBron James has now won his fourth NBA Finals MVP Award with three different teams.
China's state broadcaster CCTV ends a year-long blackout of NBA games, following a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey in support of Hong Kong protests.
Antetokounmpo and James both received All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots to finish with 500 points each.
NBA playoff games were called off for a second straight day following a boycott by the Milwaukee Bucks but the league is optimistic of restarting games by the weekend after players voted to continue the season.
The Raptors took a 13-point into the fourth quarter and stretched it to 22 with 9:39 to play after an 11-0 run.
Voting for all awards is based on regular season games played until March 11, when the pandemic shut down the league for four months.
NBA's 30 teams will provide $1 million annually to fund the NBA Foundation, which is being launched by the league's board of governors and the players' union.
NBA players are found Covid-19 free, in sharp contrast to a growing viral outbreak among Major League Baseball players.
NBA organisers have approved to paint NBA courts with "Black Lives Matter" slogan, when the basketball season resumes next month in Florida, according to the US media.
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