Candice Wiggins says 98% of the players are gay, but a critic says she is reinforcing stereotypes.
The US basketball league and a video games maker launch contest starting in 2018.
Brandon Marshall, who is nearly 7ft tall, wants to be a pro basketball player in the USA.
Netball, rugby union, table tennis and tennis are among the beneficiaries of Sport England's latest funding awards.
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Worcester Wolves beat Plymouth Raiders 90-83 in the BBL Trophy semi-final second leg, but the Raiders go through after winning 179-168 on aggregate.
Watch BBL and WBBL games on the BBC
Matches, dates and times of the BBC's live coverage of the British Basketball League and Women's BBL this season.
How to get into Basketball
How to get into basketball - a fun and fast-moving team sport that will burn up to 600 calories per hour
Great Britain's Eurobasket campaigns
Details of Great Britain's men's and women's teams' progress in their Eurobasket 2017 campaigns.