'Diesel' couldn't prevent NZ from falling to consecutive defeats.
The Kiwi centre left the Breakers camp in February for personal reasons.
The impending bubble will have a wide-ranging effect on a host of sporting codes.
The Kiwi NBA centre returned in style after an ankle injury.
The Kiwi side sit second from bottom on the ANBL ladder.
The film is the sequel to the 1996 original, which starred the legendary Michael Jordan.
Basketball has seen huge growth at youth level in recent years.
Alex Pledger, 34, has been diagnosed after months of illness.
The Auckland club grabbed their fifth win of the season to break their winless run.
NZ couldn't hold on to their 16-point halftime lead in Bendigo.
The Lakers MVP candidate has left Sunday's (NZ time) game with a right ankle injury.
Dan Shamir's side will rue a poor third quarter as their horror season continues.
The 29-year-old American underwhelmed in his short time with the Kiwi ANBL club.
Several New Orleans NBA players have received jabs, after meeting new eligibility requirements.
Coach Dan Shamir was forced to run a virtual six-man rotation as he battles injuries and fatigue.
The Australian international will provide much-needed cover, with Corey Webster out for four weeks.
The 34 point victory margin was the sixth largest in Pelicans club history.
The NZ club's two-game winning run was ended in Perth on Friday.
Meyers Leonard has apologised for the comment made on a video game live stream.
The captain splashed a wild three-pointer to spark scenes of celebration for the Kiwi side.