Basketball is one of Germany's most popular sports, behind football. Still, Germany has only had limited success at the top level, with the national team only once winning the European Championship, back in 1993.
Germany's most successful players ply their trade in the USA. Among them are Dennis Schröder, Daniel Theis and Maxi Kleber, who have also represented Germany internationally. Germany's best-ever player, Dirk Nowitzki, retired from the Dallas Mavericks at the end of the 2018-19 season. Find a collation of all of DW's latest basketball news below.
German basketball player Joshiko Saibou appeared maskless at a protest against Germany's coronavirus restrictions, leading his team to terminate his contract. Now, Saibou is being advised to take legal action.
Amid protests in Serbia over the government's response to the coronavirus crisis, the president said he would take a basketball coaching course. Critics scoffed that focusing on a team sport might do the politician good.