Tag: Basketball

Scottie Pippen Shares That His Firstborn Son Antron Has Died at the Age of 33

Retired NBA player Scottie Pippin walks the runway during the Kith Sport fashion show on September 7, 2017.Photo: Brian Ach (Getty Images) On Monday, Scottie Pippen shared some tragic news via Twitter. His eldest son Antron died this past Sunday at the age of 33. Advertisement “I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye […]

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Republicans Have Ruined Sports for Republicans

The owners of sports leagues donate far more to Republicans than to Democrats, moreover. “Over the past three election cycles, MLB owners donated roughly $20.4 million to campaigns and super PACs. $15.2 million (74.5 percent) went to Republicans, while $5.2 million (25.5 percent) went to Democrats,” wrote Axios’s Baker. But the relationship between culture and […]

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Regular People Keep Challenging N.B.A. and W.N.B.A. Players

Of the millions of people around the world who play basketball, fewer than 500 are in the N.B.A. at any given time. Fewer than 150 are in the W.N.B.A. Before retiring in 2012, Brian Scalabrine spent 11 seasons in the N.B.A., far more than the majority of players who have made it to that level. […]

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Vanessa Bryant Uses Her Platform to Battle the Powerful

The suit stated that Cruz, then a deputy trainee, received copies of the photos from Mejia. Cruz is accused of showing them to his niece at his mother’s house, while making a crude remark about the images of the bodies, and of showing the images at a restaurant in Norwalk, Calif., where he could be […]

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John Grisham Leaves the Courtroom for Basketball, and Sudan

I couldn’t help but notice in the story that Sooley’s team at one point upsets Duke. You come from a University of North Carolina family. Was that a purposeful decision? (Grisham’s wife, daughter and son-in-law are U.N.C. alumni.) Very purposeful. I thought as much. We’re Tar Heels, OK? It’s an intense rivalry. You know, each […]

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#BossMoves: Dwyane Wade Acquires Ownership Stake In Utah Jazz Franchise

NewsOne Featured Video After a storied career in the NBA, retired basketball star Dwyane Wade is taking his leadership skills from the court to the front office. According to ESPN, the Chicago native is stepping into the realm of sports ownership as he recently purchased a stake in the Utah Jazz franchise. The NBA champion […]

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WNBA Unveils Initiative To Combat Healthcare Disparities Faced By Black Women And Girls

NewsOne Featured Video From spreading awareness about racial injustice to advocating for gender equality, WNBA players have continually used their platforms to drive social change and the league’s latest effort is centered on the empowerment of Black women and girls. The WNBA recently unveiled an initiative designed to address racial health disparities that stem from […]

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‘Do I Really Belong Here?’: Korean Americans in the N.B.A. Wonder

Early this season, Evan Scott was officiating an N.B.A. game in Portland when a member of the Trail Blazers’ coaching staff approached him during a timeout. As a second-year referee in the league, Scott is accustomed to coaches complaining about calls during timeouts. Jon Yim had sought him out for a different reason. For much […]

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Charli Collier Is the No. 1 Pick in the W.N.B.A. Draft

Charli Collier, a center from the University of Texas, was selected No. 1 over all by the Dallas Wings in the W.N.B.A. draft held virtually on Thursday, fulfilling the dream of her late father that she be the top pick. Collier, who is from Texas and was widely projected to be the first pick, averaged […]

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LaMarcus Aldridge Retires Due to Irregular Heartbeat

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Wow. On Thursday, Brooklyn Nets forward LaMarcus Aldridge announced on Twitter that after 15 seasons in the NBA, he’ll be retiring due to an irregular heartbeat. Advertisement “My last game, I played while dealing with an irregular heartbeat. Later on that night, my rhythm got even worse which really worried […]

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5 W.N.B.A. Draft Hopefuls to Watch

W.N.B.A. teams covet versatile, two-way play, and scores of players in the N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament displayed the skill, basketball I.Q. and strength to thrive in the professional ranks on both ends of the floor. Several players who hope to be picked in the W.N.B.A. draft on Thursday night made deep tournament runs and had […]

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Sick of Waiting for Jesus to Return? The Big3 Might Be the Next Best Thing

Jamario Moon #8 of the Triplets attends the press conference holding the trophy after his team defeated the Killer 3s to win the BIG3 Championship at Staples Center on September 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Meg Oliphant (Getty Images) Well, hello there. My name is Jay Connor. I hate mumble rap, am obsessed […]

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Jayson Tatum Reveals He’s Still Battling COVID-19 Complications, Now Uses Inhaler

Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Dismissing the severity of COVID-19 is a dangerous game. There are those who believe the virus is merely an inconvenience, an impediment that’s robbed them of cookouts and day parties. But for millions of others, it’s either been an outright death sentence or has significantly impacted their day-to-day lives. Advertisement […]

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The Denver Nuggets Lost More Than Jamal Murray, They Just Lost Their Only Shot At an NBA Title

Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets is helped off the court after an injury in their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on April 12, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) Athletes love to tell you that they don’t fear anything but God and taxes, but there […]

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Steph Curry Moonwalks Past Wilt Chamberlain to Become Golden State Warriors’ All-Time Scorer

Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) It’s been a long-ass season for Steph Curry. The current incarnation of the Golden State Warriors (26-28) doesn’t exactly strike fear in the hearts of opponents, which means every night, the Baby-Faced Assassin has to go supernova just to give his team a fighting chance at victory. Advertisement So with […]

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Out Of Respect For Daunte Wright And A Grieving Community, Minnesota Teams Cancel Games

NewsOne Featured Video Minnesota sports teams postponed games Monday out of respect for Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Brooklyn Center man killed by police during a traffic stop on Sunday. Major League Baseball team the Minnesota Twins issued a statement extending sympathies to Wright’s family. The Twins were scheduled to play the Boston Red Sox and […]

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Kyrie Is Not Your Negro

Photo: Emilee Chinn (Getty Images) As Kyrie Irving made abundantly clear this weekend, the n-word isn’t for everybody. Advertisement While there are people like myself who can’t recall the last time they didn’t deploy it as a term of endearment, a convenient expression of excitement or confusion, or a final warning before violence ensues, there […]

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The Nets Could Have Had It All With Dr. J

Kevin Loughery and Julius Erving share a city, Atlanta, a golf club and an emotional connection to a basketball allegory told inharmoniously in three distinct parts — what was, what might have been and what now has become. In other words: the history of the Nets, from Long Island to New Jersey to Brooklyn. Inevitably, […]

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Alex Rodriguez Near Deal to Purchase Timberwolves and Lynx

Alex Rodriguez, the former Yankees star and three-time American League most valuable player, and Marc Lore, an e-commerce billionaire who is close to Rodriguez, signed a letter of intent on Saturday to purchase the N.B.A.’s Minnesota Timberwolves and the W.N.B.A.’s Minnesota Lynx, parties on both sides of the deal announced. The Timberwolves said in a […]

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China’s Forced-Labor Backlash Threatens to Put N.B.A. in Unwanted Spotlight

U.S.-China tensions, human rights and business are once again meeting uncomfortably on the basketball court. In China, local brands are prospering from a consumer backlash against Nike, H&M and other foreign brands over their refusal to use Chinese cotton made by forced labor. Chinese brands have publicly embraced the cotton from the Xinjiang region, leading […]

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Random Acts of Shaqness: Shaq Pays Off Engagement Ring for Man at Jewelry Store

Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images) I don’t pride myself on a lot of things, but aside from my mutant ability to consume an extraordinarily high volume of crab legs, I genuinely try to be kind. Advertisement I say “please” and “thank you” when applicable; I ask waiters, “How are you doing today?,” I don’t cuss […]

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Kevin Durant Returns From 23-Game Absence Just to Remind Everyone the NBA Finals Are Over Before They Even Begin

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Kevin Durant, who was last seen getting fined $50,000 for calling some attention-starved white boy a “pale pasty cum guzzling bitch,” made his triumphant return to the court last night. Did you hear? Advertisement After missing the last 23 games with the left hamstring strain from hell, KD came off […]

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What’s Wrong With the Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers braced for a season of strain after the shortest off-season in league history. They did not anticipate this. The Lakers did not envision long stretches without both LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and a regular-season slog that is testing them in new ways after the rigors of being confined within the […]

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Is It Friday? Because Paul Pierce Managed to Get Fired on His Day Off

Photo: Asanka Ratnayake (Getty Images) Paul Pierce has had a week, and it’s only Tuesday. The former NBA star turned heads over the weekend when he went live on Instagram to document a night of twerking, neck massages, and general debauchery. Apparently, the sports analyst forgot he worked for the House of Mouse, and on […]

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Pepsi Announces Deal as Part of Racial Equality Initiative With Southwestern Athletic Conference, Thanks to a Little Help From Deion Sanders

Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders, left, confers with quarterback Quincy Casey (8) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Edward Waters in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis (AP) With the Jackson State Tigers playing on ESPN for the first time since the 1980s, coach Deion […]

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I Ain’t One to Gossip, but Paul Pierce Might’ve Had a Mid-Life Crisis This Weekend and Was Stupid Enough to Put It on IG Live

Screenshot: @PaulPierce Disney is notoriously strict when it comes to the behavior of its stars both on and off-screen, and while I’m not sure if those same rules apply to ESPN employees—the sports juggernaut was acquired by the House of Mouse back in 1995—I would imagine that after his actions this weekend, NBA great Paul […]

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N.B.A. Fines Kevin Durant for ‘Derogatory’ Social Media Spat

The N.B.A. fined Kevin Durant, the Nets star, $50,000 for using “offensive and derogatory” language on social media, an apparent reference to screenshots of a private social media conversation between Durant and Michael Rapaport, an actor and podcast host. On Tuesday, Rapaport posted screenshots of an Instagram conversation with Durant in which Durant used homophobic […]

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Her Story Is Now History: Adia Barnes, Dawn Staley Become 1st Black Women to Coach in the Same Final Four Tournament

Photo: Elsa, Carmen Mandato (Getty Images) Simply put, the NCAA has been fucking up. At the onset of March Madness, NCAA officials were forced to apologize for “dropping the ball” after Oregon Ducks forward Sedona Prince put the entire tournament on blast for…well, this: Advertisement There isn’t a chance in hell that men would be […]

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