Tag: NBA

Gary Trent Jr. Gave Us The Flop Of The Year Against The Thunder

In some ways, flopping is a lost art in the NBA world. Some players, especially superstars, still perform at a high level in the flopping space, accentuating contact to draw whistles and generate free throw attempts. At the same time, the NBA does have a system in place (albeit one that is rarely used) to […]

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Milwaukee Bucks Unveil Initiative To Support Black Entrepreneurs

NewsOne Featured Video Several NBA franchises have led initiatives that sit at the intersection of sports and activism. One of the latest teams to unveil an effort centered on addressing racial inequities in entrepreneurship is the Milwaukee Bucks. The team has joined forces with the nonprofit The Lonely Entrepreneur for the creation of an initiative […]

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GreenPark Sports launches early access for sports and esports social platform

Greenpark Sports is a new community that is mixing sports like basketball with esports games like League of Legends. And today the company is opening up its social platform for early access for fans of League of Legends. The Los Angeles company also creates mini-games on its site for fans, creating mobile games and social […]

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Nate Robinson, Donald Trump and Other Celebs I Would Looooove to See Lamar Odom Fight In His 1st Celebrity Boxing Match

US President-elect Donald Trump, along with boxing promoter Don King, answers questions from the media after a day of meetings on December 28, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. / AFP / DON EMMERTPhoto: DON EMMERT (Getty Images) I would imagine that there’s an extremely short list of professional athletes who watched Nate Robinson […]

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John Wall Claps Back After James Harden Insists the Rockets ‘Just Aren’t Good Enough’

Photo: Scott Halleran (Getty Images) Rappers hate confrontation. They’ll hit the booth and fire off subliminal jabs all day, but when pressed for an explanation, they typically swear their vitriol has been misconstrued—that is until they get fed up. Then shit gets messy…quick. I’m not saying James Harden is a rapper—that’s more Dame Lillard’s area […]

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Chris Webber To Create Series About The ‘Fab Five’

NewsOne Featured Video The story behind one of basketball’s most iconic squads is coming to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBA legend Chris Webber is creating a scripted series about the “Fab Five” that will delve into the journeys of the University of Michigan basketball players. Former NBA All-Star Chris Webber is […]

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#BossMoves: Danita Johnson Named President Of Business Operations For MLS Team

NewsOne Featured Video Black women are rising up the ranks in the realm of sports and making history in the process. According to the Washington Post, Danita Johnson has been appointed to serve as the president of business operations for the soccer team D.C. United; making her the first Black president in MLS’ 28-year history. […]

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LeBron James Asked ‘Do You Understand Now?’ Regarding The ‘2 AMERIKKKAS’ Double Standard Of The Capitol Riot

The majority of NBA teams took the floor on Wednesday evening, mere minutes after a group of Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building. In the wake of what was a terrible day in the United States, many NBA figures weighed in on the obvious double standard of how the events were handled. Coaches […]

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‘Could You Imagine Today, If Those Were All Black People?’: Here’s How the NBA Reacted to White Privilege Appreciation Day

A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) On the same day that “John Lewis Democrats” Ralphael Warnock […]

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NBA Coaches Emphatically Spoke Out Against The Attempted Coup By Trump Supporters In D.C.

The eyes of the world were on Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Amid what was supposed to be a procedural event in which the United States Congress certified the results of the 2020 presidential election, a number of pro-Trump, anti-democracy terrorists engulfed the Capitol Building it what will go down as one of the darkest days […]

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The NBA World Called Out The Hypocrisy In The Way Authorities Handled The MAGA Coup In Comparison To How BLM Protests Were Handled

Wednesday became a dark day for the United States as Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building, disrupting the certification of the Electoral College results from the 2020 presidential election that saw Joe Biden win handily. The reports, photos, and videos that have poured out of the Capitol building were at once unbelievable and […]

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‘I’m Grateful for All You Young Leaders’: Kyrie Irving Pays Tuition for Students at HBCU Lincoln University

Photo: Emilee Chinn (Getty Images) Kyrie Irving is a complicated, if not polarizing, dude. He’s declared war against the media, opened fire at former teammate LeBron James, and once upon a time was a vehement flat-Earther. But despite his shortcomings, he’s also used his tremendous wealth and resources to provide $1.5 million in financial assistance […]

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‘And I Took That Personally’: Steph Curry Goes Full Michael Jordan Meme, Silences Critics With Career-High 62 Points

Photo: Jonathan Ferrey (Getty Images) Since making its debut in the aftermath of ESPN’s brilliant The Last Dance miniseries, Michael Jordan’s infamous “and I took that personally” meme has not only provided us with plenty of laughs, it’s also articulated exactly how many of us have felt at some point after being slighted. And with […]

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Retired NBA Player Ulysses Bridgeman Acquires Ebony Magazine For $14 Million

NewsOne Featured Video A retired NBA player is stepping up to save an iconic publication that is embedded in the fabric of Black culture. According to the Chicago Tribune, Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman is buying the media company Ebony out of bankruptcy. Retired NBA play Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman will likely be the next owner of Ebony […]

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NBA Star Kyrie Irving Covers Tuition For Lincoln University Students

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Kyrie Irving is paying it forward by investing in the futures of HBCU students. According to Forbes, the Brooklyn Nets point guard recently covered tuition costs for students at Lincoln University. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving paid the tuition of nine students at Lincoln University, an HBCU in Chester Countyhttps://t.co/3KI9UyThhb […]

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Did You Know Kobe Bryant and Nike Were Headed Towards a Bitter Divorce Prior to His Death? Yeah, I Didn’t Either

Photo: Jonathan Ferrey (Getty Images) Do you remember Alicia Keys’ “Unbreakable”? Built around a sample of Eddie Kendricks’ breezy 1977 hit “Intimate Friends,” Keys invokes just about every famous Black couple in the history of ever—Will and Jada, Oprah and Stedman; even Flo and James Evans—as a point of reference to reaffirm the fact that […]

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Did You Know Kobe Bryant and Nike Were Reportedly Headed Towards a Bitter Divorce Prior to His Death? Yeah, I Didn’t Either

Photo: Jonathan Ferrey (Getty Images) Do you remember Alicia Keys’ “Unbreakable”? Built around a sample of Eddie Kendricks’ breezy 1977 hit “Intimate Friends,” Keys invokes just about every famous Black couple in the history of ever—Will and Jada, Oprah and Stedman; even Flo and James Evans—as a point of reference to reaffirm the fact that […]

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LeBron James, Naomi Osaka Named Associated Press Male and Female Athletes of the Year

Photo: Kevin C. Cox & Matthew Stockman (Getty Images) During a year that’s presented an endless succession of unprecedented challenges, LeBron James and Naomi Osaka dug deep and still managed to dominate both on and off the court, and for their accomplishments in both sports and social activism, the Associated Press has named them the Male […]

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NBA Power Rankings Week 1: The Cavs Are Off To A Scorching Start

The 2020 offseason was one-of-a-kind in NBA circles, with a full-blown sprint through the transaction cycle in advance of a late December start. For eight teams, however, the offseason was seemingly endless, as the organizations not invited to the Orlando bubble didn’t participate in fully sanctioned regular season games for more than nine months. As […]

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Stephen And Ayesha Curry Donate Books To Underserved Students In Oakland

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha are putting the focus on empowering youth through education. The couple recently donated thousands of books to schools in Oakland, California, People reported. Stephen and Ayesha Curry to Donate Thousands of Books to Oakland Schools​ https://t.co/1hmiNCVnaD — People (@people) December 21, 2020 The effort […]

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NBA Player Moe Harkless Covers Rent For NYC Families In Need

NewsOne Featured Video The public health crisis has exacerbated financial burdens for many families and NBA player Moe Harkless has stepped up to help those in need. According to The Post, the Miami Heat forward donated rent money to families in New York City. Miami Heat’s Moe Harkless donates rent money to 50 NYC families […]

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The Best And Worst-Case Scenarios For Every Western Conference Team This Season

There has never been a conference quite like the West this season. Fourteen teams legitimately have reason to believe they can make the playoffs this year, and despite the NBA adding a play-in tournament, not everyone is going to be able to make it. As a result, we decided to treat the West like we […]

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The Best And Worst-Case Scenarios For Every Eastern Conference Team This Season

The 2020-21 NBA season is underway, and this season is fascinating if only because there are a whole bunch of teams that have a legitimate case for being championship contenders. For a number of reasons, teams’ floors and ceilings seem to be more all over the place than ever before. In recognition of this, we […]

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Adam Silver On Not Suspending James Harden: ‘It’s Christmas. It Was A First Offense’

The Houston Rockets became the first team to have to postpone a game this season after they were unable to field a roster of eight players for their opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Seven players were out due to a gathering for haircuts in which three players had positive or inconclusive […]

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The Best Of NBA Opening Night: Wild Finishes And Sensational Scoring

While Tuesday night was the first night of the NBA season for the Warriors, Nets, Clippers, and Lakers, Wednesday brought the first game of the year for most of the league, as for the first time in months it became nearly impossible to keep track of everything happening at once in the Association. In case […]

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Dwayne Haskins Apologizes After Maskless Strip Club Pictures Leak—Just Don’t Expect an Apology From James Harden for Doing the Exact Same Thing

Photo: Scott Halleran (Getty Images) As someone who’s never had even a remote desire to pay somebody to get naked, I will never understand the allure of strip clubs. That being said, I’m clearly in the minority since they’re very much a thing and rather popular with professional athletes. Advertisement In July, Clippers guard Lou […]

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