Tag: WNBA

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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Cynthia Cooper On Shaq’s Lower The Rim Comment: ‘We Didn’t Tell Guys Bring The Rim Closer So Shaq Can Make A Free Throw’

TNT’s Tuesday night NBA studio show has become arguably their better basketball discussion show, if for no other reason than the presence of Candace Parker and Dwyane Wade talking hoops, along with Shaq and host Adam Lefkoe. Parker and Shaq have become occasional adversaries on the set because of some very differing opinions on the […]

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WNBA Stars Called Out The NCAA For The Difference In Weight Rooms At The Men’s And Women’s Tournaments

March Madness is here, and this weekend the first and second rounds of the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tournaments will take place in their respective bubbles in Indianapolis and San Antonio. Putting on the tournaments and providing teams with the necessary court and workout space is an immense undertaking, but one the NCAA certainly has […]

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Black HerStory, Black History and All the Feels Are in Store for This Week’s Virtual Events

Image: Courtesy of Big Hassle Media Now that the second week of March has come to a close, I’m not sure what to be more excited about: the fact that we get to spring forward this weekend or the fact that the end of this seemingly never-ending quarantine may be closer than originally thought? While […]

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Renee Montgomery Windmill Dunks on Kelly Loeffler, Becomes First Former Player to Be Owner, Executive of WNBA Franchise

Photo: John Bazemore, G/O Media (AP) When former Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery decided to sit out during the 2020 WNBA season in order to focus on social justice issues, it was the officer-related death of George Floyd that compelled her to act. But little did she know that this tragedy would also serve as […]

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Jewell Loyd Is Giving Young Players A Taste Of What It Was Like To Train With Kobe Bryant

Jewell Loyd is one of a handful of athletes carrying on the legacy Kobe Bryant left of connecting with the next generation of hoops lovers and players. But few know that legacy as intimately as Loyd. Over the past several years, Loyd has worked with NBA assistant Phil Handy, who was a close confidante and […]

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Report: The Atlanta Dream Are Close To Being Sold To An Unknown Buyer

The Atlanta Dream are about to have something in common with United States Senate: Kelly Loeffler will no longer be affiliated with either. According to report from Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta’s WNBA team, which is owned by a group that includes the now-former member of the Senate from the state of […]

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Raiders Owner Mark Davis Has Agreed To Buy The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces

One of the WNBA’s most promising and successful franchises has new ownership. Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis announced on Thursday that he has agreed in principle to purchase the team from MGM Resorts International, and the deal is pending approval from the WNBA Board of Governors. “I am excited to announce that I have […]

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How The WNBA And The Atlanta Dream Gave Sports A Blueprint For Meaningful Activism

In September of 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down — and, after receiving advice from former Green Beret Nate Boyer, took a knee — during the national anthem in protest of police shootings which cost Black men their lives that happened earlier that summer. He was vilified for it, celebrated for it, […]

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After Losing Her Senate Seat, LeBron James Would Love Nothing More Than for Kelly Loeffler to Lose Her Ownership Stake In the WNBA, Too

Photo: Sean M. Haffey (Getty Images) I think it’s safe to say that anybody who openly rails against the Black Lives Matter movement, insists that politics and sports shouldn’t intertwine, or sponsors a bill that targets transgender athletes is a less than ideal fit for owning a WNBA franchise. But because the devil is busy, […]

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Now That Kelly Loeffler Has Lost Her Senate Seat, LeBron James Would Love Nothing More Than for Her to Lose Her Ownership Stake in the WNBA, Too

Photo: Sean M. Haffey (Getty Images) I think it’s safe to say that anybody who openly rails against the Black Lives Matter movement, insists that politics and sports shouldn’t intertwine, or sponsors a bill that targets transgender athletes is a less than ideal fit for owning a WNBA franchise. But because the devil is busy, […]

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Ding, Dong, the Witch Is Dead—and the WNBA Helped Usher In Her Demise

WNBA players have urged people to vote against Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, a Republican U.S. senator running to keep her seat in Georgia. Photo: Susan Walsh (AP) Sen. Kelly Loeffler is having a bad day. When last we left her, the Wicked Witch of the West South was seen licking her wounds after flooding […]

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LeBron Wants To Start An Ownership Group To Buy The Atlanta Dream After Kelly Loeffler Lost Her Senate Race

History was made on Tuesday evening as projections showed that Rev. Raphael Warnock topped Kelly Loeffler to earn a seat in the United States Senate. Warnock, a Democrat, is projected to become the first Black Senator in the history of the state of Georgia, and while the results are expected to become official sometime on […]

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A’ja Wilson Embodied The Perseverance Of Professional Athletes In 2020

In late September amid a hard-fought WNBA semifinal series against the Connecticut Sun, third-year forward A’ja Wilson stepped into frame for a Zoom press conference with reporters. Tied 1-1 with Connecticut and facing what would be her first WNBA Finals berth in the league’s south Florida Bubble, Wilson was locked in. Just a week earlier, […]

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WNBA Legend Teresa Weatherspoon Named New Orleans Pelicans Full-Time Assistant Coach

Women are breaking barriers in the realm of sports. According to ESPN, WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon has been named full-time assistant coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. The New Orleans Pelicans are elevating Naismith Hall of Famer and WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon to a full-time coaching position.https://t.co/D6Z4DZzxN1 — ESPN Women’s Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) November 16, 2020 […]

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Oligarch of the Month: Kelly Loeffler

Earlier this year, Kelly Loeffler—by many accounts the richest person in Congress—decided she wanted just a little more. Publicly, Loeffler, a former asset management executive whom Georgia’s Republican governor had appointed to the Senate in December, was confident, reassuring, and, above all else, dismissive about Covid-19. “Democrats have dangerously and intentionally misled the American people […]

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Candace Parker And Her Daughter Become Owners Of Pro Soccer Team

WNBA star Candace Parker is on a mission to change the narrative surrounding gender disparities in sports ownership and she’s empowering her daughter to follow suit. According to CBS Sports, the Los Angeles Sparks player and her 11-year-old daughter Lailaa Nicole Williams recently became part-owners of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Angel City team. The […]

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Billie Jean King And Candace Parker Join The Ownership Group Of Angel City FC

It’s official: the NWSL’s newest expansion team will be sticking with the name Angel City Football Club. The Los Angeles-based franchise was first announced by the league in July, with a star-studded ownership group that includes Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara Nortman and the club’s president, Julie Uhrman. Serena Williams, her husband […]

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WNBA Star Jewell Loyd Delivers Moving Tribute to Kobe, Gianna Bryant Following Seattle Storm’s WNBA Title: ‘It’s Special’

The Seattle Storm poses for a picture after winning the WNBA Championship after defeating the Las Vegas Aces 92-59 during Game 3 of the WNBA Finals at Feld Entertainment Center on October 06, 2020 in Palmetto, Florida.Photo: Julio Aguilar (Getty Images) For those of you who are stabbing your LeBron James voodoo dolls with a […]

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