Tag: Basketball

Candace Parker’s New Footwear and Apparel Collection Is the Latest Milestone in Her Already Legendary Career

So to commemorate the upcoming release of her signature collection, the Chicago Sky star spoke with The Root to discuss her illustrious career, what it means to finally play for her native Chicago as a professional athlete, and how the perception of women’s sports has evolved since she was first drafted by the Los Angeles […]

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Nets Rookie Day’Ron Sharpe Goes Apartment Shopping.

Day’Ron Sharpe ducked his head under the doorway instinctively and scanned his eyes across the apartment. Its shape was a straight line running perpendicular to him with two bedrooms and a bathroom to his left; another bedroom and bathroom to his right; and a kitchen, living room and balcony opening up in bright light from […]

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The W.N.B.A.’s Seattle Storm Are Winners. The City Should Fully Embrace Them

SEATTLE — What do I have to do around here to buy a cap that reps the best team in women’s basketball? That’s what I was thinking last week as I walked the streets of downtown Seattle, home of the W.N.B.A. champions, the Storm. In sports paraphernalia shops, I hunted for a green-and-gold Storm cap, […]

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Kevin Durant Is Bringing His Swagger to Apple TV+

Kevin Durant Is Bringing His ‘Swagger’ to Apple TV Swagger is set to debut on October 29th on Apple TV+. The ten-episode season will premiere with the first three episodes, followed by a new one every Friday thereafter through December 17. Advertisement Congrats, Kevin!    

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Former NBA Star Cedric Ceballos Declares Himself ‘COVID-19 Free,’ Still Unable to ‘Breathe, Walk or Function’ on His Own

Former NBA Star Cedric Ceballos Declares Himself COVID-19 Free Since that update, the former NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion has received a generous outpouring of love and concern for his health and well-being. And now comes the news that while the 52-year-old no longer has COVID-19, he’s still suffering greatly from complications related to the […]

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Investigation Confirms Reports of Abuse in Mali Basketball

Basketball’s world governing body painted a damning portrait of sexual abuse of female basketball players in the West African nation of Mali in an investigation published Tuesday, but said it could not independently confirm reporting in The New York Times that the sport’s top global official knew about and largely ignored reports of sexual misconduct […]

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NBA Star Donovan Mitchell Teams Up With Clorox To Support Educators

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Donovan Mitchell has led several philanthropic efforts centered on advancing education and through his latest project, he’s on a mission to empower educators. The Utah Jazz player has teamed up with Clorox to give back to teachers in need. As educators prepare to welcome students back into their classrooms, many […]

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Howard Garfinkel’s Five Star Basketball Camp Made Hall of Famers. Now He’s One, Too.

Grant Hill was introduced to the Five Star Basketball Camp in the form of a Sports Illustrated article that was published in 1984, when he was 11 years old. As Hill flipped through the pages of the magazine, he found himself transfixed. To him, Five Star sounded like basketball nirvana, an exclusive destination where promising […]

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Former NBA All-Star Cedric Ceballos Gives Update on COVID-19 Battle After 10 Days in ICU: ‘My Fight Is Not Done’

Cedric Ceballos Gives Update on COVID-19 Battle After 10 Days in ICU This statement follows a previous Instagram post on Aug. 27 in which the former NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis and stated that he was recovering at home at the time. “I have contracted COVID-19, I am out of the […]

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Paul Pierce Comes for Former Employer ESPN: ‘You Have to Talk About LeBron All the Time’

“Come on, I didn’t do anything illegal,” Pierce said. “These motherfuckers in the Hall of Fame, some did [cocaine], fucking battery. What the fuck did I do? I was just having a good time. All the people coming after me, half you motherfuckers do the same shit. You’re just hiding it. And you all are […]

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Unvaccinated NBA Players in San Francisco, New York City Are Prohibited From Playing in Home Games

Unvaccinated NBA Players in San Francisco, New York City Won’t Be Allowed to Play in Home Games It’s also entirely possible that in order to impose uniformity, that the NBA extends the same protocols throughout the rest of the league; or that other markets—like Los Angeles, which is mulling similar restrictions—will make the decision for […]

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Citing Irreconcilable Differences, Ben Simmons Files for Divorce From the Philadelphia 76ers

Ben Simmons Requests Trade from Philadelphia 76ers It was fair to ask considering the fit between Simmons and superstar center Joel Embiid has been in question since the dawn of time, but the former LSU star’s play really became an issue in the postseason. In Philly’s second-round slugfest against the Atlanta Hawks, Simmons was so […]

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American Basketball Paralympians Find Professional Homes Overseas

TOKYO — To play wheelchair basketball for a living, members of the U.S. Paralympic men’s team have put their passports through vigorous workouts. Matt Scott, a five-time member of the American team, has played in Italy, Spain, Germany and Turkey. He will vouch for the intensity of the crowds in Turkey by recommending a YouTube […]

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WNBA Players Association Aims To Close Gender Pay Gap Through New Initiative

NewsOne Featured Video The gender pay gap is a longstanding issue that has plagued different industries and a group of women athletes is setting out on a mission to change the narrative surrounding inequities in sports. According to Insider, the WNBA Players Association recently unveiled a plan designed to address the wage gap. When it […]

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Lil Baby, Foot Locker Refurbish Basketball Court In Atlanta

NewsOne Featured Video Rapper Lil Baby has amassed major success in the realm of music and as he continues to rise in the industry, he’s putting the focus on paying it forward and empowering youth in his hometown. According to Revolt, the music artist—whose real name is Dominique Jones—helped refurbish a local basketball court in […]

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In Celebration of Malika Andrews Appreciation Day, ESPN Removes Rachel Nichols From All NBA Programming

ESPN Is Done With Rachel Nichols With The Jump officially canceled—unlike DaBaby—ESPN will pivot by creating another daily NBA show that will follow a similar format as the long-running NFL Live. And while the network is still brimming with on-air talent—despite a recent mass exodus that includes Maria Taylor, Hall of Fame sports writer Jackie […]

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New York Knicks Center Nerlens Noel Has $58 Million Worth of Problems With Super Agent Rich Paul

Life comes at you fast. Congrats! Years before Schröder ruined his chances at generational wealth, there was Nerlens Noel—who once foolishly turned down a 4-year, $70 million pact from the Dallas Mavericks in 2017, only to come crawling back to Mark Cuban with his tail in between his legs for the low, low price of […]

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ESPN Cancels Nichols’s Show After Her Remarks About a Colleague

ESPN has taken Rachel Nichols off its N.B.A. programming and canceled “The Jump,” the daily basketball show she has hosted for five years, the network confirmed Wednesday. The show’s cancellation comes one month after The New York Times reported on disparaging comments made by Nichols about Maria Taylor, one of her colleagues at ESPN at […]

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NBA Champion Giannis Antetokounmpo Acquires Ownership Stake In MLB Team

NewsOne Featured Video NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo is stepping into the realm of sports ownership. According to ESPN, the Milwaukee Bucks player acquired an ownership stake in the Milwaukee Brewers. The MLB team publicly shared details about the acquisition on Friday. Through the deal, which was inked in May, the NBA MVP is the first […]

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At 25, Liberty Celebrate ‘Magical Moment’ in Women’s Basketball

Margaret Martinez did her best, but she knew she needed to work on her game. Her 8-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, had fallen in love with the Liberty rookie Didi Richards’ defense and her hairstyle — two peppy Afro puffs. When Martinez couldn’t get Mackenzie’s puffs quite right, she reached out to Richards on social media. “Do […]

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‘Pure and Beautiful’: LeBron James Showers Edmonton Community With Praise After It Surprises Teen With Basketball Hoop

LeBron James Showers Community With Praise After It Surprises Teen With Basketball Hoop It truly takes a village, and thankfully Anthony is surrounded by the type of love that so many of us crave. We at The Root wish Anthony all the best as he pursues his hoop dreams and hopefully, I have the privilege […]

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It Took 2 Years, but Now We Finally Know Why Kevin Durant Left the Golden State Warriors

Nearly a year later, after moving on to the Brooklyn Nets, Durant admitted that his spat with Green “definitely” played a role in his decision to move on from the Warriors. “For sure,” he admitted on ESPN’s First Take in October 2019. “I’m not gonna lie about it.” G/O Media may get a commission The […]

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Former Indiana Pacers Coach Isiah Thomas Diagnosed as Clinically Insane After Claiming He Could’ve Prevented Infamous ‘Malice at the Palace’ Brawl

Isiah Thomas Believes He Could’ve Prevented ‘Malice at the Palace’ G/O Media may get a commission Untold also provides former Indiana Pacers coach Isiah Thomas with an opportunity to offer his own thoughts on everything that transpired that fateful night. And leaning into what’s become his trademark when discussing his horrid post-playing career—revisionist history with […]

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Jason Kidd Has Some Explaining to Do

‘Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an MVP’ Makes Shocking Allegations about Jason Kidd Advertisement On Twitter, as excerpts from the book began to circulate, basketball fans voiced their outrage at Kidd’s dangerous methodology and clearly abusive behavior that has also been reflected in his personal life. In 2001, he was arrested for suspicion of domestic […]

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Two-Time NBA Champ J.R. Smith Wants to Be a Two-Sport Athlete After Enrolling at HBCU North Carolina A&T

The 35-year-old’s circumstances are unique since he went straight to the NBA after graduating high school, he never played college basketball. As such, his opportunity to compete as a collegiate athlete shouldn’t be in question. And now that his 16-year NBA career is in the rearview mirror, it’s the perfect time to collect on the […]

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Carmelo Anthony Is Ready to Finally Become an NBA Champion, But Former Coach George Karl Isn’t Drinking the Kool-Aid

George Karl Doesn’t Sound Sold That Carmelo Anthony Is Ready to Become an NBA Champion Advertisement I think it’s safe to say that since severing ties in 2011—Anthony demanded a trade to yet another team that would eventually want nothing to do with him as well, the New York Knicks—the two haven’t exchanged Christmas cards […]

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U.S. Women’s Basketball, 400-Meter Relay Teams Take Home Gold in Tokyo Olympics Finale

Black Excellence Shines During Final Olympic Competitions Advertisement USA Basketball tweeted that Griner’s performance set a new scoring record for a gold medal game. In addition to all of the squad’s players, we also need to give coach Dawn Staley her flowers. Staley, the first Black head coach in the history of the U.S. women’s […]

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new york sunshine + reebok install playable basketball sculpture made of upcycled materials

located at 29 fifth avenue in brooklyn, new york sunshine’s ‘courting greatness’ sculpture for reebok features three hoops at various heights, constructed out of found, upcycled materials. the playful temporary installation, which is on view from july 29 to august 20, 2021, takes its cues from the question mid iverson four, delivering subtle nods of […]

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