Tag: national basketball players association

NBA All-Star Weekend Was a Love Letter to HBCUs

Image: NBA Where shall we begin? Yes, Team LeBron put the beats on Team Durant with a 170-150 victory during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, but anyone who watched Sunday’s festivities knows the real winners were the HBCUs that the league put at the forefront. Prior to NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA and National Basketball […]

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HBCUs, Communities of Color Impacted by COVID-19 Will Be the Real Winners During NBA All-Star Weekend

Lance Thomas of the Brooklyn Nets gestures as he and teammates kneel in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 13, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo: Ashley Landis-Pool (Getty Images) […]

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NBA Foundation Announces First Recipients of Grants to Empower the Black Community

Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel before a Black Lives Matter logo before the start of their game at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on July 30, 2020 in Reunion, Florida.Photo: Ashley Landis-Pool (Getty Images) On the same day that the NBA Foundation named Greg Taylor […]

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NBA, Players Close to Agreement on December 22 Start Date for Truncated 72-Game Season

Adam Silver the NBA Commissioner talks to the media before the start of the Oklahoma City Thunder game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 26, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) We’re not even a month removed from […]

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NBA Players Robert Covington, Luol Deng Partner With Entrepreneur David Gross, NBPA to Revitalize South Side Chicago

Robert Covington #33 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the second half of the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 29, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Rockets defeat the Celtics 111-110 in overtime.Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty Images) More than ever before, professional athletes have committed themselves to serving as catalysts […]

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NBA, NBPA Announce Social Justice Initiatives; NBA Playoffs to Resume on Saturday

AUGUST 26: An empty court and bench is shown with the #WholeNewGame signage following the scheduled start time in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 26, 2020 in […]

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Newly Launched NBA Foundation to Invest $300 Million Into Empowering the Black Community

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) In a recent interview with The Root, ESPN analyst Jay Williams noted that while increased awareness around social justice issues is important, he’s far more concerned with the NBA’s interest in subsequent action. Advertisement “If my family was safe and I have the biggest platform in the world to […]

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