Tag: NBA

Jada Pinkett Smith Celebrates 50 With a Special Red Table Talk Episode and Surprise Retro Roller Skate Party

Jada Pinkett-Smith Celebrates 50 in Special Red Table Talk Episode and Surprise Retro Roller Skate Party Additionally, as Page Six reports, Smith also celebrated her surprise roller skating party that boasted a handful of her friends and loved ones including hubby Will Smith, MC Lyte, Toni Braxton, Jordyn Woods, NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns, and Lauren […]

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Why Does Carmelo Anthony Think The NBA Is Working With Feds?

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Cooperating with the federal government on any level is something that, well, let’s just say won’t get you any street cred anytime soon. While on a promo run for his new book, Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised: A Memoir of Survival and Hope, Carmelo spoke candidly on his […]

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ESPN Hands Malika Andrews the Keys to the Kingdom With New Daily Show NBA Today

Advertisement So in recognizing the power of speaking things into existence, while also admitting that I am acutely aware that there are millions of people who read The Root—many of whom are CEOs, powerful executives, public figures, and/or influential individuals in their own right—it comes as absolutely no surprise whatsoever that, according to a press […]

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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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Magic Johnson Gave His Wife Cookie the Greatest 30th Anniversary Gift of All Time—and No, That’s Not Hyperbole

Magic John Treats Wife to Private Frankie Beverly and Maze Concert for 30th Anniversary G/O Media may get a commission “Last night was amazing!!!” Cookie shared on Instagram. “When your husband says we’re going to dinner to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, I had NO IDEA what to expect, just the two of us, with […]

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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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Houston Rockets, John Wall Are Working Together to Find Him a New Team to Call Home

Houston Rockets, John Wall Are Working Together to Find Him a New Team to Call Home Advertisement Um, ok. While I find it extremely unlikely that any of the above franchises would be foolish enough to trade for Wall outright, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he landed with one of them if he’s […]

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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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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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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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NBA Flex interview: Merging board games with AR hoops

NBA Flex feels like a formative step in the marriage of augmented reality and board games. From Sequoia Games, NBA Flex pits two squads of players in a turn-based spin on basketball. It uses tiles with varying styles of striking artwork to represent the player. These are like Pokémon cards. What makes NBA Flex special […]

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The Ascension of Coco Gauff, Sloane Stephens Ensures That the Future of Tennis Is in Good Hands

“I love Coco. I think everyone knows I love Coco,” Stephens told the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd. “At the end of the match, I said, ‘I love you.’ She’s such a great player and I feel so lucky to have seen her grow up and play since she was 8. I know there’s going to […]

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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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Well, This Is Awkward: Maria Taylor’s New Football Night in America Co-Host Is the Same Dude She Ripped for His National Anthem Comments

Maria Taylor, Drew Brees Join NBC’s ‘Football Night in America’ Well, this is awkward. Taylor then went on to share a screenshot of text messages she received in response to her calling out Brees. Advertisement “I don’t know how you got my number,” she tweeted. “But I don’t care how much you guys harass me, […]

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Video Shows LAPD Cop Kneel On Jaxson Hayes’ Neck Before NBA Player Was Tasered: ‘I Can’t Breathe’

NewsOne Featured Video Jaxson Hayes of the New Orleans Pelicans poses for a portrait during the 2019 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on August 11, 2019, at the Ferguson Recreation Center in Madison, New Jersey. | Source: Elsa / Getty Bodycam video of the arrest of an NBA player in Los Angeles last month has been […]

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Damian Lillard Updates His Facebook Relationship Status With Portland Trail Blazers to ‘It’s Complicated’

After Portland’s latest playoff collapse against the Denver Nuggets—one in which Lillard delivered the first 50-point, 10-assist postseason game in NBA history—it somehow still wasn’t enough against a wounded foe playing without its starting point guard. And once the dust settled on yet another embarrassing first-round exit, it finally appeared as though Lillard had had […]

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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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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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NBA Star Chris Paul Joins Effort To Make Plant-Based Nutrition Options Accessible In Underserved Communities

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Chris Paul has set out on a mission to help eradicate socioeconomic factors standing in the way of accessibility to nutritious food. The North Carolina native is teaming up with the plant-based beverage company Koia to ensure healthy options are present in underserved communities. Founded in 2013 by entrepreneurs Dustin […]

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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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NBA Foundation Donates $6M To Nonprofits Focused On Black Youth Empowerment

NewsOne Featured Video The NBA is putting the focus on furthering its efforts to advance racial equity. The league recently announced it would donate $6 million towards organizations centered on empowering Black youth. The endowment was announced to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the NBA Foundation. Launched in 2020, the foundation was created to […]

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