Tag: NBA

HBCU Hoops Phenom Makur Maker to Star in New Docuseries Big Man on Campus

Photo: Seth Gordon Five-star basketball recruit Makur Maker made headlines last summer when he passed on offers from Kentucky, UCLA, and other powerhouse schools in order to commit to Howard University, and as he continues on his quest “to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow,” we’ll be fortunate enough to join […]

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The City of Milwaukee Approves $750,000 Settlement for Former Bucks Player Sterling Brown in Police Misconduct Case

Photo: Mark Metcalfe (Getty Images) In 2018, NBA player Sterling Brown was tackled to the ground and tased by Milwaukee police officers. His crime? Double parking. Three years later, the city has approved a settlement worth $750,000 for the former Bucks athlete. Advertisement According to CBS News, the motion was unanimously passed in a 14-0 […]

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LeBron James Regrets Fueling ‘Wrong Conversation’ About Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting, But Police Accountability Is Part of the Solution

Photo: Ronald Martinez (Getty Images) As someone with a massive platform and the ability to inform and influence the opinions of millions, after being in the public eye for about six years now, I completely understand the responsibility that comes with it. Advertisement No matter how well-intended I might be, things I do or say […]

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Sorry, LeBron. I Wanna See Russell Westbrook In the Play-In Tournament

Photo: Will Newton (Getty Images) OK, so maybe I was wrong. Entering Monday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, the battered and bruised Los Angeles Lakers (37-28) were clinging for dear life to the 6th seed in the Western Conference. A win would propel them to the 5th seed—and a likely first-round slobberknocker against either […]

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Following Split With Nike, Vanessa Bryant Honors Gianna’s 15th Birthday With Philanthropic ‘Mambacita’ Line

Gianna Bryant and her father, former NBA player Kobe Bryant, attend the WNBA All-Star Game 2019 on July 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nev.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) On May 1, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant—also nicknamed “Mambacita” for the love of basketball she shared with her father, NBA legend Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant—would’ve turned 15 years […]

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NBA Top Shot Announced ‘Trade Tickets’ For Unwanted Moments And A Chance To Get Rare Season One Packs

NBA Top Shot has continued to grow amid the NFT boom of 2021, and on Friday the Dapper Labs product announced it would give collectors something new to do with their moments that may significantly alter the company’s marketplace. Top Shot announced on Friday that it would let collectors trade in moments for “Trade Tickets” […]

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Adam Silver Missed The Mark Saying The Derek Chauvin Verdict Represented ‘A System We Can Believe In’

A week ago, a jury in Minneapolis found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges — second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter — for killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. For NBA players, who had spent last summer leading and participating in […]

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The Racist Former President Just Called LeBron James a Racist

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) LeBron James isn’t like other former mega stars who allowed their fame to keep them from talking about difficult issues. He understands the power he holds, and as such, he uses his platform to shed light on issues that plague the Black community. Accordingly, James has been vocal about […]

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Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL Player’s Association Partner With Goalsetter to Surprise Over 250 Students With Savings Accounts

Photo: Cindy Ord (Getty Images) In our quest to break generational curses, more and more Black folks are going to therapy and embracing financial literacy. I personally have made both a priority during the pandemic—I’m happy to report that my credit score no longer resembles my shoe size—and Black-owned finance app Goalsetter has positioned itself […]

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Wake Me Up When Ted Cruz and ‘We Don’t Use Washcloths’ Twitter Are Done Trying to Cancel LeBron James

Photo: Lintao Zhang (Getty Images) I’m not particularly fond of social media. How many goddamn selfies can you narcissists take? However, I’m acutely aware that a strong following can be leveraged into lucrative branding opportunities. It’s also a fantastic way to connect with your fans and audience on a deeper level or amplify important news […]

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NBA Players Expressed Relief At Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty Of Murdering George Floyd

On Tuesday afternoon, the jury in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial handed down a verdict of guilty on all three counts — second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter — after the former Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd last summer by kneeling on his neck. The murder was captured on video and […]

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I Hope You Already Got That Pair of Kobe’s That You Wanted Because If Not, You’re About to Pay Stupid Prices For Them

Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” Photo: Panama Jackson On December 24, 2020, Nike (and I presume the Kobe Bryant estate, headed up by his wife Vanessa Bryant) decided to re-release the Nike Kobe Zoom 6 Protro in the green apple/black/volt-crimson colorway. The shoes, affectionately referred to as the “Kobe Grinches” (because of their super green […]

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It Looks Like Kobe, Nike Are Headed for Divorce

Photo: PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Getty Images) Prior to his tragic death in January of 2020, there were rumors that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had every intention of severing his long-standing relationship with Nike. How do I know this? Because psssst…I reported on it in December. Advertisement And now four months later, ESPN and CBS […]

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Scottie Pippen Shares That His Firstborn Son Antron Has Died at the Age of 33

Retired NBA player Scottie Pippin walks the runway during the Kith Sport fashion show on September 7, 2017.Photo: Brian Ach (Getty Images) On Monday, Scottie Pippen shared some tragic news via Twitter. His eldest son Antron died this past Sunday at the age of 33. Advertisement “I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye […]

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Republicans Have Ruined Sports for Republicans

The owners of sports leagues donate far more to Republicans than to Democrats, moreover. “Over the past three election cycles, MLB owners donated roughly $20.4 million to campaigns and super PACs. $15.2 million (74.5 percent) went to Republicans, while $5.2 million (25.5 percent) went to Democrats,” wrote Axios’s Baker. But the relationship between culture and […]

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#BossMoves: Dwyane Wade Acquires Ownership Stake In Utah Jazz Franchise

NewsOne Featured Video After a storied career in the NBA, retired basketball star Dwyane Wade is taking his leadership skills from the court to the front office. According to ESPN, the Chicago native is stepping into the realm of sports ownership as he recently purchased a stake in the Utah Jazz franchise. The NBA champion […]

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‘NBA Ball Stars’ Is An Easy Way To Waste Some Time, But It Wants Much More From You Than That

The better mobile games out there are, at best, gentle ways to separate you from your money. The freemium creep is inevitable with basically any title designed to play on a phone, riddled with clock-based challenges basically making you decide if your time or money is more valuable. Scratching the itch those games create means […]

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LaMarcus Aldridge Retires Due to Irregular Heartbeat

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Wow. On Thursday, Brooklyn Nets forward LaMarcus Aldridge announced on Twitter that after 15 seasons in the NBA, he’ll be retiring due to an irregular heartbeat. Advertisement “My last game, I played while dealing with an irregular heartbeat. Later on that night, my rhythm got even worse which really worried […]

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Sick of Waiting for Jesus to Return? The Big3 Might Be the Next Best Thing

Jamario Moon #8 of the Triplets attends the press conference holding the trophy after his team defeated the Killer 3s to win the BIG3 Championship at Staples Center on September 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Meg Oliphant (Getty Images) Well, hello there. My name is Jay Connor. I hate mumble rap, am obsessed […]

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Jayson Tatum Reveals He’s Still Battling COVID-19 Complications, Now Uses Inhaler

Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Dismissing the severity of COVID-19 is a dangerous game. There are those who believe the virus is merely an inconvenience, an impediment that’s robbed them of cookouts and day parties. But for millions of others, it’s either been an outright death sentence or has significantly impacted their day-to-day lives. Advertisement […]

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The Denver Nuggets Lost More Than Jamal Murray, They Just Lost Their Only Shot At an NBA Title

Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets is helped off the court after an injury in their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on April 12, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) Athletes love to tell you that they don’t fear anything but God and taxes, but there […]

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Steph Curry Moonwalks Past Wilt Chamberlain to Become Golden State Warriors’ All-Time Scorer

Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) It’s been a long-ass season for Steph Curry. The current incarnation of the Golden State Warriors (26-28) doesn’t exactly strike fear in the hearts of opponents, which means every night, the Baby-Faced Assassin has to go supernova just to give his team a fighting chance at victory. Advertisement So with […]

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‘How Many Black Kids Have to Be Killed for No Freaking Reason?’: Sports World Reacts to Daunte Wright Shooting

People gather holding signs and flags before curfew to protest the death of Daunte Wright who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on April 12, 2021. Photo: Kerem Yucel (Getty Images) In the immediate aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake last August, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to […]

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Out Of Respect For Daunte Wright And A Grieving Community, Minnesota Teams Cancel Games

NewsOne Featured Video Minnesota sports teams postponed games Monday out of respect for Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Brooklyn Center man killed by police during a traffic stop on Sunday. Major League Baseball team the Minnesota Twins issued a statement extending sympathies to Wright’s family. The Twins were scheduled to play the Boston Red Sox and […]

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Dennis Rodman’s Daughter Trinity Is Out Here Just Casually Making Soccer History Like It’s Nothing

Screenshot: fubo Sports Aside from being the daughter of one of the greatest defensive players the NBA has ever seen—sorry, Draymond—Trinity Rodman is really fucking good at soccer. How good are we talking here? Like…historic. Advertisement According to People, the 18-year-old made her auspicious National Women’s Soccer League debut on Saturday, and within minutes of […]

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United Airlines Announces Diversity Push. Tucker Carlson Says It Will ‘Get People Killed’ Because Apparently, Only White Men Can Fly Planes

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) This week, United Airlines’ flight school, United Aviate Academy, announced that it is now accepting applications and that it plans to train 5,000 new pilots over the next decade and that 50 percent of those pilots will be women and people of color. For reasonable people, it looks like United […]

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Random Acts of Shaqness: Shaq Pays Off Engagement Ring for Man at Jewelry Store

Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images) I don’t pride myself on a lot of things, but aside from my mutant ability to consume an extraordinarily high volume of crab legs, I genuinely try to be kind. Advertisement I say “please” and “thank you” when applicable; I ask waiters, “How are you doing today?,” I don’t cuss […]

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Kevin Durant Returns From 23-Game Absence Just to Remind Everyone the NBA Finals Are Over Before They Even Begin

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Kevin Durant, who was last seen getting fined $50,000 for calling some attention-starved white boy a “pale pasty cum guzzling bitch,” made his triumphant return to the court last night. Did you hear? Advertisement After missing the last 23 games with the left hamstring strain from hell, KD came off […]

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Carmelo Anthony Sets Out to Conquer Hollywood With New Venture, Creative 7

Carmelo Anthony and longtime business partner Asani Swann.Photo: Creative 7 NBA heads know all about the infamous Banana Boat Crew, which consists of BFFs LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. Each has staked their claim on the basketball court, while also expanding their respective brands to include ventures into fashion, social justice, […]

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