Tag Archives: basketball

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Kobe’s Final Farewell vs. Golden State’s Bull Hunting

Which historical NBA event will you be watching tonight?

Tonight will be one of the most celebrated and historic regular season evenings in NBA…

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Nzinga Shaw

Meet Nzinga Shaw: The NBA’s First Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Shaw talks working with the Atlanta Hawks and expanding opportunities for women and people of color in sports

Atlanta Hawks chief diversity and inclusion officer talks the state of diversity in sports today…

By Courtney Connley

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Dennis Scott

Dennis “3D” Scott Leaps From the Basketball Court to Television

Record-holding NBA 3-point shooter and TNT broadcaster talks about changing roles

Dennis Scott talks his new site, smooth transition from the court to his own TV…

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Black History Month: Then and Now in Sports

Wilt Chamberlain paved the way for future players of color

Throughout Black History Month, Black Enterprise is honoring past pioneers and current day history-makers in…

By Cristie Leondis

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WNBA Lisa Borders

Former Coca-Cola Executive Named WNBA President

Lisa Borders comes to the league as it celebrates its 20th season

WNBA appoints Lisa Borders to president.

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NBA2K Sued For Using Players’ Tattoos Without Permission

Tattoos include butterflies on Kobe Bryant's arm and designs on LeBron James' forearms

On February 1, tattoo company Solid Oak Sketches filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive and…

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$3 Billion: New York Knicks Ranked League’s Most Valuable Team

Bulls, Celtics, Warriors and Lakers among top five according to 'Forbes' list

The New York Knicks ranked by ‘Forbes’ as the league’s most valuable team, raking in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Shaquille O'Neal sports and tech panel at CES 2016

Shaq, Mark Cuban, and Other Industry Leaders Discuss Sports and Tech at CES 2016

Basketball, baseball, and business luminaries discuss the influence of technology on sports

Shaq said that technology “substantially” increases the value of a team. He cited the use…

By Samara Lynn

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Harlem Globetrotters Star, Meadowlark Lemon, Passes Away at 83

He is survived by his ministry, children, wife, and beloved fans

83-year-old Meadowlark Lemon, the “Clown Prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters, passed away in his home…

By Cristie Leondis

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[WATCH] Icons Connect: Kobe Bryant Meets 1st Black Player for Minneapolis Lakers

Bob Williams, an NBA player in the '50s, shares memories and love for the franchise

Recently, Bob Williams got to meet one of the greatest athletes of all time who…

By Janell Hazelwood

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LeBron James Signs Lifetime Deal with Nike

Contract is first lifetime deal in the shoe and apparel company’s 44-year history

Today, LeBron James has agreed to a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, the first deal…

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Kobe Bryant Gives Basketball His Dear John Letter

Love him or hate him, it's time to savor our final moments with one of the game's greatest players ever

This is not a story simply about Los Angeles, about the NBA, about basketball. Kobe…

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NBA Legend Darryl ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins Dies

Baller was the first high school athlete to be drafted into the NBA

Darryl Dawkins, an NBA legend who played for the Philadelphia Sixers and the New Jersey…

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Michael Jordan Headlines 2015 FIBA Hall Of Fame Class

FIBA announces this year's class of Hall of Fame inductees

The international basketball governing body FIBA announced that Michael Jordan will headline its 2015 class…

By Michael Tolbert

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Kevin Durant and Nike Are Bringing New Life To Old Basketball Courts

They will be using new recycling technology to build outdoor courts

Kevin Durant is teaming with Nike for a new initiative to bring quality outdoor basketball…

By Michael Tolbert

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Dwyane Wade Attends Harvard Business School

Miami Heat star furthers his education by enrolling in courses at Harvard

Dwyane Wade takes a break from his job as an ESPN analyst to enroll in…

By Courtney Connley

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Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony Talks Sports Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The superstar shares his involvement with new MISSION brand

Carmelo Anthony shares his involvement with MISSION brand, an innovation-led brand focused on solving problems…

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NCAA Honors Student Athletes Hard Work In Class

The NCAA honored the best performing teams in the classroom

289 schools had at least one team on the list, which represents an increase of…

By Michael Tolbert

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Washington Wizards in Talks of Creating Training Facility at Howard University

Howard's campus eyed as new home to Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards looking to build training facility on the campus of Howard University.

By Courtney Connley

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Cool Jobs: WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations Talks Being a Power Woman in Sports

Brown opens up about navigating her way through the sports business

WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, Renee Brown, talks being a power woman…

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