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Chris Webber Looking To Buy Atlanta Hawks

Group headed by Former NBA All-Star notifies league of intent to buy

Former NBA and Michigan Wolverines All-star, Chris Webber wants to get back in the game.
Only…

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Spike Lee To Direct Documentary About Phil Jackson’s Triangle Offense

The die-hard Knicks fan breaks down the Triangle

With the NBA preseason in full swing, attention has quickly shifted to the maligned New…

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Top of the Upper Class: 155 New Billionaires Minted in 2014

Few people of color: 2 are African American and several hail from Africa

Michael Jordan and other new faces join the billionaire club, bringing total accumulated wealth to…

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Michael Jordan's 194 Summer Olympics Converse being auctioned

Michael Jordan’s 1984 Olympic Converses to be Auctioned

Sneakers worn by one of the greats will go on sale in October

The Converse sneakers that NBA legend, Michael Jordan wore in the 1984 Summer Olympics, is…

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Top-Selling Sneakers: Which NBA Baller Reigns Supreme?

Is it Lebron James, Kevin Durant or Michael Jordan?

With the latest multimillion-dollar endorsements, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the highest selling sneakers of…

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Winning Number: LeBron James Will Go Back to Wearing 23

Hoop stars will return to number he wore first time around in Cleveland

Cleveland Cavalier player, LeBron James, has decided to go back to his original number 23…

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Now more than ever, the business of fashion and sports seem to be colliding with NBA players turning post-game press conferences, draft day events and locker room arrivals into their own personal fashion shows, and trust the CEO's of the style industry are paying close attention. From being invited to some of fashion week's most exclusive shows, to teaming up with designers to expand their brand and launch their own line, we've rounded up some of today's biggest NBA players whose fashion moves are making just as much noise as their on court game skills. (Image: Instagram)

8 NBA Players Who Turned Fashion Sense Into Business Smarts

Top basketball stars who combine the businesses of sports and fashion

With more NBA players turning into style stars, we’ve rounded up a list of NBA…

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Michael Jordan Surprises Charlotte Elementary Students [VIDEO]

The reactions from the students (and adults) were priceless.

North Carolina native Michael Jordan is known for his charitable efforts throughout his NBA career.…

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Assist King: Magic Johnson’s Countless Charitable Contributions

LA Clippers owner's notion that Magic Johnson 'doesn't do anything for black people' heavily flawed

LA Clippers owner’s declaration that Earvin “Magic” Johnson does nothing for black people is heavily…

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BlackEnterprise.com partner The Shadow League considers the weighty legacy of Kobe Bean Bryant.

Kobe Bryant Starts Own Business, Invests In Sports Drink Company, BodyArmor

Lakers guard to follow in entrepreneurial footsteps of NBA great Magic Johnson

Have you ever drunk BodyArmor?

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The new Jordan Melo M10

Jordan Brand Unveils Jordan Melo 10

New shoe slated for Jan. 4 release

This go ’round, a clean classic look for Melo

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In False Paternity Case, Accuser Is Forced to Pay Michael Jordan’s Legal Fees

Pamela Smith filed a paternity suit against Jordan

Michael Jordan scores small legal victory.

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Congratulations! Michael Jordan Gets Hitched Again

There were fireworks after the ceremony

Michael Jordan marries former model Yvette Prieto

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Michael Jordan’s Paternity Suit Not Going Away

Charlotte Bobcats owner not in the clear yet regarding paternity suit filed against him

Is it at all possible that Michael Jordan is the father of Pamela Smith’s son?

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Michael Jordan Files Countersuit Against Alleged Baby Mama

Jordan doesn't want alleged baby mama to get off the hook so easily

MJ says he wants alleged baby mama to pay for his court costs

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12-Year-Old Actors Portray Music Icons on Broadway

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry play Motown icons in new Broadway musical.

Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry take on the roles of a young Michael Jackson,…

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Michael Jordan’s Fiancée Signs Pre-Nup

Jordan and Prieto reportedly are to wed April 27

Do you think a pre-nup is a good thing?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jordan Paternity Suit is Dropped

Woman who claims Jordan fathered her son withdraws lawsuit.

Jordan’s lawyers say there was no settlement of money paid to Pamela Smith.

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Michael Jordan May be Ordered to Take Paternity Test

Pamela Smith claims she and Michael Jordan had a love child in 1996

A judge could tell Michael Jordan to let his DNA do the talking

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Michael Jordan Applies for Florida Marriage License

NBA legend will wed for the second time around.

Jordan and Cuban-American girlfriend have been engaged since December 2011.

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He’s Not Mine! Michael Jordan Dismisses Paternity Lawsuit

Six-time NBA champion, Michael Jordan, claims paternity claims by Pamela Smith are false.

Do you believe this woman?

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Michael Jordan Hit With Paternity Suit

Michael Jordan's being accused of being a deadbeat dad

Does the woman have a case? Or is this just a frivolous money grab?

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Black Birthdays for Feb 17th: Michael Jordan

Today, Michael Jordan, Dennis Green and a few others like Jim Brown are celebrating their birthday.

Check out who else celebrates today

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Michael Jordan at 50: How MJ Still Makes $80 Million a Year

Jordan makes more money than almost every other American athlete and he's no longer in the NBA

At 50, Michael Jordan’s brand remains robust

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Want to Know What Michael Jordan Got Himself for Christmas?

Details on his Airness' downsized home

Michael Jordan’s got a new home — we’ve got the details.

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Jordan Releases Air Jordan XX8 Shoe in Manhattan

Brand President Larry Miller tells BlackEnterprise.com the brand has to "motivate young people"

Jordan releases new shoe just in time for Christmas.

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Michael Jordan Banned From Miami Beach Country Club

'He won't be invited back' they said

Michael Jordan didn’t follow the dress code at a Miami Beach country club.

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Jordan Brand signee Russell Westbrook.

Jordan Brand Adds Russell Westbrook After Losing Dwayne Wade

Westbrook's addition adds youth, cache to the already formidable Jordan team.

Westbrook’s addition adds youth, cache to the already formidable Jordan team.

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Where Was President Obama on Wednesday Night?

That wasn't the Obama I've seen in past debates

That wasn’t the Obama I’ve seen in past debates

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Junior Bridgeman: From The NBA Hardwood To The Boardroom

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make a life

The NBA helped him make a living, but his morals and values helped him make…

By Raynard Jackson

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Obama, Michael Jordan Host Basketball Fundraiser in New York

President expects to rack up $3 million in campaign cash

President expects to rack up $3 million in campaign cash

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Michael Jordan Could Lose $1.5 Million In Gym Foreclosure

Along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan hasn't been scoring points with his investments

Along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan hasn’t been scoring points with his investments

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Michael Jordan, NBA Stars To Raise Money For Pres. Obama

On the same day, a host of NBA stars will participate in a fund-raising shootaround game

On the same day, a host of NBA stars will participate in a fund-raising shootaround…

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Penny Hardaway Scores Big with Booming Business Portfolio

The NBA great skyrockets from basketball superstar to flourishing entrepreneur and philanthropist

NBA great Penny Hardaway gets his second wind as a businessman with an impressive portfolio…

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Will Tweet for Sneaks? Nike Launches Twitter RSVP System

The sportswear juggernaut launches Twitter-based reservation system

Nike’s newly-created reservation system invites sneaker enthusiasts to one of 12 participating Nike retail locations…

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ESPN Sports Business Editor Analyzes Impact of Magic Johnson’s Dodgers Deal

ESPN's Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson's historic purchase of the LA Dodgers and what it means for the sport

ESPN’s Senior Sports Business Editor Keith Reed shares his perspective on Magic Johnson’s historic purchase…

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Chinese Company Infringes On Michael Jordan’s Brand

The NBA legend and entrepreneur looks to protect his name by any means necessary—internationally

Michael Jordan responds to Chinese apparel company Qiodan Sports Company Limited infringing upon his brand…

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Michael Jordan Motorsports on the Track to Success

Jordan’s VP of Corporate Relations shares the team's winning strategy in business and on the track

Serving as the Vice President of Corporate Relations for Michael Jordan Motorsports, Kreig Robinson made…

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5 Famous People You May Never See at Occupy Wall Street

See who made the list on BE Next

In wake of the recent induced dispersal of Occupy Wall Street protesters, Black Enterprise’s BE…

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Jordan Brand: The Next Generation of Shoes & Stars

Michael Jordan's sneaker brand is as strong as ever thanks to his hand-picked all-star pitchmen

Jordan Brand continues to excel as an extension of Michael Jordan’s business thanks to new…

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ROBERT “BOB” JOHNSON 	Princeton University 	MA, Public/International Affairs 	Class of ’72   Johnson is the founder of Black Entertainment Television [BET], which launched in 1980. Starting as just a two-hour program, BET developed into a nationwide television channel, becoming the first African American owned company to be acknowledged by the New York Stock Exchange in 1991. After selling the all-Black television network to Viacom in 2001, Johnson became the first African American billionaire.

UBR Spotlight: Master Entrepreneur Robert L. Johnson

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: master wealth builder Robert L. Johnson, chairman of…

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It took only 72 days for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ marriage to dissolve. Reportedly costing a million dollars, the financial loss of the split is obvious. Similarly, Jennifer Lopez may have once sang “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” but the singer/actress knows first-hand that a  divorce can cost a pretty penny. After eight months of marrige to backup dancer/choreographer Cris Judd, she called it quits in 2002 and coughed up $14 million to Judd. With the recent announcement of her split from salsa singer Marc Anthony, there’s rampant speculation about who’s going to come out richer. J.Lo, whose estimated net worth is $150 million, easily eclipses her estranged husband who earns a respectable $40 million. If the couple signed a premarital agreement, there should be little worry about who gets what. On the other hand, the dirty laundry from some of the following couples was aired when news of their divorces spread. We’ve taken a look at the figures in 10 expensive celebrity divorces. —Brett Johnson

10 Most Expensive Divorces for Black Celebrities

A look at the most costly divorces of the rich and famous

Divorces and separations are all too common in Hollywood. Here’s a breakdown of some of…

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In the News: Sean Bell Community Center Opens in Queens; Maya Moore Signs Jordan Brand Deal; Google Advisor Launches

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Almost 5 Years Later, Sean Bell Community…

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LeBron James Decoded: A Slam Dunk Brand

Moving to Miami only amplified LeBron James' stock in the NBA and is having a similar effect on his business and bank account

Since joining Dwayne Wade on the Miami Heat, LeBron James has made millions more and…

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Why We Should Be Grateful for Our “Haters”

Critics can't hurt you unless you let them. But people cosigning on everything you do can kill you

For some people, the thought of having haters is as fascinating as wondering about life…

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Michael Jordan’s Purchase of Charlotte Bobcats Approved

Transforming the debt-laden basketball team will require NBA legend's presence and pocketbook

Now that Michael Jordan’s $275 million bid to buy the Charlotte Bobcats from billionaire Robert…

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Winning Advice From Michael Jordan

Former NBA great stresses teamwork at Wal-Mart annual shareholders meeting

The Wal-Mart Annual Shareholders Meeting is part business meeting, part awards show and part People’s…

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