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Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge: One-on-One with NBA Legend Cedric Maxwell

'In networking situations sometimes it is more important to listen to people instead of pushing your own agenda'

NBA legend Cedric Maxwell details his legacy and participation in the Black Enterprise Golf and…

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NBA Offers Isaiah Austin A Job

The honorary draft pick would have a position after he gets his degree from Baylor

NBA honorary draft pick, Isaiah Austin was offered a job by commissioner, Adam Silver, once…

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NBA Hires Pamela El as Chief Marketing Officer

Former Nationwide Insurance executive will start her new position in August

Former Nationwide Insurance Executive, Pamela El, is hired by the NBA to become their latest…

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NBA Introduces New York City All-Star 2015 Logo

Design plays off the iconic bus and subway map of NYC

The NBA revealed the logo design for the 2015 All-Star Game and Festivities being played…

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NBA Gets A+ For Racial Hiring Practices

League gets outstanding marks for gender hiring as well

The 2014 National Basketball Association Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) reflect high scores for…

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The Sterlings Will Face Off in Court Regarding Sale of LA Clippers

Donald and Shelly are due in court July 7th to battle over control of the LA Clippers

The trial is expected to determine if Donald was properly removed as an administrator for…

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Donald Sterling Changes His Mind—Again

"The Team is not for sale. From the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers."

Sterling is pulling his support for the sale of his team to Steve Ballmer and…

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Is Sterling Finally Agreeing to the Sale of the Clippers?

The LA Clippers owner agrees to drop lawsuit against the NBA

“He will sign off,” Maxwell Blecher, Sterling’s lawyer said. “Only he knows why.”

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Donald Sterling Reportedly Deemed ‘Mentally Incapacitated’

Shelly Sterling is declared the LA Clippers' franchise's sole trustee

Shelly Sterling, is the LA Clippers’ franchise’s sole trustee after experts declared Donald Sterling…

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Steve Ballmer Will Purchase LA Clippers for $2 Billion

Sale is pending league approval

Ballmer has signed a binding agreement to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion…

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Ex-Microsoft CEO Offers to Pay $1.8 Billion for LA Clippers

Steve Ballmer puts in a bid to purchase team from the Sterlings

Steve Ballmer has put in a $1.8 Billion bid to purchase the LA Clippers.

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Donald Sterling Threatens to Sue NBA, Will Not Pay Fine

Owner claims that his "due process rights" were violated by the league's four-day investigation

Donald Sterling has stated he will not pay the $2.5 million fine levied against him…

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HBO Sports is producing a documentary on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

HBO Sports Prepares Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Documentary

The film is scheduled to debut in early 2015

Basketball’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, will have his story told

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Roger Mason Jr. Backs of LeBron boycott comments

Roger Mason Jr. Backtracks About LeBron James Boycott Comment

Retracts earlier comment made to Jim Rome

NBA Players Association vice president, Roger Mason Jr. backtracks his statement on LeBron James boycotting…

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Will Los Angeles Clippers’ Next TV Deal Add $200 Million in Sterling’s Pocket?

The next TV contract for the NBA team may be very lucrative for the current owner

This TV deal will potentially add $200 million more to the pockets of Donald Sterling

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Los Angeles Clippers Lose Major Sponsors Due to Sterling Fallout

Sprint, Mercedes-Benz and Kia are among the many sponsors bowing out on the NBA team

Who is next?

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Should The LA Clippers’ Players Have Played Sunday?

Some think a bigger stand would have been taken if the players didn't take to the court on Sunday

The league has been accused of not punishing Sterling for earlier antics that showcased his…

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Magic Johnson to Buy Clippers Away From Donald Sterling?

The former NBA star has set his sights on purchasing the team from Donald Sterling

Johnson has been trying in earnest to become an owner of a NBA team and…

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Damian Lillard Lands Reported $100 Million Sneaker Deal with Adidas

It's being reported to only be smaller than LeBron James' and Derrick Rose's sneaker deals

Will you buy Lillard Adidas sneakers?

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NBA Commissioner Said The NBA May Subsidize College Athletes

Adam Silver says he is willing to work with the NCAA to fund college athletes

Do you think this is a good idea?

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Kevin Durant Signs With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Basketball player tweets a photo of him officially signing with Roc Nation

Who else can the superstar rapper, excuse me, businessman sign to his Roc Nation Agancy?

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Jason Collins Receiving Death Threats Via Twitter

The negativity towards the NBA player have started to appear on social media

Getting death threats in 140 characters or less

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In the News: Cyber Monday Sales Expected to Surge; NBA Reaches Tentative Deal and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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10 Highest Paid Players in the NBA Finals

Basketball players who are top earners and at the top of their game

The match-up between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks in this year’s finals will…

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A Lesson from LeBron in Emotional Intelligence

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert's response to James' exercising control over his NBA career amounts to a flagrant foul

Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage yourself and your emotions, and to understand and…

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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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