Tag Archives: NBA


Why Michael Jordan is the Highest Paid Retired Athlete

Branding expert Martin Morse shares insights

Michael, in my eyes, really benefited from the perfect storm of growing urban pop culture…

By Stacey Tisdale

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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…

By Black Enterprise

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Melissa Proctor- ATL Hawks

Atlanta Hawks Chief Marketing Officer Talks the State of Diversity for Women in Sports Today

Melissa Proctor sheds light on the progression of the NBA

Melissa Proctor talks about her journey to the Atlanta Hawks and the state of diversity…

By Courtney Connley

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Sports is the great equalizer

March Madness: Sports and tech converges at Shadow League event

TSL introduces new event series, Sports Connect

The Shadow League, a black-owned multimedia sports company, introduced Sports Connect, an event series focused…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Meet the Power Women CMOs Behind Big Corporate Brands

These women excel in their roles as chief marketing officers, pushing their companies further

BlackEnterprise.com wants you to meet the chief marketing officers behind some of the most recognized…

By Lisa Fraser

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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…

By Mia N. Hall

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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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Sheila Johnson, Salamander Hospitality

Black History Month: Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hospitality

29 days of modern black history makers

Sheila C. Johnson, best known as co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, is the first African…

By Safon Floyd

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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…

By Cristie Leondis

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pitch LeBron

LeBron James Set to Produce and Appear in CNBC Reality Show

'Cleveland Hustles' set to feature entrepreneurs seeking success via development and mentorship

LeBron James will co-produce and appear in a CNBC series called “Cleveland Hustles,” which will…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Dr. Ralph Rogers

World-Renowned Medical Professional Delivers Keynote at University of Maryland

Dr. Ralph Rogers returns to his alma mater for commencement speech

Along his decorated journey, Dr. Rogers obtained his Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the University…

By Daron Pressley

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[WATCH] LeBron James Turns 31 Today

Forbes estimates his net worth at $65 million, ranking in at #6 of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2015

December 30 is LeBron James’ birthday. The American pro basketball player, famously born in 1984…

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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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Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley Calls CNN the ‘Fox News for the Republicans’ and Slams Donald Trump

Barkley says CNN has done an "awful job" with covering election

During a TNT halftime report, former NBA player Charles Barkley gave his thoughts about Donald…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Cristie Leondis

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LeBron James adds a daughter to his family

$15.8 Million: LeBron James Lands Deal for Entertainment Studio

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports invest in expanding Uninterrupted platform offerings

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports recently announced an investment in Uninterrupted, slated to become yet…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Photo of Kobe Bryant in a Lakers jacket holding a basketball

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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