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Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Baller, Dies

The 48-year-old was battling with congestive heart failure

Knicks veteran is best known for helping team reach 1994 NBA Finals, with star players…

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Social Media Ranking for Top Black NBA Earners

Making the connection between Twitter, Facebook and earnings

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In honor of Social Media Week (SMW) that is running from February 23 to…

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This 10-year Old is Getting College Offers to His Dad’s Dismay

Celebrity dad says: “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation.”

Most parents may welcome having a child prodigy that may receive offers to college at…

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NBA’s Klay Thompson Keeps Banking Deals

Rising star adds sports drink to his list of earnings

Just a couple months ago Klay Thompson was just another basketball player for the Golden…

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What is Kobe Bryant Musing About?

L.A. Lakers superstar teams with Deepak Chopra’s son on Showtime documentary

Kobe Bryant is on the circuit promoting his upcoming documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse which airs…

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Crawford Safe After NBA Record-breaking Trading Day

More than 30 players get new teams by deadline

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Rumors of LA Clipper’s guard Jamal Crawford being traded turned out to be false…

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This Day In History: Charles Barkley Is Born

He is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding

On this day in history, February 20, 1963, legend Charles Barkley was born.

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Black History Month: Zip Gayles Inducted to Basketball Hall of Fame

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor being inducted into collegiate sports hall of fame.

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Former Trail Blazers Player Jerome Kersey Dies at 52

Team owner credits the 17-year NBA veteran as 'one of the most beloved players'

Trail Blazers’ Owner credits 17-year NBA veteran Jerome Kersey as “one of the most beloved…

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5 Boss Moves of Former UNC/Duke Basketball Players

From Michael Jordan to Grant Hill, these entrepreneurs know more than just how to play the game

Here are five boss moves of former UNC/Duke basketball players, such as Michael Jordan and…

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Kevin Durant Plays Fashion Forward

The NBA player styles in Gucci and Burberry during this GQ spread. Can you say couture endorsements?

Kevin Durant follows LeBron James’s fashion lead. During the 2015 All-Star Weekend, James’ production company, Springhill…

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NBA’s Amar’e Stoudemire’s Salary to Drop Significantly

It’s clearly more about the game than money for the NBA veteran

Soon-to-be NBA free agent Amar’e Stoudemire negotiated a buyout of his nearly $100 million deal…

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How Big Ballers Made Little Ballers Possible

Stoudemire, Fiasco and Graves gave producer McCrary the push she needed to get a deal with NickSports

During All-Star Weekend, Nickelodeon Sports held a special screening for Little Ballers, a documentary profiling…

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A Lesson in Business: Why Lebron James Is On My Entrepreneur All-Star Team

James may be revered for being an NBA baller, but he is also an All-Star…

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LeBron James Heads First NBA Fashion Show All-Star Weekend

LeBron James goes from the court to the runway this weekend

LeBron James and his production company Springhill Production are making history this All-Star weekend with…

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This Day In History: First Black Pro Basketball Team Established

The New York Renaissance were established Feb 13, 1923

Back in the 1920’s when people of “color” couldn’t play with “whites”, the ‘Harlem Rens’…

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Star Bodybuilder and Former NBA Baller Headline Sports Business Panel

Phil Heath and NBA's Bobby Simmons share their entrepreneurial lessons

Phil Heath and NBA’a Bobby Simmons share hoop dreams and entrepreneurial lessons.

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History Makers: Starting Five African Americans to Play in the NBA

Here is the starting lineup that began the game for the basketball stars of today

Unlike many other sports leagues, it only took four years after forming before the National…

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Are $3,000 All-Star Tickets Worth Breaking Your Bank?

Apply these rules before you over spend on your favorite sporting event

With 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend officially kicking off in New York on Thursday many in…

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Celebrity Real Estate: 5 Fab Homes of Stars Under 30

From Kevin Durant to Rihanna, check out these amazing homes

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Being a successful homeowner, especially at a young age, is not an easy task…

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History Maker: Stephen Curry’s Three-Pointer Breaks Multiple Ceilings

The Warriors All-Star point guard breaks three NBA records

All-Star Golden State Warriors point guard follows in dad’s footsteps and breaks a few records…

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Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players This Season

LeBron James is worth $64.6 million, holding at the number one spot

LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant are the highest-paid NBA players this year. James,…

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American Family Insurance Partners with Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt

The superstar athletes will be the new brand ambassadors

Superstar athletes Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt are new brand ambassadors.

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Startup Lets You “Challeng” Celebrities for Charity

Raise money for charity by Challeng'ing your favorite stars

If you’ve been waiting for that Beyoncé and Rihanna collaboration, or always wanted the cast…

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How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo

The Lakers star takes an entrepreneur's approach to get what he wants

We all know that Kobe Bryant has a magnificent basketball resume, but lately he has…

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LeBron James’ No. 23 Top Selling Jersey in NBA

The Cleveland Cavs star has ballooned to the highest spot, again

Last year, LeBron James asked fans on social media whether he should return to wearing…

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A Tribute to ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott

The legend will never be forgotten

After a long battle with appendiceal cancer, legendary ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott died on Jan.…

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2014′s Most Vocal Athletes on Social Issues

LeBron James is just one athlete who vocalized his opinion

Social media accounts splashed with upset posts, after news outlets reported that a St. Louis…

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ESPN Sports Analyst Stuart Scott Passes Away From Cancer

The beloved ESPN anchor was only 49-years-old

After a long bout against cancer, beloved ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has passed away at…

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Preserving an Era

Johnson has been promoting African Americans in basketball since before 1950

Sports business veteran, Claude Johnson is preserving and educating the world about the men and…

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The Best LeBron James Commercials of 2014

The superstar had some of the sharpest television ads this year

2014. It was the year of LeBron James in commercials. From James cooly pulling up…

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How Sears Used LeBron’s Birthday Celebration to Promote Their Business

Sears tried to bankroll on a trending #GiftsForLeBron on Twitter, but failed.

LeBron James was “established” on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. The high-powered athlete turned…

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How Kobe Bryant’s Publicized Tirade Helped A Toilet Paper Brand

After a frustrating practice session, the Lakers star unwittingly plugged Charmin

When the Los Angeles Lakers opened up a practice session to the media on Dec.…

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Famous Athletes Who Have Business Savvy Significant Others

These women aren’t just quarterbacking off their spouses salaries

LeBron James. Dwyane Wade. Deion Sanders. Aaron Ross. These men aren’t only with pretty-for-the-picture women, but…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat: NBA All Stars—The Next Generation and The Future

BE Sports Biz and The Shadow League talk top sports news

Black Enterprise and the Shadow League held a Twitter chat on the NBA, discussing the…

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Drake Promises To Rebrand The Toronto Raptors By 2016

Global ambassador says they will change the game

The performer known around the world as Drake promised to rebrand the Toronto Raptors for…

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Top Sports Endorsement Deals

From LeBron James to Tiger Woods, these stars are demanding hefty endorsement deals

These days, most athletes seem to be business savvy. While others have smartly used the…

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Former NBA Players Who Are Now Sports Commentators

A retired professional basketball career hasn’t slowed down these past players

We’ve watched them dunk, do impressive basketball moves and win NBA championships.  After their ring-winning…

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Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan On NBA All-Time Scorer’s List

The Black Mamba ranks third above with 32,293 points

The NBA world witnessed another great moment in Kobe Bryant history, as Kobe Bryant passes…

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Wilt Chamberlain: First NBA Player to Grace Postage Stamp

The basketball legend was immortalized on a United States stamp on Dec. 5

The movement started with a seven-word headline: “Postal Service Should Put Wilt on Stamp.” Donald…

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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

Here are the top 10 superstars racking in the most money this year

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The Forbes 2014 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list named the 100 athletes raking in the…

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NBA Legend Dr. J Erving Details His New Partnership

The NBA star talks about joining up with Anthem Media Group

Dr. “J” Julius Erving sat down with The Shadow League Sports Talk and shared information…

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LeBron James Doesn’t Want All-Star In Cleveland, But Does Cleveland?!

Is King James just joking or being very honest?

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are on a roll, as the team have collectively…

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Nike Basketball To Unveil New Signature Athlete In Video Live Stream

Tune in here to find out who it is!

The House of Hoops, also known as Nike Basketball, will unveil their newest Signature Athlete…

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NBA All-Star Uniforms To Pay Tribute To NYC Basketball

Will these jerseys sell like hotcakes?

Adidas and the NBA unveiled the 2015 NBA All-Star Uniforms for the upcoming game, which…

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Tim Duncan Donates $247,000 For San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project

The NBA champion fuels cancer research

Tim Duncan has donated $247,000 to help fund the San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project.…

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Ben McLemore Honors Michael Brown With Shoes

The Kings guard sported sneakers with "RIP Mike Brown" at Sunday’s game

Kings guard Ben McLemore writes “RIP MIKE BROWN” on his shoes against Memphis on Nov.…

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Cavaliers and Raptors Plan to Honor Nelson Mandela at Friday’s Game

The NBA teams are set to remember the leader on the anniversary of his death

The Cavaliers and Raptors are set to honor the one-year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death…

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The Passion of Sports Fans Can Lead to Violence … But Only If You Let It

Was Ron Artest in the right?

Male athletes are grown men, and sometimes there are times when a man has to…

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Social Media: Sports Leaders React to Grand Jury’s Decision in Michael Brown Case

Several offer support and encouragement to the family and other young men of color

From Serena Williams to Lebron James, check out sports leaders response to last-night’s grand jury…

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LeBron James Jersey Fetched for $50,040

The basketball star’s worn-jersey auctioned for a hefty price

A jersey worn by Lebron James during the second half of his regular season sold…

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Dave Chappelle Doesn’t Think Donald Sterling Should’ve Lost the Clippers

The comedian believes the former owner’s privacy was invaded

Reporting by Jenisha Watts:
In April 2014, the gossip site TMZ released an audio clip of…

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Kevin Durant Signs Endorsement Deal With Sonic’s Fast Food Chain

The Servant continues to rack up big endorsement deals

The 26-year-old Kevin Durant has just signed a major deal with fast food drive-in chain,…

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Los Angeles Clippers Stars and Jordan Brand Add Sketch Comedy to Game

New series to be aired on Cartoon Network Adult Swim

The Jordan Brand just keeps getting bigger and better, and two of its team members…

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NHL COO John Collins Says Ads Are ‘Coming’ To Jerseys

It's been on the table awhile, but are you ready for it to be a reality?

The subject of advertisements on jerseys isn’t old news, but NHL COO John Collins hopes…

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: ‘Legalize Sports Betting’

Dallas Mavs owner, Mark Cuban, agrees with the Commish

After responding to Michele A. Roberts, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calls for bookmakers to legalize…

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Adam Silver Responds To NBPA Chief Michele Roberts

The NBA Commissioner defends salary cap

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defends the salary cap in his response to NBPA Union Chief…

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Rick Ross Bets $100,000 On Miami Heat Having a Better Record than Cavs

Are the Heat better than the Cavs? The Bawse thinks so!

Rick Ross, is willing to put $100,000 on the line, saying that the Heat will…

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Women Love the NFL: Data Shows Best-Selling Jerseys Nationwide Among Females

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes the lead as a favorite

Dicks Sporting Goods released an information on the most popular jerseys sold to women nationwide,…

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NBA Union Chief Michele Roberts Calls For Drastic Changes

The first woman of the NBPA says owners don't matter

Akron’s own LeBron James might be the NBA’s most prolific player, but he is not…

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NBA Star Blake Griffin Charged With Misdemeanor Battery

The 25-year-old power forward is due in court next month

Fresh off of an 89-85 lost to the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clipper power…

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Economics Of LeBron: How He Became 6th Man For City Of Cleveland

James' return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City's economy

Lebron James’ return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City’s economy. Here’s how.

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Russell Westbrook Launches New Initiative to Promote Childhood Literacy

NBA superstar partners with Scholastic to challenge students to read 100,000 minutes each year

NBA superstar Russell Westbrook opens new reading center in Oklahoma to promote childhood literacy

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WATCH: LeBron James Returns To Akron In New Sprite Commercial

The four time MVP embraces his hometown community

There are only a few days left until the 2014-15 NBA Season begins! With such…

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American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault Advises the NBA on Workforce Diversity

CEO schools the league on the need for company diversity

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault talks to NBA owners about workforce diversity

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Black Enterprise Legacy Award Winner Adds NBA Team Ownership to Resume

A BE 100s CEO, Valerie Daniels-Carter, invests in Milwaukee Bucks

It’s no secret that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has a deficit of black owners.…

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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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Chris Paul to Host the CP3 Foundation’s Event Advocating for Youth

Two Los Angeles-based organizations, L.A.’s BEST and Leaps n Boundz, will benefit

LA Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, will host a fundraiser for L.A.’s BEST and Leaps…

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Ambassador Of Shave: Dennis Scott Partners With Shavewise

Former NBA 3-point specialist looks to revolutionize grooming

Former NBA 3-point baller looks to revolutionize grooming one razor bump at a time with…

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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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New NBA TV Deal Reportedly Worth $24 Billion

The league continues to improve its global recognition

The new NBA TV deal will bank $24 billion for the company, while exposing the…

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LeBron James to Produce Disney TV Series That Inspires Kids

New series will spotlight the careers of today's top athletes

Superstar athlete LeBron James is producing a Disney TV series that will spotlight the journey’s…

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Ex-NBA Baller Dennis ’3-D’ Scott Talks Longevity After the Game

Entrepreneur and Shavewise ambassador gives real deal on next act

Dennis Scott, NBA player turned broadcaster and businessman, gives advice to young athletes on longevity…

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10 Superstar Athletes Involved in Major Scandals

A look back at career-tarnishing challenges and the aftermath

With the latest cases of athletes in scandals, we take a look back at how…

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Jeff Taylor Arrested for Domestic Violence

Charlotte Hornets’ Jeff Taylor Charged with Domestic Assault

As the controversy from the NFL continues, the NBA is hit with this news

As the NFL is reeling from its own domestic violence issues, the NBA gets hit…

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NBA Players Association’s Michele Roberts Gets $1.2 Million Salary

Earnings half of that of her predecessor

Attorney Michele Roberts, who is the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association,…

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Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity

Makes a significant contribution to After School Matters

Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, donates $1 million to a charity at his alma…

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[WATCH] Nike Unveiling New LeBron 12′s During Worldwide Event

Akron, Ohio's own continues to dominated the sportswear game

Nike is gearing up to share the new LeBron 12′s with the world, as they…

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GM Danny Ferry disciplined by the Atlanta Hawks for Racist Comment

Atlanta Hawks Discipline GM Danny Ferry Over Racist Comment

Ferry apologizes in statement released by the team

The Atlanta Hawks disciplined General Manager, Danny Ferry, due to racist comment made about basketball…

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Another NBA Owner to Lose Team After Alleged ‘Racist Rant’

Atlanta Hawks owner giving up majority stake after "racially offensive" e-mail

Atlanta Hawks’ Levensen’s inner Don Sterling alledgedly rears ugly head.

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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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Nike Wins Signing War for Kevin Durant

Under Armour loses out; MVP to get $300 million over 10 years

Kevin Durant has signed with Nike for endorsement deal worth $300 million over 10 years,…

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WATCH: LeBron James In Cavaliers Jersey In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Decision 2.0 LeBron stars alongside MVP Kevin Durant

LeBron James, returns in 2K Sports’ NBA 2K15 series. Fans can watch the trailer for…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Celebrates Hoops, Good Food And Team USA In Chicago

An Olympic-sized event took place in Chicago

BlackEnterprise.com witnessed NBA greats alongside NIKE, Inc. and USA Basketball in Chicago as they prepped…

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Steve Ballmer Officially Owns the LA Clippers

The purchase, contested in court, is now complete

After the Sterlings fought in court, the LA Clippers were officially sold to Steve Ballmer

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Raptors Draw $25,000 Fine After Rapper Drake’s Comments

Global ambassador for the NBA team accused of publicly recruiting Kevin Durant

Hip-hop artist Drake, who is global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, is accused of publicly…

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Metta World Peace’s Name Change: 10 Funniest Twitter Reactions

Watchers wondering whether the baller formerly known as Ron Artest has lost his mind

You can no longer call Ron Artest, Metta World Peace, as he’ll now go by…

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NBA Schedules 2015 Preseason Game in South Africa

Proceeds will go toward charity

The NBA will play a preseason game in South Africa in 2015. All proceeds will…

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10 Twitter Reactions To LeBron James’ Startling Weight Loss

Photo has NBA and sports fans talking and tweeting

The two-time NBA champion has adopted a no-carbs diet that has drastically changed his figure.…

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Donald Sterling Loses Court Decision

Sale to Ex-Microsoft executive, Steve Ballmer, will go through

LA CLippers owner, Donald Sterling, loses court decision against his wife, Shelly Sterling, in bid…

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Michele Roberts Named Executive Director of NBA Players Union

She is now first woman to lead a major sports union in North America

The National Basketball Players Association announced Michele Roberts as its new executive director, making her…

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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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Donald Sterling Meets With Steve Ballmer

Former Clippers owner considering his options in case against his wife

After learning he may lose the case against his wife, Shelly, Donald Sterling has decided…

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LeBron James Helps Sports Illustrated Set New Web Record

Site registers over 6.1 million unique visitors on Friday

The announcement of LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers by the player himself, helped…

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2K Sports Debuts Kevin Durant Cover

Pharrell Williams curated soundtrack for top-selling basketball game

Kevin Durant starring in 2K Sports’ upcoming title, with Pharrell Williams curating the soundtrack for…

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The 10 Most Hilarious Twitter Reactions To LeBron James’ Return

The Internet exploded upon hearing that LeBron James will return to Cleveland

It is official. LeBron Raymone James is ready to come home to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Breaking…

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LeBron James Returns to Cleveland

'I always believed that I’d return ... and finish my career there'

NBA star LeBron James has officially announced that he will return home to Cleveland.

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Will LeBron James Become World’s First Billionaire Baller?

According to recent earnings, road to super-wealthy club getting a lot shorter

Becoming a billionaire is rare air, but with latest earnings, are Lebron James and his…

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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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Cleveland Clothing Company Designs ‘For6iven’ T-Shirt For LeBron James

Apparel meant to showcase that James is 'forgiven' for leaving team back in 2010

Ohio’s Fresh Brewed Tees is anticipating LeBron James’ return to Cleveland by printing out t-shirts…

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LeBron James to Open Pizza Restaurants in South Florida

NBA superstar enters new business venture

NBA superstar LeBron James teamed with a group of investors to open 10 Blaze Pizza…

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So, Donald Sterling Is Indeed Mentally Fit

Neurologist says embattled owner shows signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

After being examined by yet another doctor, Sterling is deemed mentally fit now

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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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With free agency in the NBA underway, where will the top players go? Let us know if you agree with a few of our predictions to follow. ---Cedric "BIG CED" Thornton

Top 8 NBA Free Agents: What’s Next For Them?

Check out one watcher's predictions of where they should go---or stay

NBA free agency will commence July 1st. Who are the top choices and where will…

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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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LeBron James Opts Out Of Contract; Countdown To Cleveland Return Imminent

Could #6 be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers?!

Breaking news from LeBron James‘ agent, Richie Paul, as the two-time champion has declared he’ll…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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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Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Sells Mansion To Richard Sherman

The Super Bowl champ now owns a five acre, 9,435-square-foot residence.

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford, recently sold his Maple Valley,…

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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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15 Twitter Reactions To Donald Sterling Reneging

Is Donald suffering from dementia? Or just plain stupidity?

It appears that Donald Sterling has withdrawn his support from a deal to sell the…

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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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Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Diversity in the NBA

"There must be serious dialogue around ownership and business engagement in the black community," says Sharpton

Civil Rights Leaders meet with NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver to discuss diversity in the NBA

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Small Biz Alert: Guarding Your Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Service Marks 101

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business

Learning to pick the right trademark can make or break your business. Here’s how.

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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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CEDitorial: Is Mark Cuban REALLY Racist?

Or is he just being honest?

Is Mark Cuban racist? In my opinion, it just makes him honest. He IS right,…

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Mark Cuban: ‘I Know I’m Prejudiced’

Dallas Mavericks owner creates firestorm in an interview

Cuban, “None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses.”

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The Charlotte Bobcats Are Now The Charlotte Hornets

Team changes name and color scheme

The Hornets unveiled new logos and announced the return of the popular mascot, “Hugo the…

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Return of the Mark: Mark Jackson Inks Multi-Year Deal to Return to ESPN

Ousted Golden State Warriors' Coach lands safely, reunites with old Network after losing job

Mark Jackson, Former Coach Golden State Warriors
If you watched game one of the 2014 NBA…

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Magic Sets Record Straight on Sterling in CNN, TMZ Interviews

"Not once, even today, has he ever apologized to me or the other minorities he offended."

Magic Johnson responds to Donald Sterling's attack
In a telephone interview with TMZ and an interview…

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How “Money” was the First Round of the NBA playoffs? Nothing but Net.

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

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Oprah Adds Name to Shortlist of Potential Clippers Investors

Will she become the next minority female sports owner?

Oprah, Music Mogul David Geffen and Oracle founder Larry Ellison will reportedly join together in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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The 25 Highest Paid NBA Players of All-Time

"While many of the all-time greats of the past 20 years are among the highest paid of all time, these years also led to some large contracts for some otherwise mediocre players."

I guess you never thought some of these players were on the list

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The Possible Punishments for Donald Sterling

Former NBA commissioner David Stern preferred to look the other way, at least as far was we know, in the hopes that Sterling wouldn't do anything major to embarrass the NBA or its financial interests

Silver will more than likely look to the “conduct detrimental to the league” clause where…

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Crisis Managment, Anyone? Don Sterling Scandal Lends Nod to Importance of a Vital Plan

Be prepared for any career challenge---whether extremely scandalous or not

Don Sterling scandal lends a nod to the importance of a crisis management plan for…

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Donald Sterling Will Not Receive Second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award

L.A chapter of NAACP declines to honor Clippers owner Donald Sterling at 100th Anniversary Banquet

Thankfully the NAACP rescinds its honor

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Most Expensive NBA Playoff Team Rosters

The NBA is lucrative as far as salaries

Here are the salaries of the 8 playoff teams

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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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Top Former UConn Players Now Playing in The NBA

Which one of these players is the best?

UConn won the NCAA Championship, so here are past UConn players who are NBA players

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Kevin Hart gave the MVP award to Education Secretary Arne Duncan -- but not before promoting his latest film, 'About Last Night.'

Kevin Hart Awards Education Secretary With Celebrity Game MVP

Duncan scored 20 points

Hart said he had to be a “humble loser”

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Under Armour Releases New Orleans-Inspired Shoe For Stephen Curry

Under Armour unveils new colorway for Warriors guard

In addition to Under Armour, Curry also endorses Muscle Milk and Degree

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Tracy McGrady, Baseball Hopeful, Impresses in Bullpen Session

Ex-NBA All-Star enlists help of Roger Clemens

Tracy McGrady is trying out for a baseball team

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Sports Biz Q&A: Grant Hill Reflects on All-Star Weekend, Discusses His Art Collection and Talks Duke’s Jabari Parker

Grant Hill talks to BlackEnterprise.com as he and Turner Sports gear up for All-Star Weekend

Grant Hill is on TV. A lot.

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Lillard, Carter-Williams Headline BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge

Game is televised nationally on TNT

Who do you think will win?

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NBA ‘Dream Big’ to Celebrate Black History Month

League initiatives look to further increase diverse fan base

The platform has five major components

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Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was fined $25,000 for criticizing referees following a 100-92 loss to Houston.

Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph Fined $25,000 For Criticizing Refs

Comments came after frustrating eight-point loss

Zach Randolph is back in the news — for all the wrong reasons

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Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving Irving won the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest earlier this year.

Long Partners, the NBA and Foot Locker Expand Marketing Deal

Retailer will continue as title sponsor of 3-point contest

The NBA reached a deal with Foot Locker that extends its status as an official…

By Darren Sands

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When will Rajon Rondo be back for the Boston Celtics?

Watch Rajon Rondo on Fox Sports 1′s Crowd Goes Wild

Says he'll be back when he's '100 percent'

When will he return is on everyone’s mind

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Fan Posts Photo of Dwyane Wade’s Old Converse Sneakers, and he Responds

Says Wade: "Hold on to those"

Once upon a time, Wade was signed to Converse

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Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Can’t Touch NBA Salary for Three Years

Rookie guard lives off endorsement deals

According to a new profile, Carter-Williams’ team is making sure he doesn’t spend all his…

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Above? Nike's ode to Kevin Durant's home state of Maryland.

Photos: Nike Releases Kevin Durant VI Maryland Blue Crab

Because that's what Maryland does

Newest sneaker for KD an ode to his home state of Maryland

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What's fifty grand to Jason Kidd? Nothing to sneeze at.

Report: NBA Fines Jason Kidd $50,000 for Spillage on Court

League doesn't buy Kidd's story that cup slipped out of his hand

“Cup slipped out of my hand while I was getting Ty,” Kidd said. “Sweaty palms.”

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New-Look Detroit Pistons, Fox Sports Detroit Tap Rapper Big Sean for New Promo [Video]

Rapper featured in 'Together We Can' Commercial

The Pistons are expected to be much improved this season

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For the Heat in Cleveland, it’s Thanksgiving at the James Household

Heat will celebrate Thanksgiving at the home of LeBron James before heading to Toronto

The Heat are in Cleveland for Thanksgiving

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Reinsdorf, adidas React to Derrick Rose’s Season-Ending Injury

Star guard underwent successful surgery Monday

Jerry Reinsdorf, the Bulls owner, said he was “heartbroken”

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Kobe Bryant Signs Two Year Extension With Lakers

Two-year extension said to be worth $48.5 million

Few saw signing of Bryant coming. For Lakers, it may be right move

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Dwyane Wade Sells Sitcom Based on Single Fatherhood to Fox

Show will be based on his life as a single father

“Who’s going to play me? I haven’t figured that out yet, but I’m sure it’s…

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Highlights like this one landed DeAndre Jordan in the newest SportsCenter commercial.

DeAndre Jordan Stars in New SportsCenter Commercial

ESPN is in full NBA mode with new spot for SportsCenter

In the commercial, Jordan tries to enter the Top 10 plays “club” — only to…

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NBA's "Off the Court" will highlight lifestyle choices -- the good, the interesting and the quirky -- of NBA players with a new digital property sponsored by American Express.

NBA and American Express Partner in Digital Lifestyle Destination

New content partnership for 2013-14 season

‘Off the Court’ promises everything you need to know

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NBA Players Less Likely to Come From Poor Backgrounds, Study Says

Middle-class, two-parent homes produce more players in today's league

Does one’s background factor into athletic success?

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Behind the Numbers of Kobe Bryant’s $24 Million Dollar Payday

Just got paid ... Friday night ...

It’s good to be Kobe Bryant

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