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LeBron James adds a daughter to his family

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

In April 2014, the gossip site TMZ released an audio clip of Los Angeles Clippers…

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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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Michele Roberts: $1.2 million salary

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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Derric Rose Donates $1 Million to Charity

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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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LA Clippers sold for $2 Billion

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…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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…

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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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LA Clippers sold for $2 Billion

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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Mark Cuban Racist?

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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Charlotte changes name to Hornets

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…

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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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Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams.

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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The Lakers posted a picture of the happy family to its official Twitter account.

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?

By Darren Sands

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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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Stephen Curry is making his mark on and off the court this season. He is Under Armour's newest signee.

NBA Renews Deal With Under Armour, Sears

As Under Armour fills basketball roster, NBA strengthens ties

Terms of the deal were not disclosed

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[VIDEO] Kyrie Irving is Back as Uncle Drew in Pepsi MAX Short

Viral short features Maya Moore, Nate Robinson

What do you think of the Uncle Drew role?

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Knicks guard Raymond Felton recently visited Under Armour headquarters before a recent preseason game in Baltimore.

Under Armour Highlights Raymond Felton Visit to Headquarters

Knicks guard is brand's presence in No. 1 media market

Check out Raymond Felton’s recent visit to Under Armour

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Sage Steele Will Join ESPN’s NBA Countdown as Host

New role part of multi-year extension

Sage Steele will bring a veteran presence to new role

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Stephen Curry is making his mark on and off the court this season. He is Under Armour's newest signee.

On Eve of NBA Season, Stephen Curry Steps Into the Spotlight With Under Armour

After leaving Nike, Curry ready to take center stage with a new brand

Stephen Curry is one of the league’s emerging stars and most coveted endorsers

By Darren Sands

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Taco Bell Announces Doritos Cool Ranch Taco Release Date

NBA, Taco Bell Expand Marketing Partnership

Brand will continue as title-sponsor of Skills Challenge

NBA expanding relationship with Taco Bell that began in 2009

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson, ESPN NBA Countdown Part Ways

NBA Hall of Famer cites schedule, other commitments

ESPN’s NBA Countdown show will have a new look this year

By Darren Sands

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Paul Pierce has been traded away from the franchise for which he played his entire career. But his brand-awareness in Boston could be quite lucrative for the veteran forward when he retires.

Paul Pierce Says he Wants to Build a Business in Boston

Pierce is gone from Boston, but not forgotten -- and that could pay off big in retirement

Few athletes have been as well-positioned as Paul Pierce to capitalize on his popularity in…

By Darren Sands

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2013 NBA Preseason to Tip Off in Instanbul

Season begins Oct. 29

The NBA season will officially begin with Kevin Durant showcasing his skills in Turkey.

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Utah Jazz to Install New Mega Scoreboard in Arena

There are big scoreboards now at almost all arenas.

The new and improved scoreboard is scheduled to be completed by October, before the 2013-2014…

By Michael Smith

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Do You Like? NBA Agrees to Display Ads on Hardwood Next Season

NBA teams have promoted and showcased advertisements either along courtside or on the player’s jersey

What do you think of this move??

By Sasha King

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NBA Ready to Enter Media Rights Deal Discussion

Which station do you like watching NBA on the most?

The NBA has numerous deals with T.V networks which gives us as fans the opportunity…

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NBA to Televise Social Media Awards

Second annual NBA Social Media Awards presented by SAP will highlight most-talked about moments in sports

NBA TV will televise the second annual NBA Social Media Awards. The awards will air…

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Ex-NBA Player: Jason Collins is Making Black Men Look Bad

Jason Collins is the first openly gay NBA player

Basketball Wives star Eric Williams slams Sports Illustrated and Jason Collins for ‘gay’ issue

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Rock Causes Morning Mayhem on Social Media, Calls Jason Kidd Gay

The comedian garnered some laughs and scoffs with early morning tweet

The morning after NBA center Jason Collins announced he was gay, receiving an incredible amount…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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OKC Point Guard Russell Westbrook to Undergo Surgery

Westbrook has never missed a game in his five seasons in the NBA.

OKC point guard, Russell Westbrook, will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his right…

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How Russell Westbrook Tore His Meniscus [Video]

Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverly may be responsible for Russell Westbrook's meniscus tear.

Check out the video of the play.

By Black Enterprise

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Crazy Bulls Fan is Trying to Sue Derrick Rose

Rose has still not returned from a torn ACL

Bulls guard Derrick Rose has still not returned from an injury he suffered last postseason.

By Darren Sands

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Top 5 Things MLB Can Learn From the NFL

A look at the numbers show there's growth potential for Major League Baseball

In 2011, the NFL made $3.3 billion in national ad support while the MLB only…

By Angela Davis

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Carmelo Anthony’s No. 7 Knicks Jersey is NBA’s Most Popular

The Knicks star forward is paying dividends on and off the court

It’s quite the accomplishment for Anthony, because the Knicks weren’t expected to improve as much…

By Darren Sands

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Brittney Griner and Mark Cuban: 5 Financial Reasons He’s Serious About Drafting Her

Looking at the finances of taking a chance

How much of a business impact would this make?

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NBA Legend Working as a Crossing Guard Now, For Healthcare Insurance

Dantley pulls morning and afternoon shifts

Adrian Dantley went from point guard to crossing guard

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Kobe Bryant Out Indefinitely After Spraining Ankle

The Lakers star player says injury is worst in 16-year career.

Bryant severely sprains his ankle after missing a shot in a loss to the Atlanta…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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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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The widow of the late Lorenzen Wright in ten months squandered $1 million in insurance money meant to take care of their six children.

Report: Family of NBA’s Lorenzen Wright Could Want Damages For Mishandling 911 Call

Murder of former NBA star remains unsolved

What do you think of her spending habits?

By Darren Sands

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Starter Apparel Company Makes a Comeback With an Assist From NBA

Starter, NBA team up to bring back the vintage look

Starter jackets were an institution — and now they’re making a comeback.

By Mia N. Hall

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Rising Stars: 5 Top NBA Newbies Changing the Game

From college to the pro-league, these rookies show promise and power

These league rookies show promise and push the limits in the NBA.

By Courtney Connley

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For NBA’s Steve Smith, a Career and Life Built on Giving is Coming Full Circle

Steve Smith's always been one of the NBA's good guys -- the only thing is that he's pretty much just getting started

The Detroit native will on Monday be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

By Darren Sands

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Stephon Marbury Demanded to Finish Mistress Pay-Off

A New York judge rules Stephon Marbury finish paying his mistress--more than $300,000.

Stephon Marbury ruled to finish paying mistress for $900,000 hush money agreement.

By Amber McKynzie

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NBA, Diddy’s Sean John Announce All-Star Game Partnership

Sean John and Macy's to gain exposure through relationship with league

Sean John is seeking to improve visibility among the NBA’s fans.

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The widow of the late Lorenzen Wright in ten months squandered $1 million in insurance money meant to take care of their six children.

Widow of Murdered NBA Player, Lorenzen Wright, Spends $1 Million in 10 Months

Wright's widow has spent over $1 million in the last 10 months since his death.

The unsolved murder of NBA player Lorenzen Wright has taken yet another bizarre twist.

By Marcelle English

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Former NBA Player Jamal Mashburn Moves into Hospitality Industry

The former NBA all-star adds hospitality to his already impressive resume.

Highly successful entrepreneur and retired NBA professional Jamal Mashburn is expanding his entrepreneurial interests yet…

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Dennis Rodman Must Pay $500,000 in Child Support

Reality TV star must pay ex-wife $500,000

Former NBA baller will have to pay his ex-wife and their two children.

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NBA Players Halloween Costumes Show Them Shooting Referee

Did you ever expect this from Spurs players?

If the photos are real, expect heavy suspensions.

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Malaysia Pargo Parlays Basketball Wives LA into Business Success

The Basketball Wives cast receives a bad rap, because many of them are more than just what's presented on the TV screen.

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Malaysia Pargo to talk about her growing jewelry company, Three Beats…

By Demetria Irwin

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LeBron James, the NBA's best player, is a champion, which is excellent news for the league's ticket sales.

Before NBA Season Opener, Ticket Sales Sizzle

Marketing, excitement drives season tickets increases

A number of factors mean robust ticket sales for the NBA.

By Darren Sands

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‘Basketball Wives’ Star Scores Weight-Loss Endorsement Deal

Roman will be the face of "NV Sprinkles"

Roman will be the face of “NV Sprinkles”

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Ex NBA-er Stephon Marbury Had Affair With His Personal Chef

He paid her almost a million dollars to keep her quiet

He paid her almost a million dollars to keep her quiet

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Darren Sands

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Penny Hardaway Joins Ownership Group for Memphis Grizzlies

Hardaway joins group that consists of Peyton Manning and Justin Timberlake, to name a few

Hardaway joins group that consists of Peyton Manning and Justin Timberlake, to name a few

By Black Enterprise

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The Sexiest NBA Ballers on the Court

Uptown Magazine enlists NBA's most attractive players

Uptown Magazine enlists NBA’s most attractive players

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Dwyane Wade Details Custody Battle in New Book

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

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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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CEO Derrick Godfrey Scores a Slam Dunk at iHoops

CEO leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

iHoops CEO Derrick Godfrey leads joint venture between NBA and NCAA to improve youth basketball

By Joel Lyons

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Cool Jobs: Katrina Leonce Adds Creative Marketing to Sports Arena

PR vet loves work of investing in athletes' success during and post game

Public relations vet and entrepreneur Katrina Leonce finds joy in expanding and propelling careers of…

By Christian Law

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Jay-Z’s Influence On Brooklyn Nets Goes Beyond His Investment

Rapper only owns one-fifteenth of one percent of the team

Rapper only owns one-fifteenth of one percent of the team

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Dwight Howard Traded To Los Angeles Lakers

LA has a new Superman and his name isn't Shaq

LA has a new Superman and his name isn’t Shaq

By Black Enterprise

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Jay-Z to Serve As Executive Producer of ‘NBA2K13’

The Brooklyn-born rapper and entrepreneur adds executive producer to his accomplishments with upcoming “NBA2K13” game

Multi-platinum selling rapper-turned-entrepreneur Jay-Z is venturing into new waters with his latest business endeavor. It…

By Janel Martinez

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Why is Morally Questionable Behavior More Celebrated Than Drama-Free Success?

Columnist Raynard Jackson says successful businessmen like David Steward have a bigger impact on society than Kanye West minus the fame. Agree?

Columnist Raynard Jackson says successful businessmen like David Steward have a bigger impact on society…

By Raynard Jackson

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Turning Athletes Into Angel Investors

Angel Venture Forum launches program designed to help keep millionaire sports professionals from going broke

Pro Athletes Receive Training on How to Become MVP Investors

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