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‘Basketball Wives’ Star Scores Weight-Loss Endorsement Deal

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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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The League Scores Big with Social Media During 2012 NBA Finals

As adoring fans await Game 5, see how the NBA stacks up on its social media platforms

In May, 63% of live TV viewers multi-task with their smartphone, posting content online while…

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Three Things OKC Can Teach Employers About Young Professionals

With motivation and mentorship, newbies can help take companies to the top

Take a page from NBA Finals team Oklahoma City Thunder on how to motivate and…

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Charles Barkley  From the onset of his career Barkley was surrounded by greatness. Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984, he joined a team that includes legends Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks. Holding his own, Sir Charles averaged 14 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during his rookie season. A year later, he was the team’s leading rebounder and second scorer before eventually becoming the Sixers’ franchise player until he was traded in 1992 to the Phoenix Suns, where he continued to dominate as a rebounder and team leader. By time he retired in 2000, Barkley became the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. However, the Dream Team gold medalist was never able to win a title to compliment his accolades.

NBA Decoded: Does Social Media Make Athletes Worse Role Models?

Was Charles Barkley right? How social media has made today's athletes flaws as a role model more apparent

When Charles Barkley proclaimed that he wasn’t a role model he had no idea that…

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Flagrant Foul: NBA Owners Consider Selling Ad Space on Player Jerseys

Cash-strapped owners consider a drastic move to increase revenue that has many up in arms

In a quest for revenue NBA owners consider placing advertisements on player uniforms which have…

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NBA Decoded: Have Black Athletes Killed the White All-Star?

As the NBA becomes dominated by African American and international players, White ball players are left on the bench

Dominated by African American and international players, the NBA is left with fewer White American…

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Financial Adviser Creates March (Money) Madness to Promote Financial Literacy

Brokerage professional gives common sports bracket investment spin

Rob Wilson, created an investment game that plays off the popular March Madness basketball…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on New Role as US Global Cultural Ambassador

The NBA Hall of Famer makes transition into politics as US liaison for people-to-people diplomacy abroad

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks on his historic role in government and his…

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Decoding Dwight Howard’s Impact On Orlando’s Economy

What will happen if Superman abandons his metropolis?

With NBA All-Star Weekend happening in Orlando all eyes are on Dwight Howard who requested…

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Will Marriage Help or Hurt LeBron James’ Brand?

Weighing the pros and cons of marriage and a prenup on a the NBA star's tainted brand

In the wake of LeBron James’ engagement, experts chime in on the impact on his…

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UBR Spotlight: Quick-Service Food Franchise Mogul Ulysses Bridgeman

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Quick-service food franchise mogul Ulysses Bridgeman Jr., founder…

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In the News: Former NBA Security Director Sues the League; Heart & Soul Plans to Re-emerge and More

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The End of the NBA Lockout Excites Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs whose yearly profits are tied to the NBA season let out a sigh of relief

The NBA lockout didn’t just upset fans but the financial power of entrepreneurs who make…

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In the News: Cornel West and Princeton Part Ways; Tyler Perry Backs Kim Kardashian Casting and More

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8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro

Athletes should consider these ground rules before signing on the dotted line

BE Next lists a number of prerequisite moves and options any future franchise player should…

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Jordan Brand: The Next Generation of Shoes & Stars

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

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

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In the News: NBA Decertification Threat Looms; Groupon, the Highest Tech Valuation Since Google and More

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Become Philadelphia 76ers Minority Owners

The power couple scores a partial ownership deal with the NBA team

As we all know Will Smith is from “West Philadelphia, born and raised” and now…

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In the News: Supreme Court Decides Mumia Abu-Jamal Can Get New Sentence;NBA Cancels First Two Weeks and More

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NBA Coach Avery Johnson’s Leadership Lessons

Nets coach offers insightful advice on inspiring and turning your team around

The NJ Nets coach tells how to take your team from worst to first

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NBA Lockout Inspires Dahntay Jones to Be Money Smart

The pending NBA lockout teaches players that even a millionaire has to save for a rainy day

The NFL lockout is over but the NBA lockout is still looming. Indiana Pacers guard…

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WNBA President Laurel Richie Steers League in New Direction

The marketing executive reveals her winning strategy for leading women's athletics in to the future

As the WNBA’s first African American woman president, Laurel Richie brings her marketing experience and…

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Homophobia in Sports: The Other Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Will the world of sports ever accept an openly gay player in the locker room?

The world of sports is all about masculinity and competition, so being gay doesn’t coincide…

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In the News: Nike Re-Signs Michael Vick; NBA Lockout Begins; Facebook To Unveil Skype-Powered Video Chat

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Even before the 2011 NBA Finals got in to full swing, there was talk of who had the best shot at winning the championship this year. Following his “decision” to leave his hometown of Cleveland to join Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh on Miami’s big stage, LeBron James made sure his name part of the discussion. He’s already considered one of the best players to play the game on a professional level today, but a ring would solidify that point even further—or would it? The world of sports is filled with dominant competitors that never won a title. In fact, BlackEnterprise.com compiled a list of 10 NBA greats that dominated the sport but failed to take home the big prize. A few still have a shot.

10 NBA Greats Who Never Won a Championship

Not every athlete needs a championship to achieve greatness

LeBron James made the move to Miami in a quest to win a championship, but…

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Business is never supposed to be personal, but when LeBron James decided it was time to part ways with his agent Aaron Goodwin, the NBA star turned to longtime friend Maverick Carter to pick up the reigns. Growing up together in Akron, Ohio, the former high school classmates built a mentoring friendship around the sport of basketball that has since grown to encompass the business of basketball. As co-founders of LRMR Marketing, James and Carter have successfully collaborated on a host of business opportunities including managing other pro athletes, endorsement deals with major brands, and most recently bringing Sheets energy strips to market. Based on the young CEO’s track record, BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Carter to get his top tips on how to juggle friendship with partnership. —Anslem Samuel, with additional reporting by Christina M. Tapper

Maverick Carter’s 4 Tips on Doing Business With a Friend

LeBron James' right hand man explains how friends can work together successfully and profitably

LRMR Marketing’s Maverick Carter shares insight on how he and longtime friend LeBron James manage…

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LeBron James Decoded: A Slam Dunk Brand

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

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

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In the News: WNBA Scores New President; Obama in High Demand for High School Commencements; Will.I.Am. ‘Joining Forces’ with US Service

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Headlines around the web

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In the News: NBA Baller Tyreke Evans to Donate $1,000 per Shot to Japan; ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ Ends May 25; Jean-Claude Duvalier Hospitalized

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Headlines around the Web

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UBR Morning Post: Learn From Billionaire Bob Johnson

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

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All Images: GettyThe recent trade of NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks has dominated sports discussion and headlines since the moment it happened. Fans of the Knicks are ecstatic that their once proud franchise can now officially return to relevance. Lost in the uproar, however, is the potential economic surge this trade will likely have. Not just for Anthony, who signed a three-year $65 million contract extension as part of the deal, but for the NYC area as well. Former NBA player and now TNT analyst Kenny Smith shares a few of the ways that Anthony�s Big Apple acquisition can change the financial stakes for him, his new team and business owners in the entire tri-state area. —Khalid Salaam

Carmelo Anthony Decoded: The Economics of the Trade

The NBA all-star wasn't the only one to get a big payday signing with the Knicks, small businesses were impacted as well

The recent trade of NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets to the New…

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After Johnson, 52, struggled to find a jean that fit just right, the denim duchess took matters into her own hands, launching CJ by Cookie Johnson, a premium jean enterprise catering to real women with curvaceous figures, in 2009. The wife of basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson aligned herself with the best in the denim business: Michael Glasser, founder of 7 For All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity.  Since starting her line, Johnson has made it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2009 and is available in Nordstrom’s and Bloomingdale's department stores across the country.

All-Star Basketball Wives: 5 Women Who Score Big in Biz

While their husbands make bank shots on the court, these enterprising brides make business moves you can bank on

All-Star Weekend is in full swing. What other way to celebrate the occasion than with…

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UBR Morning Post: Les Brown on Developing a Winning Mindset for 2011

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This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks with master…

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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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Backtalk with Earvin “Magic” Johnson

The entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer talks about the mindset necessary to build real wealth

It’s been 14 years since Earvin “Magic” Johnson has donned his No. 32 purple 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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Arenas, Crittenton Suspended For Rest Of Season

NEW YORK (AP) — Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were suspended without pay for the…

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Kobe Bryant; DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan chases down a loose ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard…

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In this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 photo, Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith, back, walks off…

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Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood, Chris Kaman, Rasual Butler

Washington Wizards’ Mike Miller (6) shoots while teammate Brendan Haywood (33) boxes out Los Angeles…

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Rodrigue Beaubois, Jordan Hill

Dallas Mavericks’ Rodrigue Beaubois, left, steals the ball from the New York Knicks’ Jordan Hill…

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Kamen Scores 20 As Clippers Win On The Road

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Kaman scored 20 points and Marcus Camby had 12 points and…

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Chris Kaman, Randy Foye

Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Kaman (35) jumps to defend against Washington Wizards’ Randy Foye (15),…

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Dragic Scores 18 Points In 4th For Suns

PHOENIX (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 18 of his career-high 20 points in the fourth…

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Okur Leads Jazz In Rout Of Nets

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mehmet Okur had 20 points and 11 rebounds and the…

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Nelson Rescues Magic In 106-95 OT Win Over Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jameer Nelson scored six of his 21 points in overtime and…

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Barbosa To Have Wrist Surgery, Out For A Month

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa will have surgery to remove a cyst…

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Rose Scores 32 Points As Bulls Beat Suns 115-104

PHOENIX (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 32 points and the Chicago Bulls shot 51 percent…

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Warriors Lose Ellis, Beat Lowly Nets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored a career-high 32 points, Corey Maggette added 29…

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Duncan Gets To 20,000 Points But Rockets Top Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Aaron Brooks and Kyle Lowry scored 23 points apiece, and the…

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Iverson Makes No Apologies For All-Star Start

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Allen Iverson makes no apologies for being voted to start in the…

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Ray Allen Recovers From Bad Night With Game-winner

BOSTON (AP) — Ray Allen was just 2 for 13 when he hit a 3-pointer…

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Gasol, 9 Others Donate $1,000 Per Point To Haiti

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was one of 10 NBA…

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Garnett Returns For Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett is back in the lineup for the Boston Celtics.
The All-Star…

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Cavaliers’ West Breaks Finger On Shooting Hand

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — First, Mo Williams. Then, Delonte West.
With the speed in which Cleveland…

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Bennett Agrees To Pay Former Sonics Fans $1.6M

SEATTLE (AP) — The owners of the Oklahoma City Thunder, formerly the Seattle SuperSonics, have…

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Iverson Voted In; Nash, Duncan Get All-Star Spots

NEW YORK — Allen Iverson was voted to start in the All-Star game Thursday, while…

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Magic Johnson Teams with Aetna

Alliance to help diverse urban communities with healthcare issues

Magic Johnson-Aetna alliance to help diverse urban communities with healthcare issues

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