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Thanks to Kalin Bennett, Kent State is is poised to make history as the first university in NCAA history to sign a player with autism to compete in a Division I sport. According to Cleveland.com, the talented recruit from Little Rock, Arkansas, is hoping to inspire kids with autism everywhere to follow their dreams. “I want […]

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basketball, espn, jemele hill, lebron james, nba, showtime, shut up and dribble -

Jemele Hill knows about the intersection of politics and sports up close. As one of the faces of SC6, last year’s revamp of ESPN flagship SportsCenter with friend and colleague Michael A. Smith, Hill came under fire last September when she replied to a tweet from trolls that “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who…

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basketball, derrick rose, football, nba, nfl -

The NBA has successfully branded itself as the professional sports league that embraces progressive politics and the individual freedoms of its players—the “woke” counterpoint to the NFL. You don’t have to be very cynical to see the intentionality behind this.

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@AP, Basketball, Corruption, NCAA, News, Sports -

An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case.

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basketball, brandon ingram, carmelo anthony, chris paul, houston rockets, james harden, lebron james, los angeles lakers, nba, rajon rondo -

After watching the fourth quarter of last night’s explosive Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets game live, and after watching the ensuing fight(s) from approximately 17,000 different angles, the single most entertaining thing is how Chris Paul turns into an impression of Kevin Hart doing an impression of someone…

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Basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Sports Memorabilia, UCLA Bruins -

LOS ANGELES — A DJ, strategically placed on a UCLA patio, provides a soundtrack for a perfect Southern California afternoon. And tucked within the J.D. Morgan Center Hall of Fame’s press room is Westwood’s most famous alum. A man who can make a serious claim to being the greatest high school, college and professional basketball […]

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basketball, blackest thing, jimmy butler, nba -

On Friday, I will be a part of a daylong wedding ceremony that will merge Ghanaian and African-American traditions for one glorious and black-as-the-fuck celebration. The members of the wedding party will change wardrobes three times. I’m currently in a text thread with Panama and each of the 11 groomsmen. Topics…

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At this point, LeBron James is an institution. He’s now become a historical reference for how to use sports as a platform to push social justice and how to make sure your friends prosper from your success. He’s reached Miles Davis levels of “fuck y’all,” which means you can literally turn your back on the audience…

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Basketball, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Rajon Rondo -

LOS ANGELES — Off to the right, Lonzo Ball, still recovering from left knee surgery, shoots free throws. Josh Hart is getting shots up on a court close to a busy doorway. It’s the far left court that’s popping, though — thanks to an impromptu shooting contest between teams headlined by Rajon Rondo and LeBron […]

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American Basketball Association, Basketball, Henry Logan, Oakland Oaks, Western Carolina -

As Henry Logan entered the front door of the Marriott hotel in Indianapolis in April, his body nearly jerked to a halt as he was overcome by a sudden feeling of trepidation. Strolling through the lobby just before the start of the 50th reunion of the American Basketball Association (ABA), Logan asked himself this question: […]

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Basketball, Chicago, Gun Violence, High School Sports -

The action was a little ragged in the steamy second-floor gym at Chicago’s Foreman College and Career Academy when Damari Hendrix got out on the break, sliced to the basket and threw down a two-handed dunk. It was only pickup ball with his high school teammates and coaches in the middle of the summer. But […]

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Basketball, Eugene "Pooh" Jeter, NBA, Sacramento Kings -

Ex-Sacramento Kings point guard Eugene “Pooh” Jeter was speaking to the players on former NBA star Paul Pierce’s AAU team in Los Angeles in June when one kid posed a question that sparked something much bigger. “We’re the professional basketball players, but these kids aren’t getting information from us,” Jeter said. “College and high school […]

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Basketball, Robert Whitaker Jr. -

The foggy video begins with Robert Whitaker Jr., a svelte guard with a fade haircut save for the bushy mane atop his head, bringing the ball up the court with his right hand. His defender, who appears to be at least four inches shorter than Whitaker Jr.’s 6-foot-3-inch frame, gets into his defensive position, though […]

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Basketball, Daniel Green, James Jordan, Killing, Michael Jordan, Michael Jordan dad, NBA, News, Sports, Top Stories -

Daniel Green was convicted of killing basketball legend Michael Jordan’s father 25 years ago, but now he’s secured a new attorney in hopes that he will get a new trial and overturn his conviction, reports Sports Illustrated. Attorney Chris Mumma now represents Green in the case after he asked for a new lawyer and a new trial. Green was convicted of […]

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Basketball, Drew League -

Mike James attracts a crowd as he aggressively drives the lane, but the former NBA point guard is astute enough to understand his options. As James, who in 2017 was a productive starter in a brief fling with the Phoenix Suns, takes flight, three defenders go airborne with him. He twists in the air and […]

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Basketball, Drew League, Frank 'Nitty' Session -

After finishing a sweet spin move with a layup early in his Drew League debut, Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine was clearly feeling himself, barking in the face of the player he had just taken to the rim. Moments later the barking turned heated, with Valentine, the 2016 college basketball Player of the Year, pounding […]

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Basketball, Bronny James, Family, Fatherhood, LeBron James, LeBron James Jr, NBA, The Notorious B.I.G -

Today, LeBron James celebrates what he calls the greatest moment of his life with the opening of his I Promise elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The school is geared specifically toward at-risk youth — many of whom remind James of himself. ’Bron’s proudest moment arrives on the heels of perhaps his most […]

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Basketball, D-Free, High School Sports, Sneakers -

NEW YORK — Goodbye, July. I’m going to miss you. You won’t be the same next year. Die-hard hoopers recognize July as the pinnacle of high school basketball. July is when schoolboys perform next-level magic on the “shoe circuit,” a series of tournaments sponsored by Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. July is when college coaches […]

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AAU Basketball, Basketball, California Golden Bears, Coastal Carolina, D-Free, Penn State Nittany Lions, Robert Morris University, Women's Basketball, Women's College Basketball -

One of the most heartbreaking basketball moments Lindsay Gottlieb ever witnessed came outside a summer AAU tournament. Gottlieb, head women’s coach at the University of California, Berkeley, was leaving when she overheard a father telling his clearly miserable daughter, “I didn’t pay all this money for you to come here and miss shots and not […]

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Basketball, Black Female Athletes, Golf, Gymnastics, No Ceilings, Track And Field -

From the first club basketball teams to gold medal winners in Olympic track and field, the story of African-American women’s involvement in sports is one of both adversity and accomplishment. Here is just a taste of what these women have achieved in a handful of sports over the past century. 1891 James Naismith invents basketball […]

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2018 NBA Draft, As Told To, Basketball, Commentary -

The game of basketball has evolved into a global phenomenon. That’s obvious at every recent NBA draft, as you’ll likely see Thursday night. Unlike some sports, basketball is not confined to a class, race, gender or geography. Growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland, I, like many others, was also captivated by the game. Basketball has […]

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Basketball, Flint, High School Sports, Michigan, Photo Act -

This is Flint!” yelled coach Cory Hightower at halftime during a losing game in the nearby rural community of Davison, Michigan. “Why do you think they get so excited when they dunk on us? Because this is Flint and they are never supposed to beat us. Look at that name on your chest. That’s history.” […]

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Basketball, BIG3, Friday, Ice Cube -

The BIG3 basketball league’s second season is quickly approaching, and the league has announced that games will air live on Fridays on FOX and FOX Sports 1. And what better way to announce the news than with a fun, nostalgic twist on its latest promo? Rapper, actor and BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube combined the love […]

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Basketball, Goat, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NBA, NBA Finals, News, Opinion, Sports -

Writer William E. Ketchum III explains why although Michael Jordan will go down as one of the most iconic athletes and pop culture figures of all time, but all things considered, LeBron James is the GOAT. He brought receipts.

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Basketball, Chris Paul, Go Hoop Day, Houston Rockets -

HOUSTON — Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul will soon be wishing you a Happy Go Hoop Day. Paul, fellow NBA players Paul George, Evan Turner and Emmanuel Mudiay, WNBA players Bria Hartley and Cappie Pondexter, and ex-NBA forward Jalen Rose are among the basketball ambassadors slated to support the inaugural Go Hoop Day on June […]

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Basketball, Fast Break Freestyles, Music, Smoke DZA, The Compound -

Fast Break Freestyles features rappers discussing culture, basketball and their cities. This week’s installment features New York rapper Smoke DZA, whose new album Not For Sale dropped April 20, discussing DM “creep business,” the New York Knicks and more. Hosted by DJ Set Free (creator of the AND1 mixtapes), Fast Break Freestyles is a collaboration […]

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Basketball, Black History, Hollywood, Kobe Bryant, Movies, New York City, Ray Allen, Spike Lee, Stephon Marbury -

This is the second of two stories celebrating the 20-year anniversary of basketball cult classic He Got Game. The first covers the pair of Air Jordan 13s the film made famous. Directed by Spike Lee and starring Ray Allen and Denzel Washington, it hit theaters on May 1, 1998. “Once,” says Stephon Marbury, matter-of-factly. That’s […]

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Basketball, Stephon Marbury, Sun Seven Stars Investment Group, The Next Chapter -

Stephon Marbury has been asked countless times about what he plans to do next after retiring from the Chinese Basketball Association in February. The better question for the two-time NBA All-Star may be, what is he not doing? “If you think I am going to be in one box or one space doing one thing, […]

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Akron, Basketball, CJ McCollum, Dru Joyce II, LeBron James, Ohio -

Just days before “The Shot” by LeBron James, the dramatic game-winner on Wednesday that lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Indiana Pacers, Dru Joyce II, who coached the 14-time NBA All-Star in high school, was asked whether he could have predicted the athletic success of the world’s best player. “After his freshman year I knew […]

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Basketball, Fast Break Freestyles, Millyz, Music, The Compound -

Fast Break Freestyles features rappers discussing culture, basketball and their cities. Cambridge, Massachusetts, MC Millyz discusses Isaiah Thomas and picks his top 5. Hosted by DJ Set Free (creator of the AND1 mixtapes), Fast Break Freestyles is a collaboration between The Undefeated and The Compound.

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Basketball, Carlos Boozer, NBA, Prince, Utah Jazz -

It’s been two years since the world was rocked by the news that Prince, one of the most talented artists to roam this earth, had died in his home. As the world grappled with such a significant loss, others attempted to fill the void with some of their fondest memories of Prince. Sharing stories of […]

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Basketball, Fast Break Freestyles, Jadakiss, Music, The Compound -

Fast Break Freestyles features rappers discussing culture, basketball and their cities. Hosted by DJ Set Free (creator of the AND1 mixtapes), Fast Break Freestyles is a collaboration between The Undefeated and The Compound.

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Basketball, Darius Bazley, NBA, NBA G League, Nike Hoop Summit -

The 2018 Nike Hoop Summit wrapped up Friday night at an NBA arena in Portland, Oregon, that could be one of Darius Bazley’s work offices some day. There were numerous NBA executives and scouts on hand to watch the teenager who could be part of their organization in the fall. After this, the slender 6-foot-8, […]

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