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As it is with the NFL and Thanksgiving, the NBA is synonymous with Christmas Day. “It’s about what the fans wanna see,” says Tom Carelli, NBA senior vice president of broadcasting, “and our great storylines.” For the past decade, the NBA has rolled out a five-game palette packed with the biggest, brightest and most talked-about […]

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Art Shell, Bill Russell, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jason Kidd, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA -

Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd spent time growing up around Hall of Famers in two sports: Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell and Oakland Raiders legend Art Shell. Now the man who retired from the NBA as one of its strongest point guards will soon have a chance to become a Hall of Famer himself. Kidd, […]

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Bill Russell is a savage. We’re talking more savage than Michael Jackson in “Remember the Time,” hee-heeing, dancing and blatantly stealing the pharaoh’s wife right in front of him. When the Boston Celtics big man set the record for the most rebounds in a game with 49 on Nov. 16, 1957, he did so playing […]

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The Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and New England Revolution have teamed up for a new initiative to combat racism: Take the Lead. The project will start with a public service announcement with athletes from each of the five teams imploring fans to take a stand against racism and hate […]

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Seattle’s Russell Wilson is still the best quarterback in the NFC West — by far. The three-time Pro Bowler has never won fewer than 10 games in the regular season, is 56-23-1 overall and 8-4 in the playoffs with a Super Bowl championship. Last season, Wilson passed for a personal-best 4,219 yards. He’s also married […]

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Guess the NBA legend Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Who should replace Jerry West on a new NBA logo? The choice is yours By Aaron Dodson For nearly 50 years, Jerry West has been immortalized. That’s because his likeness is the basis for the silhouette on the NBA logo, which longtime brand identity consultant […]

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Athlete Activism, Bill Russell, Cleveland Summit, Commentary, Harry Edwards, Jim Brown, Remembering The Champ -

On June 4, 1967, Jim Brown hosted what we now call the Cleveland Summit. A collection of great black athletes of the era met with Muhammad Ali to discuss his decision to be a conscientious objector. I was a 16-year-old junior at Harlan High School in Chicago. Harry Edwards was a 24-year-old Cornell University doctoral […]

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It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, June 4, 1967. Some of the greatest black athletes in the country gathered in a nondescript office building in Cleveland. According to legend — and countless media reports in subsequent years that failed to challenge that legend — the athletes had come together to decide whether to lend their […]

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Come hell or high water, Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach was going to diversify the National Basketball Association. He broke the league’s color barrier when he drafted Chuck Cooper in 1950, and 14 years later he introduced the first all-black starting lineup. Auerbach completed the trifecta when he retired in 1966, clearing the way for […]

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Arsenio Hall, Bill Russell, Black History Month, Lift Every Voice and Sing, NAACP -

1900 – Negro national anthem ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ performed To celebrate President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, James Weldon Johnson wrote the poem Lift Every Voice and Sing, which was turned into a song that was first performed by a group of 500 students in Jacksonville, Florida. It was later adopted by the NAACP as […]

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2016 NBA Playoffs, Bill Russell, Cleveland Cavaliers, Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, LeBron James, NBA -

NBA legend Bill Russell sat in a wheelchair with two handlers nearby on Monday night outside of Oracle Arena as he waited for his private car to arrive. The 11-time NBA champion’s work was not done. Had the Golden State Warriors clinched their second straight championship, Russell would’ve handed out the Most Valuable Player trophy […]

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell was OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe on Thursday, the Boston Celtics said...

The post NBA legend Bill Russell ‘OK’ after collapsing during speech appeared first on theGrio.

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2012 NBA Draft, Anthony Davis, Anthony Davis Kentucky, Bill Russell, Fear The Brow, Kentucky Wildcats, Kevin Garnett, NBA Draft, New Orleans Hornets, News, Sports, Video -

theGRIO VIDEO - Anthony Davis has size, speed and a defensive sense of awareness unmatched among his college peers. He is the clear-cut number one pick in tonight's NBA draft...

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