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Documentary highlights NYC street basketball

Documentary highlights NYC street basketball

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   The best basketball players often aren’t found in college or in the NBA, but on the nation’s blacktops. Using a late 1970s tune by the Blackbyrds as its overall theme, Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball,...

Congratulations Kevin Ollie!

Congratulations Kevin Ollie!

Apr. 17 | Congratulations University of Connecticut!   Kevin Ollie’s UConn (University of Connecticut) basketball team was crowned national champion Monday, April 7. They beat the University of Kentucky, 60-54. And how very special: UConn women...

NBA playoffs are coming

NBA playoffs are coming

Apr. 9 | It disappoints me greatly to say that the Timberwolves (38-38) have missed the playoffs again. After nine straight years in the NBA lottery, they were a lot better this year but not close to being good enough. The Western Conference again is loaded...

The other woman

The other woman

Aug. 14 |       Tonya (not her real name) didn’t think of herself as a jealous woman. In fact, she remembered that while waiting in a long line and talking to the man next to her, when she wrote down on a slip of paper something the man said,...

The Heat is on — 66-16-REPEAT?

The Heat is on — 66-16-REPEAT?

Apr. 24 |     LeBron James will be the NBA’s Most Valuable Player — that is no secret. It might be unanimous! James averaged 27.0 points, eight rebounds and seven assists per game. And his team, the Miami Heat, are the defending NBA Champions....

Final 4 memories

Final 4 memories

Apr. 9 |       As this year’s NCAA tournaments crown new men’s and women’s national champions, this reporter took a stroll down my own memory lanes. I didn’t begin watching college hoops until the mid-to-late 1960s – I sneaked downstairs...

Greatest of all time? I say Jordan, and here’s why

Greatest of all time? I say Jordan, and here’s why

Feb. 27 | It rages on — the debate over who’s the best of all-time. Michael Jordan? Magic Johnson? Kobe Bryant? LeBron James? That is where the argument gets testy. Jordan just celebrated his 50th birthday. Because Jordan won six NBA titles and all those...

Thunder can’t turn the Heat off!

Thunder can’t turn the Heat off!

Jun. 27 |             MIAMI — For all those who pulled against LeBron James because he made a decision that you disagreed with for his future — this one’s for you. I was really kind of surprised at the nearly 3-1 margin...

WNBA assistant coaches work hard  behind the scenes

WNBA assistant coaches work hard behind the scenes

Jun. 13 |   Shelley Patterson is one of seven Black assistant coaches in the WNBA — only Tulsa, Seattle and Indiana have no Blacks on their staffs. Last season, her second on the Minnesota Lynx bench, Patterson became the first Black woman since 2009...

New book examines race and the NBA  after ‘Palace Brawl’

New book examines race and the NBA after ‘Palace Brawl’

May. 30 |       Selling the NBA to a White fan base historically has been a challenge. First it was seen as second class to college basketball. Then came Black players in the late 1950s. Later, the growing Black rank-and-file were being seen...