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NBA 2014-15 season preview

NBA 2014-15 season preview

Nov. 2 | After a historic off-season when a racist owner was booted out of the league and forced to sell his interests and a racist scouting report on a Black free agent surfaced that forced a team general manager on an indefinite leave of absence, the 2014-15...

The D-league — is it the NBA minors?

The D-league — is it the NBA minors?

Oct. 15 | Mister Bray hopes for a longshot. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League this season are affiliated with the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. It is part of “a new flexible assignment system” in which the independent Mad Ants are...

LeBron James returns to Cleveland

LeBron James returns to Cleveland

Jul. 19 | Thanks-But-No-Thanks LeBron James has rattled the NBA cage again by leaving the Eastern Conference Dynasty, the Miami Heat, and the warm ocean waters of South Beach to return to Cleveland, where it all started for him nine years ago. Four years in...

Metro-based athletes make their marks

Metro-based athletes make their marks

May. 13 | It’s not often that two former metro area athletes with the same last name (no relation) accomplish great things during the same time period. Realizing this provided me the opportunity to acknowledge their accomplishments. These accomplishments...

The LA Clipper players sent a message that racism is not okay

The LA Clipper players sent a message that racism is not okay

May. 9 | Donald Sterling’s recent remarks offer a glimpse into the thinking of one of the “one percent.” It reveals that capitalism and racism are indeed joined at the hip and how employers really see the folks who make them rich. It also shows just...

Clippers players squandered golden opportunity

Clippers players squandered golden opportunity

May. 9 | The Donald Sterling lifetime banishment from the NBA at worst serves as a sad moment. At best, it could spark a long-needed movement. “That remains to be seen,” stated Alexis McCombs, a frequent sports and entertainment contributor for several...

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

May. 8 | The specter of racism has long haunted professional sports. Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA team the L.A. Clippers, is proving how wrong those are who deny racism exists anymore. Having held his race attitudes during his 30 years of ownership —...

NBA must come down hard on Sterling

NBA must come down hard on Sterling

Apr. 30 | Donald Sterling, the longtime controversial owner of one of professional sports’ longtime losing franchises, the Los Angeles Clippers, has created a firestorm of anger and resentment from the entire sports community with his alarming racist comments...

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,...

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...