Basketball, HBCU Sports, NBA

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won’t be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing Mike Woodson, Jackson reiterated Wednesday that he won’t be returning to the bench, despite the fact that even fiancee Jeanie […]

Basketball, HBCU Sports, NBA

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Monday in front of friends and family. “This is very humbling to be in this situation right now,” Noah, the son of French tennis champ Yannick Noah said at a news conference where his family was […]

Basketball, HBCU Sports

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun. Minutes after taking Chiney Ogwumike with the top pick in the WNBA draft Monday night, the Sun made a blockbuster deal to trade 2012 MVP Tina Charles to the New York Liberty. The Sun acquired the Liberty’s fourth pick this year […]

Basketball, HBCU Sports

Dang, here’s an NBA first. And it’s not a good one. We can only wonder what Los Angeles Lakers legends Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant are thinking, along with Boston Celtics greats Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Larry Bird and Robert Parrish. Or what about the New York Knicks’ Willis Reed, Earl Munroe, Walt […]

University of Massachusetts basketball player is being lauded for more than his impressive basketball skills. The UMass guard Derrick Gordon recently came out as a…

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a […]

The Basketball Hall of Fame has three new members. Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning, Arkansas Razorbacks coach Nolan Richardson and NBA player Mitch Richmond are among the honorees that will join the roster at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Mourning,who won his first championship with the Miami Heat in 2006, played 15 years […]

March Madness is one of my favorite times of the year! College athletes ball so hard and I absolutely love it. I also love a…

Rising actor Michael B. Jordan may die in just about every film role he gets, but he truly comes alive on the basketball court. The…

Marcus D. Wiley came across one of his regular Online Gods who’s usually on point. But today was not his day. Listen to the audio player to hear…

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Michigan State’s Adreian Payne and an 8-year-old girl lovingly known as “Princess Lacey” met two years ago during a team trip to a local hospital- on that day, a friendship formed that reminds us the most important things in life are the things we can’t buy. Lacey Holsworth, who has a form of cancer called […]

Indiana Pacers star Paul George was believed to be the victim of an elaborate online hoax. According to many outlets George– and other NBA players–were…