Center court of the newest community basketball court by the Atlanta Hawks at Selena S. Butler Park. (Photo by: Kat Goduco Photo)
Atlanta Voice

Atlanta Hawks dedicate 23rd basketball court in MLK’s honor

ATLANTA HAWKS — Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms unveiled the newest public basketball court at Selena S. Butler Park. […read more]

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L-R) Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram pose for a photo during media day at the UCLA Health Training Facility in El Segundo, Calf. (Photo by J. Diaz/Lakers.com)Photo by J. Diaz/Lakers.com
Los Angeles Sentinel

LeBron James Tempers Expectations in Lakers’ Return to Competitiveness

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — The Los Angeles Lakers held media day on Monday, Sept. 24. It was different from just one year prior as dozens of media members filed into the UCLA Health Training Facility in El Segundo eagerly awaiting the first signs of LeBron James. It was the first time James addressed media since signing a $153.3 million contract to become a Los Angeles Laker. […read more]

Detroit Pistons head coach chatting with Michigan Chronicle publisher Hiram E. Jackson. PHOTO: Monica MorganMonica Morgan
Business

New Faces, New Places Reception Showcases Black Representation in Detroit

MICHIGAN CHRONICLE — The private event was held at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in midtown Detroit Thursday night, welcoming the city’s newest power players to Detroit. While the city is going through its resurgence and renaissance, there are a multitude of African-Americans who have stayed in Detroit through its hardships and many others who have been influential in its revival. […read more]

Sports

Sources: Blatt Not Reaching Cavs

Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein, ESPN   (ESPN.com)—There is a growing level of worry within the Cleveland Cavaliers’ organization about first-year coach David Blatt and his ability to reach this team, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that there is rising concern in team circles Read More

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Kobe Bryant Signs 2-Year Extension

[ESPN] Kobe Bryant signed a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. The Lakers did not announce financial terms, but a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Ramona Shelburne that the deal is worth $48.5 million. Bryant, 35, will maintain his status as the NBA’s highest-paid player over Read More

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Kobe: November Return is Possible

[ESPN] EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant continued to inch closer to a return, practicing at full speed in five-on-five drills for the first time Tuesday and saying he could see himself returning to game action for the Los Angeles Lakers by the end of the month. “Yeah, yeah Read More

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LeBron James Talks Role Models

[ESPN NBA] LeBron James says he watches a lot of tape. Who does he look at? Michael Jordan and … Allen Iverson? “I watch Jordan more than anybody, for sure,” James told ESPN’s Chris Broussard for a story in the upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine. “But I’ll Read More

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Rasheed Wallace Quietly Retires from NBA for a Second Time

[Los Angeles Times] Rasheed Wallace has been bothered by a left foot injury most of the season. New York Knicks Coach Mike Woodson told reporters Wednesday morning the veteran player was still struggling with soreness and might not be available for the playoff opener against Boston this weekend. Soon Read More