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)
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 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]

Atlanta Tribune

PRESS ROOM: State Farm Gets Naming Rights to Former Philips Arena

THE ATLANTA TRIBUNE — The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and State Farm announced a 20-year collaboration that will benefit the Atlanta metropolitan area aimed at building stronger communities through mentorship, volunteerism and the principle of being a good neighbor. A nationally-renowned company and one of Georgia’s top employers, State Farm will join forces with the Hawks, displaying their iconic red logo and marks atop and throughout the best sports and live entertainment venue in Atlanta – the new State Farm Arena – and building new community engagement programs and philanthropic initiatives. […read more]

Sports

Cavs Trade Haywood, Miller to Blazers

TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money. The Cavs have been shopping Haywood’s expiring $10.5 million contract for weeks Read More

Sports

Roundtable: Who’s the Finals MVP?

  (ESPN) – Through five games, the 2015 NBA Finals have been nothing short of spectacular. But which player has been most deserving of being named Finals MVP? Stephen Curry has rediscovered his form after a slow start, and Andre Iguodala has stepped into a starting role to lead Read More

Sports

Miami Heat, Do Right by Wade

Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times The Miami Heat better listen to their fans who overwhelmingly are screaming, “Pay the man.” The man is Dwyane Wade, the man who has given this city everything. His blood, his sweat, his tears. The man who Read More