Anything to do with Basketball

0e8bbdb1e225a468900a861824b0da05 Hannah @Hannah - 3 days ago
At N.Y.U., Explaining an Unraveling World Through Basketball
“Whatever remedy you have to save the world, it must be accessible or it cannot work,” Hollander said. “It cannot be elitist. James Naismith did not want basketball to be a country club sport or a hyper-commercialized sport. He didn’t even want coaches. He wanted it to be...continued
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C1e15b7459468dc79542fc656b7a9fa2 Madalyn @Madalyn - 4 days ago
Chinese basketball league approves salary cap: Xinhua - Reuters
(Reuters) - The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) will introduce a salary cap for the 2020-21 season to help limit spending and ensure a more balanced and sustainable league, state news agency Xinhua reported.Salaries for domestic players would range from 20 million yu...continued
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192059156a7075f96be3d979645bdbcc Zackery @Zackery - 4 days ago
Maya Moore of W.N.B.A. Weds Jonathan Irons, Inmate She Helped Free
In an interview last year, Mr. Irons called Ms. Moore a lifesaver who gave him hope. “She is light,” he said. “Pure light.”During college, Ms. Moore said, she began to consider Mr. Irons as she would a sibling. It was challenging to go to Missouri for visits, but they kep...continued
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6fbf27ec08c2f7663e39dc017353475e Josiah @Josiah - 7 days ago
I'm Reesha Howard, Entrepreneur and Homeschooling Mom of Four, and This Is How I Parent
Reesha Howard considers her family to be something of a unicorn—they’re a homeschooling, Black, vegan, Christian family with a deep entrepreneurial spirit. She and her husband, Ron—they’re high school sweethearts originally from the South Side of Chicago—lived abroad for ...continued
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151d593186e8e56663df3ed32962360f Dayton @Dayton - 10 days ago
Use This Tool to Visualize Large Numbers or Weird Units
Photo : Romolo Tavani ( Shutterstock )Have you ever come across a really large number or a measurement in an obscure unit and thought, I have no idea how big or how much that actually is? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could compare to something you’re familiar with, like t...continued
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Efd687c46d03677522c615b86a341217 Emmie @Emmie - 12 days ago
Basketball and Social Justice: Bucks Admit ‘It’s Harder to Do Both’
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Everything was simpler in November and December, back when the Milwaukee Bucks were rolling through the regular season and chasing a championship and no one knew anything about the coronavirus. Giannis Antetokounmpo had somehow improved his game, ...continued
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25dc49998970e9ad413d98493dfe5d6c Teagan @Teagan - 12 days ago
Tom Jernstedt, an Architect of March Madness, Dies at 75
“Tom was a brilliant administrator and diplomat,” Bill Hancock, a former N.C.A.A. official who is now executive director of the College Football Playoff, said in a phone interview. “He had a great ability to say no, without cramming his decision down your throat.”Mr. Jern...continued
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Eac8a1ccc60323b8c8f2660965836fef Immanuel @Immanuel - 14 days ago
Former college coach Gaines dies at 80 - Reuters
David “Smokey” Gaines, a pioneering college basketball coach after his playing days in the American Basketball Association and the Harlem Globetrotters, died Saturday. He was 80.He died after a long battle with brain and liver cancer. The Detroit News reported he also rec...continued
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0a3d7829480267a63997ae3c91bb2ebe Adelia @Adelia - 18 days ago
NBA star after Game 7 loss: 'This is a game. People lost their family members to police brutality...
That's the message that Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell had on Tuesday night after losing a tightly contested Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets that knocked the Jazz out of the NBA playoffs.Mitchell had a costly turnover while driving to the basket with 11 seconds left an...continued
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0e8bbdb1e225a468900a861824b0da05 Hannah @Hannah - 18 days ago
A Basketball Friendship Became a Tag Team for Social Justice
Like the rest of the world, Natasha Cloud and Bradley Beal were watching history unfold.They saw the Milwaukee Bucks refuse to take the court for a playoff game against the Orlando Magic in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin, the Buck...continued
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725ac8c62bcc32f06195cf20b372a31a Muriel @Muriel - 20 days ago
At the W.N.B.A., the Fight for Racial Justice Goes Way Back
Layshia, you’ve talked about how going back to play this season gave the league an opportunity to be “centered in a way that an 80 percent Black” and LGBTQ+ league typically isn’t. Now that you’re all there at center court, what’s it like, especially during this moment of...continued
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9b25e3cdd7708c288912746ec95d7c9b Liliane @Liliane - 20 days ago
Legendary coach John Thompson dies at 78 - Reuters
SportsLegendary coach John Thompson dies at 78PostedLegendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson passed away at the age of 78. Freddie Joyner has more.Source: ReutersPowered by
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222d8c41bd81f4a6d7b47e2341f0ffca Jarod @Jarod - 20 days ago
See Allen Iverson's moving tribute to John Thompson Jr.
John Thompson Jr., the first Black basketball head coach to win the NCAA National Championship, died at his home according to his family. He was 78.Source: CNNSource: CNNPowered by
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7094e9deddcf03241ed9894017ba09bc Rose @Rose - 21 days ago
John Thompson, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Dies at 78
John Thompson Jr., the Hall of Fame basketball coach who led Georgetown University to national collegiate prominence and became the first African-American coach to take a team to the N.C.A.A. basketball championship, has died. He was 78.His death was announced in a family...continued
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Da22e3d6f8549192c3eca95f63ffdcdc Elody @Elody - 21 days ago
I Was a Floating Head at an NBA Game. It Gets Weirder
Scottie Pippen wanted a different seat.“Am I in the back row?” he drawled in his famously beautiful baritone. The third playoff game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics was about to begin. The former Chicago Bulls small forward was mellow, courteous—and stea...continued
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Eaf5ad4012b7eb20009963fdaea7d2c9 Cynthia @Cynthia - 22 days ago
‘It Was Challenging’: Bucks Return, Balancing Basketball and Activism
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It is bound to be forgotten with time that the Milwaukee Bucks, determined as they were in their pursuit of social justice, merely wanted to forfeit a basketball game Wednesday. The Bucks initially believed that they could stage a one-game, spur-o...continued
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B2e1b8b378e5e7660ec2a2923ad69789 Marlon @Marlon - 23 days ago
Obama counseled 'a small group' of NBA players amid boycotts
The source also confirmed that Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was on the call. It was Paul, the source said, who organized the discussion.Katie Hill, a spokeswoman for Obama, told CNN in a statement, "As an avid basketball fan, President Obama speaks regularly with ...continued
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394b4c0c4dd468b433ba43c77bdbb708 Bart @Bart - 23 days ago
Trump says NBA protest will 'destroy' basketball - Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump greets supporters as he holds a campaign rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire, U.S., August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that what he viewed as political activity by the National Bas...continued
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Eaf5ad4012b7eb20009963fdaea7d2c9 Cynthia @Cynthia - 23 days ago
Lute Olson, Who Put Arizona on College Basketball Map, Dies at 85
Rather than emphasize a specific style of play, Olson adjusted to the talents of his players, though he usually favored a free-flowing, up-tempo offense.In the 1997 N.C.A.A. championship game, the Wildcats had quick guards in Bibby, Terry and Simon, all consensus All-Amer...continued
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B2e1b8b378e5e7660ec2a2923ad69789 Marlon @Marlon - 23 days ago
Trump says NBA protest will 'destroy' basketball - Reuters UK
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump checks out the stage where later in the night he will deliver his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the final event of the 2020 Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House i...continued
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96d2c0ccb7cce03f75db3297b9a8af04 Iva @Iva - 24 days ago
Arizona's Hall of Fame coach Olson dies aged 85 - Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Arizona Wildcats head coach Lute Olson applauds as his Wildcats are introduced at the start of the NCAA national championship game against the Duke Blue Devils at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, April 2, 2001. REUTERS/Mike Blake(Reuters) - Hall of Fame basketbal...continued
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6b970372434ca9c9def5abb121107916 Rex @Rex - 24 days ago
Trevor Noah Says America Expects Too Much From N.B.A. Players
“That’s right, in an unprecedented move, the N.B.A. had to postpone its playoff games after the players went on strike. Which, don’t get it twisted, is a really big deal. This [expletive] is so radical, it makes Colin Kaepernick look moderate.” — TREVOR NOAH“I bet right n...continued
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B2ab4609b89b7e7c7408477bb01daf27 Jimmy @Jimmy - 25 days ago
A W.N.B.A. Coach Heard a Call to Feed the Hungry. She’s Answering It.
Do you have any words of advice for W.N.B.A. players who are going to compete in the bubble? And do you have any advice for how to effectively promote social change while competing?Now that my W.N.B.A. sisters are there, I would push for them to do whatever their hearts a...continued
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E156d09edb938373e3543d1b385a51d4 Felicita @Felicita - 26 days ago
Report: N.B.A.’s Academies in China Abused Athletes
In Xinjiang, the N.B.A. “didn’t have the authority or the ability to take direct action against any of these local coaches,” Tatum said.The three government-operated camps in China were already operating before the N.B.A. partnered with them to great fanfare in 2016. They...continued
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725ac8c62bcc32f06195cf20b372a31a Muriel @Muriel - 26 days ago
The 'Basketball Cop' Was a Hero in One Video. Another Told a Different Story.
Aahtrell Johnson remembered the police car rolling up, just before he was about to take his shot at the basket under the pine trees. It was 2016, and his neighbor had called 911, complaining that he was getting loud in the street. A white officer named Bobby White had bee...continued
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