African American pastors target NBA and Nike for supporting Black Lives Matter

U.S. 09/04/20, 19:41

A well-known African American pastor in Detroit, the Rev. Marlin Reid, is partnering with different churches to jointly condemn Nike, the NBA, and other multinational corporations for supporting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement while benefiting economically from slave labor under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The accusation is based on ...

Human rights violations denounced at NBA youth training schools in China

U.S. 07/30/20, 18:12

The NBA's youth training schools in China are reportedly a hotbed of students' physical abuse and mistreatment. Youth who enroll in NBA academies in China are physically beaten by their instructors and not provided with proper education; an ESPN report released Wednesday said. According to Fox News, the report said the academies, ...

NBA prevents personalization of ‘FreeHongKong’ T-shirts in support of democracy

U.S. 07/14/20, 18:02

The National Basketball Association's (NBA) online store prohibited people from ordering customizable T-shirts with the phrase 'FreeHongKong' printed on the back to support the former British colony's democracy movements. As reported by the Daily Wire, sports commentator Clay Travis posted a video on Twitter showing that when he tried to name ...

2.6 million sign petition to make Kobe Bryant new NBA logo

U.S. 01/29/20, 13:31

A petition to make Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash, the official NBA logo has become the first change.org petition to reach 1 million signatures by 2020. Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, and Usher have all backed the move, which had earned 2.6 million signatures, well ...

NBA says Chinese wanted Morey’s firing; China denies claim

World 10/18/19, 08:34

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued. A day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Morey fired, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry ...

LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protesters

Asia & Pacific 10/15/19, 13:39

When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James' face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered. They also trampled on jerseys bearing his name and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn. James' standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a ...

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

U.S. 10/09/19, 19:10

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and ...

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Sports 06/17/19, 19:53

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were arrested and two guns were ...

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

U.S. 06/14/19, 01:23

Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship. "We the North!" is now "We the Champs!" Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country's first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise's NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered ...

Update: Kerr indicates Durant won’t play before Game 3

Sports 05/30/19, 13:26

The Latest from the NBA Finals and Thursday's Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors (all times local):2:25 p.m.Golden State star Kevin Durant will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals with his strained calf muscle, and Game 2 might not be in his plans either.Warriors coach ...

Warriors say center DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1

Sports 05/30/19, 11:41

Golden State coach Steve Kerr says center DeMarcus Cousins is available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.Kerr made the announcement at the team's shootaround practice Thursday. Cousins has not been on the Warriors' active roster since injuring his right quadriceps muscle early in Game 2 of ...

Howard sheds tears of joy as takes the reins at Michigan

Basketball 05/30/19, 11:33

Juwan Howard was overcome with tears of joys as he was introduced as Michigan's new men's basketball coach.The former member of the Fab Five has a five-year contract that will pay him $2 million in his first year.The former Miami Heat assistant coach had been a candidate to be a ...

From the NBA Finals: Kerr, Nurse break down title series

Basketball 05/30/19, 10:20

Toronto coach Nick Nurse says his team expected to be in the NBA Finals all along, and Golden State coach Steve Kerr discusses the motivation level of his team on the latest episode of PodcastOne Sports Now .Nurse details how he knew Raptors star Kawhi Leonard had another gear for ...

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