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Basketball star LeBron James urged the country not to allow itself to be divided along racial lines.
The Celtics have been the surprise story of the season, recovering from losing star player Gordon Hayward five minutes into the campaign to lead the Eastern Conference with a 33-10 record.
Donald Trump “has made it a lot more acceptable for racists to speak their minds,” the 21-year-old NBA forward said.
“Equality is all about understanding our rights, understanding what we stand for and how powerful we are as men, and as women, lack or white or Hispanic,” James said after the Cleveland Cavaliers scored a victory against the Washington Wizards.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says professional athletes should continue their protests against police brutality in the United States and has rejected the notion that speaking out is in any way unpatriotic.
LiAngelo Ball, 19, has remained suspended and has not played for UCLA, prompting LaVar Ball to announce his son would leave the university and seek to enter the NBA draft next June.
“I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” Kevin Durant told ESPN.
“No matter how much money you’ve got, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being a Black man in America is very frightening,” James said.
At least three other NBA teams previously stated they would no longer stay at hotels bearing Trump's name.
The former NBA superstar spoke out against the violence between Black men and police and announced a $1 million donation each to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Lawmakers ignore lessons learned in other states of the business benefits of diversity, with hundreds of millions of dollars lost.
“The system is broken ... We cannot ignore the realities of the current state of America,” Carmelo Anthony said at the ESPYS.
The usual story of assumptions and apologies when confronted with national attention
LeBron James and five other Cleveland Cavaliers players wear T-shirts reading ‘I Can’t Breathe’ during warmups in honor of Eric Garner.
Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s “Big Four” pro sports, is stepping away for good.
What was Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber’s explanation for the use of the word “hoodish” in an email?
According to a team co-owner, Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry used those comments while discussing a free agent who was born in Africa. What else did he say about Luol Deng?
Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson becomes the second NBA owner this year to sell his team after revelations about racist behavior. Who turned him in?
Retiring WNBA star Becky Hammon was already well known to the team, having spent her last eight WNBA seasons in San Antonio and serving as a Spurs coaching intern this past NBA season.
A Los Angeles-based judge rules against Donald Sterling in his last-ditch bid to block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Not even an appeal will hold up the sale.
Two diversity measurements help reveal which sports leagues are truly the most diverse in the United States.
Racist owner Donald Sterling stands to make a HUGE profit after a record $2 billion deal is agreed to by his wife … but there are still question marks as to whether he can prevent the sale. We explain it all here.
In a 32-page response to the NBA’s charges, the Clippers owner draws his line and vows that he will not be forced to sell his team. See what his lawyer says and read the full letter here.