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LeBron James says Trump has emboldened racists in the U.S.

LeBron James Says Trump Has Emboldened Racists in The U.S.

Basketball star LeBron James urged the country not to allow itself to be divided along racial lines.

Celtics, 76ers Out to Put On a Show for London NBA Fans

Celtics, 76ers Out to Put On a Show for London NBA Fans

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.

Trump Encourages Racists, Says Celtics' Jaylen Brown

Trump Encourages Racists, Says Celtics’ Jaylen Brown

Donald Trump “has made it a lot more acceptable for racists to speak their minds,” the 21-year-old NBA forward said.

LeBron James Takes Shot at Trump in Washington

LeBron James Takes Shot at Trump in Washington

“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.

Abdul-Jabbar Urges Athletes to Continue Political Protests

Abdul-Jabbar Urges Athletes to Continue Political Protests

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.

UCLA Player Arrested in China Leaves School, Preparing for NBA Draft

UCLA Player Arrested in China Leaves School, Preparing for NBA Draft

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.

Durant Won’t Go to White House to Visit Trump

Durant Won’t Go to White House to Visit Trump

“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.

‘N-Word’ Sprayed on LeBron James’ L.A. Home

‘N-Word’ Sprayed on LeBron James’ L.A. Home

“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.

LeBron James, Other Cavaliers Players Refuse to Stay at Trump SoHo

LeBron James, Other Cavaliers Players Refuse to Stay at Trump SoHo

At least three other NBA teams previously stated they would no longer stay at hotels bearing Trump's name.

Michael Jordan: ‘I can no longer stay silent’

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.

NBA pulls All-Star game from Charlotte

North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Stance Forces NBA to Move All-Star Game

Lawmakers ignore lessons learned in other states of the business benefits of diversity, with hundreds of millions of dollars lost.

NBA Stars Aspire to Follow Footsteps of Activist Athletes, Call for Social Justice

“The system is broken ... We cannot ignore the realities of the current state of America,” Carmelo Anthony said at the ESPYS.

NBA Star Accosted for ‘Shopping While Black’ in Wisconsin

The usual story of assumptions and apologies when confronted with national attention

NBA Stars Protest in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-Shirts

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 retires

Jason Collins Retires

Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s “Big Four” pro sports, is stepping away for good.

Peter Guber hoodish

Another NBA Owner Makes Racist Comment

What was Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber’s explanation for the use of the word “hoodish” in an email?

Danny Ferry, Luol Deng

NBA GM: Africans Are Two-Faced Liars and Cheats

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 is the second NBA owner to sell his team this year after making racist remarks.

Another NBA Owner to Sell Team After Racist Emails Surface

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?

Becky Hammon, San Antonio Spurs

NBA Champion Spurs Hire First Full-Time Female Coach

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 judge has ruled against Donald Sterling, allowing the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to proceed.

Game Over For Sterling

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.

Diversity in pro sports in the U.S.

The Measure of Diversity That Only One U.S. Pro Sport Meets

Two diversity measurements help reveal which sports leagues are truly the most diverse in the United States.

Sterling Sells Clippers to Steve Ballmer

Shelly Sterling Sells Clippers

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.

Donald Sterling changes course, says he won't sell team.

Not So Fast: Donald Sterling Disavows Deal to Sell, Plans to Fight ‘to the Bloody End’

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.

Donald Sterling, Shelly Sterling

Donald Sterling Signs Over Clippers to Wife Shelly

Donald Sterling has voluntarily transferred over his share to his wife, who is now in negotiations to sell the team.