Post Tagged with: "NBA"
“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.
Donald Sterling has voluntarily transferred over his share to his wife, who is now in negotiations to sell the team.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban holds little back when questioned about racism. Watch an excerpt from the interview here.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attacks Magic Johnson, suggesting that he helps the Black community more than the NBA legend does.
Los Angeles Clippers owner appears contrite in excerpt from a CNN interview. But then he takes another shot at NBA legend Magic Johnson.
The Greenlining Institute asks: Do NBA teams put money back into communities their players and fans come from? and calls for concrete steps on diversity.
There are more than 150 major league professional sports franchises in the United States, and while the players they employ are diverse, the lack of diversity in team ownership is downright shocking. Would you believe that there is only ONE Black majority owner among the six biggest leagues?
A visual look at the trouble spots in professional sports when it comes to dealing with the issues of diversity and inclusion.