Tag: Basketball

University of Virginia Men’s Basketball Team, NCAA Champions, Decline Visit to White House

The University of Virginia men’s basketball team recently won this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but they won’t be visiting the White House anytime soon. They declined an invitation to the traditional meeting with the president after a championship win.  Head coach Tony Bennett tweeted:  “We have received inquiries about…

Trump Encourages Racists, Says Celtics' Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown opened up about his experience with racism growing up in Marietta, Ga., and how he thinks President Donald Trump emboldens racists. In London for Thursday’s NBA game, where the Celtics, the leading team in the Eastern conference, will face the Philadelphia 76ers,Brown spoke of painful…

Mostly White NCAA Champions Visit White House

The group of athletes from 18 NCAA championship teams visiting the White House last week was very similar to President Donald Trump’s administration: they were nearly all white and not representative of the nation at large. It seemed the majority of players or teams in attendance — those without “scheduling…

UPDATE: Donald Sterling Banned for Life From NBA

By Julissa Catalan At a press conference on Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver confirmed that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been barred for life from the Clippers organization and the NBA. This includes no games, no practices and no meetings. Sterling was also fined the maximum amount of…

L.A. Clippers Owner: 'Don't Bring Black People to My Games'

By Julissa Catalan Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s true racist colors have been revealed, all thanks to an audio recording. In a 15-minute recorded conversation released by TMZ, Sterling is heard arguing with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, about her posting a photo on Instagram of herself with basketball legend…