Tag: Nba

Golden State Warriors' Trip to African American Museum Outshines Trump's Refusal for White House Visit

President Donald Trump denying the Golden State Warriors a visit to the White House actually provided an opportunity “to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion,” the Warriors said. While in Washington, D.C., for an upcoming game against theWizards on Wednesday,the 2017 NBA champions took local children to visit the Smithsonian’s National…

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…

'N-Word' Sprayed on LeBron James' L.A. Home

The “n-word” spray-painted on LeBron James’ home serves as a reminder that “racism will always be a part of America,” the NBA superstar said. According to Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman, shortly after dawn on Wednesday it was reported that a racial slur was on the front gate of…

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

Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James, and some of his teammates, will not be staying at the Trump SoHo hotel in New York while they are in town to play the New York Knicks. The team was scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. According to general manager David Griffin, alternate arrangements were…

Michael Jordan: 'I can no longer stay silent'

In light of the recent shootings of Black men by police and the killings of police officers, many prominent Black celebrities have used their influence to call for change. On Monday, Charlotte Hornets owner and former NBA superstar Michael Jordan joined the ranks and called for an end to the…

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

The NBA on Thursday announced it is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, due to the league’s objections to the state’s anti-LGBT stance. The move could cost the city and state a reported $100 million in lost revenue, and that is on top of considerable revenue…