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Gender Plays Key Role in WNBA Pay Equality Battle

by Christina Similien   Nov 09, 2018

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, after a while there comes a time when everybody gets tired of being treated... Read More

Larsa Pippen Posts Lengthy Message Denying Cheating Claims

Larsa Pippen Posts Lengthy Message Denying Cheating Claims

by Christina Santi   Nov 08, 2018

Reality star Larsa Pippen, 44, addressed rumors surrounding her split from retired NBA superstar Scottie Pippen, 53, on Wednesday. Larsa attempted to divorce the six-time... Read More

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Black Athletes Continue to Show Political Awareness

by Christina Similien   Nov 06, 2018

In a world where Black professional athletes are being told politics and policy aren’t their business, a world of “Shut up and dribble,” it... Read More

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Watch the Powerful Trailer for LeBron James’ ‘Shut Up and Dribble’

by Christina Santi   Oct 29, 2018

Showtime released the trailer for Shut Up and Dribble, a three-part docuseries produced by LeBron James, on Friday. The feature will highlight how Black basketball... Read More

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Sexism Keeps Its Chokehold on the WNBA with Gender Wage Disparity

by Christina Similien   Oct 25, 2018

Let’s just jump right into it: Ever since Eve ate that apple, women have been belittled and deemed inferior to men in every single... Read More

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Kings’ De’Aaron Fox Honors His Mom’s Breast Cancer Fight

by Christina Santi   Oct 24, 2018

Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox was the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft after playing one year for Kentucky University. A quick... Read More

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Why the NBA G-League’s Plan to Pay Teens Is Important

by Christina Similien   Oct 22, 2018

This past Thursday, the NBA G-League announced that it will offer “select contracts” worth $125,000 to elite prospects as an alternative to going through... Read More

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NBA Stardom Isn’t a Cure for Mental Health Issues

by Christina Similien   Oct 19, 2018

The problem with mental pain, writer C.S. Lewis said, is that it is less dramatic than physical pain. Though it is more common and... Read More

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LeBron Jokes About His Sons’ Maturity, Says They Drink Wine

by Christina Santi   Oct 12, 2018

LeBron James, 33, was asked about what it’s like playing with younger ballers while doing press during Lakers training camp on Oct. 9.  The... Read More

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J.R. Smith and the Risky Business of the Black Body

by CHRISTINA SIMILIEN   Oct 05, 2018

Sports is a business, and like all businesses, its success relies on the strength of its relationships with other businesses. Sports teams, arenas, broadcasting... Read More