Basketball

NBA, Players Form Social Justice Coalition, Will Resume Playoffs Aug. 29

The NBA playoffs will resume Aug. 29 after a three-day hiatus due to player protests of police violence, sparked by the Milwaukee Bucks’ strike before their scheduled Game 5 matchup […]

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DraftKings to Donate Day of Revenues When NBA, WNBA Return

Daily fantasy sports provider and sportsbook operator DraftKings will donate 100% of its revenues to charities and other initiatives that combat racial injustice in the United States from the days […]

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WNBA Players Call Off Aug. 27 Games for ‘Day of Reflection’

After calling off their Aug. 26 games in protest of police brutality — specifically the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23 — and coming together for a on-court […]

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Legal Experts Weigh In On Historic Sports Protest

Legal experts said this could set a future precedent for players to refuse to compete in the name of social justice.

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Sparked by Bucks’ Strike, Slate of NBA Playoff Games Postponed

Milwaukee did not take the floor for their Game 5 matchup with the Orlando Magic, leading to all three scheduled NBA games getting postponed.

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Videos Show Deputy was Aggressor With Raptors President Masai Ujiri

The bodycam video showed Ujiri, who is Black, approaching the court where he was stopped and grabbed by Strickland. Strickland, who is white, told Ujiri to “back the (expletive) up” before Strickland pushed Ujiri, who had attempted to show his credentials.

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Democracy is a Team Sport

Editor’s Note: The following article is a guest column from More Than a Vote, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting Black voters founded by LeBron James and a group of […]

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NBA G League Books Walnut Creek, CA as Home for Select Team

The NBA G League has tabbed Walnut Creek, Calif. to be the home of its new “G League Select Team,” The Athletic reported Monday. The league had also considered Los […]

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WNBA Teams Go Virtual to Generate Revenue Amid Bubble Tourney

When it became clear in the late spring that the WNBA season would be delayed and fans kept out of arenas, league executives came together to plan not only for […]

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ESPN Doubles Down on WNBA Coverage, Adding 13 More Games During Bubble Season

Already scheduled to offer its largest regular-season WNBA slate of games ever, ESPN is adding 13 more broadcasts this season, bringing its total to 37.  The games – which now […]

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