By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA – African Americans have come a very long way in the National Basketball Association. In 1950, the first wave, Charles “Chuck” Cooper (Boston Celtics), Nat “Sweetwater Clifton (New York Knicks), and Earl Lloyd (Washington Capitols) arrived. Lloyd became the first African American player to win an […]Read more "THE HISTORY OF BLACK NBA HEAD COACHES"
By Travis Singleton, Columnist BASN Newsroom/www.sneakerreporter.com OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder finished up their home preseason run against Melbourne United on Sunday afternoon. This is the first time the Thunder new Big 3 (Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Paul George) were going to play significant minutes together. Russell Westbrook doesn’t want […]Read more "Thunder Block Party Leads To 86-85 Preseason Victory Over Melbourne United"
By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, died Wednesday. He was 80. Hawkins died in his sleep at home in Malibu, son Kevin told The Associated Press. He had […]Read more "Hawkins, 10-year NBA vet, dies at 80"
By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Staff Reporter OAKLAND (BASN) — The 2016-17 signing of Kevin Durant by the Golden State Warriors is one part of a long list of historical transactions that have led to an NBA championship. One of the last big transitions came when All-Stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh signed as […]Read more "TRADES THAT LED TO NBA TITLES"
By Gary Norris Gray BASN-Newsroom Staff Reporter OAKLAND (BASN) — Not long ago, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and James Harden all played together on the Oklahoma City Thunder floor, but they could not get out of each other’s way, and then went separately in their own directions via management. Westbrook was just named the NBA’s […]Read more "THUNDER CRASHING"
SAN FRANCISCO — The Good Neighbor Coalition today has announced it has started to collect signatures and will work within the legislative system to allow voters to decide whether or not it is correct for the City of San Francisco to encourage a move by the Warriors from their home court in Oakland to a site in San Francisco across the street from […]Read more "Coalition Formed to Keep the Warriors in Oakland"
THE WARRIORS WAY PART-I-FOUNDATION Gary Norris Gray-BASN Newsroom Staff Reporter On May 23, 2017, the Golden State Warriors continued to make basketball history by becoming the first team to win 12 playoff games without a loss in the new format. They were the first to have two players shoot over 50% and score over 25 […]Read more "THE GOLDEN STATE WAY"