By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Earl Lloyd OAKLAND, CA – As the NBA moves into the 2018 holiday season, there are nine active Black head coaches. The Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers let go former head coach, Ty Lue following another departure by perennial All-Star LeBron James. Cleveland is currently 1-11, last place in […]
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• The NBA’s 73rd season tips off Tuesday, October 16th, the earliest start to a season since the 1980-81 season began Oct. 10. • The number of times when teams play games on back-to-back days will be an all-time low for the fourth consecutive season. The team average is 13.3 back-to-backs, down 31 percent since […]
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I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued) By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) Over two years ago, rows of betting machines were lying dormant in parts of Central and Southern New Jersey. After much arm twisting, the road to legal sports betting outside of Las Vegas […]
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NEW YORK — The NBA has announced its national television schedule for the opening week of the 2018-19 regular season as well as its lineup of five Christmas Day games on ESPN networks and three Martin Luther King Jr. Day games on TNT. The league’s 73rd season will tip off on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The complete […]
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By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are meeting in the NBA Finals for the fourth time in four years, but this year it was different. The Warriors got stronger while the Cavs seemed to be in disarray. Cleveland went through a complete mid-season makeover this […]
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Just a Boston Strangler Away By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) As I write this the Philadelphia 76ers are down three games to zip to the Boston Celtics. They may get swept or stave off elimination for one more game. What’s most important here, however, is […]
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NEW YORK — Here is the full schedule for the NBA’s 2018 first-round playoff series. Eastern Conference — First Round (1) Toronto Raptors vs. (8) Washington Wizards Game 1: Sat. April 14 Washington at Toronto. 5:30 p.m., ESPN Game 2: Tue. April 17 Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV Game 3: Fri. April 20 Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Game 4: Sun. April 22 Toronto at […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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