NBA unveils 2018-19 national TV schedule for Opening Week, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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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DONT BLAME LEBRON

  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

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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2018 NBA Playoffs: First-Round Schedule

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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THE HISTORY OF BLACK NBA HEAD COACHES

    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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Thunder Block Party Leads To 86-85 Preseason Victory Over Melbourne United

  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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TRADES THAT LED TO NBA TITLES

  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 […]

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THUNDER CRASHING

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 […]

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