NFL HOT READS By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN         NEW HAVEN (BASN?BASN NEWSROOM): That silent murmur you hear in the background are the nation’s football legions awakening from their long hibernation. It’s that time of the year when the familiar terms like controlled scrimmages, two-a-days, first-team reps, […]

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Baseball’s Glass Ceiling  By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter BASN         OAKLAND, CA (BASN?BASN NEWSROOM) The Glass Ceiling continues to cloud this sport. Professional baseball is striking out with females and their current hiring practices in upper management.   Kim Ng (say her last name as ‘ang’) might change the playing field […]



You Don’t Understand! By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN     “I say what you think, but are afraid to say in public.” – Comedian Bernie Mac.   NEW HAVEN, CT (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) — When the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito affair came to light last season, many folks behind closed doors within […]


Three Strikes – Yer OUT!

CRIME Is Just Like A Baseball Game By Gary Norris Gray  BASN           OAKLAND (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): Major League Baseball continues to fight with itself in promoting the game. MLB promotes its 25-year Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) Program. One has to ask is this enough to attract young African […]

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‘Boards and Bootstraps

‘Boards and Bootstraps By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN           SAN JOSE, CA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.”   It is a phrase I have heard often in my lifetime; usually out of the mouths of annoyed white people – or condescending non – white ones.   […]

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Allen’s Eleven

Allen’s Eleven  By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN         PHILADELPHIA (BASN?BASN NEWSROOM) Still not having recovered from the bullshit that was the NFL Draft, we at BASN are annoyed that the “analysis” after the fact is even more anal than prior to – which translates to this event being a very […]

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The Strength of Doc Rivers

The Strength of Doc Rivers By Gary Norris Gray and Art George BASN         OAKLAND (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): In June 2013, less than a year ago, Glenn “Doc” Rivers was hired by the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team as coach and senior vice president of basketball operations; a big job, worth $7 million […]

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