By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND- This is the year of change and controversy for the players and teams in the (NBA) National Basketball Association but not one for African American head coaches. The NBA started on June 6, 1946 that was seventy three years ago. Believe it or not there have also been seventy […]Read more "NBA BLACK HEAD COACHES: A 2019-20 PERSPECTIVE"
American Pimped – The Old Heads’ Chronicles, Volume VI By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM/ STR – ITR (Editor’s Note: When it comes to the money, shit can get funny. Who gets it, who keeps it, who steals it, who deals it. Allow this gem from the archives […]Read more "AMERICAN ‘PIMPED’ – THE OLD HEADS’ CHRONICLES, VOL.VI"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.- This is the secret the NBA does not want America to know; the creation of the first all-black professional basketball league which later would be named the Black Fives. This league had a championship from 1906-1927. From the first The Smart Set Athletic Club of Brooklyn to […]Read more "BASN Classics: Looking Back at The 1948-49 Dayton Rens"
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 […]Read more "BLACK HEAD COACHES: NBA 2018-19"
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 […]Read more "I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued)"
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 […]Read more "NBA unveils 2018-19 national TV schedule for Opening Week, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
LOS ANGELES — National Research Group (NRG), a leading global entertainment strategy and polling firm providing data and insights to a wide range of FORTUNE 500 companies, conducted the first major poll on how attitudes are changing on the key issue of legalized gambling and how gambling could change the consumption of televised sports in the United States. […]Read more "NRG Conducts First Major Poll On Changing Attitudes Towards Legalized Sports Gambling In The U.S."
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 […]Read more "2018 NBA Playoffs: First-Round Schedule"
THREE STRIKES -YOUR ARE OUT!!!! By Gary Norris Gray BASN Newsroom Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA— When will these professional sports organizations get the message, you cannot squeeze a city’s administration and their citizens to get what you want, a free stadium. The City of Oakland lost the Golden State Warriors to San Francisco and the […]Read more "THREE STRIKES- YOU ARE OUT!!!!"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — As we speak, the hours left in the 2017 sports scene are dwindling down to a precious few. Between the usual amount of upsets, buzzer-beaters, fantastic finishes and out-and-out robberies, there were several special moments from the last 12 months. K.D. and the Warriors got […]Read more "BASN Reveals The Talented 10 of 2018"