As the year slowly begins to wind down, BASN will devote the final 12 days of 2020 to look back at the pioneers, contributors, and innovators we lost during the last 12 months. The specter of Covid-19 has been prevalent all year and the sports world was no different.Read more "Notable Sports Deaths in 2020: January"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The National Basketball Association seems to be headed in the wrong direction with over 85% African American players on the floor and less than 10% African Americans in their executive’s offices. The League will be moving into it’s 73rd year in 2021, the NBA has had 73 Black head […]Read more "THE NBA COACHING DILEMMA OF 2020"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND- The National Basketball Association has to do a better job with their hiring and firing procedures. There are thirty teams and FIVE African American head coaches, 73 Black head coaches in 73 years, that is one per year. Remember the first Black head coach did not get a […]Read more "HEY, NBA!! IT’S TIME!!"
By Eric D. Graham, Staff Reporter The Most Hated, The Most Motivated He’s Jordan Updated. I know, it’s been Debated But, he was born with Killer Instinct And I don’t care, what you think Nobody is better than Kobe. If there is, then show me Cause I am about to SET IT OFF So, let’s […]Read more "Kobe Bryant: The Black Mamba"
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"