NEW YORK, NY — The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), announced the creation of the Top 50 Basketball Camp, which will take place, July 20-23 at the Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, GA. The NBPA, in conjunction with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), and the Southwestern Athletic Conference […]Read more "SWAC, SIAC, & NBPA partner to create Top 50 camp"
THE WARRIORS WAY PART-I-FOUNDATION Gary Norris Gray-BASN Newsroom Staff Reporter On May 23, 2017, the Golden State Warriors continued to make basketball history by becoming the first team to win 12 playoff games without a loss in the new format. They were the first to have two players shoot over 50% and score over 25 […]Read more "THE GOLDEN STATE WAY"
By Samantha Markley and Razmig Messerian of Loza & Loza LLP LOS ANGELES — On May 4, 2017, LaVar Ball made headlines by releasing Lonzo Ball’s first signature shoe, the ZO2 Prime. The now infamous sneaker has stirred controversy mainly for its price, which starts at $495 and tops out at just under a cool grand for the autographed version. Putting aside its price, […]Read more "Is Ball’s Big Baller Brand Fouling Out?"
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 […]Read more "The Strength of Doc Rivers"
The NBA Failed Legacy By Patrick Freeman Special to BASN BUFFALO, NY: Immediately following the TMZ release of the LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racially charged remarks many NBA players were debating on how to demonstrate their displeasure. They are unlike Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul – Jabbar, Muhammad Ali and […]Read more "The NBA’s Failed Legacy"
Members Only By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN NEW HAVEN, CT (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): Once again, the sports media world has been thrown into a tizzy since the revelations of the Donald Sterling tapes came out over the past 72 hours or so. The TMZ originated reports have been […]Read more "MEMBERS ONLY"
Goodbye Sweet Lou By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN “Young people today don’t know how good Lou Hudson really was. He was a hell of a player. The guy could score with the best in history. He was a phenomenal basketball player. He should be a Hall of […]Read more "Goodbye, Sweet Lou"
Pressing Profanities By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN – STR/ITR): In spite of Super Bowl XLVIII’s unlikely result (to some – this writer has consistently touted Russell Wilson’s football acumen all year) the sports world has recently tossed out so much bullshit that it has to be addressed en […]Read more "Pressing Profanities"
A Cavalier Story By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN NEW YORK (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) — Okay, kiddies – time to tuck you in… (With Apologies to the great Slick Rick and “Children’s Story” I humbly present “Cavalier Story.”) Herrrreeeeeee we go, Once upon a time not long ago, When people had jobs and […]Read more "A Cavalier Story?"