By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton, Black Enterprise Ever since the NBA was planning its return from the coronavirus pandemic that has taken over the world, racial strife has hit an all-time world high after the police killing of George Floyd. Players were plotting on how to continue being vocal about...
By Jason Owens, Yahoo Sports Oklahoma City Thunder players did not heed a lawmaker’s threat about kneeling during the national anthem. All the Thunder players knelt on Saturday alongside Utah Jazz players during their NBA bubble debut. https://twitter.com/tribjazz/status/1289647324445073408?s=20 The social justice protest arrived a day after an Oklahoma state lawmaker attempted to pressure...
This move was made as an act of protest and solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. By Chinekwu Osakwe, The Grio WNBA players from both the New York Liberty and Seattle Storm teams exited the court before the national anthem. This move was made as an act of protest and solidarity...
By Paul P. Murphy, CNN America's pastime is sending a loud message as it begins its condensed season: Black lives matter. For decades, fans have claimed baseball often mirrors society and in 2020, that rings true -- and loudly. Opening Day should normally bring fans, awakening from winter hibernation, to ballpark grandstands...
By Alicia Lee, CNN Stanley Robinson, a former star forward for the University of Connecticut's basketball team, has died, the school announced on Wednesday. He had turned 32 just last week. Robinson, who led the Huskies to dozens of wins between 2006-2010, passed away suddenly on Monday evening at his home in...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Writer Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish now has concerns about playing baseball due to COVID-19. According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, the decision to participate in an abbreviated season amid the coronavirus pandemic was not an easy one for the Cubs pitcher. Bastian also mentioned that...
By Cassandra Negley, Yahoo Sports In the middle of Twitter retweets about protests, Ferguson’s first African-American mayor and the Portland Trail Blazers chances when the NBA returns is an odd entry to CJ McCollum’s timeline. “Proof that Beyoncé cheated on Jay-Z: A THREAD,” a post by the account IVYPARKSPR, lifts the...
By Jeff Eisenberg and Krysten Peek, Yahoo Sports At 10:21 a.m. on Tuesday, the nation’s best 15-year-old basketball player sent out an eight-word tweet with potentially seismic implications. “Going to an HBCU wouldn’t be too bad…” Mikey Williams wrote. Instead of turning pro after high school or spending one year at a...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Writer As of Wednesday, May 13, the Wilson Sporting Goods Company became the official game ball of the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, according to a league press release.“Our commitment to growing the game of basketball on the...
By Jospeh Phillips, Crusader Sports Writer The critically acclaimed documentary “The Last Dance,” the story of legendary basketball player Michael Jordan and the 1997-1998 World Champion Chicago Bulls, came to an end on Sunday night, May 17, after debuting episodes 9 and 10 on the ESPN network. These episodes would...