LEBRON James told the world in 2020 that Black Lives Matter. He helped convince many who had never voted to finally head to the polls. He found more ways to continue elevating the lives of people in his hometown.If that weren&# ...
Dec 27, 2020
NBA
NEW YORK - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar revealed he had prostate cancer in a magazine article he wrote about health risks faced by Blacks.Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's career scoring leader, provided no other details about that illness in the piece he ...
Dec 10, 2020
NBA
POPE Francis met with NBA players at the Vatican on Monday, lauding them as "champions" and saying he supported their work on social justice.The five players - Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver - were joined in the ...
Nov 24, 2020
PBA
SMART CLARK GIGA CITY - Not only once did coach Topex Robinson and Chris Ross exchange words in the sidelines of Phoenix's 110-103 victory over San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup this week.And it's all about a worthy ...
Nov 8, 2020
NBA
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill said the importance of Wisconsin in the upcoming election caused him to fly back here this weekend to assist in a local voting drive.Hill, who lives in San Antonio, worked alongside about 50 volunteers from ...
Oct 25, 2020
CHRIS Ross made his voice heard against social injustice in San Miguel's match against Rain or Shine on Tuesday.Taking a page out of the NBA players during the bubble, the San Miguel Fil-American guard had a social justice message ...
Oct 13, 2020
BLACK Players for Change, a group of Major League Soccer players, has teamed up with the LeBron James-led nonprofit More Than A Vote to encourage voting in the Nov. 3 election."The most important thing we can do as athletes in ...
Oct 13, 2020
NBA
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Udonis Haslem is honest about it: Elections simply have not been overly important to him.That is, until now.He's been a registered voter since 2004, so it's not like he's been ...
Oct 8, 2020
By Todd Richmond, APMADISON, Wisconsin - Election officials said Tuesday that they scrapped their plans to use the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers' stadiums as early voting sites in the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin, citing fear that the ballots could be legally challenged. ...
Oct 7, 2020
NBA
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - NBA star Chris Paul has enrolled in a historically Black college in North Carolina, where he will take a class and encourage students to get to the polls.The Oklahoma City guard has enrolled at Winston-Salem State, ...
Sep 30, 2020
NBA
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - A small number of protesters carrying signs and shouting into megaphones blocked at least two buses chartered by the NBA from briefly from entering the Walt Disney World campus on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), with the group ...
Sep 13, 2020
NBA
CHRIS Webber's emotional comments last week in support of NBA players, who boycotted the playoffs after the shooting of Jacob Blake, generated millions of views because they came from the heart and addressed sensitive topics.But for Webber and other Black ...
Aug 31, 2020
NBA
DONOVAN Mitchell is donating $45,000 (around P2.1 million) from sales of his new signature sneakers to help fund the college education of Jacob Blake's children.The Marvel Spidey Sense edition of the D.O.N. Issue #2 was released ...
Aug 29, 2020
MOVED by the videotaped shooting of Jacob Blake, many professional athletes - some who had previously donned Black Lives Matter T-Shirts and knelt for the national anthem to protest racial injustice - made a more dramatic statement.They refused to play.NBA players ...
Aug 28, 2020
NBA
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - An unprecedented NBA walkout over racial injustice postponed a second day of the playoffs Thursday (Friday, Manila time), although players pledged to finish the postseason even as they wrestled with their emotions about wanting to bring change in ...
Aug 28, 2020
NBA
LEBRON James was not very pleased with the announcement that the NBA has postponed the playoff games on Wednesday in Florida (Thursday, Manila time), stressing that the players boycotted the matches.Three games were scheduled, with Game Five of the Milwaukee Bucks- ...
Aug 27, 2020
NBA
OAKLAND, California - A new video released by the attorneys of Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri appears to show an Alameda County sheriff's deputy initially shoved him twice leading to an altercation moments after his team had defeated the Golden State ...
Aug 20, 2020
NBA
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The NBA's Board of Governors and the National Basketball Players Association have finalized plans to create the first NBA Foundation that will work to spur economic growth in the Black community, announcing on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) ...
Aug 6, 2020
NBA
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic stood for the national anthem before his team's game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, the lone player or coach in that game who did not kneel.Isaac stood with his ...
Aug 1, 2020
NBA
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Denver guard Will Barton said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) that he decided against wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey at the NBA restart because he does not believe it those actions will ...
Jul 18, 2020
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