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Why the Spurs Dribbled Barefoot on Tuesday

Why the Spurs Dribbled Barefoot on Tuesday

by Aura Bogado on December 4 2013, 1:17PM

The San Antonio team played (and lost) to indigenous youth half their size.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Brittney Griner Says College Coach Told Her To Hide Sexuality

Brittney Griner Says College Coach Told Her To Hide Sexuality

by Jorge Rivas on May 20 2013, 4:38PM

“It was a recruiting thing,” said Griner.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Sherman Alexie, and the 'Homoerotic Extravaganza' of Sports

Sherman Alexie, and the ‘Homoerotic Extravaganza’ of Sports

by Jamilah King on May 3 2013, 11:20AM

The Indian American author and basketball enthusiast names what’s really scary for straight men.

Topics: /NOW

Meet Skylar Diggins, the WNBA Draft Pick With Social Media Sex Appeal

Meet Skylar Diggins, the WNBA Draft Pick With Social Media Sex Appeal

by Jamilah King on April 17 2013, 6:00AM

Skylar Diggins, the Notre Dame point guard just added to the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, is one of the most talented ballers in the country. In the age of Twitter, will a focus on her appearance become a dangerous distraction?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

6 Native American Basketball Facts, Inspired by Louisville's Star Sisters

6 Native American Basketball Facts, Inspired by Louisville’s Star Sisters

by Jamilah King, Jorge Rivas on April 9 2013, 7:30AM

Basketball is an important part of life Native American communities. And nothing shows that better than the ascendence of Louisville’s Shoni and Jude Schimmel.

Topics: Arts & Culture, March Madness

A Non-Grotesque Picture From the Hospital Room of Louisville's Kevin Ware

A Non-Grotesque Picture From the Hospital Room of Louisville’s Kevin Ware

by Jorge Rivas on April 1 2013, 5:10PM

After last night’s victory, Kevin Ware’s teammates went to visit him in the hospital, and they brought the regional championship trophy along with them.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

March Madness: Native American Guard Shoni Schimmel Delivers 'One of the Biggest Upsets in History'

March Madness: Native American Guard Shoni Schimmel Delivers ‘One of the Biggest Upsets in History’

by Jorge Rivas on April 1 2013, 3:21PM

For weeks, ESPN has been asking only one question in women’s college basketball: Who’s going to stop Baylor University Brittney Griner?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

5 (Fun) Things You Should Know About March Madness Right Now

5 (Fun) Things You Should Know About March Madness Right Now

by Jamilah King on March 19 2013, 11:15AM

Sure, there are plenty of things to critique about the institution and politics of college basketball. But that doesn’t mean March Madness isn’t exciting to watch. Here, some fun, slightly random facts about this year’s tournament, which starts today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, March Madness

LeBron James Gives Mom a Shout Out From White House: 'Mama, I made it!'

LeBron James Gives Mom a Shout Out From White House: ‘Mama, I made it!’

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 4:22PM

LeBron James presented Obama with an autographed basketball and had a special message for his ‘mama.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jeremy Lin on the Cover of GQ, Talks Race, Racism and Expectations

Jeremy Lin on the Cover of GQ, Talks Race, Racism and Expectations

by Jorge Rivas on October 16 2012, 3:28PM

Linsanity is still alive and thriving.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New York City's Global Love For Pick-Up Basketball Comes Home

New York City’s Global Love For Pick-Up Basketball Comes Home

by Jamilah King on August 31 2012, 10:03AM

A new documentary showcases the magic of the game and the people who play it.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others' Low Expectations

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others’ Low Expectations

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 1:32PM

The NBA still seems not to know what to do with the Asian American star, and Lin doesn’t seem to mind.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports

Dwyane Wade Tells Oprah Maturity Helped Him Step Back and let LeBron James Be the Best Player in the World

Dwyane Wade Tells Oprah Maturity Helped Him Step Back and let LeBron James Be the Best Player in the World

by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2012, 4:01PM

Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat’s All-Star shooting guard, says maturity helped him step back and give LeBron James enough space to “move back a little bit and let this guy, who is the best player in the world become the best player in the world.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

NY Post to Jay-Z: Why Not Call New Brooklyn Team the New York N*****

NY Post to Jay-Z: Why Not Call New Brooklyn Team the New York N*****

by Jorge Rivas on May 4 2012, 1:33PM

New York Post sports media columnist Phil Mushnick is suggesting Jay-Z change the name of his new Brooklyn basketball team to the “New York N———s.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Asian American Basketball Leagues That Helped Create Linsanity

The Asian American Basketball Leagues That Helped Create Linsanity

by Jamilah King on February 21 2012, 9:57AM

It’s estimated that in Southern California alone, there are 14,000 Japanese Americans who play in regular club tournaments. Some teams have been around for more than 50 years.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, Jeremy Lin

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