Philadelphia 76ers Cancel Sevyn’s National Anthem Performance Due To “We Matter” Jersey

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Singer Sevyn Streeter, who was scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, was denied the chance to perform because she was wearing a jersey with the words “We Matter” on the front. “We Matter” is a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, and reflects the struggles many …

Racism Within the NBA: The Clippers and Donald Sterling

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Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, has reminded America of a harsh reality: racism is real and it still exists today. Over the weekend, Sterling was caught on tape blatantly admitting his disgust for African American people. He was furious at his girlfriend V. Stiviano, an African American and Mexican woman, for posting a photo on Instagram with basketball legend, …

Feel The “Magic”

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Earvin Johnson Jr., better known by the name “Magic” for his magical basketball talent, is truly a magical human being. At a college level, Johnson was destined for greatness after leading Michigan State University to a NCAA National Championship, making him the easy choice for the #1 draft pick in the 1979 NBA draft.  Now a retired Hall of Fame …

Hold On, We’re Going Home

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We are just a week into the new 2013-14 NBA season, and a few teams have already made some big moves. The Toronto Raptors, lately, have been making headlines news. Started from the Bottom Now, They’re Here. The Toronto Raptors latest acquisition of local rapper DRAKE has the team on a quest to be Successful. Most certainly, DRAKE is the best …

Former NBA Player, Now A Mayor

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An average career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for most players is within 6 years. Many professional basketball players that do not pan out in the NBA find careers in business, politics or film and television. In the case of former NBA player Kevin Johnson, he went from playing on the hardwood to becoming the current mayor of Sacramento, …

NBA Lockout Over

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NBA Lockout Over By Will Edem The NBA Owners and Players have reached a tentative deal to end 149 day lockout. This news comes as a surprise because during the lockouts  the NBA Player’s Association had disbanded and cut off all talk with the Owners of the teams. A secret meeting of about 15 hours was held between both sides …