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LeBRON JAMES HOLDS THE CARDS - (Erik Drost photo)

 

Former LA Laker Jerry West passed away at 86

 

2024 NBA All-Star Tyrese Haliburton - (NBA - photo)

 

Bill Walton played through pain and injuries. He was rewarded late in his career being a member of the 1986 NBA championship Boston Celtics team. It was his second NBA title - (Steve Lipofsky photo)

 

NBA ALL-STAR Jayson Tatum = at # 3 overall = the right choice - (Erik Drost photo)

 

San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyamai - (NBA Photo)

 

Allen Iverson is recognized with changing how the game is played. Despite his amazing talent he was never on an NBA Title winning team

 

NBA Hall of Fame player Bob Pettit was as tough as they come. Not only could he score but he demanded respect in the lane and a blast from his cast could make you a believer. There was no SISSY BALL during the Pettit era - (The Sporting News Archives - photo)

 

Miriam Adelson at the Republican Jewish Coalition's 2023 Annual Leadership Summit at the Venetian Convention & Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada - (Gage Skidmore photo)

 

THE CRUCIFIXION of KYRIE IRVING was excessive

 

The Warriors house was in flames last season following Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole in a pre season practice session

 

Bill Russell is seen here in the green uniform guarding Wilt Chamberlain. They had some of the NBA's most classic battles. Russell sadly passed away Sunday at the age of 88 - (US Library of Congress image)

 

Best buds Los Angeles Lakers primary owner Jeanie Buss (right) and Linda Rambis (left) two of the Lakers franchise 4 prong BRAIN TRUST that has created a disaster - (screen shot)

 

Charles Barkley was a member of the 1992 USA Olympic Dream team BUT… he was never a member of an NBA title winning team

 

When choosing players for her best all time Lakers team owner Jeanie Buss forgot that Hall of Fame former Lakers players Jerry West and Elgin Baylor ever existed - (ESPN screen shot photo)

 

Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson and Boston Celtics Larry Bird in Game two of the 1985 NBA Finals at Boston Garden Date 30 May 1985 - Steve Lipofsky www.Basketballphoto.com

 

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Jerry West (2003-04).

Sports Notes EXTRA - The LeBRON & BRONNY JAMES EPIC - June, 2024
LeBRON JAMES HOLDS THE CARDS -
Since the Lonzo Ball debacle of a selection in the 2017 draft, they may have to make a decision that is not in their business plan but is the will of LeBron James. - BREAKING LeBron James NEWS - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

Sports Notes - JERRY WEST REMEMBERED - June, 2024
MR. CLUTCH -
If anyone was most responsible for Jerry West's Lakers teams losing the big NBA finals games to the Celtics it was Bill Russell. "If I could have one wish granted, " Russell said to West at an affair, "It would be that you would always be happy." - In a previous column about West I wrote that Russell never got his wish. I also never saw a happy Jerry West. That is UNTIL… - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Wembanyama and Spurs to face Haliburton and Pacers in Paris - June, 2024
Wembanyama and Spurs to face Haliburton and Pacers in two regular-season games in Paris in January 2025 - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - BILL WALTON REMEMBERED - May, 2024
MR. MMPG -
Walton was known for his strong beliefs. He was a protester of the Vietnam War. He also was a fan of the Grateful Dead band, and was fondly referred to as a deadhead. He was a true product of the revolutionary 60's generation. That is until he met up with his then new coach John Wooden - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

WNBA NEWS - WNBA expands to Canada with Toronto selected as league's 14th team - May, 2024
The team will be owned and operated by Kilmer Sports Ventures. Larry Tanenbaum, Chairman of Kilmer Sports Ventures and a 30-year veteran of building championship-caliber teams, is also Chairman of the NBA Board of Governors and Chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which owns the NBA's Toronto Raptors, NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, MLS' Toronto FC
- THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - CELTICS have the Right Stuff? - May, 2024
MONEY TALKS - SHOW THEM THE MONEY -
Money talks in building a title winning team. The main ingredient is the General Manager selecting the right players to blend in with the talent and personalities of team members. This season the Boston Celtics have a team enjoying tremendous success, they have the potential to be a dynasty. Who and how has this team come together? Read on… - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Mavericks' Luka Doncic named NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award April Winner - May, 2024
Doncic has played an active role in creating unforgettable moments for youth, working through his foundation, the Dallas Mavericks, and non-profit organizations like Make-A-Wish, Doncic hosted multiple events including gift giveaways, meet-and-greets, children's hospital visits and granting the wishes of children facing serious illnesses
- THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes MAX - CHERRY PICKEN TOPICS - April, 2024
OHTANI - WARRIORS - OLD SCHOOL NFL -
The Los Angeles Dodger Shohei Ohtani gets his groove on and is breaking records again - Warriors end of an era - Step Curry too puny to make it in the NBA… GO FGURE! - Former Washington Redskin forgot how to get knocked on his bubble in the Amazing Race 36 - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - NBA delivers record-breaking season - April, 2024
On NBA social and digital media platforms for 2023-24 regular season - Four Europeans were among the 10 most-viewed players globally on NBA social media this season - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Entertainment Biz - Roku's All-New NBA FAST Channel and NBA Zone - April, 2024
With Roku's All-New NBA FAST Channel and NBA Zone, Basketball Fans Are at the Center of the Action - NBA launches first-ever NBA-branded FAST channel featuring re-airs of games and other NBA content on The Roku Channel

NBA NEWS - Top five most-viewed plays, top 10 most-viewed players - April, 2024
On NBA social and digital media platforms for 2023-24 regular season - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

WNBA NEWS - Indiana Fever selects Caitlin Clark with first overall pick in WNBA Draft - April, 2024
With the No. 2 overall pick, the Los Angeles Sparks selected Cameron Brink of Stanford. The 6-4 center-forward averaged 17.4 points and 11.9 rebounds while leading the nation with 3.74 blocks per game - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

WNBA NEWS - Prospects to attend WNBA Draft - April, 2024
Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, Stanford’s Cameron Brink, South Carolina’s Kamilla Cardoso, Tennessee’s Rickea Jackson and LSU’s Angel Reese headline - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes EXTR EXTRA - REMEMBERING OJ SIMPSON - April, 2024
THE HIGHS and LOWS of OJ SIMPSON -
There is no question that OJ Simpson created a firestorm of controversy during his life. He was successful in his football and entertainment careers. He brought both joy and sorrow to many. The question it conjures up is… will he rest in peace? - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

Sports Notes EXTRA - DAWN STALEY is RIDING HIGH - April, 2024
BOTTOMS UP!!! -
From the perilous streets of Philadelphia to coaching her third NCAA Women's title winning team, Dawn Staley is living a dream. For a lady that never thought about being a coach she has accomplished what many of her colleagues could only dream of - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Roku's All-New NBA FAST Channel - April, 2024
And NBA Zone, Basketball Fans Are at the Center of the Action - NBA launches first-ever NBA-branded FAST channel featuring re-airs of games and other NBA content on The Roku Channel -
THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - THE VISION of JOHN WOODEN - March, 2024
INSIGHT in MIND -
Now that the NCAA basketball tournament is in progress it stimulates my memory of a great man of dignity and class. What stands out is how enthusiastic Wooden was in describing that 1964 team. Wooden didn't think that the team could win the title for two reasons.. - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Clippers' Terance Mann named NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award February winner - March, 2024
Phoenix most recently hosted NBA All-Star in 2009, when the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (27 points) and the Suns' Shaquille O'Neal (17 points in 11 minutes) shared All-Star Game MVP honors after leading the Western Conference to a 146-119 victory over the Eastern Conference - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

WNBA NEWS - WNBA All-Star Game to feature USA Basketball Women's National Team vs. Team WNBA - March, 2024
This marks the second time that the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will feature the USA Basketball vs. Team WNBA format
- THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Phoenix to host NBA All-Star 2027 - March, 2024
Phoenix most recently hosted NBA All-Star in 2009, when the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (27 points) and the Suns' Shaquille O'Neal (17 points in 11 minutes) shared All-Star Game MVP honors after leading the Western Conference to a 146-119 victory over the Eastern Conference - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - RELATIONSHIP DRAMAS in SPORTS - PART 2 - March, 2024
YEA, YEA, SURE, SURE -
This story is about baseball's super star Shohei Ohtani getting married. What makes this such a standout is he married another star athlete from Japan. Mamiko Tanaka is the lucky lady that tied the knot with Shohei as in SO HE GOT MARRIED - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

WNBA NEWS - WNBA Canada Game - March, 2024
To feature Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm in Edmonton, Alberta - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Celtics to face defending champion Nuggets in Abu Dhabi - March, 2024
The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024 will air live in the UAE, across the Middle East and around the world, reaching fans in more than 200 countries and territories on television, digital media and social media - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Julius Randle named NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award Winner - March, 2024
As part of Randle's #30 for 3 campaign - Randle pledges $500 for each three-pointer that he makes this season to the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School in New York City - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Annie Meyers Drysdale recipient of Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Award - February, 2024
Meyers Drysdale, a vice president and longtime broadcaster with both the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns, has consistently broken barriers and fought for equality in sports during her storied basketball career
- THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA All-Star Game starters & SKILLS CHALLENGE - February, 2024
LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will captain the West and East squads, respectively - Raptors' Scottie Barnes and Hawks' Trae Young named injury replacements for 2024 NBA All-Star Game
- THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA All-Star 2024 Performers - February, 2024
Jennifer Hudson, Babyface, Coco Jones, Keith Urban, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Walker Hayes and Zedd to headline NBA All-Star 2024 performances
- THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Curry - Ionescu NBA vs. WNBA 3-Point Challenge - February, 2024
Stephen Curry leads NBA's Most Popular Jersey - Ionescu challenged Curry to a 3-point competition after she recorded 37 points (out of a possible 40 points) in the final round of the STARRY WNBA 3-Point Contest
- THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - NBA's VICTOR WEMBANYAMA = THE REAL DEAL FOR REAL - January, 2024
VICTOR THE GREAT -
As the votes and attention continue to build in observing how skilled and talented San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama is, one thing is certain, we are lucky to see a player that has the potential to be the greatest NBA player ever - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award winner - January, 2024
Antetokounmpo is being recognized for his efforts throughout Season of Giving - an annual five-week celebration beginning in mid-November that runs through December when NBA teams and players give back by supporting and uplifting youth, families, and organizations in their communities
- THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - "Throw it Down with Bill Walton"- January, 2024
Alternate game telecast returns to NBA League Pass via the NBA App on Jan. 29 - Walton, an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, and play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti will provide in-game analysis, offer their thoughts on rising stars throughout the league and will feature special guests from across sports, music and entertainment - BAD BOYS - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Los Angeles and LA Clippers to host NBA All-Star 2026 - January, 2024
This will mark the record seventh NBA All-Star in the Los Angeles area, which hosted the event in 2018, 2011, 2004, 1983, 1972 and 1963, and the first time the midseason showcase has been held at the Intuit Dome - BAD BOYS - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Jonathan Tillman named NBA Executive Vice President, Team Marketing and Business Operations - January, 2024
In his new role, Tillman will oversee the department responsible for supporting NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League teams in all areas of business operations - BAD BOYS - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Wizards’ Kyle Kuzma named NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award - December, 2023
On November 26, Kuzma surprised mothers at the Genesee County Jail in Flint with clothing and gifts for them and their children for the holidays - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - SHOHEI… KNOW HE… HAS A DEAL - December, 2023
THE RIGHT STUFF - SUCHA DEAL!!! -
The $700 million, 10-year deal is a win; win for both sides since his injury may not recover. Should that be the case the Dodgers will have the one way player they previously wanted and Ohtani will have to pursue his comparison, as a batter, with Babe Ruth. In reality he's taking a $28 million per season PAY CUT to make the deal work - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Tickets on sale now for NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, NBA Rising Stars and NBA All-Star Practice - December, 2023
Taking place Friday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb.18 in Indianapolis including the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, NBA Rising Stars and NBA All-Star Practice presented by AT&T. Tickets are available at NBAEvents.com - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA All-Star Voting presented by AT&T tips off Dec. 19 - December, 2023
The 73rd NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, airing on TNT in the United States and reaching fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 50 languages - OUTTA POCKET - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA Africa, Stanbic Bank and Luol Deng Foundation to launch first Jr. NBA league in South Sudan - December, 2023
The BAL, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and NBA Africa, is a professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa that will tip off its fourth season in March 2024 -
OUTTA POCKET - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Kings-Warriors most-watched NBA In-Season Tournament game - December, 2023
Kings-Warriors on TNT is most-watched NBA In-Season Tournament game and up 93% vs. comparable window - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Pelicans’ CJ McCollum named NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award - November, 2023
McCollum is committed to finding solutions to systemic inequities that contribute to the cycle of recidivism among vulnerable populations

Sports Notes - ISRAELI 2 BUY INTO NBA! - November, 2023
MONEY TALKS and BULL$#!T WALKS -
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants to sell his team to Israeli billionaire Miriam Adelson. The questions are who is Miriam Adelson? How will Israeli ownership of an NBA franchise affect fans in nations of color around the world? Would Israeli ownership cause a decrease in the leagues fan base? - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - NBA Africas first original docuseries “Born & Bred” premieres on NBA App - November, 2023
"Basketball Chose Me" featuring Chinyelu will be available free on the NBA App. "Dunk at First Sight" featuring Neto and the remainder of the series will be available exclusively via NBA League Pass, the league's premium live game subscription service. The final three episodes will be available weekly beginning Monday, Nov. 27

NBA NEWS - San Francisco Bay Area to host NBA All-Star 2025 - November, 2023
NBA All-Star on-court events will tip off on Friday, Feb. 14 at Chase Center with NBA Rising Stars, an annual showcase for top rookies and second-year NBA players. On Feb. 15, All-Star Saturday Night which will feature the Kia Skills Challenge, the STARRY 3-Point Contest and AT&T Slam Dunk. NBA All-Star 2025 will culminate with the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16
- This Day in the NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA G League and Tubi announce streaming partnership - November, 2023
NBA G League TV will feature more than 75 live games each season, including more than a dozen G League Ignite games and select G League Playoff games, all available exclusively on Tubi. Each Friday and Saturday throughout the season - This Day in the NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA App launches all-new personalization features - October, 2023
Live game experience and slate of original programming for 2023-24 season - will deliver unique experiences through advanced personalization features, enhanced live game viewing options and expanded content offerings that will bring fans closer to the game

Sports Notes - TOPSY TERVY WORLD IN SPORTS - October, 2023
RELATIONSHIP DRAMA'S -
About two months of Swifty, Klece drama has taken center stage in the entertainment media and NFL fans - ESPN's Stephen A. Smith got Shohei Ohtani WRONGED - Israel Adesanya lost the racist plot - Chris Paul is in the right place and company with the Golden State Warriors - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - NBA rosters feature record 125 international players from 40 countries and territories - October, 2023
The previous record for international players (121) and current record for countries and territories represented (42) were set at the start of the 2021-22 and 2017-18 seasons, respectively - BAD GIRLS = OUTTA POCKET - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - 2023 Key dates for 2023-24 NBA season - October, 2023
2023 Key dates, important events and season information for 2023-24 season - BAD BOYS = OUTTA POCKET - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

WNBA NEWS - All-WNBA First Team - October, 2023
Breanna Stewart, Alyssa Thomas and A’ja Wilson unanimously selected to 2023 All-WNBA First Team - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS & PHILIPPINES - NBA to deliver live games and programming to fans in the Philippines - October, 2023
NBA and Setanta Sports announce multiyear agreement to deliver live games and programming to fans in the Philippines - To deliver more than 120 NBA games each season through over-the-top streaming and pay television

WNBA NEWS - Satou Sabally WNBA Most Improved Player - September, 2023
Sabally received 37 of 60 votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Los Angeles Sparks guard Jordin Canada finished in second place with 18 votes, and Chicago Sky forward Alanna Smith was third with three votes

Sports Notes - FIBA BASKETBALL SAVED THE GAME - September, 2023
THE PLAYING FIELD IS NOW LEVEL -
The skill level of International players has come a long way so much so that should their development continue they will dominate the NBA. The reason why is they are serious about playing the game and NOT being an entertainment side show promoting a BRAND - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

WNBA NEWS - Suns Stephanie White named 2023 WNBA Coach of the Year - September, 2023
White received 36 votes from a national panel of 60 sportswriters and broadcasters. Latricia Trammell of the Dallas Wings finished in second place with 11 votes, and Brondello of the New York Liberty was third with six votes

NBA NEWS - NBA App launches new content initiative “Future Starts Now” - September, 2023
Spotlighting rising basketball stars with stream of 2023 Nike World Basketball Festival - The content will include NBA G League Ignite games – featuring top prospects Matas Buzelis and Ron Holland – top-tier international competitions and elite youth basketball competitions

NBA NEWS - Mavericks and Real Madrid to play preseason game in Madrid on Oct. 10 - September, 2023
Twenty-seven of the 32 participating national teams have at least one current NBA player, NBA draftee or a player with NBA experience, and national team rosters include 10 former NBA All-Stars

Sports Notes - TRINITY RODMAN ON A MISSION - August, 2023
Part 3 - ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE -
When I first hear the name Trinity Rodman I though is she related to Dennis? When I found it was his daughter I went into shock mode. It raised the question who was behind raising this clear thinking mentally strong individual? To find the answers I was sent on a journey - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Record 55 NBA players to compete in 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup - August, 2023
Twenty-seven of the 32 participating national teams have at least one current NBA player, NBA draftee or a player with NBA experience, and national team rosters include 10 former NBA All-Stars

NBA NEWS - NBA names Kelly Cooke Head of Content Distribution for Asia-Pacific - August, 2023
And Direct-to-Consumer Partnerships for Asia-Pacific - In her new role, Cooke will oversee the league’s linear and digital distribution and programming development efforts across Asia-Pacific

NBA NEWS - NBA announces schedule for 2023-24 regular season - August, 2023
The first five days of the 2023-24 NBA regular season (Oct. 24-28) will feature 10 national television games

NBA NEWS - Raptors, Kings, Pistons and Thunder headline ninth NBA Canada Series - August, 2023
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that the ninth NBA Canada Series will feature preseason games in Vancouver and Montréal in October 2023

Sports Notes - STUPID ANGELS DON'T DESERVE OHTANI - July, 2023
Part 2 - SHOHEI'S TALENT 2 BIG 4 ANGELS TEAM -
For the Los Angeles Angels it appears that it's too late to keep Shohei Ohtani since their front office failed to take care of their $#!t so they have to get off their money pot… PLUS… THEY HAVE LOST THE PLOT! - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Nets and Cavaliers to play regular-season game in Paris in January 2024 - July, 2023
The NBA Paris Game 2024 will mark the Nets’ second game in Paris, having played a preseason game in the French capital in 2008

Sports Notes - Lionel Messi, Shohei Ohtani & Trinity Rodman Makes Some Noise - July, 2023
Part 1 - LIONEL MESSI THINKS PINK & Joins Miami -
When I was a field producer for the Bob Costas feature radio show the then head producer Dave Cohen informed me that July was the slowest month on the sports calendar. That was then but this is now since this year's sports stories are busting out all over - NBA flopping penalty and expanded use of Coach’s Challenge - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - NBA In-Season Tournament to debut in 2023-24 season - July, 2023
The inaugural In-Season Tournament will tip off on Friday, Nov. 3 in NBA team markets and culminate with the playing of the Semifinals (Thursday, Dec. 7) and Championship (Saturday, Dec. 9) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

NBA NEWS - Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez named Bob Lanier Community Assist Award winner - July, 2023
Since joining the Bucks in 2018, Lopez has made it his mission to make reading both fun and accessible. Throughout the season, Lopez contributed roughly $235,000 for books and funding in support of literacy initiatives within Milwaukee, Wisconsin - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

WNBA NEWS - Sun’s Alyssa Thomas and Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne highlight reserves for 2023 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game - July, 2023
In addition to these 12 reserves, the 10 starters for the 2023 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game – four guards and six frontcourt players selected by fans, current players and media – were previously announced on June 25

NBA NEWS - NBA to stream more than 150 games - June, 2023
From premier pro-am basketball leagues this summer on NBA App - Last summer, the Drew League, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, was streamed globally on the NBA App, marking the first time NBA platforms featured a pro-am league - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

WNBA NEWS - A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart named starters and captains for WNBA All-Star Game - June, 2023
Wilson and Stewart, each selected as an All-Star for the fifth time, will serve as official team captains by virtue of being the two All-Star starters who finished with the most fan votes. This marks the second consecutive year that Wilson and Stewart finished No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in fan voting - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes EXTRA - JA MORANT - LOST THE PLOT - June, 2023
LIFE ON THE LINE - You would think that if one can focus enough to develop their talent to make it to the NBA that if they focused on their behavior and thinking that they could become role models for their youthful fans around the world. Ja Morant is putting his life and career on the line. The question is… will he hang himself? - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

Sports Notes - Aryna Sabalenka & Brittney Griner = WOMEN OF STRENGTH - June, 2023
THE BADGERING DISRESPECTFUL MEDIA UNLEASHED - Both of these athletes need their space and are deserving of respect. They don't start or embrace WARS but have suffered from it. By their actions they have grandeur but… the media... DOES NOT - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - NBA suspends Grizzlies’ Ja Morant for 25 games - June, 2023
With conditions for reinstatement - The league office found that, on May 13, Morant intentionally and prominently displayed a gun while in a car with several other individuals - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA suspends Grizzlies’ Ja Morant for 25 games - June, 2023
With conditions for reinstatement - The league office found that, on May 13, Morant intentionally and prominently displayed a gun while in a car with several other individuals - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

WNBA NEWS - Aces’ A’ja Wilson and Liberty’s Breanna Stewart lead after first returns of fan voting for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023 - June, 2023
After all votes are tallied, players will be ranked by position (guard and frontcourt) within each of the three voting groups – fan votes, player votes and media votes. Each player’s score will be calculated by averaging their weighted rank from the fan votes - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Rick Adelman receives Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award - June, 2023
Rick Adelman coached in the NBA for 29 years, 23 as a Head Coach for five different teams (Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves), amassing a 1,042-749 (.582) career record - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes EXTRA - LeBRON JAMES - THINK ABOUT IT - May, 2023
BACK IN THE DAY COMPARISONS - All season LeBron James was challenged about his age and what was perceived as his declining skills. As he said he would do his talking on the court. He did and out played many of his young competitors. His season totals match his career levels and in some ways exceed them. He is an amazing physical specimen. The point is he could not achieve his greatness… BACK IN THE DAY - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Warriors’ Stephen Curry wins J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award - May, 2023
Curry, a four-time NBA champion and two-time MVP, was one of four finalists for the 2022-23 award, along with Los Angeles Lakers center Wenyen Gabriel, LA Clippers forward Paul George and Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - WNBA transforms WNBA App and WNBA.com - May, 2023
Into ultimate destinations for basketball fans - The new app is the 24/7 home for WNBA fans, with access to the league anytime and anywhere - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Mavericks and Timberwolves to go head-to-head in NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 - May, 2023
The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 will air live in the UAE and across the Middle East and North Africa on beIN SPORTS, The Sports Channel and NBA League Pass, and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories on television, digital media and social media - NBA's ALL TIME 1st & 2 teams - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Mike Krzyzewski named Special Adviser to NBA Basketball Operations - May, 2023
In his new role, Krzyzewski will provide counsel to the league office, NBA team executives and other leaders across the league on a host of issues related to the game. He will begin in this consulting capacity by attending a meeting of NBA general managers next week in Chicago - NBA's ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM 1st & 2 teams - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - SPORTS STARTS TURNIN & CHURNIN with MOVES ON THE WAY? - May, 2023
What a Messi… Lionel was in - In the end will there be a BIG PAYOFF from Saudi Arabia? - Years later Shaq and Kobe mocked the Sacramento Kings calling them Queens in a series that WAS FIXED for the Lakers - PLAY ON & GET BACK 2 BASKETBALL - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

Sports Notes - THINK ABOUT the NBA PLAYERS ON THE MOVE UP - April, 2023
THE NEED 2-B UP 2 SPEED - The 2017 NBA draft produced some interesting results. That draft was when Lonzo Ball was deemed the next coming of Magic Johnson. The result was he has been traded twice and often injured. We point out who produced the best results since then in the league. - Memphis Grizzlies are talented BUT… NEED TO MATURE. - Are the LA Clippers SNAKE BIT? - Is LeBron James worth a million dollars a game? - THIS DAY IN THE NBA - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. Named NBA Defensive Player of the Year + MORE... - April, 2023
Miles Bridges suspended 30 games. The NBA conducted its own investigation into this matter - NBA sets all-time records for attendance and sellouts during 2022-23 regular season - Mavericks fined $750,000. The Mavericks violated the league’s player resting policy - - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Finalists announced for 2022-23 NBA season Awards - April, 2023
TNT will reveal the winner of each award during its coverage of the 2023 NBA Playoffs presented by Google Pixel. Those announcements will begin next week - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - “Chasing History” to premiere on NBA App ahead of NBA Playoffs - April, 2023
The series will culminate in the NBA Finals with one episode per game, replicating the cadence and style of the NBA’s traditional “minimovies.” - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA PLAY-IN INFORMATION & NOTES - April, 2023
The NBA Play-In Tournament takes place Tuesday, April 11 – Friday - The Lakers’ LeBron James made the Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards his first pick in the 2023 NBA All-Star Draft - Atlanta’s Trae Young ranked 10th in the NBA in scoring (26.2 ppg) and second in assists (10.2 apg) - Three Heat players averaged 20+ points: Jimmy Butler (22.9), Bam Adebayo (20.4) and Tyler Herro (20.1) - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA PREVIEW for WEEK 25 - April, 2023
All 30 NBA teams will play on Sunday, the final day of the regular season - Scoring Race: Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Em- biid is averaging an NBA-leading 32.97 points per game and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic ranks second at 32.75 - The Suns are 6-0 in games when Kevin Durant plays - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA PREVIEW for WEEK 24 - March, 2023
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2023 will be announced on Saturday. Finalists include NBA and WNBA legends Jennifer Azzi, Pau Gasol, Becky Hammon, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich and Dwyane Wade - The Cavaliers, who lead the NBA in defensive rating, have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since the 2017-18 season - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - SPORTS ARE GOING THROUGH SOME CHANGES - March, 2023
Thomas Tuchel is rumored to return to International Football and take over the Bayren Munich club. Is this another no sense move? Is this a Steven Spielberg epic? - Christiano Ronaldo imporves his numbers but is he on the way out of big time competition? - Japan's Shohei Ohtani continues to display his talents. The question arises is his American MLB club the Los Angels Angels wise enough to pay for his value? - NBA's ALL TIME BEST PLAYERS 1st and 2nd TEAMS

NBA NEWS - NBA PREVIEW for WEEK 23 - March 3, 2023
Sacramento is an NBA-best 11-2 since the All-Star break. At 43-27, Sacramento has already clinched its first winning season in 17 years - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder: The first-time NBA All-Star is averaging 35.6 points in his last seven games for surging Oklahoma City - Marquee Matchup: Two-time Kia NBA MVPs and current conference leaders go head-to-head when Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks host Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets on Saturday (NBA TV)- THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Mayor of London and Basketball England launch collaboration to develop next generation of coaches in London - March 3, 2023
The initiative will provide participating coaches with the tools, techniques and strategies to help the coaches enhance their basketball player development philosophy - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Preview for Week 22 - March, 2023
76ers center Joel Embiid (33.4 ppg) and guard James Harden (10.8 apg) lead the NBA in scoring and assists, respectively - Brooklyn has won five its last six games - Oklahoma City has moved into a fourteam tie for ninth place in the Western Conference - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, tied with Red Holzman for 20th place on the NBA’s alltime wins list - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - Preview for Week 21 - March 3, 2023
Nikola Jokic, first player in league history to record a triple-double in each of 10 consecutive home games - After starting the season 18-18, the New York Knicks have gone 21-9 in their last 30 games - LA Clippers guard Russell Westbrook needs 10 assists to pass Isiah Thomas for ninth place on the NBA’s all-time assists - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

NBA NEWS - NBA legend Pau Gasol named recipient of 2023 Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award’ - February, 2023
Gasol is the second recipient of the award after Chris Paul was named the inaugural recipient in 2022 - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Sports Notes - FEBRUARY's EXPLOSIVE SPORTS STORIES - February, 2023
February was an explosive month for sports stories. The first was the NFL's Tom Brady retiring AGAIN. The second was the Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes making his bid to be the successor of Brady's GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) reputation. And the lingering racial problem in which the NBA's Kyrie Irving was made an example of. He was made to behave, apologize and humiliated by his bosses. He was treated like a child and DISRESPECTED. The result was the owners lost the final two parts of the NBA's BIG 3

NBA NEWS - Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards, Kings’ De’Aaron Fox and Raptors’ Pascal Siakam - February, 2023
Named as injury replacements for 2023 NBA All-Star Game - The three players will replace Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left superior tib/fib sprain), Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant (right knee MCL sprain) and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (strained right hamstring) - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

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