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NBA legend Wilt Chamberlin becomes first player commemorated on U.S. postage stamp

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:18 pm December 5, 2014 Legendary NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain will make history by becoming the first player to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp. 

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In heartfelt letter, NBA’s first openly-gay player Jason Collins announces retirement

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:12 pm November 19, 2014 After 13 years in the NBA, the league’s first openly-gay athlete is retiring. Jason Collins, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, announced his exit in a heartfelt letter published on The Player’s Tribune Wednesday. 

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Magic Johnson: ‘Give Danny Ferry another chance’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:16 am September 24, 2014   In a series of tweets, NBA legend Ervin “Magic” Johnson said that he believes that Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry deserves a second chance. Ferry, who is on a leave of absence for racist comments he read aloud from a 2012 email about Miami Heat […]

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NBA star Derrick Rose donates $1 million to After School Matters program

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:13 am September 24, 2014 Teens in Chicago’s After School Matters program will get a boost from the NBA’s Derrick Rose. The MVP and three-time Chicago Bulls All-Star is donating $1 million to the Chicago-based non-profit organization which is devoted to providing “innovative out-of-school programs for teenagers.”

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NBA star Luol Deng responds to racist comments made by Hawks General Manager


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:21 am September 10, 2014 NBA player Luol Deng has responded to comments made by Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry. Ferry, on a business call discussing whether to sign Deng, said that “[Deng] has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he’s like a guy who would have a […]

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Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson resigns amid racist remarks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:08 pm September 8, 2014 Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson has agreed to sell the NBA team after offensive remarks he made two years ago came to light. One of the team’s stakeholders demanded an investigation after the team’s general manager, Danny Ferry, recited comments regarding an NBA player. The investigation yielded the […]

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Ray Allen calls out Florida police for handling of home invasion

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:07 pm August 19, 2014 NBA player Ray Allen is calling out the Coral Gables (Fl) police for their handling of a home invasion. A group of teenagers broke into the Allens home in the early morning hours of August 14. Allen’s wife and children were in the home. Allen’s wife woke […]

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Violet Palmer, first female NBA referee comes out, marries partner

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:46 am August 1, 2014 Violet Palmer, the first woman NBA referee, has decided to marry her partner of 20 years. Although the NBA has known about Palmer’s sexuality since at least 2007, this marks Palmer’s public coming out. Palmer will marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine today.

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Doc Rivers to quit job as Clippers coach if Donald Sterling still owns team

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:42 am July 24, 2014 According the Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Dick Parsons, coach Doc Rivers will quit if Donald Sterling is still the owner by the start of the next basketball season. Although Donald Sterling’s wife Shelly sold the franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Donald Sterling has issued a […]

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Isaiah Austin offered job with NBA

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:13 am July 23, 2014   Isaiah Austin, the Baylor basketball star whose NBA dreams were cut short when it was discovered that he had a career-ending condition, has a job offer from the NBA. The NBA has previously ceremoniously drafted Austin, who was slated to be a first round pick, earlier this […]

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