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  • Earl Lloyd, NBA's First Black Player, Dead At 86

    Earl Lloyd, NBA's First Black Player, Dead At 86
    Earl Lloyd was a player and coach, an NBA champion and later a Hall of Famer. Within the basketball world, he's something much bigger. He was a pioneer. Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday at 86. West Virginia State, his alma...
  • Bianchi: Shame on Jesse Jackson for turning Little League cheating into a racial issue

     Bianchi: Shame on Jesse Jackson for turning Little League cheating into a racial issue
    Running off at the typewriter … Is there anything more distasteful in sports than when a bunch 12-year-old kids are tainted by the corruption of adults and the resulting political pandering of elected officials and the race-baiting of Jesse...
  • Rip Hamilton: Pistons should have won '3 or 4' titles

    Winning an NCAA title at Connecticut. Winning an NBA championship with the Detroit Pistons. Playing with Michael Jordan. Richard (Rip) Hamilton accomplished plenty in his playing days. And he officially retired Thursday, after 14 NBA seasons. "I think...
  • Green remembers NBA pioneer Lloyd

    Green remembers NBA pioneer Lloyd
    Magic shooting guard Willie Green's college summer job was at a steel plant in Detroit owned by former Pistons great Dave Bing. Green, born in the Motor City, had just started playing at the University of Detroit-Mercy at the time. "My jobs at Bing...
  • Rip Hamilton, One Of UConn's Best Players Ever, Retires From NBA

    Rip Hamilton, One Of UConn's Best Players Ever, Retires From NBA
    Richard Hamilton, who won an NCAA title with UConn and an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons, officially announced his retirement Thursday. Hamilton has not played since being waived by the Bulls in the summer of 2013. He announced his decision on ESPN'...
  • On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA

    On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA
    R ichard Hamilton officially retired Thursday. Rip helped lead UConn to its first men's basketball national title in 1999 as the Huskies beat Duke, 77-74. He was the Final Four MVP and had a game-high 27 points in the title game. He was the Big East...
  • Clippers keep roster intact, but may see changes through buyouts

    Clippers keep roster intact, but may see changes through buyouts
    Sometimes doing nothing can be the best move. The Clippers hope that's the ultimate take-away from keeping their roster intact at the trade deadline Thursday after failing to find an upgrade on the perimeter. Of course, their team may look a bit...
  • Luol Deng 'almost in tears' over Derrick Rose's injury

    Luol Deng 'almost in tears' over Derrick Rose's injury
    For a moment, Luol Deng was back in Chicago, back with the Bulls, back to one of those nauseating moments when word broke of another injury setback for Derrick Rose. "Honestly," he said Wednesday, "I was almost in tears. It's different when you know the...
  • LeBron James passes Scottie Pippen on NBA all-time assists list

    LeBron James passes Scottie Pippen on NBA all-time assists list
    LeBron James made history Tuesday night during the Cleveland Cavaliers road game against the Detroit Pistons. In the second quarter, James made a behind-the-back assist on a 3-pointer scored by Kevin Love. The play resulted in James’s 6,136th...
  • LeBron James, Kevin Love lead Cleveland past Detroit, 102-93

    LeBron James, Kevin Love lead Cleveland past Detroit, 102-93
    LeBron James broke Scottie Pippen's NBA record for career assists by a forward and Kevin Love tied a career-best with eight three-pointers for 24 points and as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the second half to beat the Detroit Pistons, 102-93, on...
  • Kobe Bryant confirms he wanted trade in 2007 to the Chicago Bulls

    Kobe Bryant confirms he wanted trade in 2007 to the Chicago Bulls
    Kobe Bryant demanded a trade from the Lakers back in 2007, but ultimately a deal was not struck, and the team went on to win two additional titles with Bryant as NBA Finals MVP. Where did Bryant want to go in trade? "Chicago was my No. 1 choice," said...