Michael Jordan Pledges $1 Million to Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts in the Bahamas

Michael Jordan is already considered the Greatest Of All Time in the NBA. Now, the six-time champion with the Chicago Bulls-turned-owner of the Charlotte Hornets is emerging as a game-changer for hurricane relief efforts. According to the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell, Michael has pledged $1 million to aid relief efforts in the Bahamas in the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian. This comes nearly a year after the basketball legend and shoe icon donated $2 million to help Wilmington, North Carolina—the coastal city in which he was raised—recover from Hurricane Florence. Though Michael isn’t native to the Bahamas, he owns property there and has visited the island nation… Read More

Nike to Name New Advanced Innovation Building After LeBron James

In 2003, Nike released its first signature shoe for LeBron James. Come 2020, the sports apparel giant will unveil a building named for the NBA superstar. On Thursday, Nike announced that it would add a sixth new structure, called the LeBron James Building, to the ongoing expansion of its World Headquarters (WHQ) in Beaverton, Oregon. The upcoming edifice on Nike’s north campus will house the Advanced Innovation team, which includes engineers, designers, scientists and other experts focused on creating the products and services of the future. There will be a state-of-the-art research lab, a full-size NBA basketball court, a 200-meter endurance track, a 100-meter straightaway track and artificial turf for… Read More

Suns’ Deandre Ayton Donates to Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts in the Bahamas

Buddy Hield isn’t the only young NBA star lending a helping hand to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation. Deandre Ayton, the Phoenix Suns center who hails from the Bahamian capital of Nassau, has also pledged $100,000 to relief efforts and is rallying broader support on behalf of those in his home country who are suffering. “Thank you to everyone for reaching out with their prayers and concern,” Deandre wrote on Instagram. “It’s been a rough few days checking in on family and friends back home, and thankfully everyone is ok. The damage back home is devastating and my heart goes out to my fellow Bahamians as… Read More

Jerry West Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

Mere weeks after Bob Cousy received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump, one of the Boston Celtics legend’s biggest NBA rivals was granted the same honor in the Oval Office. On Thursday, Jerry West, who won a championship as “Mr. Clutch” while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers before embarking on a decorated career as a basketball executive, became the sixth athlete to be awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor at the White House during the Trump Administration. The 81-year-old Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer learned about the distinction when his wife, Karen, read about it on the internet. “We were both shocked and surprised and… Read More

Charles Barkley, Lisa Leslie to be Immortalized with Statues

Two more Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers will soon live on as bronze sculptures in the cities where they began their respective professional careers. The Philadelphia 76ers will unveil a statue of Charles Barkley on September 13, while the Los Angeles Sparks are slated to make Lisa Leslie the first female athlete celebrated in Star Plaza outside of Staples Center, and the first WNBA player to be so commemorated outside of the home arena of a WNBA team. For Charles, this honor comes 18 years after the Sixers retired his No. 34 jersey. The Alabama native and longtime TNT broadcasting fixture spent the first eight seasons of his NBA… Read More

Kings Guard Buddy Hield Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Dorian Relief in the Bahamas

As Hurricane Dorian makes its way up the Southeast coast of the United States, it leaves behind unprecedented devastation in the Bahamas. Rebuilding the island nation, following 48 hours stuck in the storm, looks to be a long and arduous task for residents, but Buddy Hield is doing his part to help. The sweet-shooting guard for the Sacramento Kings has donated $100,000 to his home country’s relief efforts and has begun a GoFundMe campaign to raise another $1,000,000 for those in need. “My heart is broken for my fellow Bahamians, especially on the island I was raised on, Grand Bahama,” Buddy wrote on the home page of the Buddy Hield… Read More