Grizzlies Rookie Ja Morant to Have Jersey Retired at Murray State

Ja Morant is already the runaway favorite to be the NBA’s Rookie of the Year and figures to have some roles to play during All-Star Weekend. Before the Memphis Grizzlies guard heads to Chicago, though, he will be in Kentucky to see his No. 12 jersey retired at Murray State. On Tuesday, Ja’s alma mater announced that the South Carolina native will be immortalized in a ceremony during halftime of the Racers’ game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky this coming Saturday. “As I’ve said many times before, Ja Morant is a once in a lifetime player who has been an incredible ambassador for… Read More

Nets’ DeAndre Jordan Receives December NBA Cares Community Assist Award

The holiday season is always a busy time for the NBA off the court, but only one player could come away with the December NBA Cares Community Assist Award. In 2019, that honor belonged to Brooklyn Nets big man DeAndre Jordan, whose “6 Days of Giving” initiative touched families in three different cities across the United States. In L.A., where DeAndre began his NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers, the 31-year-old treated local children to a shopping spree at the Mattel Toy Store in El Segundo. In his hometown of Houston, he arranged a lunch for students at his old elementary school, Ruby L. Thompson Elementary, and a Christmas… Read More

Clippers Support Lou Williams at High School Court Dedication in ‘LouWillVille’

The Los Angeles Clippers could’ve easily slept in on Thursday, following a road loss to the Atlanta Hawks, and gone straight to the airport for their flight ahead of Friday’s game against the Miami Heat. Instead, the entire team—including ailing stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George—boarded the early bus to South Gwinnett High School for a ceremony dedicating the court and gym there to local legend-turned-three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams. “They were going to leave (Wednesday) night. They held the plane up for him to come and do this,” Janice Wofford, Lou’s mother, told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “And because they are all so close, just… Read More

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma Extends Endorsement Partnership with GOAT

While the debate over LeBron James’ status as the NBA’s Greatest Of All Time rages on, one of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates has staked his claim to a similar title off the court. This week, GOAT, a secondary market for sneakers and apparel, announced that it has extended its partnership with Kyle Kuzma. View this post on Instagram We back. @goat boyz 🐐 A post shared by Kyle Kuzma (@kuz) on Jan 24, 2020 at 9:28am PST The third-year forward from Flint, Michigan first joined GOAT as an endorser in 2018. This past October, he added a five-year deal with Puma to his growing off-court portfolio. Though that pact… Read More

Nets’ Caris LeVert Brings Students to Facebook’s New York HQ Through ‘22 Initiative’

Caris LeVert has over 150 thousand followers between Facebook and Instagram, but it was the 10 that the Brooklyn Nets wing brought with him to the social media giant’s New York City offices that mattered most this week. On Wednesday, Caris accompanied students from Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School to Facebook’s local headquarters near Astor Place, as part of the 25-year-old’s “22 Initiative.” At the offices, employees from Facebook and Instagram discussed their roles at the company and the importance of sports in the social media world, before embarking on a group discussion of online social networking inside the “Big Shoes, Mini Room.” Through his charity organization, Caris… Read More

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Donates Game-Worn Jersey, Sneakers to Australian Bushfire Relief

Jayson Tatum did more than ball out against the Los Angeles Lakers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. After the Boston Celtics’ 139-107 win over their long-time NBA rivals at TD Garden on Monday, the 21-year-old St. Louis native signed the jersey and Jordan Brand sneakers he wore during his 27-point performance and gave them to noted designer and artist Tyson Beck. After a big win, @jaytatum0 donated his jersey and shoes to @tysonbeckdesign to raise money for those affected by the Australian Bushfires #AustraliaFires pic.twitter.com/xohj5Q9Tuf— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 21, 2020 The items, though, won’t go into Tyson’s personal collection. Instead, they will be auctioned off to raise money… Read More