76ers’ Tobias Harris Receives Community Service Award from Police Athletic League of Philadelphia

From Long Island and Orlando to Milwaukee, Detroit and Los Angeles, Tobias Harris has gone to great lengths to help people wherever he’s lived and played basketball. In that regard, Philadelphia is no exception, and the city’s Police Athletic League (PAL) has recognized the 76ers forward for as much. On Monday, prior to the Sixers’ 129-112 win over the Atlanta Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center, the Philly PAL presented Tobias with a Community Service Award for his commitment to the City of Brotherly Love. Since joining the 76ers via trade from the Los Angeles Clippers in February 2019, the 27-year-old Islip, New York native has donated $1 million to… Read More

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Shaquille O’Neal Continue Run of NBA Players as Executive Producers

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Shaquille O’Neal are no strangers to the movie business. Each of these NBA superstars boasts an IMDb page replete with credits as actors and producers, in addition to appearances they’ve made as themselves on talk shows and in TV series, including the NBA Finals. In February, these on-court champions all made headlines as executive producers. Steph’s 2019 documentary, Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story, will get a one-night theatrical release in more than 250 movie theaters across the United States on April 2. The film, which was produced by the Golden State Warriors star’s Unanimous Media, tells the story of Kenny Sailors, who originated the… Read More

Chris Paul to Create ‘Internship Pipeline’ Between North Carolina A&T and Live Nation Urban

Chris Paul is one of the best basketball players on the planet, but the NBA All-Star point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder wants to help students in his home state of North Carolina get into the music industry. Live Nation Urban recently announced a partnership with the Chris Paul Family Foundation and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (also known as North Carolina A&T) to create a “formalized internship pipeline” for the students from the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to gain experience in the world of live music production and promotion. The collaboration comes as an extension of a course called “Special Topics in Management,” which… Read More

Heat Rising Stars Kendrick Nunn, Derrick Jones Jr. Sign with Puma

Miami Heat teammates Kendrick Nunn and Derrick Jones Jr. each had productive trips to Chicago for 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend. The former scored 16 points in front of a hometown crowd in the Rising Stars game at the United Center, the latter narrowly edged Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon for the Slam Dunk Contest championship and both inked sneaker deals with Puma. According to ESPN, Derrick, in particular, had been testing out Puma’s sneakers in recent months. He wore a white-and-pink version of the Puma Clyde Hardwood shoe during his spectacular performance in the dunk contest, and received an offer from the German apparel brand shortly thereafter. “It helps me… Read More

Dirk Nowitzki Receives Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award

Dirk Nowitzki was back in his home country of Germany this month, but not just to visit family and friends. Rather, the Dallas Mavericks legend went to Berlin to accept the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards. “This is a huge honor,” Dirk said during his acceptance speech. The 41-year-old native of Wurzburg, Germany retired from professional basketball in 2019 as the NBA’s all-time leader in seasons played for a single franchise (21). In that time, he was named MVP in 2007, won a championship in 2011, played in 14 All-Star Games, appeared on 12 All-NBA teams and became the first player in league history… Read More

Dwyane Wade Has Street Renamed in His Honor in Miami

The city of Miami spent three days over the past weekend celebrating Dwyane Wade amid his jersey retirement with the Miami Heat. But it wasn’t until Monday—when Dwyane and his wife Gabrielle Union-Wade were in Los Angeles for Kobe Bryant’s memorial at Staples Center—that the 38-year-old Chicago native’s adopted hometown went public with the biggest honor of all: a street renamed in his honor. Mayor Francis Suarez announced that Northeast 7th Street, which runs perpendicular to Biscayne Boulevard near AmericanAirlines Arena, would now be known as Dwyane Wade Boulevard, courtesy of a unanimous resolution from the city council. #Miami has always been #WadeCounty but, today, it’s official. After giving @DwyaneWade… Read More