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As the temperature dropped to single digits, the city of Chicago rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the 2020 NBA All-Star festivities. The last NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago was in 1988, fans and Chicago natives welcomed the league with open arms. Team Giannis and Team LeBron gathered to speak to the press for…

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It seems like another lifetime when Dwight Howard stood atop the basketball universe after Orlando Magic vanquished LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavs in the 2009 NBA Playoffs. That year, Howard became the youngest ever (age 24) to be named Defensive Player of the Year. In that banner year, he also made the All-NBA Defensive First Team…

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NBA superstar guard Kyrie Irving surprised Atlanta basketball fans on Aug. 19. Irving appeared and warmed up with Uptown Sounds moments before the team tipped off against Who’s Got Soul Cafe. The Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League (AEBL) is hosting its Championship Weekend The game was featured in the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League (AEBL), which is…

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The NBA offseason is already dominating the headlines of the sports world. On June 20, it was announced the Los Angeles Lakers were trading guard D’Angelo Russell and center Timothy Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for center Brook Lopez. Later in the day, it was reported that the Atlanta Hawks were trading center Dwight Howard…

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Russell Westbrook is the early favorite to capture the 2016 NBA MVP. The star of the Oklahoma City Thunder star recorded his sixth straight triple-double against the struggling Atlanta Hawks by scoring 32 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and dishing 12 assists. Westbrook’s sixth straight triple-double is the longest streak since Michael Jordan recorded seven straight…

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Lil Boosie has cancer surgery and it was a success. We know Lil Boosie announced on social media a couple of weeks ago that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer and asked everyone to pray for him. He took the post down minutes later, but the message didn’t escape the scrutiny of Black Twitter, thanks to a…

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Just when we thought that these two had given it a rest, former “Basketball Wives” star Royce Reed comes forward, accusing Dwight Howard of beating and bruising their child. According to reports, Howard is currently under investigation for child abuse. “Howard’s baby mama Royce Reed went to Children’s Services in the Orlando, Florida, area in…

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The AEBL has become one of the most heralded street basketball leagues in Atlanta. On the weekend before metro Atlanta schools reopened, the AEBL held a back-to-school festival where kids got a chance to get free school supplies, haircuts and meet celebrities at Central Park in downtown Atlanta. Click continue to view images from the…

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Rihanna tweets #FreePalestine and quickly takes it back Just days after NBA star Dwight Howard tweeted “Free Palestine” and quickly deleted it, Roc Nation artist Rihanna made the epic mistake of tweeting a similar message. The tweet, which was sadly retweeted 7,000 times before the Bajan beauty could back track and delete it, read as…

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