SmittyTheGOAT’s must-know credit building gems

Credit guru and entrepreneur Kenny “SmittyTheGoat” Smith took a different path than his peers in Chicago. After realizing his basketball career was limited, he pivoted by watching a friend go off the grid and come back as a successful financial literacy expert. It was at that moment he put his head in the books and […]

Shaquille O’Neal’s sister Ayesha Harrison-Jex dies of cancer

NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal’s sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex, died of cancer on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Harrison-Jex, a 40-year-old mother and graduate of Florida A&M University, had been battling cancer for three years. The news of his sister’s passing was announced by O’Neal’s co-hosts on Thursday’s episode of “Inside the NBA” on TNT, the basketball analysis […]

The truth behind #Blaxit and why you should look beyond the humor

“America is on the verge of #Blaxit – a mass exodus of Black people. Where we will go I don’t know, but it’s clear that Black lives don’t matter here…,” posited writer Ulysses Burley III introducing his dual pieces of edutainment posted to The Salt Collective pondering what Blacks would take and what they would […]

Kenny Smith talks rebuilding urban neighborhoods with Full Court reFresh

The neighborhood basketball court is a place where youth can learn the value of teamwork, build character, and possibly develop the skills to turn a dream into a reality. Coors Light’s Full Court reFresh program travels across the country to revitalize basketball courts in urban communities. Coors recently teamed up with several athletes, entertainers, and […]

Kenny ‘The Jet’ Smith and Coors Light donate $15,000 to Metroboard

Kenny “The Jet” Smith, TV analyst and former NBA star, joined Coors Light to make a $15,000 donation to the Metroboard of Chicago Urban League. The donation is part of the Coors Light Full Court Refresh program, now in its second year, which restores community basketball courts in need across the country. Local basketball courts in […]

Gabrielle Union blasts Charles Barkley

It’s never a good idea to attack someone’s husband or wife right in front of them, and Charles Barkley learned that lesson the hard way last week when Gabrielle Union blasted him for criticizing her husband, Dwyane Wade. The drama all began during a recent episode of “Inside the NBA,” when Barkley claimed that Wade […]

Kevin Hart hosts Hart Beat weekend in Las Vegas

Last night at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada, comedian/actor Kevin Hart kicked off Hart Beat Weekend. Following his Comedy All Star show, the after party took place at The Rose Rabbit Lie. Hosted by the weekend ambassador himself, the show featured Keri Hilson for a special performance. Other celebs in the house included E Television host Terrence […]

Kenny Smith teams up with Coors Light to help refurbish inner-city basketball courts

Kenny Smith recently teamed up with Coors Light to encourage basketball fans to help refresh their community basketball courts. Coors Light donated one dollar per tweet, and up to $75,000, to refurbish community basketball courts when legal-drinking-age fans use the hashtags #FullCourtRefresh and #over21*. Coors Light also donated up to $75,000 to the Young Professionals […]

Kevin Hart roasts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith

Kevin Hart is never the one to miss an opportunity to make someone laugh, but this time Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith tried to beat the comedian to the punch.  Take a look at the gentlemen trade jokes back and forth during All-Star Weekend.

Kenny Smith Discusses NBA Playoffs and the Lakers’ Future

The 2011 NBA playoffs have resembled the zaniness that usually occurs during the NCAA’s March Madness. The Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks made impressive playoff runs while championship-caliber teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs were eliminated early. In turn, the NBA Finals will be void of the Spurs, […]