Steph Curry understood the assignment, and finally won his 1st Finals MVP

Over the past 10 years of watching the NBA Finals, the winning team usually becomes very emotional when the clock hits zero. For this writer, there have been only two emotional moments that I felt were very special in those 10 years. The first was LeBron James falling to the floor in tears after delivering […]

‘Fake Klay Thompson’ receives lifetime ban after airballing layup (video)

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors could close out the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by Derrel Johnson for Steed Media Service)

A social media personality who has gained popularity from his resemblance to Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson has been banned from Chase Center for life. YouTuber BigDawsTV has attended Warriors games in full Thompson uniform for four years now. He has sat behind the Golden State bench and filmed videos as pranks while impersonating […]

Blue Ivy embarrassed as Jay-Z kisses her at NBA game (video)

Jay-Z may be a Hall of Fame rapper, a billionaire and a change agent in the world of music and pop culture, but to Blue Ivy Carter, he’s just an annoying dad. Blue Ivy Carter was adorably embarrassed at the NBA Finals in San Francisco on Monday, June 14, 2022, when her famous father hugged […]

Fans mock Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as their former teams are in NBA Finals

NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are getting cooked to a crisp on social media during the Memorial Day holiday after the teams that they allegedly “abandoned” are now facing off with each other in the NBA Finals without them. Durant left the Golden State Warriors in 2019 to hook up with Irving, who […]

Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo take NBA Finals trophy to Chick-fil-A (video)

The number 50 has a powerful new meaning to international basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.  The Milwaukee Bucks’ marquee player, nicknamed “The Greek Freak” because his family grew up in Greece, scored 50 points to help vanquish the Phoenix Suns in six games and win the NBA Finals on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Moreover, the franchise […]

Stephen Jackson slammed for calling Milwaukee Bucks a ‘superteam’ (video)

Former NBA star Stephen Jackson is getting criticized on social media because fans believe he made a preposterous assertion by calling the NBA Finals winners Milwaukee Bucks a “superteam.” Jackson, who is now a sports analyst for Fox Sports and co-hosts a sports-centric podcast “All the Smoke,” made the bodacious statement on the morning show […]

LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul is dating singer Adele

LeBron James wasn’t the only one celebrating this past weekend. King James’ super-agent and NBA power broker Rich Paul is dating British singer Adele, according to multiple media reports, including ESPN and USA Today.  The rumor mill went into overdrive when Adele, the United Kingdom-based singing superstar and 15-time Grammy winner, attended Game 5 of […]

ESPN’s Maria Taylor close to new deal with rival network

Sportscaster Mariah Taylor is reportedly very close to leaving ESPN to work for a rival network, replete with big-time assignments and elevated status, the media reports. According to Front Office Sports, Taylor is tantalizingly close to signing a contract with NBC Sports. The publication stated that, as part of the deal, Taylor could replace Mike […]

ESPN’s Maria Taylor finally responds to Rachel Nichols controversy

ESPN show host Maria Taylor finally broke her deafening silence amid the embarrassing controversy of having colleague Rachel Nichols assert that Taylor was promoted only through a “push for diversity.” On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, Taylor explained to her 275,000 Twitter followers how she overcomes “dark times” in her life. While she doesn’t mention Nichols […]

ESPN’s Rachel Nichols says Maria Taylor promoted due to push for diversity

Sports leader ESPN is still dealing with tremendous internal strife after reporter Rachel Nichols, who is White, strongly insinuated in 2020 that fellow reporter Maria Taylor, who is Black, was only promoted over her because of the push for more diversity. In a lengthy New York Times exposé, Nichols, who is the host of ESPN’s […]

Atlanta Hawks gift themed T-shirts to Game 4 ticket holders

The Atlanta Hawks dominated the NY Knicks in Game 4 of the playoffs at State Farm Arena with a decisive 113-96 victory, taking a 3-1 lead in the series. Hawks’ fans scored a big win too as each ticket holder received a black “Believe Atlanta” T-shirt.

Kyrie Irving guarantees Brooklyn Nets will be in NBA Finals

NBA superstar Kyrie Irving virtually has guaranteed the Brooklyn Nets will get to the NBA Finals. The controversial yet prodigiously talented point guard deliberately spoke euphemistically when he stated where he thinks the team will end up at the end of the NBA season. “We will be on that stage. The stage where the ‘best […]

Barack Obama praises LeBron James after Lakers win NBA Finals

Former President Barack Obama and other A-list American personalities heaped effusive praise on LeBron James after he and the Los Angeles Lakers captured the 2020 NBA Finals on Sunday, Oct. 11. The Lakers vanquished the Miami Heat in six games, a 106-93 thrashing that was much worse than the final score indicated (the Lakers led […]

LeBron James appears to clap back at Kyrie while talking up rapport with AD

Chemistry is a beautiful thing — when it works — this, LeBron James knows. Throughout his decorated career, the Akron, Ohio-born superstar has enjoyed his fair share of chemistry friendly teams with comparable stars, including stints in Cleveland, Miami (with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh), Cleveland again (with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love) and now […]

‘Shaft’ is a modern tale about Black manhood

(L-R) JESSIE T. USHER as John "JJ" Shaft, SAMUEL L. JACKSON as John Shaft and RICHARD ROUNDTREE as John Shaft, Sr. in New Line Cinema's action comedy "SHAFT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

What happens when you combine the star power of one of the highest grossing actors of all time (Oscar-nominated Samuel L. Jackson), the brand of Shaft, (originally released in 1971 and rebooted in 2000 with Jackson), intelligent humor (with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris as writer) and a mix of newer and established talent (Alexandra Shipp, […]

Actress Alexandra Shipp explains why ‘Shaft’ still resonates today

ALEXANDRA SHIPP as Sasha in New Line Cinema's action comedy "SHAFT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Kyle Kaplan

Rolling out was on the red carpet in New York City earlier this week where we caught up with actress Alexandra Shipp, who stars opposite Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft. Shipp shares why she thinks the iconic character still resonates nearly 50 years after it first hit the big screen and more. Shaft is in theaters […]

Toronto Raptors’ Black president may be arrested after winning NBA title

The Almeda County Sheriff’s has launched an investigation into the alleged assault on one of its deputies by Masai Ujiri, the president of basketball operations for Toronto Raptors, after his team won the NBA championship, according to ESPN. The alleged incident took place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, the sports publication reports. Ujiri […]

Kevin Durant speaks out since surgery to repair torn Achilles

The debate is raging about whether Golden State superstar and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant came back too soon from a serious calf injury that forced him to sit out a month. Now that Durant has ruptured his Achilles in his right leg after his first game back during game 5 of the NBA […]

Raptors fans harass and yell obscenities at Stephen Curry’s mother

Another member of Stephen Curry’s family has been harassed by Toronto Raptors fans. This time, his mother was met with disrespect. The incident occurred outside of Curry’s family’s hotel before Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, June 10, 2019, with the Raptors up 3-1 against the Golden State Warriors in the series. Stephen […]