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The gymnasium was filled with dozens of children who were excited to be in the presence of professional basketball player Omari Spellman. Smiles covered their faces as the students played games with the 21-year-old power forward inside Gresham Park Recreation Center. Spellman, an Atlanta Hawks rookie, hosted a poetry workshop for 60 middle and high school students…

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Former NBA basketball player Mateen Cleaves was born and raised in Flint, Mich. He attended Michigan State University and was drafted by the NBA after college. Mateen had a seven year run in the NBA playing for teams such as the Detroit Pistons, Seattle Supersonics, Sacramento Kings and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleaves is currently a…

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Forget Disneyland, New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire took his family to Israel for vacation. During the trip, Stoudemire toured with the little ones, and coached a basketball team. He even took some time out of his day to hobnob with the president while visiting a Hebrew University. Stoudemire reflected on his experience saying “The President and…

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He may be struggling in this year’s NBA finals, but on a positive note, Chris Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, have a baby girl on the way. This will be the couple’s second child together. They also have a 1-year-old son, Jackson. Bosh has a daughter, Trinity, from a previous relationship. Check out a few…

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NBA players have long recognized that they are the most visible professional athletes of the major American sports and, as such, have been very meticulous in what they floss in public. It is just as much a sport about what they wear as much as how they perform on the basketball court. Some players have…

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Ivy League universities are viewed as the most prestigious schools among the best schools worldwide. Most students at these universities strive to do well in the classroom, so playing a sport such as basketball falls to the bottom of a long list of priorities. Still, there are some student athletes who attend these schools and excel both…

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NBA ballers have a lot of money. Money so tall, not even Yao Ming can reach it. When a baller has tall money, many of them buy a nice car. With the new movie Fast and Furious 6 opening May 24, rolling out would like to stay in the fast category. Following are NBA ballers…

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Many athletes love tattoos. In fact, the ancient body art seems to be a part of their game. Some are actually recognized by the ink on their bodies. Due to their loose uniforms that bare both arms and legs, basketball players’ tattoos are often visible on the court. Sadly, many of the tattoos are quite…

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Many of the most famous and most powerful people in the country have formed a protective shield around Jason Collins, the NBA free agent who announced he is gay in a Sports Illustrated cover story. He becomes the first player of any American major sport to announce he is a homosexual. When you peel back…

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No one can duplicate the fantastic feats of Magic Johnson, or even Larry Bird, for that matter. The leader of the Los Angeles’ legendary “Showtime” fast break in the 1980s became the first and only player to ever win an NCAA and NBA titles back-to-back. Bird, of course, returned the following year and won a…

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The 2012-13 NBA season will tip off in less than four weeks. With training camp and pre-season underway, most NBA players are getting their last taste of home life and enjoying their  million dollar mansions  before the grueling travel of the regular season begins. Click continue to see the homes of NBA stars such as…

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