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NBA coaches and players speak out about racial violence in U.S.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick 's protest of kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games, citing racial injustice and police brutality, has sparked a major reaction across the sports world. During the NBA's media days around the country on Monday, players and coaches
LeBron James on His Mission to Give Back to Kids and Parents
The three-time NBA champion talks to ESPN's Rachel Nichols about his foundation's work on childhood education and the power of mentorship to help families succeed.
NBA Star LeBron James Gets Personal About His Commitment to Community, Childhood Education
When LeBron James joined his fellow NBA superstars at the ESPYs to plead for an end to violence and make a powerful declaration of their commitment to helping create change in their respective communities, it was very personal. “I definitely could've been a statistic," James said in an interview
LeBron James misses Team USA: 'Every time I watch 'em, I wish I was out there'
LeBron James misses the Olympic stage. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, who decided to skip his fourth Olympics after leading the Cavs to an NBA title in June, said in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols that he's keeping an eye on his teammates at the Rio Games. "Every time I watch 'em, I
NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte over HB2 bill
The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of the league's objection to the state's House Bill 2, which limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the state. In a statement, the league said it hopes to reschedule
Athletes Reach Back to Push Conversation About Racial Violence Forward
The era of “commerce over conscience” still appears to be slowly waning in U.S. sports, after NBA star LeBron James and others took the stage at ESPN’s ESPY Awards to make a powerful appeal for an end to violence in the aftermath of deadly police-involved shootings across the country. “It’s time to
Won for The Land: How LeBron bore the weight of a city
IT WAS LATE , but apparently not too late. The Cleveland Cavaliers had lost the first two games of the NBA Finals by a combined 48 points. The Golden State Warriors were dominating every phase of the game. And LeBron James was looking for something, for anything, he could say to his teammates to
Byron Scott thought he'd get 1 more season to coach Lakers
Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he was "surprised" and "shocked" that he was fired from his position last week, adding that he believed management would give him at least one more season to try to turn around the rebuilding team. Discussing Lakers' brass Wednesday on ESPN's
NBA approves on-jersey advertising program
The NBA announced Friday that the board of governors has approved a three-year pilot program to allow teams to sell a corporate logo on their jerseys. Teams can now start pitching companies on buying a 2.5-by-2.5-inch space on the jerseys as the NBA becomes the first major U.S. sports league to put
Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys
NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a