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T-Mac was the original YouTube basketball superstar
Tracy McGrady is being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend. McGrady is also a member of ESPN's NBA coverage team. As T-Mac enters the Hall, his ESPN colleagues had some things to say about him as he receives this honor. Tracy McGrady is responsible for one of
The games that made Tracy McGrady a Hall of Famer
From the moment Tracy McGrady first appeared on The Jump, ESPN's Rachel Nichols has always introduced the seven-time All-Star as "Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady." That title becomes reality on Friday, when McGrady is enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, alongside the the legends of basketball.
Durant, Warriors among reasons for LeBron's frustrations
Why is LeBron James in such a bad mood? His frustrations -- at least some of them -- about his team, about Phil Jackson and even years-old bad blood with Charles Barkley have come pouring out. This is out of character for him to speak so aggressively on the record. Why? "Unintended consequences."
Clippers' Doc Rivers on son Austin: 'I would trade anyone'
Los Angeles Clippers ?president and coach Doc Rivers says he is willing to trade whomever it takes to improve his team's position to win. And that includes his son, backup point guard? Austin Rivers . "That's my job," Doc Rivers said Friday in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols . "If you think
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