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Outside of annual NBA event, Brits slow to embrace basketball
LONDON -- The NBA is in old London town again this week, and for the British basketball community that is always a delight. For six years now, the annual New Year treat of seeing two stateside giants duking and dunking amid the razzmatazz that goes hand-in-hand with star-spangled pro ball has
Streaming Giants Play Hero and Villain in Oscar Season
When Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first _ and probably not last _ best-picture nomination for a streaming service
Spike Lee Won't Use Chrisette Michele Over Inaugural Gig
Spike Lee says he won't be using Chrisette Michele's music in an upcoming project because of her decision to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration
Iverson's debut shoe an unquestioned piece of hoops history
You know those kids who make their own sound effects when they play hoops? A "woosh" when they cross it over, and an "errrrrr" when they stop on a dime. That was my buddy, Tim, while we were growing up in the suburbs some 20 miles southwest of the Wells Fargo Center (back then it was the First
NYC Marathon From Above
This Sunday, thousands of runners took to the streets of the five boroughs to run the 40th New York City Marathon . When the race left the confines of Central Park in 1976, founder Fred Lebow immediately recognized the event had forever changed, morphing from a mere competitive morning run in a
Spike Lee Remembers Bill Nunn, Who Starred as 'Radio Raheem' in 'Do the Right Thing'
Spike Lee is among the many who are mourning the death of actor Bill Nunn. The actor, who passed away Saturday at his home in Pittsburg, according to the Associated Press, was 63. He was battling cancer. Nunn was best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Lee's iconic 1989 film, "Do the Right
Exactly How Good Is Mo'ne Davis At Basketball, Anyway?
Hi! My name is Dan Olson, and I spend 50 weeks a year traveling around the country evaluating girls' basketball players so I can provide player rankings to espnW and recruiting information to NCAA coaches. As you can imagine, during the course of my travels I constantly meet girls who tell me they
Stars of 'Southside With You' on Playing Barack and Michelle Obama in New Film
Actors Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers are portraying the love story of President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in their new film, "Southside With You." Inspired by the couple’s first date, "Southside With You" recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a charming young law associate named
Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes His Final Bow in 'Hamilton'
Lin-Manuel Miranda ended his run in " Hamilton " at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Saturday night. Among those in attendance were U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry , Jennifer Lopez , Jane Fonda , Rosie O'Donnell , Spike Lee and Mariska Hargitay . The creator of the award-winning show, who originated