Black Fives History Of Basketball At The New York Historical Society

The Black Fives exhibition (on view at the New-York Historical Society March 14 — July 20, 2014) will explore the pioneering history of the African American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated. Continue Reading →

NBA’s Brooklyn Nets First To Sign Gay Player Jason Collins!

jason-collins-blogJason Collins became the first openly gay athlete in North America’s four major professional sports Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Continue Reading →

Fab Five Fave Photos From Rucker Park, Harlem

Harlem World Magazine of course loves Rucker Park, and of course we picked our Fab Five Fave photographs taken at Rucker Park in Harlem

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Harlem Resident Melo Scores 62 Points! (video)

carmelo-62Carmelo Anthony set two scoring records last night when he pumped in 62 points as his New York Knicks defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96 at Madison Square Garden: Continue Reading →

Beloved Harlem Coach Mike Crump Suddenly Passed Away Over the Weekend

jan-22-00-05One of the most respected coaches in the NYC prep scene suddenly died over the weekend. Wadleigh’s Mike Crump suffered a fatal brain aneurysm on Saturday evening. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Chic’s And The Harlem Queens Basketball Team, 1958-1960

The Dempsey Hovland‘s who managed the House of David basketball team in the 1930s, also created the New York Harlem Chic’s basketball team the first all female African-American basketball team in the USA, the female version of the Harlem Globetrotters. Continue Reading →

Harlem Resident Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Questions Bynum’s Love of basketball

andrew-kareemWhen the Los Angeles Lakers first drafted Andrew Bynum they brought in Central Harlem resident Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as his personal coach — people forget Kareem was about as fundamentally sound a center as the game had seen. Continue Reading →