Harlem’s Abdul-Jabbar Spreads Wide Wings

English: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attending the AAR...

English: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attending the AARP’s 2011 Life@50+ National Event and Expo in September 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Harlem resident Kareem Abdul-Jabbar proved to be an ultimate winner during his Hall of Fame career but for the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, missing out on a chance to be a head coach may have been a blessing. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NYC Veterans Get Love From Volunteers On Valentines Day

photo3Local veterans and volunteers from the United War Veterans Council (UWVC) – producers of the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade – played cupid for veterans throughout New York City in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, during its annual Goodwill Valentine’s Caravan which began at Staten Island’s Richard H. Hungerford School. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Rev. Sharpton At Nickelodeon Little Ballers Screening

Al Sharpton and TMNTNickelodeon Sports held a special Little Ballers screening party on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at Pier Sixty in New York City.  Continue Reading →

Former Globetrotters Star ‘Showboat’ Hall Dies

harlem globetrotters deathRobert “Showboat” Hall, a legendary star of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, died Wednesday in his hometown of Detroit. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melo At Harlem Anti-Hunger Event

melo2b695725-b43a-4a57-b57e-4cc2a58118e5Some New Yorkers in need get help from a city basketball star. Knicks’ forward and Harlemite Carmelo Anthony handed out boxes of food and personal care items at a distribution event in Harlem Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Conrad Norman, 1908

Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters Harlem Repro POSTCARD#200Conrad Norman, the Jamaican-born founder of the Alpha Physical Culture Club of Harlem, America’s first African American athletic club at the turn of the 20th century in 1904. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Richard Parsons Interim CEO Of The LA Clippers

Dick-ParsonsCrainsnewyork reports that Richard Parsons, a former chairman of Citigroup, Harlem business of Minton’s Playhouse and chief executive of Time Warner, has been named interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. Continue Reading →

Basketball Slave: Racism in the Early History of the NBA

Basketball SlaveBy Mark Johnson

There is a whole history most NBA fans are unaware of. My father was able to share with me the stories of what it was like to be a professional black basketball player in the early days of the NBA, everything from the referees turning a blind eye, to hard fouls, to the long-time kinships black players shared with white players. In that era, the racial challenges they faced were almost unimaginable. Continue Reading →

Knicks, Lamar Odom Near Deal

lamar-odom1Okay, you Harlem fans who love the New York Knicks, looks like after a seemingly endless uphill battle to work his way back into the NBA, Lamar Odom is finally seeing a light at the end of the (Lincoln) tunnel. Continue Reading →