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 →

NBA Bans Clippers Owner “For Life”

06f1a7a1-c489-43c0-843f-ebc1e972525b-460x276Yesterday we posted an article regarding Harlem’s Rev. Sharpton response to the racist remarks by Los Angele Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Continue Reading →

Harlemite La La Anthony Sends TLC To Hubby Melo After Knicks Are Out Of Playoffs

lalamelofeatHarlemite and real-life basketball wife La La Anthony has been riding with her NBA baller hubby Carmelo Anthony for a while now and she has no shame in letting the world know that she’s still his number one fan both on and off the court.

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Knicks Tap Phil Jackson For Prez

AR-140319866.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360With a $60 million commitment, team owner James Dolan hopes spending more money will finally yield fewer problems for the moribund franchise.

Madison Square Garden played host Tuesday to yet another event proclaiming itself to be moment zero in the renaissance of the New York Knicks basketball franchise. 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 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 →

NBA Star Dwyane Wade Signs as Hue-Man Bookstore And MIST Harlem Partner

Miami Heat all-star guard Dwyane Wade is coming to Harlem on September 5th to sign his book “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball”. Continue Reading →