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NBA Commissioner Says A Woman Will Be A Head Coach 'Sooner Rather Than Later'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.29.2017 | Women

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he is committed to seeing a woman become head coach of an NBA team. In an interview with ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk on ...

Jerry West Talks Kevin Durant And Reveals The Team He 'Always' Wanted To Join

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.22.2016 | Sports

NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West joined HuffPost on Facebook Live to discuss a myriad of NBA topics. West, who serves as an executive board member for the...

NBA Rewards New Orleans’ LGBT Tolerance With All-Star Game Selection

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports

The NBA announced Friday that the 2017 All-Star Game will take place in New Orleans, in a move that has been interpreted as a nod to Louisiana’s rel...

An Open Letter to Adam Silver

Ken Reed | Posted 05.12.2017 | Sports
Ken Reed

Based on the NBA's crass commercialization in recent years, and the fact that you have now slapped ads on every aspect of an NBA game, it's clear that the greed of your league's owners knows no bounds.

NBA Says It Might Pull All-Star Game From North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.22.2016 | Sports

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has a message for North Carolina: Change your anti-LGBT law or the city of Charlotte could lose the 2017 All-Star game. I...

Isaiah Austin 2 Years After Basketball: 'Part Of Me Is Like That Could Have Been Me'

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.07.2016 | Sports

Isaiah Austin had long imagined the night he would be selected in the NBA Draft. He'd thought about it as a McDonald's All-American high school basket...

Why Not Expand the NBA D-League? An Open Letter to Commissioner Adam Silver

Caslee Sims | Posted 03.15.2017 | Sports
Caslee Sims

Think about the thought going back to the freedom that is the high school to NBA phenomenon, only this time you should look to expand the D-League, which could provide a happy medium for many sides to this situation.

Warriors Start Big!

Danny Katz | Posted 10.29.2016 | Sports
Danny Katz

I don't know if the Warriors will repeat this year, but they certainly had a good swag on to start the 2015-2016 season. All I know is we won last year and no one can ever take that away from us. Go Dubs!

You Can Now Access NBA Games Via Twitter And Facebook Posts

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made another play for the hearts of all basketball fans on Friday, as the league announced a new service that will give s...

David Stern Says 'Let's Go All The Way' With Legal Sports Betting

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

Former NBA commissioner David Stern unequivocally voiced support for legalized sports gambling in the United States on Thursday night. “There should...

Should Those Who Spoke Out Against Donald Sterling do the Same With Isiah Thomas?

Eric Marmon | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Here we are, in 2015, and Isiah Thomas is running a WNBA franchise. It seems fair to wonder, as a national issue, are we essentially saying racism is intolerable, but sexism, not so much?

Start-Up Seeks to Aid Basketball Globalization

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
Nicolas B. Aziz

The evidence is clear: the sport of basketball is quickly becoming more global and will soon decrease the seemingly large distance between itself and football (American dubbed "soccer") on the world's popularity scale.

His NBA Dream Lost, Isaiah Austin Winning in New Ways

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Austin's new dream is being a role model, not just to Marfan patients, but to people facing any type of adversity. He believes it's his calling, one with a longer, stronger reach than he'd have as an NBA player.

James Dolan Email Casts Adam Silver in New Light

Eric Marmon | Posted 04.13.2015 | Sports
Eric Marmon

To the surprise of no one, New York Knicks inheritor James L. Dolan proved himself a bully and a jerk this week when he sent an email to a lifelong Knicks fan calling him a miserable person and an "alcoholic maybe".

Is It Time To Change The NBA Playoffs?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Long has the NBA playoff structure — in which the top eight teams from both the Western and Eastern conferences, respectively, make the postseason ...

Sport and Society for Arete - The Year

Richard Crepeau | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As years go, 2014 was an interesting one in the sports world. Some might characterize it as depressing while others may look back on it as exhilarating. Whatever the case may be we know that at some point in the future we will look back on the year 2014 with nostalgia.

Don't Bet on It: Sports Gambling in America

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 01.14.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

There can be little question that sports gambling is a vice -- much like drinking and playing the lottery. However, we have passed the point of trying to decide whether gambling on sports provides some sort of benefit to society. It is ubiquitous.

Rediscovering the NFL's True North

Peter Sims | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports
Peter Sims

It's time for all of us all to act, and to demand much more from those in positions of leadership in the NFL. I also hope that President Obama and Members of Congress voice their views, not to score political blood-score points, but as human beings who are fathers and mothers, who want America to be a place where their daughters don't live in fear.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Defends Hawks Owner's Controversial Email

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson drew a hailstorm of criticism this past weekend after announcing plans to sell his controlling interest of the t...

Gilbert Arenas' Racist Comments Should Earn Him the Donald Sterling Treatment: A Permanent Ban From the NBA

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...

International Intrigue and the NBA

Terry Lyons | Posted 10.04.2014 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Indiana's Paul George had yet to be wheeled into the operating room, and the naysayers and sports pundits were speculating as to the response of the Pacers' Larry Bird and his fellow NBA front office cohorts.

NBA Sets a Moral Compass the NFL Can't Follow

Eric Marmon | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Like Lebron James, the NBA appears dedicated to setting a proper example. Like Johnny Football, the NFL has continually skirted responsibility for its actions and realities.

The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

What if the NBA Had a Black Commissioner in 1981?

Dave Hollander | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports
Dave Hollander

What if in 1981, when Sterling first bought into the league, the NBA commissioner had been African-American? Would a black NBA commissioner have specially sensed exactly who Sterling was? It could have happened.

Why a Forced Sterling Sale Is Bad News for LA Basketball Fans, and What Kareem and the NBA Could Do About It!

Anthony Yannatta | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Anthony Yannatta

The appropriate course of action is for Sterling and the NBA to reach a settlement whereby Sterling agrees to put the team in the hands of a to-be-formed public trust. And, yes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar should be in charge.