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Temple Family Paves Way for African-American Athletes

Feb 23, 2017 | by Stephanie Lovell,
Temple Family Paves Way for African-American Athletes

Across the nation, Feb 3 marked the start of NBA’s Black History Month celebration. The Sacramento Kings have done their part to honor pioneers past, present, and future by incorporating educational elements from various African-American groups and displays from American River College.

Gordon Hayward receives positive feedback for gesture before All-Star Game

Feb 23, 2017 | by Aaron Falk and Tony Jones, The Salt Lake Tribune
Gordon Hayward receives positive feedback for gesture before All-Star Game

Gordon Hayward's 17 minutes of playing time Sunday in New Orleans were relatively uneventful by NBA All-Star Game standards.

But the Utah Jazz forward caused some buzz before the ball was tipped off.

As the players stood for the national anthem, Hayward was the only member of the Western Conference team to place his hand over his heart — a gesture that ...

Report: Grand Rapids Guard Kevin Murphy Drawing Interest From Minnesota Timberwolves

Feb 21, 2017 | by Dakota Schmidt, SB Nation

After a great first half of the season where he helped push the Grand Rapids Drive to be one of the D-League’s best offensive teams, it appears that Kevin Murphy might be on the verge of making his way back to the NBA. Murphy’s potential return to the NBA is due to the Minnesota Timberwolves expressing an interest in signing ...

Utah Jazz: Joel Bolomboy named an NBA D-League All-Star

Feb 16, 2017 | by Ryan McDonald, Deseret News

Joel Bolomboy is an All-Star.

The former Weber State big man and 52nd overall pick of the Utah Jazz in last June's NBA draft who has spent much of the season playing for the NBA D-League's Salt Lake City Stars was named a D-League All-Star on Thursday.

The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Bolomboy, who leads the league in rebounding with an average of 12.9 ...

Bradley Beal takes issue with his all-star snub: ‘I don’t understand’

Feb 16, 2017 | by Candace Buckner, The Washington Post

INDIANAPOLIS — A day after the NBA selected New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony as an injury replacement for the upcoming All-Star Game, several people have questioned the decision — including the player who was arguably the biggest snub, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal.

University of Tennessee alumni chapter creates Joshua Dobbs scholarship

Feb 15, 2017 | by Wate.com
University of Tennessee alumni chapter creates Joshua Dobbs scholarship

ATLANTA, Ga. (WATE) – A University of Tennessee alumni chapter in North Atlanta is creating a scholarship in honor of Tennessee’s former quarterback, Joshua Dobbs.

The chapter has already raised over $3,400 on their Volstarter account. The group hopes to give the scholarship annually to help students in the North Atlanta area attend the university.

Heat can’t wait to recharge at All-Star break. Well, all except one player

Feb 15, 2017 | by Manny Navarro,
Heat can’t wait to recharge at All-Star break. Well, all except one player

HOUSTON - Dion Waiters said he’s going home to Philadelphia. Tyler Johnson said he too is getting out of Miami.

Much like Hassan Whiteside, Josh Richardson has a vacation in the Caribbean planned with some of his childhood friends this coming weekend. Coach Erik Spoelstra, though he won’t divulge where he’s going, also plans on being “on a beach somewhere.”

Mason Plumlee bringing part fun, but more business to Nuggets locker room

Feb 15, 2017 | by Christopher Dempsey, The Denver Post
Mason Plumlee bringing part fun, but more business to Nuggets locker room

If you asked Mason Plumlee what kind of greeting he would get from his new Nuggets teammates, he would probably guess exactly what happened.

A rap song, “4500” by Will Roush, played in the Nuggets’ locker room Tuesday morning. If you don’t know Will Roush or the song, don’t fret. Let’s just say it’s not on the Adele level of popularity. ...

IN CAREER YEAR, BRADLEY BEAL IS EATING HEALTHIER, AVOIDING CANDY

Feb 13, 2017 | by Chase Hughes, csn mid-atlantic

Bradley Beal has come a long way since his days at the University of Florida, when he was a skinny freshman leading the Gators to an Elite Eight back in 2012. Through his five years in the NBA with the Wizards, he has blossomed into one of the best shooting guards in basketball, a guy who is no longer limited ...

Will Bynum Talks Playing In The D-League As A Vet, Mentoring Younger Guys and More

Feb 13, 2017 | by Christopher Cason, slamonline.com
Will Bynum Talks Playing In The D-League As A Vet, Mentoring Younger Guys and More

As long as there’s a ball, regulation-sized hoop and opportunity, Will Bynum will continue to lace ’em up. The veteran point guard’s unquestioned dedication to the game has always been shown with his tenacious work ethic and the respect and love he gives to the sport that helped carry him far past the pitfalls and dangers that lurk around many ...

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