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In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, he is fired up about the release of another video game, NBA 2K. But he knows that there are a lot of men out there like him who are also excited, and have girlfriends or wives who most certainly will not be. He prays for them to be able […]

If you weren’t aware this is the last season for the Indiana Fever’s WNBA Legend, Tamika Catchings.  She has accomplished so much in her 16 year WNBA career from, MVPs, Championships, Gold Medals, and so much more.  She will be remember as one of the top basketball players to play the sport.  There is only […]

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LeBron James recently signed a three year $100 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  What is one of the first things you would do, if you had that kind of money?  Well, if you’re LeBron James, then you would take 5,000 kids to Cedar Point. Apparently the trip was all part of James’ Wheels for Education program […]

House Republicans are preparing to call Hillary Clinton out on how she handled the terrorist attacks in Benghazi during her time as secretary of state. They are expected to release a report on Tuesday in hopes of stirring the pot before the presidential election in November. They claim Clinton was well aware of the chaos […]

For many African-American men, basketball is more than a game — it’s a way of life. A new book claims that basketball is even a religious experience for many Black men. The spiritual relationship between Black men and basketball — specifically streetball — is detailed in the new book, Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and […]

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Kobe Bryant played his last NBA game ever Wednesday night, and he went out with a bang.  The 20 year Lakers veteran took 50 shots, scored 60 points, and helped lead his team to a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz.  Kobe is only the 4th NBA player to take 50 shots in one game, and […]

The Cleveland Cavaliers may have traded power forward Anderson Varejao to the Portland Trailblazers in exchange for Orlando Magic forward Channing Frye, but the deal was not done without a great amount of angst in the front office. The longest-tenured Cavaliers player, Varejao spent 12 years in Cleveland and endured countless injuries and rehabilitations in […]

Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder Associate Head Coach Monty Williams, died following a car accident Wednesday.

Gainsville Police Officer, Bobby White, has received lots of attention over the past few days for what his dash cam captured when he responded to a call of kids playing basketball “loudly.”  Officer White said to one of the kids, “Can you believe someone is calling and complaining about kids playing basketball in the street?” […]

Meadowlark Lemon, the humorous Harlem Globetrotter who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003, died at his home Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz., reports the New York Daily News. He was 83.

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At 30-years-old, LeBron James has signed a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike.  The deal marks the largest endorsement deal in the history of the company, surpassing Kevin Durant’s $300 million, 10-year deal just a year ago. Nike has endorsed James before, and he has reportedly raked in an estimated $30 million annually.  James has had his own […]

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Kobe Bryant announced last night that he has decided to make this season his last.  He wrote a beautiful poem titled, Dear Basketball, where he describes his love for the game.  In the poem he wrote, “I’m ready to let you go.  I want you to know now so we both can savor every moment we […]