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August 21, 2019
Amy Brooks had always been passionate about sports, but her fascination with one in particular started to blossom at the age of 11.
It was then, she recalls, that the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Kings relocated from Kansas City to her hometown of Sacramento, the Californian capital that prior to then had not been able to boast the same glamorous major league franchises that have become synonymous with other cities in the state like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Now, some years later, Brooks is overseeing the business operations of her favorite childhood team, along with those of the NBA’s other 29 franchises. (READ MORE)
A splashy painting of Larry Bird with tattoos on his face, arms and neck is generating fresh controversy for an already controversial artist. After Bird spotted a mural of himself on a Fountain Square building, painted by graffiti and street artist Jules Muck, he wasn’t exactly thrilled. (READ MORE)
The National Basketball Association’s schedule demonstrates a clear intention to increase its overseas appeal as a TV product.
A record 48 games will air in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the 2019/20 season, supplying a full slate of prime-time fixtures to the regions on both Saturdays and Sundays for the first time. (READ MORE)
A good old fashioned NBA reporter feud began brewing on Wednesday, and the news that Tyronn Lue is joining the Los Angeles Clippers as an associate head coach is apparently at the root of it.
Marc Stein of the New York Times sent a tweet congratulating The Athletic on reaching 600,000 subscribers, but he also took the opportunity to air out some frustration about people who work there claiming other reporters’ work as their own. He followed up with an apology and said his gripe is “exclusively with one reporter.” (READ MORE)
Former NBA first-round pick Royce White believes Carmelo Anthony has been “blackballed” by the league, and he thinks LeBron James is partly to blame. (READ MORE)
Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, currently the coach of Olympiacos Piraeus, announced in a letter posted to Greek team’s website that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. (READ MORE)