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WNYC News

NBA Player Blames NYPD for Season-Ending Injury

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha sustained a fractured leg and ligament damage while being arrested outside a Manhattan nightclub.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Style over Substance: The Influence and Importance of Black Fashion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pratt professor & designer Adrienne Jones and ESPN's Scoop Jackson discuss the paradox of black fashion: a lot of influence...but not a lot of corporate power.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ray Rice, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Bigger Stories Behind the Sports

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A close look at two major sports headlines this week: the suspension of Ray Rice, and the decision by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson to sell the team. 

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The Takeaway

NBA Wrestles With Another Race Scandal

Monday, September 08, 2014

After dealing with the drama of Donald Sterling, the NBA has another scandal on it's hands involving an owner and his views on racial topics.

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The Takeaway

Donald Sterling and A History of Forced Sales

Monday, June 02, 2014

The NBA is set to meet tomorrow to determine if the Sterling family must sell the LA Clippers. Critics say it is deeply un-American to confiscate property because of someone's beliefs, but history professor Howard Pashman says it’s actually keeping with American traditions.

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The Takeaway

Why Sterling's Ban is a Drop in the Bucket

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How does the banning of one NBA owner impact the lived racism of minorities everyday? Are sports really the right arena to examine issues of racial equality and prejudice?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Donald Sterling Is Out. Now What?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"It can't just be black people talking about how upset they are. It has to be white people talking about racism," says Wesley Morris of Grantland. He discusses Sterling's ban from the NBA, why it took this long to call him out, and what comes next.

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WNYC News

Sterling's Lifetime Ban: Sports Fans React

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The punishment meted out for the Clippers owner was the talk of bar-goers around Madison Square Garden.

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The Takeaway

NBA Bans Sterling For Life, Issues $2.5M Fine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The NBA has made a decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and fine him $2.5 million—the maximum amount allowed by the league. Sterling is barred from any contact with his team or the NBA.

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The Takeaway

Sterling's Punishment Could Yield Him a Huge Profit

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

As the pressure continues to mount on the NBA, and as the Clippers lose more sponsorship deals, Sterling might find himself in the position of having to sell the team—a punishment that would earn him a huge profit.

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The Takeaway

Racist Comments Reverberate Across NBA

Monday, April 28, 2014

The NBA is dealing with the fallout of some harsh news after audio has revealed Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling reportedly making a myriad of racist remarks to his girlfriend.

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Studio 360

Jay Z vs. Drake: The NBA Playoffs Fuel a Rap Beef

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

As the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors meet in the NBA playoffs tonight, their most famous fans are in a battle of their own that could take hip-hop to a new level.

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WNYC News

Prokhorov to Move Nets Business to Russia

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov announced he is moving ahead with plans to transfer the company that runs the team to Russia.

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On The Media

A Conversation with Basketball Great Walt "Clyde" Frazier

Friday, November 29, 2013

Basketball Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier has made a successful transition from NBA star to sports broadcaster on the MSG Network. With his cool rhymes and even cooler clothes, Frazier sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss basketball, broadcasting and the art of being cool in an interview that originally aired in March.

 

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The Takeaway

Miami Heat Wins NBA Championship

Friday, June 21, 2013

It's official: The Miami Heat basketball team has won back-to-back NBA Championship titles. Game 7 of the 18th NBA Finals was finished last night with the Heat winning 95-88 against the San Antonio Spurs. Joining us today to discuss the game is Joey Palacios, reporter for KSTX in San Antonio, and Tim Reynolds, sports writer for the Associated Press.

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On The Media

How to Be Gay in the NBA

Friday, May 03, 2013

NBA center Jason Collins drew media attention when he came out on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. And while there were a few scattered criticisms, the response - from athletes, managers, and the general public - was mostly positive. So can we expect more active athletes to come out of the closet? Brooke talks to ESPN reporter Kevin Arnovitz about what we can expect to see from major sports teams and the journalists who cover them. 

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On The Media

Jason Collins Comes Out, Patenting Genes And More

Friday, May 03, 2013

A look at the media fallout around NBA center Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay, how one company is defending its patent of two genes linked to breast cancer, and how filing a Freedom of Information Act request just got a lot more complicated. 

The Takeaway

Gay Athletes, In and Out of the Closet

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NBA player Jason Collins publicly came out yesterday, and is being showered with attention - both good and bad - as a result. It's know how it feels to be in his position. But one person who might understand is Esera Tuaolo. Back in 2002, Tuaolo became the third former NFL player to come out. This was two years after he’d retired, and three years after he’d made it to the Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why is Jason Collins' Coming Out a Big Deal?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Why is it a big deal that he came out? How is it different from the fact that female athletes have been out for decades?

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WNYC News

Support for NBA's First Openly Gay Player

Monday, April 29, 2013

Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, published an essay in Sports Illustrated, explaining his identity, his reasons for keeping his sexual orientation secret and for coming out.

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