Why Did the NCAA Ban the Slam Dunk for Nine Years?

When Black stars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar couldn’t be stopped on the court, NCAA power brokers conspired off of it to put in place rules meant to deny their influence

Why No One in the NBA Uses the ‘Granny Shot’ Anymore

It was the signature free-throw technique of Hall of Famer Rick Barry. But as his eldest son Scooter explains, it’s not something even Barry’s progeny pursued during their own pro careers

How Charlotte Hornets Announcer Eric Collins Made Dreadful Basketball Fun Again

The local broadcaster — with his unforgettable play-by-play announcing — has gained a devoted national following online. HOW DO YOU DOOOooOOOOO?!

The John Thompson School of Unapologetic Black Excellence

The legendary Georgetown basketball coach passed away on Monday. But the influence he had on his players — and Black America — far surpassed whatever he helped them accomplish on the court.