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AFRICANGLOBE - The Lazer 900 displays dribble moves on a screen for players to mimic, much like the once-popular video game “Guitar Hero” had players mimic the notes as they came rolling forward. Smith’s machine poses a much greater physical challenge, though, invoking the use of a basketball, tennis ball, cones and more. It’s traditional basketball training blended with the digital age, and it’s on the rise.
AFRICANGLOBE - Darius Miles, a former player for the L.A. Clippers star, has filed for bankruptcy. The 6 ft 9 in professional basketball player was the 3rd overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft and played for the Los Angeles Clippers. His nine-year contract earned him $62 million, but now it's gone. It's hard to comprehend $62 million gone so quickly. What happened?
AFRICANGLOBE - Everyone knows Lebron James the athelete -- Cleveland Cavaliers all-time scorer, winner of four NBA MVP Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards and two Olympic gold medals. But he is also a successful businessman, and one of his biggest endorsements is with Nike. There is almost always someone behind every successful person, and for Lebron James, that someone is his childhood friend-turned-business partner Maverick Carter!
AFRICANGLOBE - It's true that 60% of athletes go broke within five years of retiring, but there are certainly exceptions, too. Guys like Hall of Famer David Robinson, who made good money during their playing days and then kept making money off the court. Robinson, nicknamed "The Admiral" because of his graduation from The Naval Academy, currently has a net worth of $70 million, and is doing so well since his retirement that he just opened up a second private-equity fund.
AFRICANGLOBE - Here are the top 10 highest-paid NBA players who have yet to make it to the NBA Finals. It takes a team of talent to make it to the NBA Finals. Michael Jordan never made it, until the Chicago Bulls got better role players around him. LeBron James left Cleveland in search of it. He found it in Miami and is now trying to do the same in Cleveland, by building a new "Big Three."
AFRICANGLOBE - In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct.
AFRICANGLOBE - A defiant Donald Sterling calls the NBA "a band of hypocrites and bullies" in a written statement the longtime Los Angeles Clippers co-owner sent to the media through one of his lawyers. He also wrote that the NBA needs to examine its own "discriminatory practices" rather than try to take away his personal property.
AFRICANGLOBE - It should come as no surprise that LeBron James is not exactly on the same page as former teammate Roger Mason who was quoted as saying James was prepared to lead a players boycott of the NBA if Donald Sterling still owned the Los Angeles Clippers at the start of the 2014-15 season.
AFRICANGLOBE - The NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the game for life and fined him $2.5 million for racist comments made public over the weekend, the league's commissioner said Tuesday.
AFRICANGLOBE - I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? … Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?
AFRICANGLOBE - Just one week after declining an invitation to join the Dallas Mavericks' D-League affiliate as he continues his thus-far unsuccessful pursuit of a return to the NBA and days after a family court judge lambasted his parenting during divorce proceedings, former All-NBA guard Allen Iverson has now reportedly lost his Atlanta mansion to foreclosure.
A Georgia judge commandeered the bank account of former NBA star Allen Iverson in order to pay out a substantial debt for an unpaid jewelry bill in a summary judgement on Monday.The judge will garnish Iverson's earnings to allow Aydin and Company Jewelers to collect $859, 896.46 for the jewelry bill, court costs, interest and attorney fees, according to a report.