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Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men’s professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. The grade for racial hiring was an A-plus with an unchanged...

Kawhi Leonard wants to play for Los Angeles Clippers | NBA News

Kawhi Leonard is ready to head home and is reportedly focusing on signing with the Los Angeles Clippers.ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski dispelled reports that Leonard might be interested in joining the Los Angeles Lakers, who will add Anthony Davis when trades can become...

Through crowded streets and hot weather, the Toronto Raptors’ championship parade was a celebration to be remembered forever | NBA.com Canada

If YOLO is a word, YOLAFCPO should be one: You Only Live A First Championship Parade Once. Toronto lived its yesterday, and made sure it was an affair to remember.The city of Toronto estimates 1.5 to 2 million people were present at the streets at the...

Charleston Church Shooting Was ‘Like a Family Tragedy’ for Stephen Curry, ‘Emanuel’ Director Says

Following yet another NBA Finals run with the Golden State Warriors for Stephen Curry, the three-time champion’s production company, Unanimous Media, has released a new documentary film focused on the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. “Emanuel,” which Unanimous executive produced along with Viola Davis, tells the story of June 17, 2015,...

TTC, Metrolinx struggle to cope with Raptors parade crowd

Toronto’s public agencies struggled to cope on Monday as hundreds of thousands of basketball fans descended downtown to join in the Raptors’ victory parade.Transit providers were overwhelmed as crowds inundated surface routes and rail stations, and while emergency services initially reported the situation was challenging but manageable, a shooting near the parade’s end-point at Nathan Phillips Square caused...

United States Sports Academy May Athletes of the Month are Leonard and King

USSA.edu DAPHNE, Ala. – A pair of top American athletes have won the United States Sports Academy’s contest for the May Male and Female Athlete of the Month honors. Basketball player Kawhi Leonard and swimmer Lilly King took home the institution’s top honors for the month. Leonard averaged 30 points in 12 NBA Playoff games for the Toronto Raptors...

Cam Johnson close to joining rare company as a top NBA pick – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cam Johnson close to joining rare company as a top NBA pick Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh isn't known for producing first-round NBA draft picks, but Cameron Johnson is close to realizing an improbable dream. Source link

Lakers Reportedly Targeting Kawhi Leonard After Anthony Davis Trade

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly shifting their focus to Kawhi Leonard after acquiring Anthony Davis in a blockbuster deal with the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reports. The Lakers' pursuit of Leonard couldn't come at a better time. After playing just nine games during the 2017-18 campaign with the Spurs before getting dealt to the Toronto Raptors, Kawhi needed to...

LeBron James reacts to Anthony Davis trade

Anthony Davis is a Los Angeles Laker. He was traded to the team on Saturday in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and three first-round picks including No. 4 overall this year. The deal ends months of rumors and speculation. In the end, it didn't matter how much the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets or...

6 keys in Toronto’s rise in NBA

FOR the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. They accomplished this by outplaying a tremendous dynasty in the Golden State Warriors. In honor of the city of Toronto, which is coined as “The Six,” here are the six areas that led the Raptors to victory:1) HEALTH. Throughout the playoffs, the Raptors have managed...

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