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LaVar Ball Wants All His Children on the Same NBA Team and Even Plans to Hold Them Out if That Can’t Happen LaVar Ball Wants All His Children on the Same NBA Team and Even Plans to Hold Them Out if That Can’t Happen

I cannot figure out if LaVar Ball, the enigmatic father of three basketball prodigies, is a genius using common man’s-speak or, really just a common man speaking nonsense.

French Figure Skater’s Beyoncé Routine Gives Us #BlackGirlMagic on Ice French Figure Skater’s Beyoncé Routine Gives Us #BlackGirlMagic on Ice

What hasn’t Beyoncé provided the soundtrack to? You’ve listened to her at weddings, at the Super Bowl, while applying your contour, while breaking up, while working it out and maybe even while nailing your infectious, world-class floor routine.

The Value of Michael Jordan’s Investment in the Charlotte Hornets Quadruples in 8 Years The Value of Michael Jordan’s Investment in the Charlotte Hornets Quadruples in 8 Years

Michael Jordan proves that it’s possible to strike gold twice in a lifetime. Not only is the former basketball god superrich from his Nike Air Jordan shoe brand, but it looks as if his investment in the Charlotte Hornets has paid off, too.

1st-Ever Black Hockey Player for Team USA Hits the Ice for Winter Olympics 1st-Ever Black Hockey Player for Team USA Hits the Ice for Winter Olympics

So apropos that it’s Black History Month because Jordan Greenway will be making some black history when he steps onto the ice for the 2018 Winter Olympics as the first African American to be named to the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team.

Speedskater Shani Davis Throws Shade at the Winter Olympics After Learning He Won’t Be the Flag Bearer Speedskater Shani Davis Throws Shade at the Winter Olympics After Learning He Won’t Be the Flag Bearer

The Winter Olympics, aka the Privileged Olympics, have barely begun, and the drama is already heating up. Apparently U.S. Olympic speedskater Shani Davis was big mad after learning that he lost the opportunity to rock his Ralph Lauren outfit (because nothing says all-inclusive like suede tasseled Polo gloves that are …

This Mom Just Walked Out of Her Son’s Televised College Announcement and I Have Questions This Mom Just Walked Out of Her Son’s Televised College Announcement and I Have Questions

On Wednesday, aka National Signing Day, aka one of the biggest days in college football, aka the day that Midwesterners and Southerners wait for all year, the day top high school players stop dating and make it official with the college of their choice. There are usually cheers and tears and smiles and bitter beer…

Color Me Surprised: Someone Was Actually Arrested During That Philly Super Bowl Celebration Color Me Surprised: Someone Was Actually Arrested During That Philly Super Bowl Celebration

Don’t look now, but it looks like raucous, white sports fans just trying to have a good time by destroying property actually can get arrested.

Justin Timberlake’s Prince Tribute Was Not a Hologram ... It Was a Perfect Allegory of America Justin Timberlake’s Prince Tribute Was Not a Hologram ... It Was a Perfect Allegory of America

Before not watching Sunday’s Super Bowl, I was engaged in a conversation with Kyla Jenée Lacey, a contributor to The Root, about appropriation. Specifically, we were talking about Indonesian rapper Rich Chigga’s music.

Some Eagles Players Have Already Said They Will Pass on a White House Visit Some Eagles Players Have Already Said They Will Pass on a White House Visit

It hasn’t even been a full day since the Philadelphia Eagles secured their title as Super Bowl champions, but several players are already announcing their plans to skip the traditional White House celebration that usually accompanies the victory.

The Numbers Are In: Super Bowl Ratings the Lowest in 8 Years The Numbers Are In: Super Bowl Ratings the Lowest in 8 Years

The accounting has been done—at least in part—and unsurprisingly, ratings were down for Super Bowl LII, in which Philadelphia bested those annoying New England Patriots 41-33 for its first-ever Super Bowl win.

In Shocking Report, 100 Percent of NFL’s Black Men Surveyed Are Treated Like Black Men In Shocking Report, 100 Percent of NFL’s Black Men Surveyed Are Treated Like Black Men

In news that was probably shocking to those who found Colin Kaepernick’s protest to be disrespectful to the military and America, a new Associated Press report found that 100 percent of black NFL players surveyed have experienced racial profiling or know someone who has.

Can We Talk About Tom Brady Kissing His 11-Year-Old Son on the Mouth for a Long Time? Can We Talk About Tom Brady Kissing His 11-Year-Old Son on the Mouth for a Long Time?

I believe in father-son affection. I have a son. He’s 3 months old, and I am dreading the day that he finds my kissing his cheek uncool. I also believe that because America doesn’t love black boys, it’s my job as his dad to make sure that he knows at all times that he is loved. So I kiss on his little face and hands…

Collusion? Forget Russia: LeBron James Is Willing to Take a Meeting With the Golden State Warriors Collusion? Forget Russia: LeBron James Is Willing to Take a Meeting With the Golden State Warriors

I’m going to need special counsel Robert Mueller to stand down on the Russia investigation and take a look at LeBron “King” James’ reported willingness to have a sit-down with the Golden State Warriors.

Former NBA Player Rasual Butler, Wife Leah LaBelle Dead After Car Crash Former NBA Player Rasual Butler, Wife Leah LaBelle Dead After Car Crash

Former NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife, former American Idol contestant Leah LaBelle, died early Wednesday morning in a single-car crash in Studio City, Calif. Butler was 38. LaBelle was 31.

University of Missouri Athletic Director Claims South Carolina Fans Spit at and Yelled the N-Word at Women’s Basketball Team University of Missouri Athletic Director Claims South Carolina Fans Spit at and Yelled the N-Word at Women’s Basketball Team

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks and University of Missouri Tigers don’t like each other, and that’s a good thing, especially when it comes to sports. Natural rivalries are what makes sports entertaining, but on Sunday that intensity turned ugly as several reports claim that South Carolina fans spit at and…

California Sex Offender Arrested, Accused of Posing as Private Basketball Coach California Sex Offender Arrested, Accused of Posing as Private Basketball Coach

There was something about Melvin Flemings that seemed off.

Blake Griffin Just Got Traded to the Detroit Pistons for a Scratch-Off, an Expired EBT Card and a Pack of Newports Blake Griffin Just Got Traded to the Detroit Pistons for a Scratch-Off, an Expired EBT Card and a Pack of Newports

Imagine you are Blake Griffin. You are the franchise player of the Los Angeles Clippers—the one who actually got people in L.A. interested in the Clippers again, to be exact. You are an All-Star. You are a pivotal member of the team. You are the star of Kia ads, and you are known for your dunks.

The Cleveland Indians Are Getting Rid of Racist Logo but Sticking to Racist Name The Cleveland Indians Are Getting Rid of Racist Logo but Sticking to Racist Name

It is not lost on this writer that the name of the stadium where the Cleveland Indians play is “Progressive.”

Deontay Wilder Thinks
He Could’ve Beaten Peak Mike Tyson; Lennox Lewis Says, ‘Nah, Bruh’  Deontay Wilder Thinks He Could’ve Beaten Peak Mike Tyson; Lennox Lewis Says, ‘Nah, Bruh’ 

Boxers talk trash; it’s what they do. But WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder may want to slow down on his claims of multigenerational greatness, especially when he’s talking about a man who once threatened to eat another boxer’s kid.

Running Slaloms on ’Em: Kenyan Skier Sabrina Simader Makes It to 1st Winter Games Running Slaloms on ’Em: Kenyan Skier Sabrina Simader Makes It to 1st Winter Games

Although the Winter Olympics used to be a lily-white affair, or what The Root Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett called “the privileged Olympics,” slowly but surely, the blacks are coming to eat. And black women are looking to dominate.

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