16th seeded MEAC champion Hampton and 16th seeded MAAC champions Manhattan played in the first game of the NCAA Tournament (the play-in game or a First Four game if you prefer) with Hampton coming out on top 74-64. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/03/hampton-beats-manhattan-to-win-opening.html
Did the Miami Heat lose games to avoid playing the Bulls or Nets?
Miami Heat or the Brooklyn Nets. Now the same people who believe that probably believe in UFO’s, Big Foot, that Tupac is still alive, and that WWE Wrestling is real. (they could be right about that last one)
They claim that since both the Nets and Bulls have winning records against the Heat that Miami is trying to avoid both teams in the second round of the playoffs.
Michelle Obama hugs each member of USA Men’s Basketball after victory over France
First Lady Michelle Obama gave each and every member of the USA Men’s Basketball a hug after their victory over France. Mrs. Obama while I applaud your class and enthusiasm might I suggest that next time you wait until after they shower to give the hugs. You know when they are a lot less funky.LOL. Check out video of the First Lady hugging the team here:
PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FIRST LADY KISS AT USA BASKETBALL GAME
Let’s lighten things up with all of this serious political talk going on right President Barack Obama, an avid basketball fan, and first lady Michelle Obama took in the USA-Brazil game at the Verizon Center in Washington on Monday night. The Obamas even appeared on the “Kiss Cam,” the in-house video that spotlights kissing couples on jumbo TV screens during a break in the game. The first time things didn’t go so well, But the second time….. Well check it out for yourself. Obama Kiss Cam
NBA stars to play in Obama’s basketball campaign fundraiser
A number of NBA stars including Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard have committed to play in an exhibition game to raise money for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
Read more here: NBA stars to play in Obama’s basketball campaign fundraiser
NBA offers players new deal and sets a Wednesday deadline to take it
Commissioner David Stern gave NBA players an offer and a deadline: Accept a chance to earn up to 51 percent of basketball-related income by Wednesday or get ready for a deal that’s a whole lot worse.. Read more here: NBA offers players new deal and sets a Wednesday deadline to take it
5’4″ walk-on player gets basketball scholarship.
This is a story that makes me smile as someone that’s 5’5″ AND A HALF ( that half is important people ). Eric Valentine a walk-on to the basketball team at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay worked hard and overcame all odds to win a full scholarship for this year. Watch the video here: http://aareports.com/2011/09/54-walk-on-playr-gets-basketball.html