The passing along of wisdom, particularly in the Black community, is a rite of passage. Learning from an Elder or an “OG” is a core part of Black culture and can even find roots in the historic nature of storytelling and oral history exchanges. NBA veteran Andre Drummond has found himself in the proverbial seat of an uncle and was recorded dropping some knowledge on a group of young athletes while coaching. But what makes Drummond’s words of wisdom worth digesting for future and practical use? Drummond is a Mount Vernon, NY, native. The center entered the league in 2012 as the ninth pick of the Detroit Pistons. As a current player for the Chicago Bulls, Drummond has experienced a range of career highlights, including making the NBA All-Rookie Team 2nd Team in 2013. While he’s spent time with other NBA teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Brooklyn Nets during his ten-season career, his current placement with the Bulls is proving beneficial....
Jul 11, 2023
Today’s basketball style is faster and less physical than those in the 1980s and 1990s. There is also an influx of three-point scoring and attempts, which can be credited to the talent and prowess of four-time NBA champion Steph Curry. But before the world had discussions about Curry being a vital part of the current NBA style, Michael Jordan was the man everyone talked about as the game-changing phenom. No matter where you land on the sports GOAT conversation, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would deny Michael Jordan’s impact on the game of basketball. The billionaire athlete averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists throughout his career. Jordan is a former Rookie of the Year recipient, five-time league MVP, and six-time NBA Finals winner. However, Jordan’s first NBA championship win against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1991 started what the world now knows as the Jock Tax.
Oct 25, 2022
Sneakerheads worldwide are likely standing in awe to find out that an unreleased version of Air Jordan 13s has made it off Michael Jordan’s feet and onto the auction stage. Worn during Jordan’s final playoff run in the 1998 NBA Finals, the version of the shoe was never released to the public — but some lucky patron could be the owner of the one-of-one shoe.
Jun 9, 2022
Notable streetwear designer Don C. has inked a new deal. The National Basketball Association (NBA) reports Don C. will become the Creative Strategy and Design Advisor of the Chicago Bulls. Boasting a new title, Don C. and the team will spearhead projects and initiatives such as immersive experiences, fan engagement, digital content, retail products, youth programming, community outreach, and more. “Don is a true leader in the creative industry, a native Chicagoan who operates at the intersection of sports, culture and innovation,” said Susan Goodenow, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Chicago Bulls, according to the NBA. “His unique skillset, interests and creativity have established him as a culture setter across the worlds of fashion, sports, and music. The Bulls have been very intentional about building relationships across the Chicago creative community, and through our work with Don we will look to take these efforts to the next level. We look...
Feb 17, 2022
It can be quite the challenge to keep up with Kanye West as of recently. From launching Donda Sports to possibly heading into tech, the rapper has been on the move. AfroTech previously reported that there may be a possibility of him taking action to get the rights to have “Donda” across wearable computers like protective flip covers for tablet computers, smart glasses, smartwatches, and wearable activity trackers. “If Kanye has his way…he might do the same to wireless receivers in the form of jewelry and smart rings,” TMZ reported. “It also looks like he wants ‘Donda’ on downloadable electronic publications in the nature of books, magazines, journals, brochures, leaflets, pamphlets, and newsletters all in the field of music and entertainment news.” Now, it looks like West may be targeting one of his most ambitious business moves yet — purchasing an NBA team. In the newly released single “City of Gods,” by Fivio Foreign featuring Alicia Keys and West himself, he raps: “After I buy...
Feb 11, 2022
There’s no limit, or price in this case when it comes to owning a piece of history! Complex reports that a pair of famous Air Jordans worn by Michael Jordan himself just sold for a hefty price tag of $422,130! The shoes, which are believed to be the same pair worn by Jordan during a 1985 game against the Golden State Warriors, were sold through an auction house by the name of Lelands. These are said to be the same pair worn on Oct. 29, 1985, a significant date because it was the time that Jordan suffered a fractured bone in his left foot, leaving him out of the game for six months during his sophomore season.
Jan 31, 2022
NBA teams Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder have joined forces to launch a multi-year, first-of-its-kind virtual program to educate high school students on the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 and 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, NBA.com reports. Arriving on the heels of the centennial recognition of the Chicago Race Riot and the 100-year mark of the Tulsa Race Massacre this spring, The Black History Classroom Exchange is an interactive program that will give students an opportunity to learn about these two historical Black events in American history that have been notoriously left out of school curriculums. The purpose of the program is to consider what’s occurred in Black America’s past in an effort to empower current and future generations of students to discover new ways in which they can expand economic empowerment within their own communities. “Reflecting on Black history gives us all a chance to learn from the past while we continue to work towards justice and equity in our future,”...
Mar 19, 2021